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Overhaul & Modifications Team Leader

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44447
Date Posted: Nov 8, 2019
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Repair & Maintenance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Optional

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail has a growing international presence and product range. We are leading the largest rail modernisation project in UK history and delivering the UK’s next generation of rolling stock. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

We are looking to recruit talented Overhaul & Modifications Team Leader for our North Pole train maintenance centre. This is a permanent role working on a shift basis.


In this role, you will be supervising a team of technicians carrying out overhaul and modification activities of Hitachi’s rolling stock assets on a shift basis.


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Responsible for performing the overhaul and modification regime at North Pole.

  • Leading a team of technicians and allocating tasks & activities as required.

  • Responsible for supporting the development of relevant documents.

  • Ensuring that all testing and commissioning trains receive the necessary safety of the line inspections prior to commencement of nightly / daily testing.

  • Undertake depot special tools commissioning as instructed.

  • Support the continued development of the SAP maintenance management system (MMS). Ensure all shop floor requirements are captured and delivered.

  • Health & safety – Ensure team members follow the correct working practices at all times.

  • To act as main focal point for all depot overhaul activities during shifts.

  • Carry out team briefings/tool box talks.

  • Attend management meetings when required.

  • Take responsibility for staff, contractor and visitor safety ensuing process and procedure is followed.

  • Support the Train Movements team leader with planning the required depot movements to ensure overhaul and modifications can be undertaken.

About you
Essential experience;
  • Experience of leading an overhaul or modifications team in a modern rolling stock depot environment.

  • Experience of direct and indirect assessment of staff on the shop floor.

  • Outstanding Safety Awareness gained in an operational railway engineering environments.

  • Rolling stock overhaul and modifications experience preferably gained from a previous rolling stock fleet.

  • Extensive experience of modern maintenance management systems (MMS).


  • M & E HNC or served engineering apprenticeship or equivalent proven railway experience.

  • Engineering based NVQ level 3 or equivalent level qualification.

  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations (internal and external)

  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times

  • Calm and diplomatic under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company.

  • Loyal, committed, confident and determined.
Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.


We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, generous annual leave entitlement and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.


If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!


Closing date for applications is 8th November 2019

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