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Cleaning Team Leader

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Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44612
Date Posted: Mar 12, 2020
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 Limited 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 currently looking to recruit a Cleaning Team Leader based in Doncaster. This role will be the communication link between the HRE production teams and the Cleaning contractors. 
The Team Leader will be communicating with the two parties and will be confirming what needs to be cleaned and when, they will be closing the work orders in SAP once the vehicle has been cleaned and communicating that back to the production team.  They will also be responsible for carrying out inspections on the trains to complete our KPI process. This is a permanent role and is working a permanent days shift pattern.  
Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:
  • Overseeing the delivery of our cleaning services operation via cleaning operatives and cleaning contractors
  • Take responsibility for making all Cleaning Operatives aware of and that they are familiar with the correct use of all equipment and materials. Responsible for control and distribution of cleaning material ensuring stock rotation and safety in storage.
  • Manage the teams to ensure the contracted services are delivered to the agreed contract specification and standards
  • Liaise on a daily basis with staff and operational management teams
  • Take responsibility for developing and maintaining the procedures, systems and resources necessary for delivering cleaning, grounds and waste services on site
  • Ensure all statutory, health and safety and environmental licences, certificates and documentation relevant to areas of responsibility are available on site for audit and review
  • Ensure data is collated and monthly KPI reports are produced for presentation to the Operations Management team
  • Support Facilities Management at regular contract review meetings with service contractors and suppliers
  • Manage equipment, resources and labour requirements to satisfactory complete service works
  • Conduct audits to ensure company is exceeding required specifications and performance
  • Under the direction of the Manager, co-ordinate the response to any unforeseen incident or problem including staff absenteeism
  • To be aware of and actively promote and implement Hitachi’s ethos, culture and values.
  • To be involved in Hitachi Rail Europe’s staff development and training and participate in PDP procedures.
  • To adhere to the Hitachi Rail Europe’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail Europe’s Health and Safety policy.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required
About You
Essential Requirements
  • Knowledge and experience of heavy industrial vehicle cleaning practices. Rolling stock cleaning experience preferred, but not necessary 
  • Excellent team management and good communication skills and effective customer service approach
  • Good written and verbal communications skills. Good report writing skills necessary
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, word, excel, power point
  • Manage resources to ensure compliance with HR policies and procedures including but not limited to recruitment, staff performance, training, development and appraisals.
  • Experience of and commitment to the effective implementation of equal opportunities and CSR policies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of a working environment


  • Previous experience of supervising cleaning operations to a high standard
Desirable Requirements
  • Advanced use of SAP to close work order
  • IOSH
  • Understanding of KPI processes
  • Management of Sub Contractors
Why Hitachi Rail Limited?
At Hitachi Rail Limited 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 annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, 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 11th March 2020
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