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Technical Riding Inspector

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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44655
Date Posted: Jan 27, 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
Hitachi Rail Limited are looking for talented Technical Riding Inspectors to support our AT300 trains on the ECML. This is a permanent role working shifts, based in Edinburgh.
In this exciting and varied role, you will be undertaking rapid fault finding and diagnosis of any type of fault affecting the service, operational capability or safety of the AT300 train. Also you will be involved in the correction and isolation of any components found to be faulty to enable a return of any such train to service where practicable.
Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:
  • Manager in service faults and failures
  • Undertake fault finding and repair of Hitachi rolling stock assets while in passenger service and at outstations / depots as required.
  • Advise the customers operational staff where required in order to minimise operational delays to the passenger service
  • Travel on the associated network as directed by the Hitachi Control Room Team in order to meet trains in traffic
  • Carry a 4G tablet, diagnostic laptop and hand tools as requiredto undertake and record all work.
  • Ability to complete all records of actions and operations accurately and to procedures
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Liaise with Network Rail staff and stakeholders as required.
  • Confirm that traction and rolling stock assets comply with operational specifications by the use of engineering processes and techniques
  • Keep SAP record system up to date with clear and concise information of work carried out.
  • Read and extract information from traction and rolling stock drawings and specifications
  • Prepare for and undertake the removal and replacement of traction and rolling stock components
  • Modify or manufacture traction and rolling stock components by material removal using hand tools
  • Install new traction and rolling stock components using engineering processes and techniques
  • Identify, assess and rectify defects and discrepancies on Hitachi rolling stock assets
  • Identify repeat defects on Hitachi rolling stock assets and suggest / carry out repairs
  • Create technical scopes of work for fault rectification by other members of staff
  • Provide guidance for team members on technical issues
  • Attend and provide technical support with failures in service when on duty
  • Adhere to health, safety, environmental & quality practices in the workplace
  • Develop professionally and support good working relationships


About you
  • Network Rail Sentinel PTS.
  • Stock-Specific maintenance and fault diagnosis.
  • Ability to fault find in a demanding and dynamic environment.
  • M & E HNC or served apprenticeship with mechanical, electrical disciplines
  • Engineering based NVQ level 3
  • Must be able to work as an individual or in a team and make decision under pressure.
  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times
  • Rail industry knowledge or experience
  • Previous Traction and rolling stock experience in a technical position.
  • Experience in new train introduction
  • Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel
  • Driving Licence
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 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 all applications is 18th December 2019

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