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Shift Support Engineer

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Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44785
Date Posted: Mar 10, 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 a talented Shift Support Engineer to be based at our state of the art train maintenance centre in Doncaster. This is a permanent position working days and nights.


In this exciting and varied role you will be responsible for supporting the maintenance team with engineering issues as required. This will also involve the Investigation of maintenance and safety related vehicle defects and subsequent engineering solutions.


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Imbedded into the maintenance shift to provide engineering support to the maintenance team.
  • Lead and direct the maintenance shift with regards to engineering issues and governance.
  • In partnership with the maintenance team and planning cell provide support for engineering concessions and dispensations within the set level of authority.
  • Support the shift Engineering Planner and Duty Shift Manager with all engineering issues to enable them to continually deliver a safe, reliable passenger service.
  • Responsible for designing solutions to vehicle issues to improve reliability and availability of the fleet
  • Lead in the development of documented engineering procedures, practices and policies
  • Assist in optimising the Company’s maintenance regime and in the development of best European / World Class maintenance practice in support of current and future contracts
  • Assist maintenance with in-depth faults, passing on fault finding skills and the use of schematics on rolling stock assets
  • Assist in the co-ordination of continuous improvement programmes to improve fleet reliability and ensure contractual requirements are achieved and exceeded
  • Responsible for liaising with other Hitachi departments in the investigation of maintenance and safety defects and ensuring compliance with UK legislative requirements
  • To liaise with Procurement / Maintenance Team members during the assessment and approval of new/changed material and suppliers to ensure that Maintenance, H & S and environmental needs are adequately identified / addressed
  • To confirm that rolling stock assets comply with operational specifications by the use of engineering processes and techniques
  • Production of Safety Case reports / documentation in liaison with Engineering Manager, Production Managers and Business Assurance Manager
  • Liaison with Hitachi and external stake holders and suppliers as required to complete the duties of the post
  • Develop professionally and support good working relationships
  • Learn new skills in accordance with Hitachi’s business demands as required
  • Assist the maintenance team and undertake activities as instructed by the Duty Shift Manager. 
About you
Licences / Competences
  • Position holder must be able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company



  • HND in an engineering discipline or equivalent qualified engineer
  • Previous experience in product improvement and reliability engineering on UK rolling stock
  • Membership of a recognised accredited engineering body
  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, UK rolling stock rules and regulations
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times
  • Good team worker
Licences / Competences
  • Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel
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, generous annual leave 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!


The closing date for all applications is 9th March 2020

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