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Product Quality Control Engineer

Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45414
Date Posted: Jul 23, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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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!


Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

Hitachi Rail are currently looking to recruit a Product Quality Control Engineer for our Service & Maintenance business. The Product Quality Control Engineer will be responsible for the monitoring and management of "In Service" product quality matters of Hitachi rolling stock.   


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Promptly escalate major product safety events or significant functional faults & issues to Product Quality Manager.

  • Monitor and report the status of incidents and the implementation of related follow up plans.

  • Carry out the cause analysis and drive continuous improvement initiatives to reduce their impact on business.

  • Monitor and report the fleets reoccurring quality issues and the implementation of associated follow up plan by ensuring containment actions are implemented and permanent actions are taken.

  • Support Operations and Maintenance Engineering in the quality monitoring of fleet reliability matters.

  • Support the monitoring and tracking of fleet improvements and checks in cases of repetitive defects and quality issues.

  • Manage the Product Quality KPI trend reporting and continuously promotes quality metrics optimisation.

  • Comply with and implement Hitachi Rail’s Health and Safety policy.

About you

Essential requirements
  • Experience in a product quality role.
  • Ideally have in experience in rolling stock, rail or train maintenance.

  • Strong knowledge of quality management issues.
  • Experience in root cause analysis.
  • Experience in service and maintenance regimes.


  • Mechanical or Electric Engineering qualification or equivalent experience

  • Strong determination and orientation on results
  • Attitude to team working
  • Analytical and logical mind set
  • Attitude to problem solving
  • Strong influencing skills.
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 6th August 2020


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