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Driver Refueller

Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45425
Date Posted: Nov 16, 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: 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

We are currently recruiting for a Driver Refueller to join our train maintenance centre in Stoke Gifford, Bristol. This permanent position is on a rotating night shift basis.


The role involves driving, replenishing and servicing the trains, also supporting the maintenance staff as required with corrective and preventative maintenance of Hitachi rolling stock assets.


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables;

  • Under the control of the PIC (Person In Charge) undertake train movements, driving trains within the confines of the Train maintenance Centre.

  • Undertaken Servicing of train arriving at from service this will include but is not limited to replenishment of Diesel, Ad-Blu, fresh water for the toilet and galley systems, drivers windscreen wash, sand hoppers fitted to the train and toilet system servicing.

  • Record all servicing undertaken and fluids or materials used in the required maintenance management system (MMS).

  • Monitor the Maintenance Management System (SAP) to ensure all work is being recorded correctly.

  • Carry out daily checks of service spine equipment and ensure area is tidy/clean
  • Reporting of any defects found, notifying the Refuelling Team Leader/ Duty Shift Manager and recording this in the maintenance management system (MMS).  .
  • Support the Maintenance staff as required with corrective and preventative maintenance, complex fault finding and repair of Hitachi rolling stock assets.
  • Support the continued development of the maintenance management system (MMS).  Ensure all servicing requirements are captured and delivered.
  • Ensure all fluid and material usage is controlled and recorded and any materials being returned to the stores for repair are correctly labelled and process is followed.
  • Comply with the lean principles and best practice as instructed and other out stabled locations as necessary.
  • Support the maintenance staff and cleaners to ensuring the contractual agreed number of trains are made available for service.

About you
Essential Skills
  • Experience of supporting a maintenance team on a shift basis in a modern rolling stock maintenance depot environment or similar.

  • Safety awareness gained in operational railway environments.

  • Strong understanding of safe systems of work.
  • Good communication skills, ability to carry out clear instructions

  • Experience of modern maintenance management systems (MMS) and associated reliability and available trend analysis.

  • Manual Handling, COSHH, working at height, Powered plant and tools – air / 110v experience.


  • A level of engineering background knowledge preferable
  • Can comfortably work within a team or on their own
  • Knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations (internal and external)

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

  • 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.

  • Basic IT skills
  • First Aider
  • Experience in the operation of refuelling points for rolling stock

  • Depot Protection system
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, up to 28 days of 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!


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