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Maintenance Team Leader

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Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45642
Date Posted: Jul 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 a Maintenance Team Leader to join our state of the art Train Maintenance Centre in Doncaster. This is a permanent role working on a rotating day and night shift basis.


In this exciting new role you will be supervising the maintenance, servicing, fault finding and repairing of Hitachi’s rolling stock assets. You will be managing a team of technicians on a shift basis.


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Responsible for supporting the development of the maintenance documents.

  • Ensuring that all testing and commissioning trains receive the necessary safety of the line inspections prior to commencement of nightly / daily testing.

  • Responsible for performing the testing maintenance regime at Doncaster.

  • Responsible for taking physical delivery of the train and ensuring the maintenance acceptance processes and procedures are followed.

  • Undertake depot special tools commissioning as instructed.

  • Support the continued development of the SAP maintenance management system (MMS). Ensure all shop floor requirements are captured and delivered.

  • Staff Appraisals
  • Competency for specialist equipment – To include depot protection systems, bogie drop equipment, fire alarm, lifting equipment (including crane systems and mobile hydraulic lifting equipment), depot maintenance shed 25kv overhead traction supply, train windscreen lifting device, mobile lifting/scaffolding platforms and train wash.

  • Health & safety – Ensure team members follow the correct working practices at all times.

As required
  • To act as main focal point for all depot servicing activities during shifts.

  • Carry out team briefings/tool box talks.

  • Attend management meetings when required.

  • Take responsibility for staff, contractor and visitor safety ensuing process and procedure is followed.

  • Support the Train Movements team leader with planning the required depot movements to ensure train maintenance, repair and servicing can be undertaken to ensure availability is maintained.

About you
Essential experience;
  • Network Rail Sentinel PTS
  • Manual Handling, COSHH certificates
  • Experience of direct and indirect assessment of staff on the shop floor.

  • Experience of leading a maintenance team on a shift bases in a modern rolling stock maintenance depot environment.

  • Outstanding Safety Awareness gained in an operational railway engineering environments.

  • Experience of working at stabling out stations or main line station technical support.

  • Rolling stock test, approvals and commissioning experience preferably gain from a previous modern rolling stock fleet introduction.

  • Highly experienced in undertaking preventative and corrective rolling stock maintenance on modern rolling stock.

  • Competent with stores, spare parts logistics and material management.

  • Extensive experience of modern maintenance management systems (MMS).

  • Strong man management skills and experience of managing a large team of engineers on shift work.


  • M & E HNC or served engineering apprenticeship or equivalent proven railway experience.

  • Engineering based NVQ level 3
  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations (internal and external)

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

  • Proven experienced team leader with very strong leadership skills

  • Calm and diplomatic under pressure
  • 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.
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 27th July 2020

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