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Maintenance and Overhaul Materials Team Leader,

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45885
Date Posted: Oct 9, 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 Maintenance and Overhaul Materials Team Leader based in our North Pole train maintenance centre in West London. In this exciting role you will be responsible for managing planned Maintenance, Outstations, KPI activities and Overhaul material activities including monitoring of parts in the repair cycle, organisation of any logistics requirements to support these activities. Also you will lead in Continuous Improvement to increase productivity with the store area.
Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:
  • Management of the planned maintenance at the both internal and external warehouses
  • Support for KPI checks and interface to Central Materials Team for ordering requirements
  • Management of the Stores in the Outstations.  (Process and dealing with DAA staff/Auditing and Checking all Outstations every month)
  • Support for the Bogie Overhaul/Heavy maintenance programme (management of the Overhaul operatives)
  • Support with CI activities in the Supply Chain stores/ Warehousing processes
  • Prepare warranty/repairs material to vendor for the heavy maintenance / overhaul material
  • Arranging transport between TMCs, External Warehouses and vendors
  • Support, when required, with purchasing of indirect materials
  • Linking into the Central Materials team with material requirements and planning against lead times
  • Linking into the Central Planning Cell to assist in ensuring required material is available
  • Implementing and assisting in material kitting
  • Operate the necessary stores equipment such as fork lift, electric pallet truck & cranes
Team Leadership
  • Completion of management reporting
  • Ensure that the management and supervision of all personnel within the team function is professional and effective identifying training and development opportunities to increase skills and improve efficiency
  • Build strong relationship with other key departments and adopt a collaborative approach
  • To be involved in Hitachi Rail Europe’s staff development and training and participate in PDP procedures
Performance Standards
  • Consistently achieve 'Right First Time’ performance against time scale targets.
  • Approach all tasks and objectives with positive enthusiasm and flexibility.
  • Consistently produce a high standard of service to internal and external customers.
  • Maintain commercial confidentiality in all discussions and activities.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service, integrity and commitment
About you
  • At least 3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and to communicate clearly and effectively any concerns
  • Microsoft office capable (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Engineering background with clear basic knowledge
  • Good analytical ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of a working environment


  • Warehousing experience within a Manufacturing / Engineering environment
  • Process management experience in Stores/Overhaul /Outstations management
  • SAP Experience
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 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!
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