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Maintenance and Overhaul Materials Team Lead

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Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45998
Date Posted: Nov 3, 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

In this exciting new role you will manage 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.  Lead in Continuous Improvement to increase productivity with the store area.

Full KPI reporting for Internal and External Customers.


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
  • To be aware of, actively promote, and implement Hitachi’s ethos, culture and values.
  • To be involved in Hitachi Rai’s staff development and training and participate in PDP procedures.
  • To adhere to the Hitachi Rail’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail Europe’s Health and Safety policy.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required


Key Skills & Experience

It is our expectation that successful applicants should be able to demonstrate all of the experience and skills listed below:

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

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