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Overhaul Team Leader

Location: Ashford, KEN, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0001067
Date Posted: Dec 24, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Administration & Facilities
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Overhaul Team Leader

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

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Team Leading
    • Organise and control resources for planned work and additional unplanned work.
    • Assist with managing competency assessments and in process checks in line with the company wide competency management system.
    • Carry out essential management tasks in the absence of the Duty Shift Manager.

  • Facilitation of Overhaul Programme
    • Oversee the delivery/collection of materials for the overhaul programme.
    • Organise the distribution of materials for the overhaul programme.
    • Assist with managing the overhaul programme and ensure schedule and deadlines are achieved.
    • Have an understanding of all tasks completed on the programme.
    • Facilitate for unplanned work within the existing programme as required.
    • Carry out inspections and quality assure post overhaul work.
    • Ensure overhaul progression and completion records are clearly and concisely, updated and/or completed with the relevant information and archived correctly (Wraps, Equinox and Paper based records).
    • Represent the company as required.
    • Identify overhaul task requirements and the time/resource required for completion.

  • Safety/Security/Health/Environment/Quality
    • Ensure compliance of health, safety, environmental, quality practices and hazard management in the workplace at all times.

  • Administrative
    • In absence of the team’s administrator, duties are as follows:
      • Raising job-cards/work reports/campaigns.
      • Booking out parts/spares from stores by use of Equinox / Kardex.
      • Understanding of serial number tracking on Equinox. Ensuring all parts are labelled when returning to Procurement.

  • Additional Tasks
    • Organise the use of Weighwell equipment, Bogie Drop and Train Lifting Jacks.
    • Monitor the condition of the working area, materials, tooling and equipment.
    • Develop professionally and support good working relationships within and outside of the TMC.
    • Learn new skills in accordance with Hitachi’s new business demands as required.
    • Assist in the development of overhaul & continuous improvement processes.
    • Ensure own skills, knowledge and competences are kept up to date at all times.
    • Assist as required.

About you


Licences / Competences

  • Network Rail Sentinel PTS or Local Rail Safety Awareness.
  • Stock-specific maintenance and fault finding.
  • Manual handling.
  • Depot Protection System (train moves incl. PICT).
  • Competent in the use of Bogie Drop, Train Lifting Jacks, Crane Systems, Fork Lifts and Mobile Scaffolding Platforms and in Train Balancing/Weighing.
  • Test track isolations.
  • Competent Equinox user.
  • Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel, Powerpoint.


  • M & E HNC or served engineering apprenticeship (NVQ level 3); or relevant experience.


  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations at all times.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times.
  • Sound leadership and team skills.
  • Support Hitachi Rail company values.


Licences / Competences

  • TAQA.
  • 395 Depot Driving.
  • Shunting locomotive driving.
  • ILM Level 3.
  • Driving licence.

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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