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KICC Fleet Engineer

Location: Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0001116
Date Posted: Apr 21, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Other
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 role you will :

  • Maintain the condition of the work environment
  • Adhere to health, safety, environmental & quality practices in the workplace
  • Ensure effective and efficient reporting and communication to limit unit delay time
  • Confirm that traction and rolling stock assets comply with operational specifications and are fit to run and apply and  communicate restrictions as required
  • Identify, assess and offer operational & technical guidance to operators staff to rectify in service defects on the class 395 fleet, whilst observing all relevant rail regulations and requirements, including the DOTEL
  • Keep the support log up to date with clear and concise information
  • Control class 395 unit mileage across the fleet to meet with overhaul and other mileage based planned maintenance periodicities
  • Keep all aspects of Genius up to date
  • Monitor TRUST for delays and liaise with the delay manager
  • Monitor CCIL for reported or unreported defect information
  • Manage and lead with all in service incidents
  • Monitor the WON and Southeastern quarterly plan for engineering works affecting class 395 operations
  • Create and communicate all defect and end of shift/day logs
  • Raise work reports on Equinox for reported defects and update as required
  • Carry out class 395 fleet planning, creating disposition statement and allocation sheets
  • Extract information from the ACWN and unit diagrams
  • Responsible for ensuring that class 395 units return to depot as planned for maintenance and repairs
  • Arrange test runs as required
  • Develop professionally and support good working relationships both internally and externally
  • Learn new skills in accordance with Hitachi’s new business demands as required
  • Liaise with Hitachi and external personnel as required to complete the duties of the post
  • Assist the Operations Planning Manager as required

About you


Licences / Competences

•          Sound general railway operational knowledge (EG signalling, power supply, geography)

•          Technical Understanding of Traction and Rolling Stock (preferably class 395)


•          M & E ONC or served apprenticeship with mechanical, electrical disciplines

•          Engineering based NVQ level 3


•          Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations

•          Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•          Represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times

•          Remain calm under pressure

•          Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or within a team


Licences / Competences

•          Interrogate available train data to identify unit & fleet issues using Virdict/Trainlink as available

•          Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel, Outlook,

•          Equinox, Genius, Trust, CCIL, P2, DOTEL

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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