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Production Scheduler

Location: London, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0004006
Date Posted: Oct 17, 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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Production Scheduler, West London

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 Europe 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

We are recruiting for a Production Scheduler to join our team in West London at our state of the art Train Maintenance Centre. This is a permanent role working on a shift basis (days & nights).

This role will involve liaising with the Central Planning Cell (CPC) to develop and deliver the operational maintenance schedule with the necessary information, to allow the effective and efficient execution of rolling stock maintenance in accordance with contractual requirements

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Focus on the local daily and weekly maintenance plan for the Train Maintenance centre (TMC) in order to develop and continually refine the maintenance schedule for the IEP Class 800 fleet.
  • Review, prioritise and schedule maintenance tasks with the TMC Duty Shift Manager in accordance with maintenance plan priorities.
  • Identify any restrictions in capacity & resource that could affect the delivery of the maintenance plan. Work with the local management and CPC to reduce the effect of the restriction.
  • Identify, coordinate and leverage resources to enable the maintenance schedule including the technical information and any material required.
  • Coordinate the work of contractors and external repair agencies into the maintenance schedule.
  • Monitor the backlog of defects in order to reduce the amount of reactive maintenance and improve reliability.
  • Be reactive to incidents, disruptions and emergencies on the operational railway and amend the maintenance schedule accordingly; record decisions to drive improvement.
  • Ensure defects in-service and emerging work is incorporated into the maintenance schedule.
  • Liaise with Planners in the Central Planning Cell (CPC); the Duty Shift Manager (DSM) and Team Leaders (TL) to agree the maintenance plan to be executed.
  • Administer and manage technical investigations to ensure timely resolution.
  • Utilise the SAP Maintenance Management System (MMS) and other IT applications in order to inform and develop the workload plan.
  • Review of all defects and correct coding in SAP in line with contractual obligations.
  • Participate in the daily conference calls & planning meetings.
  • Maintain the fatigue index for all staff, updating in accordance with changes to the resource plan.
  • Co-ordinate with the Training Department to plan training and assessment while maintaining resource requirements.
  • Support the Duty Shift manager with the day to day office management tasks.
  • Ensure all overtime, holidays, sickness and any other absence is recorded and reported.
  • Ensure work activities for the train cleaning function are allocated to the relevant individual on shift each night and ensure that all activities are closed in SAP once the job has been completed via the tablets.
  • Ensure any notifications that are raised during are allocated to the relevant individual so that the SAP work order can be completed.

About you


  • Previous experience of scheduling in an engineering or maintenance environment.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to think quickly.
  • Experience of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems.


  • Vocational qualifications and experience.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Capable of working in stressful environments for long periods.


  • Intermediate IT skills – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience of rolling stock maintenance.

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 a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, generous annual leave 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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