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Quality Manager (Fleet Repair Programme)

Location: Remote -, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0004386
Date Posted: Nov 27, 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: Yes

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Description

Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the around the globe? 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 Quality Manager to help develop and implement quality plans in order to ensure and demonstrate fleet recovery programme activities are conducted in a compliant manner.

The role will involve investigating product quality incidents & managing improvement activities. This role is a fixed term contract and we can be flexible on location, travel will be involved.  

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following:

  • To develop and implement quality plans in order to ensure and demonstrate fleet recovery programme activities are conducted in a compliant manner.
  • To provide general Quality expertise to the FRP team.
  • To organise and conduct surveillance activities such as in process checks and audits, an planned schedule and on an ad-hoc basis
  • Manage and support the resolution of non-conformance reports relevant to the project.
  • Carry out oversight and monitoring of key maintenance management processes to ensure regulatory, legislative and contractual compliance.
  • Conduct investigations in to quality failing and ensure that corrective preventative actions are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Escalate issues of potential non-compliance to FRP Management.
  • Produce periodic KPIs and reports in order to communicate quality performance of the FRP.
  • Liaise with RS Project Quality to ensure all necessary design requirements are being met and ensure the latest documentation is available.
  • Ensure the necessary support for the External Body audits to guarantee/ maintain the Hitachi Rail’s quality certification for OS&M.
  • Contribute to ensuring customer satisfaction by interfacing with the clients on the specific project if needed.
  • Update and improve quality documentation as requirement.

About you

Essential

  • Experience of working in a quality management role.
  • Extensive experience of quality management systems,
  • Having working knowledge of Quality and CI tools such as: APQP; Kaizen; Six Sigma.
  • Technical report writing skills
  • Ability to work to technical drawings and specifications.
  • Able to travel and perform independent activities at suppliers;  
  • Able to work and to manage supplier related activities alone;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Computer literacy: SAP; MS Office; etc.
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of a working environment

Desirable

  • Technical knowledge and experience of Modern EMU rolling stock
  • Extensive experience  of working in railway depot environment

Qualifications

  • Lead auditor qualification and experience (IRCA certified desirable)
  • Electrical/Mechanical Engineering degree or relevant apprenticeship and 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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