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Materials Operatve

Location: Doncaster, POST-SYK, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0005079
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2022
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:

We are currently recruiting Materials Operative to join our train maintenance facility in Doncaster. The successful candidate will provide efficient and effective logistics support as required.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Assist the Materials team with the control of goods inwards, delivery booking, goods receiving and any stock discrepancies.
  • Prepare warranty parcels and arrange collection with courier.
  • Maintain the safe and efficient storage of material and ensure a good level of housekeeping.  Carry out inventory checks on a regular basis to ensure correct stock levels, including perpetual checks as required.
  • Input the materials data into the company’s system to maintain material stock levels and delivery information.
  • Maintain the material returns as required, items quarantined or returned to stock as dictated by business needs.
  • Assist, when required, with the purchasing of materials, spares, equipment, tools and associated services ensuring on time delivery.
  • Carry out the role in a safe and responsible manner-using forklift or other company equipment.
  • Assist with the management of the calibration process and ensure all tools have been calibrated to the correct standard.
  • Learn new skills in accordance with Hitachi’s new business demands as required.
  •    Liaison with Hitachi and external personnel as required completing the duties of the post.
  • To carry out any additional duties as required.

About you:


  • Depot Induction (training will be provided)
  • Manual handling techniques
  • Current and valid counterbalance FLT licence (training will be provided)
  • Current and valid overhead crane certificate (training will be provided)


  • English GCSE level or equivalent
  • Mathematics GCSE level or equivalent.


  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times
  • Good team worker
  • Experience of Stores Management function.
  • Position holder must be able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company.
  • Ability to work day/night shifts where required


  • Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel
  • Clean valid driving license

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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