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Paint Manufacturing Process Engineer

Location: Newton Aycliffe, Durham County, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0006901
Date Posted: May 25, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
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 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

Working from our factory based in Newton Aycliffe, Hitachi Rail are looking to recruit a Process Engineer, specialising in paint to join our Manufacturing Engineering Department. Within this role you will be the subject matter expert in all areas of the paint process including selection of paint products and associated equipment, working with paint suppliers and equipment suppliers to improve existing Hitachi paint process to the laying out of work stations.

In addition to the above, core responsibilities will also include:

  • Subject matter expert for the painting process

  • Selection of paint products and associated equipment to give the required quality of paint finish in the most economical manner

  • Working with paint suppliers and equipment suppliers to improve the existing paint process

  • Technical review of design drawings and paint standards, to mobilise new projects

  • Creation, accuracy and maintenance of manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM’s), routings and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Layout of the work stations

  • Design and acquisition of jigs and fixtures

  • Maintenance of accurate on-system information to support the day-to-day running of the business (this could include SAP, Windchill, SharePoint or other future system as needed)

  • Provide technical support to all production personnel to ensure that technical specifications are achieved with the core competencies, MBOM, SOPs, MICs, tooling and equipment provided.

  • Assist with the content of the Team Member lesson plans to ensure that Team Members are trained to be able to work to the operating procedures.

  • Support Production & Quality departments with problem solving

  • Work analysis, method study and labour utilisation analysis including Kaizen activities and DFM/DFA

  • Evaluation and justification of capital investment projects

  • Support all internal & external audits as required

  • Identification of next generation equipment and methods.

  • Promote best practice and safe working procedures

  • Support ad hoc development projects throughout the business

  • Provide industrial engineering support to other departments

General responsibilities

  • To be aware of and actively promote and implement Hitachi’s ethos, culture and values

  • To be involved in Hitachi Rail Europe’s staff development and training

  • Build strong, knowledge sharing, relationships with colleagues in similar positions in other Hitachi sites.

  • Be engaged and respectful in meetings discussions and email exchanges.

  • Come forward with ideas

  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required

About you

Essential Requirements

Applicants should be able to demonstrate all of the Essential Requirements listed below:

  • Experience in a Paint Process Engineering role is essential

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated & results-orientated

  • Be helpful to all including working outside of perceived scope where necessary

  • End-to-end ownership of task mentality with timely completion

  • Excellent communication and social skills

  • Keep Line manager updated and briefed on progress

  • Computer literate (MS Excel / Word / PowerPoint)

  • Strong organisational skills with a keen eye for detail. Keep an up to date, prioritised work list.

  • Commitment to working as part of a team

  • Willingness to partake in business travel to our sister plants in Italy & Japan, sometimes for several weeks during the development phase of new projects.

  • Willingness to learn new skills and adopt company standards

  • An understanding of Health and Safety requirements within a working environment

  • Engineering and manufacturing experience


  • HNC, HND, degree (engineering discipline)

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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