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Technical Riding Inspector

Location: Maidenhead, POST-BER, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0008876
Date Posted: May 22, 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 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

Here at Hitachi Rail we are looking to recruit an experienced and qualified Technical Riding Inspector to join our Doncaster depot. Within the role you will play a pivotal part in the operational capacity of our rail fleet by having the ability to undertake rapid fault finding and diagnostics of any type of fault affecting the service, operational capacity or safety of our trains.

The ability to work under pressure and make decisive, safe decision to correct and/or isolate any components found to be faulty, enabling the fleet return to normal operation is a must.

This role is shift based and exclusively at our Doncaster site therefore the successful candidate must live within commutable distance.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Undertake fault finding and repair of Hitachi rolling stock assets while in passenger service and at outstations / depots as required.
  • The post will also support the Maintenance Control team in working with the customer to get their desk(s) set up in the Rail Maintenance Control Centre
  • Advise the customers operational staff where required in order to minimise operational delays to the passenger service. T
  • Travel on the associated network as directed by the Hitachi Control Room Team in order to meet trains in traffic
  • Carry a 4G tablet, diagnostic laptop and hand tools as required to undertake and record all work.
  • Liaise with Network Rail staff and stakeholders as required.
  • Confirm that traction and rolling stock assets comply with operational specifications by the use of engineering processes and techniques
  • Keep SAP record system up to date with clear and concise information of work carried out.
  • Read and extract information from traction and rolling stock drawings and specifications
  • Prepare for and undertake the removal and replacement of traction and rolling stock components · Modify or manufacture traction and rolling stock components by material removal using hand tools
  • Install new traction and rolling stock components using engineering processes and techniques
  • Identify, assess and rectify defects and discrepancies on Hitachi rolling stock assets
  • Identify repeat defects on Hitachi rolling stock assets and suggest / carry out repairs
  • Create technical scopes of work for fault rectification by other members of staff
  • Attend and provide technical support with failures in service when on duty
  • Adhere to health, safety, environmental & quality practices in the workplace
  • Develop professionally and support good working relationships
  • Learn new skills in accordance with Hitachi’s new business demands as required
  • Liaison with Hitachi and external personnel as required to complete the duties of the post
  • Assist as required

About you

It is our expectation that successful applicants should be able to demonstrate all of the experience and skills listed below:


Licences / Competences/Experience

  • Previous or current Rail Industry experience is essential
  • Network Rail Sentinel PTS
  • Stock-Specific maintenance and fault diagnosis


  • M & E HNC or served apprenticeship with mechanical, electrical disciplines
  • Engineering based NVQ level 3


  • Must be able to work as an individual or in a team and make decision under pressure.
  • 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


Licences / Competences

  • Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel
  • Driving Licence

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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