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Production Scheduler

Location: London United Kingdom
Job ID: R0007957
Date Posted: Oct 3, 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

Based from our Train Maintenance Centre, London Bounds Green site, we are looking to hire an experienced Production Scheduler to work alongside the Duty Shift Manager to schedule the maintenance for the Class 800 fleet. This role will work on a shift basis and is key to ensuring we deliver effective and efficient maintenance of our rolling stock in line with contractual agreements.

The successful candidate will support the Shift Manager with administrative work as well as liaising with the Central Planning Cell and various other stakeholders to develop and deliver the operational maintenance schedule with the necessary information.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Focus on the local daily and weekly maintenance plan for the Train Maintenance centre (TMC), including train cleaning and KPI activities, 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 (DSM) 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.
  • Ensuring SOROS is accurate at all times.
  • Review of all defects and correct coding in SAP in line with IEP contractual obligations.
  • Participate in the daily conference calls & planning meetings.
  • Act as the SAP super user for the TMC.
  • 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.
  • Prepare reports and give verbal briefs as required.
  • Promote, support and comply with all health and safety practices in the workplace.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Duty Shift Manager.
  • 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 the shift are allocated to the relevant individual so that the SAP work order can be completed.

About you


Licences / Competences

  • Previous experience of scheduling maintenance and production.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to think quickly.
  • Experience of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) – SAP, Maximo or Equinox.


  • 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 of time.


Licences / Competences

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


  • Vocational qualifications 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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