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Job DescriptionAre 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! As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail Limited has a growing international presence and product range. We are leading the largest rail modernisation project in UK history and delivering the UK's next generation of rolling stock. We are working to Inspire the Next - and this is your chance to be part of it. Your new role Hitachi Rail Limited are currently searching for Lead Technicians to join our team. You will be based at the Heaton Depot in Newcastle; with initial training taking place at our state of the art Train Maintenance Centre in Doncaster. This is a permanent position, which after an initial period working week days, will involve working a rotating day and night shift. In this exciting new role you will be responsible for undertaking corrective and preventative maintenance, servicing, complex fault finding and repair of Hitachi rolling stock assets. Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables: * Prepare for and undertake planned and unplanned maintenance activities * Confirm that traction and rolling stock assets comply with operational specifications by the use of engineering processes and techniques * 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, assemble traction and rolling stock components using engineering processes and techniques * Identify, assess and rectify defects and discrepancies on Hitachi rolling stock assets * Create technical scopes of work for fault rectification by other members of staff * Support reliability technicians with regards reliability improvements to rolling stock assets * Attend and provide technical support with failures in service when on duty * Keep SAP record system up to date with clear and concise information of work carried out. * Maintain the condition of the work site, materials and equipment * Adhere to health, safety, environmental & quality practices in the workplace About you Skills & Experience * Experience of supporting a maintenance team on a shift basis in a modern rolling stock maintenance depot environment. * Experience of direct and indirect assessment of staff on the shop. * Outstanding Safety Awareness gained in an operational railway engineering environments. * Experience of working at stabling out stations or main line station technical support. * Rolling stock test, approvals and commissioning experience preferably gained from a previous modern rolling stock fleet introduction. * Highly experienced in undertaking preventative and corrective rolling stock maintenance on modern rolling stock. To include modern fault finding and repair techniques using pc based laptops and remote train diagnostics. * Extensive experience of modern maintenance management systems (MMS) and associated reliability and available trend analysis. * Experience of performing modifications and campaigns on modern rolling stock. * M & E ONC or served apprenticeship with mechanical, electrical disciplines or equivalent proven railway experience. * Engineering based NVQ level 3 - Electrical bias would be advantageous Behavioural * Comfortable working alone or in a team * Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations (internal and external) * Calm and diplomatic under pressure, able to support, teach and mentor. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company. * Loyal, committed, confident and determined. Desirable * Intermediate IT skills - typically Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook * Reading electrical, pneumatic, mechanical schematics and drawings reading * Train driving, Fire warden, First Aider * Network Rail Sentinel PTS *

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