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Production Scheduler

Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing
LocationsEast Midlands, Tyne Tees, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management, Logistics Jobs, Operations, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted30 August 2018

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Production Scheduler-40478Description
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!
As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail Europe 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 Europe are currently recruiting for a Production Scheduler to join our team in Doncaster at our state of the art Train Maintenance Centre. This is a permanent role working on a shift basis (days & nights).
In this role you will be assisting in the scheduling of maintenance for the Class 800 fleet & assisting the Duty Shift Manager with the shift administrative work
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, 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.
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.
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.


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.


Vocational qualifications and experience.


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.


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

Why Hitachi Rail Europe?
At Hitachi Rail Europe 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 a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, up to 28 days of annual leave 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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