Lineas is the largest private rail freight operator in Europe offering premium rail products and total door-to-door logistics solutions. Our mission is to offer such superior rail products and services that customers shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. This allows them to improve their supply chain while decreasing their impact on mobility, climate and air pollution.

Head of Wagon Maintenance

Are you our new Head of Wagon Maintenance?
At Lineas you can:
  • Work in an open and flexible environment where you can be yourself
  • Do things and put your ideas forward
  • Contribute to a better environment

Who are we?

We are Lineas, the largest private rail freight operator in Europe. We convince companies to shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. Because that's much better for the climate and mobility. We make this Modal Shift a reality with the best train products and innovative services.
We, the FREIGHT FORCE, dedicate ourselves day after day to the freight transport of our customers. And to really make a difference!

Who are we looking for?

Someone who will:
  • Safeguard the safety and structurally improve the availability, reliability and cost-efficiency of the maintenance of Lineas wagons, in accordance with ECM instructions and international regulations & guidelines;
  • Continuously assess and improve all (preventive & corrective) wagon maintenance related activities, including operational processes, maintenance development and workshop relationships, and that way safeguard the technical condition of the Lineas wagons at all times;
  • Participate in company-wide projects related to wagons.

What are your duties?

  • Coordinate the operational maintenance of the Lineas wagons and third party wagons in Lineas trains;
  • Own wagon maintenance budget responsibility (for preventive and corrective maintenance, spare parts, studies and engineering) of around 20 million euro (OPEX & capitalised maintenance);
  • Align and communicate clearly with all Lineas departments involved on specific wagon maintenance related aspects in the WQM;
  • Monitor the wagon availability conform the needed demand and challenge the team in improving maintenance plans and wagon configurations to improve wagon availability;
  • Put in place effective and efficient operational procedures and processes linked to the wagon maintenance, oriented at minimising the Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) and maximising the Mean Time To Entry (MTTE) of wagons;
  • Assure cost-efficient maintenance by monitoring wagon maintenance related costs compared to budget and following up wagon related claims;
  • Build and manage structural relationships with directors of wagon maintenance providers & wagon keepers with the aim to improve safety, availability, reliability and cost efficiency, within the framework set up by Procurement & Fleet management;
  • Focus on developing the necessary technical in-house knowledge related to wagons and actively build a network of external knowledge providers in alignment with LPS;
  • Guarantee an adequate governance of international regulations and conventions, such as GCU-framework representation & low noise, and decide on Lineas’ point of view related to items treated in international organisations, lobby organisations and regulatory organisations linked to wagons in alignment with the reliability engineer and other Lineas departments;
  • Contribute, either as project lead or team member, to company-wide projects related to wagons, such as financing constructions and European innovation programs;
  • Lead and coach a team of direct and indirect reports of different levels (from administrators to academics).

What is your profile?

  • You have an engineering degree (industrial or civil)
  • You have at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • You have affinity with technology, mostly mechanics
  • You have proven people management skills
  • You are fluent in English and French or Dutch, with a good knowledge of the other language (FR/NL), German is a plus
Lineas stands for diversity. We believe that skills and talent are unrelated to gender, race, age, social background, sexual orientation, philosophical or religious beliefs, ...

What do we have to offer you?

With us you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a fast growing and international company.
  • You will be part of a team of passionate colleagues who will make the Modal Shift a reality.
  • You will receive an attractive salary with attractive fringe benefits.
  • We give you a personal training and all the coaching you need to get started.
  • Afterwards, you will be given every opportunity to further develop your talents.
  • You are allowed to work autonomously and independent of time - even from home or on location when it suits you best.
  • You will end up in a young and energetic company. Things are moving fast here and a lot is always changing. That opens up permanent perspectives for your career.

Your application will be evaluated by the HR department of Lineas itself. For any additional feedback regarding your application, we kindly refer you to the Lineas HR department.


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