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Engineer I

Location: Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States
Job ID: R0010138
Date Posted: Aug 14, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Astemo is a leading manufacturer of vehicle engine management systems and transmission control systems with facilities around the globe employing approximately 90,000 employees and is focused on exceeding customer expectations while being a responsible corporate citizen. The Hitachi Astemo facility in Kentucky manufactures automotive electronic control units for both under hood and in cabin applications incorporating a highly advanced manufacturing process utilizing robotics handling and fully automated assembly and test systems.

Come join our growing organization and you’ll find yourself part of a goal-oriented team, working in a fast-paced, inter-functional environment full of professional challenges and opportunities. If you’re a highly motivated self-starter who brings leadership and enthusiasm to everything you do, then join Hitachi Astemo and participate in the advancement of automotive electronics manufacturing.

In addition to the many technical challenges, you will also enjoy one of the best and affordable benefit packages in the industry.

This position will be responsible for monitoring and improving our final assembly lines. This includes monitoring and interpreting KPI and planning a priority-based approach to the continuous improvement of the assembly line – from development of new processes through production support for existing products already released to manufacturing. You will have the opportunity to improve existing final assembly processes and will be working with other engineers and technicians, manufacturing engineering, manufacturing, and design engineering on projects as well as directly with production floor personnel.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring, interpreting, and reporting all KPI for production line (OEE, Machine Uptime, Defects, Etc.).
  • Optimize the manufacturing process by improving OEE and Defects.
  • Support plant maintenance staff in the event of a down machine.
  • Support the cross functional improvement teams as needed.


  • Experience with PLC programming (Keyence/Allen Bradley)
  • Experience with Solidworks or other 3D modeling software.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a good attitude.
  • Unmatched communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple functions and deadlines.
  • Ability to make quick, accurate, data driven decisions.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer proficiency with both personal computers and manufacturing systems.
  • Ability and willingness to train other associates.
  • Ability to model and willingness to support the corporate culture in an ethical manor
  • Excellent project management skills.

Desired Skills:

  • HMI Programming
  • Robotics (Fanuc/Yamaha/IAI)
  • Vision system programming and troubleshooting
  • Experience with FMEA and other production control documentation.
  • Experience with six sigma/lean

Education: 4-year degree in manufacturing, electrical, or mechanical engineering or related field..

Experience: Experience with continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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