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Friction Engineer (m/f/d)

Location: Heilbronn Germany
Job ID: R0009885
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Heilbronn GmbH
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Ready to contribute to the future of the automotive industry?

We are part of Hitachi Astemo, focusing on world-leading advanced mobility solutions within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort. Together, we contribute to a sustainable society and improved quality of life by providing mobility solutions that satisfy our customers and form the future core of automotive and motorcycle systems. Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. 

Own the Future, become a part of the team and join our organization now as:

Friction Engineer (m/f/d)

Key Accountabilities & Activities


Technical interface to friction supplier, customer and other parties involved in the organization (project team, purchasing…)


Manage a mechanical product solution in an application project (or acquisition) on spec, on time and on cost
Technical project coordination with friction supplier


Creation of friction Product Specification and Technical Customer Document
Creation of friction DVP, realized by friction supplier to insure customer specifications followed with technical reports
Process Data Sheet follow-up and signature at friction supplier
Coordination of friction parts, technical definition, determination for internal need and external (customer)

Your Profile

Key Professional Competencies

Brake and product overview
Friction expertise
Project Management ability
Good overview of the Validation cycle with a strong knowledge of testing and validation process, benches and equipment
Willingness to understanding Vehicle brake tests
Ability to work in a multicultural environment
Willingness to travel
Fluent English level and German. Any other language is of advantage

Key Personal Competencies

Analytical & Problem Solving
Collaboration & Teamwork
Implementation & Result Orientation
Ownership & Accountability
Communication & Presentation

Qualification & Experience

Bachelor/Master degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
At least 1 year of experience in friction industry is advantageous as well as having worked as friction interface

About Hitachi Astemo Brake Business Unit

Our Brake Business Unit is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive braking solutions. Our products – disc brakes, drum brakes, electro-mechanical parking brakes and rotors – are dedicated to passenger cars, light commercial and two-wheeler vehicles through original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket distribution channels. We have a global footprint with operations in Europe, Asia, South Africa, North and South America.

At Hitachi AstemoHarmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit are practiced values – we respect each other, never pass the buck and work creatively to accomplish our mission. Our people are given exciting opportunities to develop and grow in a truly international business, where they are proud to be part of a collaborative and innovative team. Diversity & Inclusion is valued to build and leverage an inclusive work environment and embrace diversity to unlock our full potential. We believe that this will give us the strength to drive great innovations to create new values for people, vehicles and the society, and to unlock our full potential to become a global leader in everything we do. 


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Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your

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