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Sr. Suspension Engineer

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0013192
Date Posted: Nov 26, 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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Description

General Responsibilities:

Under general direction of a higher level engineer or manager, the primary responsibility of this position is to design, plan, test, and coordinate multiple processes of strut and shock absorber product development used in automotive electronic suspension system design and application.

Job Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this position includes, but is not limited to:

  • Individual will be responsible for coordinating all product development activity between OEM customer and responsible departments within the company.
  • Individual will need to comprehend and transfer customer requirements to responsible activities within the company.
  • Facilitate and manage program QCD timing in the role of system engineer.
  • Facilitate and manage system level design and component and vehicle interaction cascading the requirement as necessary to the respective support teams.
  • Directly communicate and interface with OEM customers for issues regarding the products, including customers’ related concerns.
  • Review and interface with OEM customer for warranty data and initiate and coordinate actions internally to improve quality.
  • Conduct and/or support lab testing necessary for related product/technology.
  • Support sales staff to develop and establish marketing/pricing strategy.
  • Support customer vehicle development work as necessary.
  • Knowledge of IATF 16949 requirements to support job responsibilities.
  • Manage / lead assigned program deliverables with minimal supervision.
  • Occasional meetings outside of core business hours with other global Hitachi and OEM sites.
  • Lead problem solving and failure root cause analysis activities.
  • Work as core coordinator of a global cross functional team applying effective verbal and written communication skills is a must.
  • Ability to travel and support activities and coordination at the global level is required.

Support and facilitate necessary CAD/CAE activity to meet customer requirements.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have working knowledge and experience with APQP program management
  • Be proficient with
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Microsoft Project
    • Data analysis and ability to draw conclusions to support problem solving.
  • Experience with the following is desired, (not required)
    • CAD software (i.e. CATIA V4, V5, UG, Solidworks preferred)
    • CAE/FEA software (ie.. ANSYS)
    • Math software - Matlab/Simulink,
    • Statistical software – ie. Minitab
  • Have experience tracking and reporting design changes.
  • Capability in spoken and written Japanese language is a benefit
  • Experience with shocks, struts, automotive suspension components highly desirable.
  • Self-starter with ability to work remote from home.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or equivalent)

Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in automotive or similar field with launch experience.

Job level determined by various factors such as organization size, responsibility, career stage, and capabilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Working conditions:

Physical Demands:  Required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Travel: Domestic and international may be required as needed.

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.

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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