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Sr. Production Engineering Manager

Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0013334
Date Posted: Nov 27, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Senior Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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On January 1, 2021, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Keihin Corporation, Showa Corporation and Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. merged to form Hitachi Astemo, Ltd., a world-leading mobility solutions provider focusing on advanced mobility technologies within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort.  The name "Astemo" is derived from the words "Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Mobility" and describes the mission of the integrated company to "provide a safe, sustainable and comfortable mobility life through technologies that contribute to an advanced and sustainable society". Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team.  We have a current career opportunity as a Sr. Production Engineering Manager.


  • Manages all functions of the Production Engineering department to include but not limited to continuous improvement of manufacturing processes, analysis of scrap and downtime data.
  • Manages the development of methods, tooling, labor and set up estimates for new products and revisions for existing products.
  • Assures that new equipment and tooling specifications, design, construction, and debugging are consistent with needs, commercial specifications, cost justifications, and time constraints.
  • Assures that modifications of existing equipment, tooling, and manufacturing procedures are being satisfactorily performed.
  • Recommends replacement of existing equipment and provides long-term facility planning assistance.
  • Provides engineering solutions to achieve the quality demands of the plant as it relates to production machinery, tooling and manufacturing processes.
  • Meets with Product Engineering groups and negotiate existing and new product design changes and project timetables, which will enable quality manufacturing at the lowest cost.
  • Directs process control programs with plant, manufacturing, engineering, and vendors to ensure products can be economically maintained and to ensure product final acceptance to the customer.
  • Supports Production and Maintenance departments as needed to prevent missed shipments and quality defects to customers.
  • Tracks Production Engineering activities and ensures that deadlines are met.
  • Reports status of Production Engineering department KPI’s to Executive Management.
  • Develops operating budgets and administers approved budgets. Reports against operating budgets.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field with minimum of 10 years engineering experience, preferably in automotive manufacturing.
  • Managerial experience including at least three years supervising Engineering and/or Technical personnel, or at least five years of managing projects which involve leading multiple team members. E
  • xperience with CNC machining and automated assembly processes, tooling, and equipment.
  • Experience with process preparation for new product launches, including APQP and PPAP documentation.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written to Associates of all levels.
  • Comprehensive understanding of manufacturing process costs.
  • Familiar with maintenance work, plant engineering, and utilities.
  • Familiar with process capability (Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk) analysis and quality tools for process improvement.
  • Familiar with TS16949, ISO14000, and OSHA regulations.
  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Some 2D and 3D CAD experience preferred.


Manage Production Engineering Associates, including hiring, training, counseling and discipline, performance appraisal, and assigning/prioritizing all work for subordinates.


Required to sit or stand and move about the facility.  Occasional lifting of items not to exceed 50 lbs.


Combination of office and plant environment.  May be required to use safety glasses, ear protection and wear steel toe shoes while performing specific tasks or while in manufacturing areas.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks. Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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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