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Mechanical Engineer Power Electronics (m/f/d)

Location: Schwaig-Oberding, Bayern, Deutschland
Job ID: R0014157
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2023
Segment: Astemo
Business Unit: Hitachi Astemo
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.

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 and join our organization our Headquarters in Schwaig-Oberding (near Munich Airport) as:

Mechanical Engineer Power Electronics (m/f/d)

In this position you will work in the development of Inverter (Powertrain Electronics) as part of electrical drivetrain in passenger cars as well as product development support in optimization of customized Inverter for electric drivetrain.

Your core responsibilities include:

  • Execute, lead, plan and track engineering and design activities during development of automotive power electronic components to customer requirements

  • With input from team members design Inverter within the project team from concept to production

  • Coordinate engineering / design work and data transfer between development team in Japan and OEM customer in Germany

  • Evaluate customer mechanical specifications and requirements

  • Coordinate activities with suppliers and in house testing

  • Analysis of test and validation results and definition of development action

  • Support customer vehicle test in regards to Power Electronic component

  • Make design recommendations with evaluated risks, cost improvements, etc.

  • Ensure design proposals meet customer requirements & specifications

  • Support customer presentations, interfacing with OEMs on technical level to power electronics regarding voltage level, efficiency, power output, safety issues, robustness, packaging and reliability of electronics (hardware)

  • Support quotation process with technical knowledge of designs to meet specifications and requirements (critical requirements analysis, create project specific system/product architecture)

Profile and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with strong background in power electronics (high Voltage) for mobile application

  • 5 years working experience at least 3 years as Engineer in the field of power electronics

  • Strong experience in Inverter topologies, electrical devices, schematics and layout esp. EMI electrical safety know how (high Voltage)

  • Some experience in design of power electronics development and commercialization

  • Knowledge and skills of CAD systems in CATIA or SolidWorks and Automotive design process

  • Service oriented working style with great ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions of mechanical systems

  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) and interpersonal skills; working within international teams (interaction between local team, customer and development team abroad)


  • 30 days of annual leave

  • Corporate company benefits (pension scheme, accident insurance…)

  • Flat hierarchy

  • Hybrid working options.

  • Company business bike leasing

  • Working in an international team

About Hitachi Astemo xEV Business Unit

Our xEV Business Unit is part of our Powertrain & Safety System division and focusing on developing components for our clients in the electrical car market in Japan, Europe, China and America. Our goal is to develop innovative solutions for this current and future strong xEV market.

Why Hitachi Astemo?

At Hitachi Astemo, Harmony, 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. 

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

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