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Mechanical Engineer, New Product Development

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0030035
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The Mechanical Engineer, New Product Development role is responsible for design, development and integration of mechanical components and sub-systems for a variety of compressor products.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the NPD engineering team and cross functionally to deliver world class compressor solutions. 

This position is located at Hitachi Global Air Power in Michigan City, Indiana, and reports to the Director of New Product Development Engineering.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead development of mechanical components and sub-systems within New Product Development projects.
  • Provide clear direction to design team resulting in accurate, manufacturable designs.
  • Perform calculations and analysis to ensure design meets product requirements for performance, serviceability, and safety.
  • Lead and participate in technical and cross functional design reviews.
  • Adhere to and create deliverables related to phase gate new product development process.
  • Work closely with supply chain and suppliers to ensure product cost targets are met.
  • Drive designs through engineering release process to achieve on-time and high-quality releases.
  • Support product validation through creation of test plans, coordination of sample part procurement, test lab support and generation of test reports.
  • Support production via immediate resolution of shop floor issues and troubleshooting guidance.
  • Occasional travel may be required, 5%.



  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (required).

Professional experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in product design desired.
  • 3D modeling/CAD experience desired.  Proficiency in Siemens NX is a plus.
  • Experience with SAP ERP/PLM systems is a plus.
  • Experience with industrial rotating equipment is a plus.

Key behaviors:

  • Results driven – focus on project technical, cost and timing goals.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of ownership.
  • Sense of urgency to complete tasks.
  • Creativity, willing to explore new designs and methods.

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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