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Suspension Engineer

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0038676
Date Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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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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 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.
  • Support sales staff to develop and establish marketing/pricing strategy.
  • Support customer vehicle development work.
  • 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

Education:  Possess a bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or equivalent)

Experience: Have a minimum of 5 years experience in automotive or similar field with launch experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Qualifications (Education, Skills and/or special Knowledge):

The ideal candidate will:

  • 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.

Working conditions:

Physical Demands: Required to sit or stand for long periods. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Have the ability to work 40 – 60 hours per week.

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.

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