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Production Control and Logistics Staff

Location: Tallapoosa, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0040479
Date Posted: Jan 9, 2024
Segment: Astemo
Business Unit: Hitachi Astemo
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Position Summary:

This position will be part of the xEV Drive Unit team for Electric Vehicle products and will be responsible for the Drive Unit Production Control and Logistics group. The purpose of the PC&L Staff position is to activities set by the PC&L Manager based on the goals of the plant and the department / division.   This position is responsible for adherence to departmental and company policies and procedures including NPI project management guidelines and mass production support.  The xEV Drive Unit PC&L Staff assocaite will provide support for the development, installation, launch and mass production by providing logistical support while also ensuring smooth part procurement, part flow and shipments for the Drive Unit production line.  This position offers opportunities to work with a wide variety of departments and levels of management within the company both domestic and international.

Essential functions of this job include:

  • Buying activity for procurement of mass production and non-production items as required per production plan.
  • Production planning activity to ensure that production plans meet customer order requirements in alignment with inventory levels (FG and supplied components).
  • Manage the plant ERP system for Purchasing and Planning activities.

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Skills):

  • 2-Year College Degree or commensurate experience in Operations, Distribution, Supply-Chain, or Purchasing disciplines
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Experience establishing/maintaining production logistics flows from supply base through customer delivery
  • Intermediate experience required in Windows, MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, and ERP system
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible in working shifts as required to meet production schedules
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes

Preferred Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Skills):

  • 4-year College Degree concentrating in Supply Chain or Business fields of study
  • Advanced experience with ERP preferred

Essential to Job Functions – Physical and/or Mental Restrictions:

  • Ability to work flexible schedule including all shifts and days as needed
  • Ability to work for long periods of time while sitting
  • Standing, walking, and bending for the duration of the workday
  • Ability to lift 35lbs from floor to a height of 4ft
  • Ability to push or pull pallet jack up to 450lbs
  • Visual ability to work accurately with detailed information and a computer screen
  • Ability to travel for business (Domestic and Overseas)


  • Intermediate experience required in Windows, MSWord, PowerPoint, and Excel

ERP systems (SAP, Glovia, etc.…)

Production and Location Start-up Duties:

  • Work within small team to develop new manufacturing location and new processes to support smooth mass production start-up of EV products
  • Support development of logistics systems, including incoming, component storage, component flow, and outgoing activity
  • Facilitate installation of Astemo ERP system into facility
  • Typical NPI duties as detailed by internal Astemo and customer requirements for start-up of new product/location

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Make sound business decisions, exercise good judgment and maintain high level of motivation for PC&L staff
  • Maintain effectiveness in high visibility situations, handle multiple functions efficiently and ensure department deadlines are met
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of organization
  • Promote and carry out the Hitachi Core Values
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and technical terminology
  • Confers with and prepares reports for upper management and possibly other organizations
  • Maintains clean and orderly work environment according to 6S
  • Interacts with various levels of associates

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Will not supervise

Work Environment – Travel, Noise, Smells, Quiet, Indoors or Outdoors, etc.

  • Requires 25% travel – Domestic and International (may include short term assignment in foreign country)
  • Open-Office Setting
  • Factory Setting with Noise

Equipment Used

  • Personal Computer
  • Fork truck, hand-jack

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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