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Drive Unite Test Engineer

Location: Tallapoosa, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0042169
Date Posted: Feb 2, 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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Position Summary:

This position will be part of the xEV Drive Unit team for Electric Vehicle products and will be responsible for functional test development, testing programs, process improvements and production support and for both New Product Introduction as well as Mass Production support.  This position has direct contact with multiple departments within the manufacturing site and will support other departments for all testing related concerns.

Overall requirements of the Test Engineer are to ensure that products meet the required specification through on and off-line testing processes, ensure test programs meet testing specifications and ensure that equipment is verified and qualified for mass production. This position offers opportunities to work with a wide variety of aspects of the manufacturing processes, a wide variety of departments and levels of management within the company both domestic and international. Essential functions of this job include:

  • Confirm that equipment is maintained and working properly
  • Ensure safety of High Voltage testing equipment for all associates
  • Confirm that testing specification are meet and that test programs are fully vetted to include all required testing
  • Assist other departments in setting up testing trials/experiments for customer/internal troubles testing

Works with other team members (Process Engineer, Quality Engineers, Assy Engineer, Analysis Engineer, Maintenance, Technical Associates and Production (management and production floor personnel.)

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Skills):

  • 4-year College Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Knowledge/experience with troubleshooting Test Equipment problems in both hardware and software
  • Knowledge of electronics, mechanics, pneumatics and computer programming
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible in working shifts as required to meet production schedules
  • Experience in technical computer language and its applications
  • Knowledge/experience with power electronics
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required

Preferred Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Skills):

  • Work experience in automotive industry, with emphasis in electro/mechanical devices
  • Knowledge of EV components such as inverters and motors
  • Fluency in Japanese language
  • Visual C++ Certification, LabVIEW
  • Experience with VXI, PXI and GPIB instrument interface systems
  • Automotive electronics
  • Experience with National Instruments Test Stand and/or Agilent Test Exec SL
  • Knowledge/experience with automotive power electronics

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

  • 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
  • AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Ladder Logic – various platforms
  • LabVIEW or similar

Production and Location Start-up Duties:

  • Work within small team to develop manufacturing location and processes to support smooth mass production start-up of EV products.
  • Support Design team in development of testing specification and application of specification to the testing equipment for EV products.
  • Support PE test in development, manufacturing and installation of the testing equipment.
  • Develop testing program protocols, including secure storage, transfer to equipment, change point controls and verifications of equipment/products.
  • 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
  • Maintain effectiveness in high visibility situations, handle multiple functions efficiently and ensure deadlines are met
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of organization needed
  • Maintain functional knowledge of processes, procedures and equipment within manufacturing
  • 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.

  • Travel Required: 5~10% Domestic; 5~10% International (during project start-up phase)
  • Open-Office Setting
  • Factory Setting with Noise

Equipment Used

  • Personal Computer
  • Multimeter
  • Oscilloscope
  • Electro/Mechanical Testing Equipment

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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