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ITB Application Engineer

Location: Tallapoosa, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0042176
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2024
Segment: Astemo
Business Unit: Hitachi Astemo
Profession (Job Category): IT, Telecom & Internet
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General Summary: 

HITACHI ASTEMO is hiring an IT Business Services Lead for their new facility in Tallapoosa, Georgia. The role involves hands-on coordination among business users, IT teams, and third parties to facilitate the successful deployment of the SAP S4 HANA ERP system. The IT-BS Lead will oversee the setup of IT infrastructure, LAN, WAN, printers, scanners, and other equipment, ensuring timely completion of project tasks. Acting as the primary liaison between IT and business users, the candidate will proactively identify and address issues, collaborate with the IT PMO, and communicate effectively with the business community to drive positive change.

Job Summary:

  • Prepare the Tallapoosa site for the SAP S4 HANA go-live by coordinating all IT project deployment-related activities.
  • Serve as the primary IT contact for onsite stakeholders, addressing their project deployment concerns and inquiries.
  • Conduct site surveys, gather equipment requirements (access points, servers, printers, scanners), and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure timely completion.
  • Collaborate with site business users to test and verify equipment and process functionality.
  • Monitor the setup of material flow systems at the plant site (AGVs, conveyors, sensors), providing insights for integration with the SAP Implementation team.
  • Continuously analyze and validate site preparation, systems integration, and business readiness.
  • Actively participate in project meetings, providing regular reports and updates.
  • Conduct status reviews and discussions to track progress and address requirements and concerns.
  • Stay current with relevant technology through necessary training to lead from the front.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and Ability to communicate effectively with business customers as well as IT leadership.
  • Excellent analytical skills to develop concepts and facilitate decision making.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team management and facilitation experience
  • Experience in managing IT infrastructure tasks for a manufacturing/ automotive industry.
  • Business acumen- keeping up to date with technology evolution and Industry trends.
  • Experience in working with truly global teams is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and stakeholder management skills

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in business, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.


  • 2 plus years of experience working on IT projects in close coordination with business customers in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in working with SAP implementations is highly desirable.
  • SAP S/4 HANA experience is preferred.
  • Experience working with an IT incident management system (ex. ServiceNow)

Working Conditions

  •  Local and/or international travel will be required as needed (25%), including some extended stays on location for education or deployments.  Must have a valid driver’s license and Passport.
  • Required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The ability to lift 30-50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Team members may be routinely exposed to equipment operational noise heat-cold-and dust.
  • Team Member may be required to stand, sit, squat, walk, bend, move, reach, or stretch for prolonged time periods with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
  • Work in a safe and professional manner while adhering to all regulatory requirements (OSHA, EPA, State, and Federal regulations, etc.).
  • Comprehend and adhere to management directions and/or safety instructions with no restrictions.
  • Effectively communicate in Business English language.

Location: 100% Onsite in Tallapoosa, GA

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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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