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R&D Engineer

Location: Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0051442
Date Posted: Jun 7, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: HITACHI ENERGY USA INC
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

General Information:

Within the High Voltage Products Business Unit (BU), the Technology Center (TC) North America is responsible – as part of a global R&D organization – for the development and optimization of high voltage equipment for electrical substations. 

 

As R&D Engineer, you will be part of the TC organization, and you will be based in Mount Pleasant, PA. and report to the R&D Team Manager. The team is at the forefront of innovation in the field of electrical power distribution and protection systems.

 

You will work on an innovative line of high voltage components, focusing primarily on Dead-Tank Circuit Breakers that are critical components of high-voltage substations, designed to manage the flow of electricity in electric power networks and interrupt it in case of faults or emergencies. You will put your unique technical knowledge and collaboration skills in different technology and product development workstreams, with the aim to continuously improve quality and reliability, as well as to introduce innovative and cost-effective solutions. Continuous innovation and development are essential to meet the ever-growing demand for reliable and resilient power distribution networks, making this position an indispensable part of the electrical industry.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Participate in international R&D projects, aimed at introducing new products, as a technical specialist in your area of expertise. Execute technical workstreams, analyze, and follow up with different development tasks to meet project specifications on time, cost, and quality. 
  • Provide technical support to business operations in meeting customers’ needs timely and effectively. Identify and implement short and long-term solutions, and make sure that product and processes are timely updated in all the affected business network. 
  • Perform a variety of technology or product development assignments requiring advanced and innovative techniques, in the frame of both R&D projects and product improvement initiatives. 
  • Provide technical support to new product implementation (NPI), transfer of production (ToP), and new supplier introduction activities. Define and maintain technical instructions to support factory and supplier qualification processes. 
  • Contribute to the development of strategic technology plans and project portfolio in own organization. 
  • Identify Intellectual Property (IP) risks and opportunities in own activities. Trigger and support IP management and protection processes in collaboration with the IP organization, including invention disclosure and patent search activities. 
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

 

Your Background:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electrical Engineering (EE), Electro-mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET), or similar education. 
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • Experience in mechanical engineering roles in the electro-mechanical industry is preferred. 
  • Technical expertise in selection and use of metallic and insulating materials 
  • Proficiency in CAD software and 3D modelling such as PTC Creo or similar. 
  • Knowledge of change management processes. 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electrical Engineering (EE), Electro-mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET), or similar education. 
  • Experience in mechanical engineering roles in the electro-mechanical industry is preferred. 
  • Technical expertise in selection and use of metallic and insulating materials 
  • Proficiency in CAD software and 3D modelling such as PTC Creo or similar. 
  • Knowledge of change management processes. 

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