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Lead Engineer

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Location: Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States
Job ID: 44419
Date Posted: Dec 23, 2019
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Essential Job Functions: Includes the following (other duties may be documented and assigned by local management and some duties may not apply dependent upon the requirements of the position at each specific (HIAMS)AM site and/or the strengths of the employee and the needs of the company):

  • This position will be responsible for newly awarded and existing Electrical Control Unit business.
  • Primary responsibilities will include:
  • Project management
  • Purchasing, installing, and validating new manufacturing equipment.
  • Work with the cross functional team to improve line to meet Key Performance Indicator. 
  • Responsible for providing quotes for new Electrical Control Unit products.


Knowledge, skills & abilities: 

  • Ability to manage projects in a team environment
  • Possess strong initiative to complete project tasks on-time and in-budget.
  • Possess strong communication skills to effectively communicate with cross functional teams.
  • Required to travel to Japan for training and as required to support machine design and validation, customer/supplier/group company support, etc.
  • Possess strong time management skills to simultaneously manage multiple projects.
  • Prior engineering experience in automotive/manufacturing environment.
  • SolidWorks 3-D CAD modeling (or other CAD systems) experience
  • Programming capability (PLC/GLC, C++, VB, SQL, etc.)  
  • Experience with Surface Mount Technology.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics, Mechanical, Electrical or other engineering technology required.

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