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Smart Manufacturing Research Engineer (m/f/d)

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Location: Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Job ID: 44557
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2020
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe GmbH (Germany)
Profession (Job Category): R&D
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Hitachi is one of the world's leading companies in the electrical industry. Technical innovations for the future are our greatest challenge. The product range of our Group comprises more than 20,000 components and solutions. More than 325,000 employees help us to continuously develop international standards and distribute high-quality complex components and systems.


To strengthen our Automotive & Industry Laboratory in the area we are looking for a

Smart Manufacturing Research Engineer (m/f/d)

to be located either in Schwaig near Munich (Germany), or Sophia-Antipolis near Nice (France)


Your responsibilities


  • Contribute to innovation in the context of Industrie 4.0, smart manufacturing, Internet of Things, Big Data, production automation and related activities.
  • Contribute to customer cocreation projects in dedicated business environments, by closely collaborating with business divisions, with internal and external business partners
  • Design, prototype and develop innovative digital solutions in R&D environment, by closely collaborating with other internal and external team members across the globe 
  • Support expansion of Hitachi group’s business to EMEA and global market, through deep understanding of potential competitive opportunities and threats. When appropriate, design and prototype new functions to support business expansion of Hitachi group’s solutions after validating business and technical competitiveness hypothesis.
  • Contribute to team growth, by taking initiatives in new idea creations for the development of cutting-edge technologies, as well as for new R&D and cocreation approach and opportunities.
  • Prepare and submit patents on technical solutions to provide competitive advantage and protect Hitachi’s IP; and, after obtaining appropriate protection, publish technical results.
  • Support of Hitachi events and business activities with respect to the above-mentioned fields, particularly in Europe, but also at global level.
  • Manage R&D Projects, analyse system requirements, evaluate scenarios design, and high-level system design.



Your profile:

  • Engineering M.Sc. or PhD in Production Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and technologies, or similar subjects

  • Experience and capability to apply Mathematics, Statistics, Data mining, Computer Science, Physics or related discipline to solve specific issues in the manufacturing domain

  • Knowledge of Manufacturing systems such as SCADA, MES, ERP, Automation and robotics, Logistics and supply chain, and proven experience in the R&D or projects related to Industry 4.0 or industrial IoT

  • Basic knowledge in shop floor machine programming

  • Knowledge and experience of at least one between Python and R,  and knowledge of C++, Matlab, SQL and Hadoop

  • Ability to reason “out of the box” to create new business opportunities

  • Willingess to travel up to 40% worldwide

  • Good command of English Language

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