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Electronic Throttle Controls Engineer

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Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: 44653
Date Posted: Jan 27, 2020
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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General Responsibilities:

Under the direction of a group manager the candidate is responsible for application design for new and existing product designs on Electronic Throttle Controls


Job Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as the application design engineer working closely with customers in the metro Detroit area.  Major responsibilities include technical evaluation of new business prospects, performing design investigations, action item tracking and development of design documentation.  This position is required to work directly with customer engineers on company products.  This position is also responsible to ensure that program goals are met, schedules are maintained, and problems encountered during the development process are satisfactorily resolved.  The individual must demonstrate the ability to organize, add value to and communicate information on a global basis to suppliers, customers and other divisions alike.  That information may include but not be limited to design information such as a DFMEA, DVP&R, technical specifications or drawings.  Additionally, this position is required to work with other project team members and engineers to investigate, report on and resolve issues related to design.  This position may be required to periodically travel both domestically and internationally. The position may require accompanying customers to Hitachi production sites in support of the company’s product.



The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering as a minimum.

  • Have a minimum of two (2) years applicable product experience and minimum of (5) years in the automotive engineering field.

  • Have experience with the fundamentals of automotive induction system design.

  • Have a basic understanding of electronic control systems, sensor design, compact brush and brushless motor design and fluid flow

  • Have experience in DFMEA, DVP&R, GD&T and APQP

  • Be familiar with automotive component and engine test procedures, life cycle testing, tear-down analysis and be generally knowledgeable in the powertrain development process.

  • Have experience with preparing design specifications, design documentation and test procedures.

  • Have experience successfully interfacing and negotiating with customers.

  • Ability to learn quickly and support a variety of products is a plus.

  • Ability with 3D CAD such as CATIA, NX or SolidWorks is a plus.


Additionally, the ability to work independently with minimal direction is required as are strong verbal and written communication skills.  Experience with PCs and application software, such as MS Office tools and Lotus Notes are also required.

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