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Engineer I (Hardware)

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Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: 44914
Date Posted: Mar 10, 2020
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): New Graduate
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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General Responsibilities:

Plans and manages activities for multiple projects to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished within a prescribed time frame by performing any combination of all essential duties and responsibilities.


Job Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this position is to support the development of automotive embedded electronic control unit hardware. The duties include supporting analog and digital circuit design through analysis and simulation, EMC design including the support for PCB layout. EMC test plan development, troubleshooting EMC anomalies, product specification negotiation, hardware-in-the-loop testing, supporting the testing of prototypes, creating EOL tester specifications and following the development through to production. In addition, the position will be responsible for supporting the root cause analysis of modules returned by the customer during the development stage.


The candidate will be responsible for working with customer engineers to ensure that program goals are met, schedules are maintained, and problems encountered during the development process are satisfactorily resolved.  The candidate will need to work with other project team members and design engineers, in resolving issues related to the design of the electronic hardware. The candidate will occasionally need to travel to multiple global locations to support project development.



The ideal candidate will:

  • Understanding of analog and digital hardware systems as applied to automotive control systems.
  • Understanding engineering analysis methods and interpreting the results to convey this information to others.
  • Proficient in setting up and using laboratory test equipment such as multi-meters, scopes, logic analyzer, power analyzer.
  • Critical thinking and dealing with complex problems to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions and conclusions.
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills to convey information efficiently and effectively.
  • Familiar with automotive component and vehicle test procedures, including EMI/EMC testing;
  • Experience creating WCA and working with PSPICE or Saber Modeling
  • Be able to coordinate program activities with team members at remote sites;
  • Embedded H/W design experience for automotive applications;


Travel Requirements: 

  • Candidate will perform initial hire 6 mo. in design engineering and introductory training at the design and technical center in Farmington Hills, MI. 
  • Candidate will perform an additional 3 mo. training period at Kentucky or Georgia manufacturing plants. 
  • Candidate must be open to potential assignments overseas. 


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 is also required.

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