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Engineer II

Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: 46061
Date Posted: Nov 10, 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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Throughout its’ history, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. has been synonymous with safety, quality, growth, and continuous improvement.  Adhering to these core values has enabled us to succeed as a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive market.  With five US locations and over 2,100 hard-working employees, we are dedicated to ensuring the expectations of our first-rate automotive customers are consistently exceeded. 


Our recent expansion has afforded us a unique opportunity for a strategic, dynamic, and forward-thinking Manufacturing Engineer looking to “shift gears” and join the team in our Monroe, GA facility.  You offer us your determination and work-ethic; we offer you very competitive pay and top-notch health benefits.

Chief Duties and/or Responsibilities:


  1. Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.

  2. Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of buildings and equipment.

  3. Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.

  4. Create manning plans based on volume forecasts for new programs.

  5. Gives input to product design based on design for manufacture/design for assembly philosophy.

  6. Designs, develops and tests and/or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.

  7. Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.

  8. Develop and document quality system for new programs (control plan, PFMEA, process flow, work instructions, and inspection plans.)

  9. Coordinate and document all Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities.

  10. Calculate required dunnage usage. Design, test and order all necessary dunnage for new programs.

  11. Develop and maintain documentation such as downtime, scrap, and efficiencies.

  12. Utilize data such as downtime, scrap, efficiencies, etc. to plan and strategize countermeasures for equipment and process problems.

  13. Leads or participates in Kaizen activities to ensure continuous improvement in processes, products, components, raw materials, and equipment.


Qualified Applicants will possess the following:


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field with five (5) years Engineering experience.  Experience in automotive manufacturing industry is preferred.

  • Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques.

  • Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods including flow, layout, assembly and production equipment.

  • Problem analysis and problem resolution.

  • Familiarity with current automotive standard and OSHA regulations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to motivate team efforts to accomplish goals. 
  •  Must be proficient in MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint. Some Access experience preferred.




Supervisory Responsibilities:





Physical Demands:


Required to sit or stand and move about the facility.  Occasional lifting of items not to exceed 50 lbs.




Work Environment:


Combination of office and plant environment.  May be required to use safety glasses and wear steel toe shoes while performing specific tasks or while in specific manufacturing areas.




Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks.  Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).




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