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Sr. Engineer

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0000788
Date Posted: Jan 7, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General Responsibilities:

Under general direction of a higher level engineer or manager, the primary responsibility of this position is

to design, plan, test, and coordinate multiple processes of product development used in automotive

electronic suspension system design and application.

Job Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this position includes, but is not limited to:

  • Individual will be responsible for coordinating all product development activity between OEM customer and responsible departments within the company.
  • Individual will need to comprehend and transfer customer requirements to responsible activities within the company.
  • Facilitate and manage program QCD timing in the roll of system engineer.
  • Facilitate and manage system level design and component and vehicle interaction cascading the requirement as necessary to the respective support teams.
  • Directly communicate and interface with OEM customers for issues regarding the products, including customers’ related concerns.
  • Review and interface with OEM customer for warranty data and initiate and coordinate actions internally to improve quality.
  • Conduct and/or support lab testing necessary for related product.
  • Support sales staff to develop and establish marketing/pricing strategy.
  • Support customer vehicle development work.
  • Knowledge of TS16949 requirements to support job responsibilities.
  • Manage / lead assigned program deliverables with minimal supervision.
  • Occasional meetings outside of core business hours with other global Hitachi and OEM sites.

Support and facilitate necessary CAD/CAE activity to meet customer requirements

Qualifications (Education, Skills and/or special Knowledge):

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess a bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum of 5 years applicable experience in related field
  • Have working knowledge and experience with APQP program management
  • Be proficient with
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Microsoft Project
  • Experience with the following is desired, (not required)
    • CAD software (i.e. CATIA V4, V5, UG, Solidworks preferred)
    • CAE/FEA software (ie.. ANSYS)
    • Math software - Matlab/Simulink,
    • Programming Language - Visual Basic, C++
    • Statistical software – ie. Minitab
  • Have experience tracking and reporting design changes.
  • Capability in spoken and written Japanese language is a benefit
  • Experience with shocks, struts, automotive suspension components highly desirable.
  • Self starter with ability to work remote from home.

The ability to work as core coordinator of a global cross functional team applying effective verbal and written communication skills is a must. Ability to travel and support activities and coordination at the global level is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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