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Quality Lab Technician

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Location: Berea, Kentucky, United States
Job ID: R0001811
Date Posted: Apr 22, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Quality Lab Technician

Company: Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems America, Inc. 

Division: Production

Location: Berea, KY

Status: Regular, Full-Time (Hourly)

Shifts: 1st shift

Reports to: QA Manager

Summary:  Responsible for supplier and AM - MS manufacturing parts quality through the life of the program including warranty concerns.

Essential Functions: Includes the following (other duties may be documented and assigned by local management and some duties may not apply dependent upon the requirements of the position at Astemo AM-MS site and/or the strengths of the employee and the needs of the company).

• Physical inspection of components and finished products by use of various automatic inspection equipment and hand-held inspection tools based on standards shown in engineering drawings or specification documents.

• Support dimensional and physical properties inspection on incoming supplier components and raw materials as specified.

• Support dimensional and physical properties inspection of in-process components and sub-assembly components as specified.

• Support dimensional and physical properties inspection of finished goods products as specified.

• Maintain overall Lab inspection work request information, work schedule plan,

communication with outside depts on work completion status as needed.

• Maintain Lab facilities equipment / tool items listing, to include storage location plan, calibration schedule, repair or replacement events.

• As needed support QA Eng. And Line Inspectors with quality inspection / sorting on production floor.

• Maintain Lab layout organization, safety and cleanliness at all times.

• Prepare various type of QA Lab standard documents, reports as needed to show evidence of completed work and to assist with communication of inspection results to requesting or related departments.

• Perform testing functions of both mechanical and electrical in nature.


• 3 - 5 years prior related experience preferred.

• Associate's degree or technical certifications in a technical field preferred.

• Must have the ability to learn and operate latest technology equipment used for the purpose of dimensional and physical properties testing functions such as ; 3 axis CMM, 3-D Measurement Scanner, CNC Measurement, Digital Microscope, Tensile Strength, Surface Finish, Height Gauge and various hand held inspection tools.

• Be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

• Possess ability to perform duties utilizing current company software applications.

• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills required.  

• Performs job duties in an ethical and professional manner.

• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions:

• Physical Demands:  Required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Ability to work 40 - 60 hours per week.

• Travel:  Domestic and international may be required as needed.

• Work Environment:  Working in an office environment with frequent exposure to manufacturing areas.

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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