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Suspension Sr. Engineer

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0001656
Date Posted: Apr 15, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

General Responsibilities:

As a member of the Hitachi Suspension Group, the primary responsibility of this position will be to design, plan, test, and coordinate multiple processes of product development used in automotive suspension semi-active shock absorber design and application. 

Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Coordinate all product development activity between OEM customer and responsible departments within the company.
  • Comprehend and transfer of customer requirements to responsible activities within the company.
  • Facilitate and manage program QCD timing in the roll of project engineer.
  • Directly communicate and interface with OEM customers for issues regarding the products, including customers’ related concerns and/or improvement actions.
  • Review and interface with OEM customer for warranty data and initiate and coordinate actions internally to improve quality.
  • Create test plans, conduct and/or support lab testing necessary for related product/technology.
  • Support sales staff to develop and establish marketing/pricing strategy.
  • Work in conjunction with internal and customer vehicle development team.
  • Knowledge of TS16949/IATF16949 requirements to support job responsibilities.
  • Support and facilitate necessary CAD/CAE activity to meet new development requirements and/or address internal/customer concerns.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have working knowledge and experience with APQP program management
  • Be proficient with
    •  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    •  Microsoft Project
  • Experience with the following is desired, (not required)
    • CAD softwarei.e. CATIA V5, UG, Solidworks preferred
    • CAE/FEA softwarei.e. ANSYS
    • Math software – Matlab/Simulink
    • Statistical software – i.e. Minitab
  • Have experience tracking and reporting design changes.
  • Have experience coordinating and facilitating several small projects or one major project.
  • Experience interfacing with customers is a plus.

Additionally, the ability to work independently with minimal direction is required as are strong/effective verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to travel and support activities and coordination at the global level is required.

Education:  Possess a bachelor degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering (or similar discipline)

Experience:  5-7 years applicable experience in related field, would consider less experience with a Masters Degree.

Job level determined by various factors such as organization size, responsibility, career stage, and capabilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

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. Have ability to work 40 – 60 hours per week.

Travel: Domestic and international may be required as needed.

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.

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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