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Production Engineer

Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0001769
Date Posted: Apr 22, 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

On January 1, 2021, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Keihin Corporation, Showa Corporation and Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. merged to form Hitachi Astemo, Ltd., a world-leading mobility solutions provider focusing on advanced mobility technologies within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort.  The name "Astemo" is derived from the words "Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Mobility" and describes the mission of the integrated company to "provide a safe, sustainable and comfortable mobility life through technologies that contribute to an advanced and sustainable society". Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team.  We have a current career opportunity as a Production Engineer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of buildings and equipment.
  • Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.
  • Create manning plans based on volume forecasts for new programs.
  • Gives input to product design based on design for manufacture/design for assembly philosophy.
  • Designs, develops and tests and/or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.
  • Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.
  • Develop and document quality system for new programs (control plan, PFMEA, process flow, work instructions, and inspection plans.)
  • Coordinate and document all Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities.
  • Calculate required dunnage usage. Design, test and order all necessary dunnage for new programs.
  • Develop and maintain documentation such as downtime, scrap, and efficiencies.
  • Utilize data such as downtime, scrap, efficiencies, etc. to plan and strategize countermeasures for equipment and process problems.
  • Leads or participates in Kaizen activities to ensure continuous improvement in processes, products, components, raw materials, and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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:

None. 

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.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.  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).

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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