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STEM Program Specialist

Location: Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
Job ID: R0002659
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi High-Technologies
Company Name: Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): SMP.03Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program Coordinator (STEM PC) has a primary function of supporting the global advancement of the  Hitachi High-Tech America’s (HTA) Inspire STEM Education Outreach Program (STEM-EOP) initiative..  The STEM PC position has responsibility for leading the day-to-day program operations.  These include supporting events and outreaches, monitoring & reporting on project milestones, and creating official project records.  The STEM-PC also maintains and updates social/digital media and the STEM-EP calendar.  This position will require the STEM PC to, in person or virtually install, track, remove, and deliver the Tabletop Microscope (TM)  from multiple locations as directed.  The STEM PC also provides educational training on the microscope usage as needed.   


  • Coordinate the planning, presenting, and executing of the STEM Outreach Program
  • Create and Coordinate the STEM Outreach Program general planning and participation through various administrative and technical functions in formalizing and documenting processes and procedures for programs, events and activities including meetings, programs, workshops, science fairs, career fairs, trade shows, conferences, etc.
  • Support STEM-EP activities within Hitachi Group companies for either Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Community Action Committee (CAC) purposes
  • Create and coordinate education STEM programming in a creative method for organizations, lead contacts and school stakeholders with consistent written and verbal communication  to ensure successful execution and outcomes
  • Create and coordinate functions and activities required of projects in a timely manner
  • Collect, analyze, and evaluate program data and prepare monthly reports
  • Researches, compiles, and proofreads data for documentation, communication, and presentation materials
  • Creates documentation for regional and national distributor shows and events
  • Understand and its use within DND and Nanotechnology Systems Division (NSD)
  • Analyzes problems, compiles data, determines approach, and prepares summary reports with recommended solutions
  • Use distribution network to provide administrative support to management in an effort to promote NSD products
  • TM Series Technical Support (training provided by HTA)
    • Create, coordinate and plan transport and setup TM microscope
    • Research and incorporate best practice for remote access and virtual programming
    • Demonstrate TM Series microscopes to distributors/customers
    • Perform minor maintenance and consult with Engineering divisions for additional maintenance support and training
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • A minimum of five (5) years of on the job experience with sales, applications, teaching/instruction, product support, or Microscopy experience.  STEM experience is a plus.  Technical experience working with microscopes is not required (full training provided by HTA)
  • Average of 50% travel required


  • Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Suite with emphasis on Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to effectively use and navigate
  • High degree of attention to detail and multitasking skills required
  • Ability to effectively communicate via telephone, email, text message, and instant message
  • Ability to use current digital media and adaptability to learn and use future versions
  • Ability to speak and present in front of audiences, classes, and/or educators
  • Ability to successfully demonstrate an electron microscope and perform EDS analysis on a variety of samples
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record at all times
  • Ability to effectively communicate (read, write, and speak) in English is required
    • Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish is a plus
  • Ability to provide industry bid quotes
  • Ability to answer general local and state government-based questions as they relate to the STEM-EP
  • Ability to provide effective support despite travel through changing time zones
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and be a team player internally and with distributors
  • Ability to use a laptop computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse with or without accommodations
  • Ability to use a telephone, smartphone device, copy machine, fax machine, and other office equipment with or without accommodation
  • Flexible work schedule that occasionally includes the ability to work from home or work off-site with prior management authorization


  • Annual safety courses will need to be taken and passed on a yearly basis


Warning:  Due to the nature of the work environment, this job may require working on equipment or in work areas where electromagnetic frequencies may be present from some of the equipment (intensity may vary) which could possibly interfere with certain medical implants or devices. If you have questions, contact Human Resources.


  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to carefully push, pull, and navigate moving a hand cart with expensive equipment in and out of vehicles and institutions
  • Ability to clearly see focused images and data from the TM with or without accommodation
  • Ability to speak with and without a microphone in front of both small and large audiences

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

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to [email protected]

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