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Engineering Manager, Americas

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Location: Billings, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0003146
Date Posted: Nov 29, 2021
Segment: Construction Machinery
Business Unit: Hitachi Construction Machinery
Company Name: H-E Parts International Mining Solutions Usa Inc
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Engineering Manager (America's)




VP of Global Engineering and Systems Manager with dotted line reporting to the President of Mining Solutions America.




H-E Parts International Mining Solutions US (HEPIMS US)




 Billings, Montana




This role is responsible for all aspects of Engineering and Quality Control in a Manufacturing, Remanufacturing and Mining Environment of the Americas.  In particular HEPIMS US and HEPI MS Canada as well as additional support may be provided to H-E Parts facilities in Peru and Chile.

It is the responsibility of every H-E Parts International, employee to insure a safe work environment.  All H-E Parts International, employees share the responsibility to insure at the end of the day we return home safely to our families.  Our safe work environment value surpasses all other responsibilities.


Safety – conduct all activities in a safe manner, utilizing PPE and adhering to company policy and alerting others regarding potential concerns. Safety is # 1. Leads and coordinates engineering functions, which include: sales and customer support, manufacturing and production support, reverse engineering and R&D initiatives, in-process quality control checks and audits, tooling calibration, BOM Management and a Quality Management System. Facilitates communication with other HEPI engineering groups, ensuring specifications, budgets, priorities and deadlines are clearly communicated and understood as well as a clear openness for collaborative work with these groups. Serves as project manager for multiple projects, creating timelines and cost projections, organizing collaborative meetings, and ensuring projects comply with specifications, timelines, and budgets. Reviews work and projects for technical accuracy. Evaluates and actively manages technical and engineering influenced commercial risk to the business Lead, manage and prioritize the work of the engineering, drafting and QC staff supporting and promoting global engineering systems and priorities. Establishes, implements, and maintains administrative policies, procedures, and standards, promoting global best practice Prepares and executes departmental budget. Conducts quality audits of new and existing suppliers. Maintains knowledge of new trends, developments, technologies, materials, and best practices; applies this knowledge to continually improve product lines and production efficiency. Works hand in hand with sales to evaluate options to innovate and lower customer TCO. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

Thorough understanding of engineering theory and design criteria. Thorough understanding of applied math and physics. Knowledge of mining operations and machine maintenance practices


Position will be required to make decisions that will directly impact the department.


Position requires collaboration with Global Engineering, other engineering centers, department managers (including sales and production), and current/potential customers.


BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology 8+ Plus years' experience in a shop, manufacturing environment and/or heavy equipment management 3 -5 years of supervisory experience. Proficiency in MS Office, CAD, and 3D modelling systems (prefer Autodesk design suite) Valid passport and ability to travel Internationally without restriction Valid drivers license and clean driving record MSHA Safety certifications required to enter Mining Operations must be obtained within 3 months of hire date. Knowledge of mobile mining equipment electrical systems or large diesel engines would be viewed favorably.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the accountabilities of the job. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, feel with their hands, reach and handle materials weighing up to 10 pounds. The employee will frequently need to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, walk and handle materials weighing 10-20 pounds. On occasion the employee will need to handle materials weighing 20-50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include; close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Travel will be required for this position.  Travel to visit and support customers, (Regional or International) as well as travel may be required to support and interact with other areas of the business (Regional or International). 

International travel will be required and as such, all candidates must be able to prove that they meet current entry requirements for travel to Canada, Central America and South America.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving objects (materials handled and transported throughout the plant via cranes, fork trucks and other employees). The employee is frequently exposed to airborne particles. The employee is also frequently exposed to sharp and abrasive edges which may result in scrapes, cuts and bruises. The employee is occasionally exposed to humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time - up to 8 hours or more per day.
  • Appearance at all times must represent the company image.
  • Work area may have fluorescent lighting and air conditioning.


All employees must complete initial Safety Training.  Employees must ensure compliance with all safety policies, procedures, and work practices established by H-E Parts International. Avoid any activity that creates or poses a serious hazard to themselves or others while working for H-E Parts International.  Immediately bring any safety concern to your supervisor, or others designated by departmental procedures.  If any employee believes that performing an assigned work task or activity may pose a serious risk to life or health, discuss the issue immediately and directly with your supervisor.  Prior to operating any equipment supplied by H-E Parts International, employees are to be adequately trained, equipped, monitored, evaluated, and guided as appropriate, to comply with established safety policies, standards, and procedures.  

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