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Suspension Lead Engineer

Location: Berea, Kentucky, United States
Job ID: R0004477
Date Posted: May 23, 2022
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:

Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc is looking for an experienced Engineer to join our Suspension Team. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for designing, planning, testing, and coordinating multiple processes of product development used in automotive suspension semi-active shock absorber design and application.  In addition, this position will be coordinate all product development activity between OEM customer and responsible departments within the Hitachi Astemo.

Job Responsibilities:

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

  • 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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