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xEV Motor Engineer

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0004426
Date Posted: Dec 9, 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:

Under the direction of higher-level engineer or department management, this position supports the design and development processes for an assigned engineering program. This position exercises independent judgment rarely and operates within established guidelines.

Job Duties:

  • Participate with Hitachi US & Japan Design Engineering organizations in the original design / existing design improvements / performance validation / production launch, activities of HEV traction motors for various automotive powertrain products applications.
  • Create and / or oversee creation of component and assembly 3-D CAD models, along with related 2-D manufacturing drawings.
  • Facilitate accurate & timely motor program technical communication between OEM customers to the US / Japan design teams and related Hitachi manufacturing sites.
  • Participate as a member of a motor program global & local US cross functional teams providing needed product design technical support functions. 
  • Provide as needed on-site support to the internal motor manufacturing sites for various engineering duties during sample and mass production timing.
  • Support various types of product pricing, quoting and cost investigation activities.
  • Prepare various types of technical data / information documents through the use of industry standard PC based software programs (ex: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, Solid works,   
  • Interface as needed with customers, suppliers, internal and external contacts to achieve project deliverables.
  • Travel as necessary to support project objectives (Up to 25% of time) with potential training in Berea, KY and/or Japan.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is required to:

  • Possess good skills & experience with one or more widely used automotive industry 3-D CAD programs to have generated full function, multi-part assy 3-D models.
  • Occasional travel as needed to HIAMS Japan or other HIAMS (AM) sites to support Motor program objectives. Some extended training or program support time in Japan is a possibility.
  • Demonstrate fluent English communication, strong initiative / motivation and problem-solving skills in a turbulent environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to use various PC based programs to create / modify / present various types of data & information.
  • Have some level of practical work experience to perform and / or participate with CAE / FEA program simulation.

The ideal candidate is preferred to:

  • Possess a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering studies or related technical field.
  • Have some level of practical experience and demonstrated accomplishments in the original design of HEV traction motors used in automotive applications.
  • Have experience interfacing with suppliers and customers to explain technical documents / drawings / information.
  • Have experience at original creation and / or review for revision of a Motor product DFMEA
  • Have experience in motor calculations including ANSYS Maxwell or similar software.
  • Have experience in using ANSYS for FEA calculations or similar software.
  • Fluent in both the English and Japanese languages.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:     Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering studies or a related technical field. 

Experience:   0 – 3 years of prior related experience preferred.

Working conditions:

Physical Demands:  

Requited 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.

Work Environment:

Primarily remote work and in a professional business office with exposure to testing areas and periodic exposure to manufacturing environments.

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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