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Steering Gear Mechanical Sr. Engineer

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0006436
Date Posted: Jan 26, 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:

The primary responsibility of this position is a mechanical design engineer for Hitachi Steering Gear Group to support existing customers and potential new customers.  The duties include coordinating and completing all essential tasks and responsibilities as a team member of the Hitachi Steering Gear Design and Development Team to support existing customers and to obtain future business.

Job Responsibilities:

The mechanical engineer is responsible for working as a team member of the Hitachi Steering Gear Group to support the customer throughout the development and production process of electric steering gear designs. 

The candidate will need to work with minimal direction but would work under the direction of DE management and support other DE staff located in Farmington Hills, MI and Sunbury, OH facilities. This position will be located at Farmington Hills, MI facility, working remotely and in person when required. Duties to include the following:

  • Review & understand customer mechanical specifications for steering gears
  • Review designs that meet the internal and customer specifications
  • Prepare and maintain various engineering documents to support design and production of steering steering gears
  • Participate in DFMEA/PFMEA, and internal reviews as needed.
  • Support prototype builds for new & existing products, including issues at customer facilities
  • Support validation testing of new & existing products with failure analysis as needed
  • Test and troubleshoot issues as they arise.
  • Prepare and present final reports for internal and customer reviews.
  • Responsible for working with internal and customer engineers, as necessary, to ensure that program goals are met, schedules are maintained, and problems encountered during the development process are satisfactorily resolved. 
  • Contribute cost savings ideas, identifying design or process inefficiencies.
  • Assist other project team members and design engineers, in resolving issues related system design, including interfacing with manufacturing facilities, quality assurance, and other engineers.
  • Work with customers, suppliers, purchasing, and plant functions to execute engineering changes.
  • The candidate may be required to travel a limited extent within the U.S.  Travel to Japan is a strong possibility when conditions allow.

Qualifications (Education, Skills and/or special Knowledge):

  • At a minimum, possess a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or any suitable combination of degree and applicable automotive work experience
  • An experienced professional with excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Experience with mechatronics preferred, but not required.
  • Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute personal knowledge and follow leadership directives
  • Working knowledge of laboratory test equipment and hands on experience preferred.
  • Experience interfacing with and working with customers is strongly desired
  • Possess the ability to coordinate several projects and work with minimal supervision
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Domestic and/or International travel is required 
  • Late / early meetings may be required to facilitate meetings with other design teams in other time zones

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or any suitable combination of degree and applicable automotive work experience

Experience:  Applicable experience in automotive desired

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 40 pounds.

  • Travel: Domestic and international may be required as needed. The candidate will occasionally need to travel to multiple global locations to support project development when conditions allow.

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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