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Suspension Engineer

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0008084
Date Posted: May 27, 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 to design, plan, test, and coordinate multiple processes of advanced strut and shock absorber development used in automotive electronic suspension system design.

Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Individual will be responsible for developing advanced product technology for electronic suspension shock absorbers.
  • Lead development activity and coordinate the project between responsible departments within the company.
  • Individual will need to comprehend and transfer requirements to responsible activities within the company.
  • Facilitate and manage system level design and component and vehicle interaction cascading the requirement as necessary to the respective support teams.
  • Conduct and/or support lab testing necessary for related product/technology.
  • Support sales staff to develop and establish marketing/pricing strategy.
  • Support purchasing staff with new component quotations and strategy.
  • Support customer vehicle development work as necessary.
  • Knowledge of IATF 16949 requirements to support job responsibilities.
  • Manage / lead assigned program deliverables with minimal supervision.
  • Occasional meetings outside of core business hours with other global Hitachi and OEM sites.
  • Lead the DFEMA activity with manufacturing engagement to ensure robust design for manufacturing principles.
  • Strong problem solving and failure root cause analysis background.
  • Work as core coordinator of a global cross functional team applying effective verbal and written communication skills is a must.
  • Ability to travel and support activities and coordination at the global level is required.
  • Support and facilitate necessary CAD/CAE activity to meet requirements.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have working knowledge of shock absorbers.  Experience with electronic automotive suspension dampers and/or advanced development of electronic damper components highly desirable.
  • Be proficient with
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Microsoft Project
    • Data analysis and ability to draw conclusions to support problem solving.
  • Experience with the following is desired, (not required)
    • CAD software (i.e. CATIA V4, V5, UG, Solidworks preferred)
    • CAE/FEA software (ie.. ANSYS)
    • Math software - Matlab/Simulink
    • Statistical software – ie. Minitab
  • Have experience tracking and reporting design changes.
  • Capability in spoken and written Japanese language is a benefit
  • Self-starter with ability to work remote from home.

Education:       Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or equivalent)

Experience:     Minimum of 5 years’ experience in automotive or similar field.

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.

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 am- [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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