Lead Engineer

Hitachi America   •  

Monroe, GA

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 346 days ago




Chief Duties and/or Responsibilities:


  • ·         Assists engineering manager in the planning, direction, and coordination of all engineering department activities.
  • ·         Controls manufacturing process to maximize quality improvement, improved efficiency and cost reduction.
  • ·         Troubleshoots assembly and/or machining equipment as required in order to meet quality and production requirements.
  • ·         Creates and maintains controlled documents such as Control Plan, PFMEA, Operator Work Instruction, In-Process Inspection, Equipment Check Sheet, etc.
  • ·         Conducts SPC, CPK, Gage R&R and time study as required.
  • ·         Improves equipment layout, process and material flow to optimize production line efficiency.
  • ·         Leads cross-functional team for solving quality problems by using root-cause analysis tools.
  • ·         Leads Kaizen activities to ensure continuous improvement in processes, equipment, products and components.  Uses systematic methods such as collecting and analyzing downtime/scrap data, dimensional data, etc.
  • ·         Practices 5S and Plan/Do/Check/Action cycles.
  • ·         Trains operators on product knowledge and equipment operation.
  • ·         Supports TS16949 and ISO 14000 audits.
  • ·         Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products.  Creates timelines and goals.  Controls project launch to ensure meeting customers’ requirements.
  • ·         Leads APQP/PPAP/Run-rate events.
  • ·         Assists engineering manager to plan, direct and coordinate all activities of engineering department.
  • ·         Acts as engineering manager when manager is not available.



Qualified Applicants will possess the following:


  • ·         Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • ·         Minimum of 10 years engineering experience, preferably in automotive field.
  • ·         Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods including material flow, layout, machining, assembly and production equipment.
  • ·         Familiarity with TS16949, ISO14001 and OSHA regulations.
  • ·         Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • ·         Problem analysis and problem resolution.
  • ·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • ·         Excellent organizational skills.
  • ·         Ability to motivate team efforts to accomplish goals.
  • ·         Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.  Some Access and CAD experience preferred.

Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks.  Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).