Steering Gear Engineer-37937


General Responsibilities:  The primary responsibility of this position is a 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 engineer is responsible for working as a team member of the Hitachi Steering Gear Group to support the customer throughout the development process to implement electric steering gear designs.
  • The engineer is responsible to attend all required meetings with and work closely with the customer and other Hitachi team members (including team members from outside of the US) to ensure customer functional requirements are being met in a timely manner.
  • The engineer will work with all departments to implement ongoing cost reduction actions for existing programs and assist in the development of new ideas and provide product assistance.
  • The engineer must work with the Hitachi team members and the customer design and manufacturing teams to determine root cause and implement corrective actions of design and/or manufacturing issues.
  • The engineer will also support quote development and communication with the other departments within the plant.
  • The engineer will prepare and present documentation internally and to the customer as required.

Additionally, the ability to work independently with minimal direction is required as are strong verbal and written communications skills. Experience with PCs and standard application software, such as MS Office and Lotus Notes is required.


  • At a minimum, possess a bachelor of science degree (mechanical or EE or other BS degree) or any suitable combination of degree and applicable automotive work experience
  • An experienced professional with excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute personal knowledge and follow leadership directives
  • 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 (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