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R&D Engineer - Mechanical - IDC

Business Information:

Hitachi Energy India Development Centre (IDC) is a research and development facility with around 500 R&D engineers, specialists, and experts, who focus on creating and sustaining digital solutions, new products and technology. This includes product integration, testing, cybersecurity, and certification.  The India Development Centre is situated in Chennai and Bangalore.
IDC collaborates with the R&D and Research centers of Hitachi Energy, which are spread across more than 15 locations throughout 12 countries. In the past 20 years, IDC has secured more than 200 international papers and 150+ patents.

Mission Statement:

You will be part of Technology and Solutions Development for HVDC applications, within Hitachi Energy. The HVDC technology has been on the market for the past 60 years and is used, among other things, to transmit power over long distances with minimal losses, using overhead lines, underground and submarine cable systems.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work in new product development projects focusing on valve mechanical design tasks involving multi-disciplinary areas – for example heat transfer, electrical insulation, strength of materials and manufacturing technologies.

  • Oversees DFA/DFM for new product development across different R&D Project

  • Perform DFMEA to prevent unnecessary product development issues in future.

  • Perform mechanical design for converter valve components including design calculations, preparation of design specifications and technical documents.

  • Preparation of 3D CAD Models, drawings and BOM

  • Participate in various product verification tests from early prototype testing to final verification of converter valve design.

  • This role requires a product lifecycle perspective in the design work by considering various aspects like reliability, safety, maintainability, tooling and manufacturing requirements. 

  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your Background:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

  • 5+ years of experience within Mechanical Design and new Product development.

  • Deep understanding of mechanical core competences, material selection, manufacturing methods, GD&T and basic understanding of electrical technology.

  • Electromechanical design experience from electric power industry or design of high voltage products is valuable.

  • Strong proficiency in 3D-CAD modeling is a must, ideally in NX environment.

  • Basic understanding of FEM and Ansys/Abaqus.

  • Working knowledge of Team Center PLM system and SAP.

  • Proficiency in both spoken & written English language is required.

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-05-27
Reference number R0051309

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. 

We employ more than 40,000 people in 90 countries who each day work with purpose and use their different backgrounds to challenge the status quo. We welcome you to apply today and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation.