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R&D Engineer for Film Capacitors/ Mechanical Design

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

High Voltage Products is a business unit within Hitachi Energy, key piece of the energy transformation. The business unit develops, manufactures, and markets high voltage products for HVAC and HVDC systems, such as surge arresters, breakers, instrument transformers, capacitors, cooling systems and cable accessories. Innovation is the heart of Hitachi Energy, and our Technology Centres are continuously challenging the technology limits developing the next generation products and solutions utilizing a high degree of innovation.Join us if you have outstanding scientific or technical expertise as well as drive and passion. Through your development projects you will become part of company-wide R&D community that will shape and help you to develop your career into a technical or managerial leader.Join our Technology Centre and be part of our exciting journey towards a Greener Stronger and Smarter Grid. 

Your responsibilities :

  • You will develop the next generation capacitors focusing on the mechanical design.
  • 3D CAD modelliing of film capacitors and other PGHV products (CREO or Solidworks)
  • Work on Design for manufacturing (DFM), Design for assembly (DFA)
  • Design experimental set-ups and prototypes, conduct tests, and analyze test results, possibly including physical modelling. Lead and participate in FMEA (Failure mode and effects analysis)
  • Work with a global R&D team ensuring knowledge sharing, and timely and high-quality deliverables.
  • Create ideas and proposals for new R&D projects. Close collaboration with our Power Grids Research organization and with academia.
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues, customers, suppliers, and other external partners. Document results in the form of technical reports, presentations, IP etc.

Your background :

  • Background in mechanical engineering and/or Mechanical design of film capacitors, PhD or MSc
  • Ideally 5 Years of working experience in the field of film capacitors, film metallization (product or process)
  • Solid understanding of DFM (Design for Manufacturing), DFA (Design for Assembly) and DFS (Design for Serviceability) principles.
  • Minimum 5 years 3D CAD modelling experience (SolidWorks or Creo)
  • Sound analytical skills and experience with planning, conducting and analysis of experiments.
  • Ability to also work in other technical areas, as for example: insulation systems, thermal management, Multiphysics integration.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • Experience in, or ability to develop, project management and technical leadership skills.
  • Bonus if you also have working experience of design of HV capacitors and/or other HV devices with solid insulation.
Lieu Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium
Type d'emploi Full time
De l'expérience Experienced
Fonction du poste Engineering & Science
Contrat Regular
Date de publication 2024-05-06
Numéro de réference R0039285
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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 are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. www.hitachienergy.com