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Additional Location:
Koto-ku, Japan | Nagoya, Japan
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Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

In this position, you will support the design of loudspeakers for new and existing J-OEM’s programs and work with the global engineering development team to maintain the commonality of loudspeaker designs across multiple customers.

What You Will Do

  • Lead and support transducer development on assigned New Product Development projects, through the design team in Suzhou, China or in Novi, MI.
  • Be the main customer interface, and technical expert for transducer related issues.
  • Focus on cost, efficiency, reliability, and continuous improvement as part of the loudspeaker development.
  • Lead and support the global Transducer engineering team to design and validate speakers to meet or exceed customer requirements.
  • Lead and support and in some instances lead transducer design-related problem-solving on a multitude of programs and projects.
  • Provide technical support on acoustic performance, measurements, durability, and cost at design and feasibility reviews.
  • Support and review all relevant documentation such as Bills of Material, both Harman and customer drawings, Simulation data, DFMEA/DRBFM, DVP&R, and all other documentation required to support the development process and customer requirements.
  • Actively participate in the development of loudspeaker designs about all external and internal requirements during the RFQ / RFI stage.
  • Lead and support the transducer development team during the interaction with the customer on transducer-related topics.
  • Analysis of technical specifications and lead technical negotiations with customer.
  • Use, maintain, and improve upon Best Practices and Design Standards in the knowledge Management system via the Lessons Learned process.
  • Verify Projects Systems database with accurate Transducer information for multiple projects.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5-10 years minimum post-graduation experience in the field of transducer design.
  • Ability to summarize complex situations and communicate effectively internally and externally.
  • Experience to work on J-OEM program, 3+ years of experience being familiar with J-OEM’s development processes.
  • Technical Project management skills.
  • Additional experience may be substituted for education and vice-versa.
  • Working Knowledge of:
  • COMSOL, Magnet, or other transducer modeling Experience.
  • DFMEA (Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis) and/or DRBFM.
  • Problem-Solving Methodologies (8-D, PHASE-5 test reporting, Fault Tree Analysis, Fish Bone Analysis, etc.).
  • English and Japanese communication skills.

What is Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with Klippel and transducer measurement systems.
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) training.
  • GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance).
  • Automotive requirements and procedures (APQP / PPAP / DVP).
  • Experience working with PLM and PDM systems.
  • Experience working with automotive OEM Audio Engineering.
  • Customer/supplier negotiations and interfaces (Working experience with Honda is highly preferred).
  • New product launches and quality support.
  • Experience working with global teams.
  • Fluent in customer’s language and familiar with customer culture.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel (domestic and international) up to 10%.
  • Be willing to work in an office in Tokyo or Nagoya, Japan.
  • Successfully complete a background/aptitude test investigation as a condition of employment.

What We Offer

  • We offer an authentic diverse, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development in a truly global organization.
  • You will work on products and services that touch people’s lives and will change the industrial standards, being a part of the transformations in our industry.
  • Our work environments are fast paced, challenging, empowering, collaborative, flexible and exciting.
  • We offer our own HARMAN University with regular updates on the new technologies and trends by utilizing various sessions organized by Self Learning and Development Trainings to help grow and advance talent.
  • We offer competitive compensation/benefit programs and recognition programs.

HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.