Supervisor, High Voltage Electronics

Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions.


Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we've strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we're on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen - and thrive in - the positive work environment we pride ourselves on.

Location: Canton, MI USA  



What we are looking for:

Yazaki is currently seeking a Supervisor, High Voltage Electronics to join our Electronics Instrumentation team in Canton, MI.   In this role, with general management direction, and through participation as a member of the YNA EI leadership staff,  the incumbent will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and leading an electronics design team  The focus will be on the design and development of world class Automotive High Voltage Electronics / Power Distribution Modules.


 What you will be doing:

  • Support electronic module architecture development for new and/or significantly modified circuits
  • Support the identification/development of new technologies in High Voltage products to ensure Yazaki remains at the forefront of innovation and competitiveness
  • Use technical knowledge and experience in evaluating customer requests for quote (RFQs) relative to high voltage system componentry such as OBCs, DC-DC converters, Junction Boxes, Battery Distribution Units, etc.
  • Synchronize with the RFQ team to support technical proposals for new High Voltage product business opportunities
  • Lead in technical discussions with customers to clarify unclear product requirements, finding the best trade-off solutions at system level to satisfy customer expectations.
  • Lead in Problem Management Process to ensure product defects are analyzed, root cause found, and that adequate proposed corrective actions are defined cross-functionally
  • Lead the electronic team to design both, high level and detailed schematics to support customers design requirements on high voltage system componentry for hybrid and/or electric vehicle technologies
  • Assume electrical engineering responsibility for all product development phases, including quoting, breadboards, prototypes, testing, validation and release to production
  • Provide innovative ideas for improving product performance, manufacturability and cost
  • Support hardware bring-up and integration and support power conversion systems hardware / software integration
  • Support the development of complete documentation, product verification and part's list
  • Support the creation and updating of DFMEAs and DVPRs
  • Prepare / Check all design documentation for release
  • Support the implementation of Functional Safety (ISO26262) Design Requirements for Production intended products
  • Provide sustaining engineering on existing products supporting manufacturing and test departments
  • Support testing prototype / production high voltage modules in the lab and in vehicles
  • Lead the support to the Test Center in the investigation of module related issues surfacing during product validation
  • Lead design reviews: System design, Schematic, PCB, component selection, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), EMC, thermal, etc.
  • Lead improvements of departmental technical capabilities, processes, and work instructions
  • Lead the electrical teams' continuous improvement efforts in design cost reductions, improve quality and customer satisfaction
  • Lead or support the interface with customer and other internal groups such as electrical engineering, software engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, MCAD, test engineering, product validation, manufacturing, purchasing, program management, project management, etc.
  • Lead the support of manufacturing prototype builds, trial builds and product launches
  • Lead or participate in component supplier and production line audits
  • Follow processes, procedures, and standards of Quality System in all work activities

What you will bring to the table: 


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in design of High Voltage automotive products or similar
  • 8+ years of experience in design of High Voltage automotive products or similar
  • 2+ years of experience Supervising a team of electronic engineers
  • Know-how of Electric vehicle architectures (400V/800V)
  • Demonstrated capability in leading a group of Electronic Design Engineers in the design and development of a High Voltage automotive electronic projects from concept through production
  • Solid understanding of automotive specifications
  • Extensive experience in Hardware / Software Interface requirements
  • Extensive experience with troubleshooting and solving problems related to EMC compliance & Thermal management
  • Good knowledge of the Electrical Design Process as it relates to ISO26262 (Functional Safety)
  • Expert knowledge of the automotive design cycle
  • Extensive experience in customer interface
  • Demonstrated ability in mentoring other engineers
  • Strong interpersonal, technical, organizational, presentational, and motivational skills
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to operate with a minimum of supervision
  • Extensive experience in the manufacturing process for mass production electronics
  • Expert understanding of creating and reviewing product cost models
  • Hands-on experience with test & measurement equipment
  • Knowledge of electromechanical systems
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Organized and quality-oriented person with good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality as well as to fully comply with YNA policies



  • 15+ years of experience in High Voltage automotive electronics for automotive mass production or related industries
  • 4+ years of experience Leading a team of electronic engineers
  • IEEE member actively involved in High Voltage standards

What we can provide you: 

  • A safe collaborative learning work environment that stimulates creativity and exploration
  • Diverse teams of experts
  • Resources from around the globe
  • Supportive leadership and team members to help you do your best work
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package including incentive compensation, 401K match, tuition assistance and a generous holiday schedule
  • Flexible hybrid schedule




Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment.