JOB TITLE: COMPONENT ENGINEER
Reports To: Director of Engineering
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JOB OUTLINE: Component engineering, ensure parts (components) used in Microboard Processing Inc.’s (MPI) products are reliable and effective, including the production, quoting and customer ECO processes.This position requires working cross-departments as needed, helping process development, production, and reviewing customer AML/BOM changes for compliance towards product quality IAW IPC/J-STD requirements.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
Conducts a verification/validation review to assure the component meets design specifications.
Coordinates failure analysis and corrective activities on component parts.
Constructs standardized descriptions for all new parts.
Generates internal standards relating to DFM component selection.
Generates specifications for all new custom component parts.
Close loop feedback to customer’s design engineers, evaluation of parts that may better fit their requirements.
Provide support to engineering, document control, quote team, program management and purchasing for procurement and selection of parts and materials, prepare nonstandard part and material submittals, interface and work with inside and outside labs to interpret test results and define testing for the purposes of assuring that parts are compliant to requirements.
Effectively communicate with program management, product/process engineers, management, and customers on technical issues and status of work.
Present results of analysis to product/process/quality engineers and customers on a regular basis to ensure proper interpretation and understanding.
Act as a technical consultant in areas of expertise and to perform technical reviews of material/component quality documentation including supplier data, test results, etc. to assure conformance to stated requirements. Work is closely supervised.
Follow established procedures and specific, detailed instructions and/or guidance from more senior functional staff.
Ability to interface with suppliers and subcontractors to ensure product requirements are met.
Experience or education concentration in component and/or reliability engineering as related to electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic (EEE) parts application and selection.
Understanding of circuit diagrams and how to interpret them.
Knowledge/familiarity with military and industrial specifications and standards as well as test methods as they relate to parts and materials.
Assist in customer’s design engineers in reviews for the purpose of component selection and standardization formally when requested by customer.
Reviews the requests for new/all components to assure that can satisfy the current requirements.
Reviews and offer recommendations for alternate sources of supply when required.
Member of Material Review Board (MRB) as related to NCMR’s and Quote Team review Staff.
Other duties as assigned. Knowledge of EEE part construction.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Strong knowledge of manufacturing Electrical, mechanical and computer systems.
Experience in electronic and mechanical component analysis and selection.
Familiarity with industry standard and electronic testing equipment.
Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
Solid communication skills, both verbal and written.
Knowledge of Reliability Prediction (MTBF Calculation) a plus. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
B.S. EE, IE, ME or related discipline is desirable, but not required. Extensive experience and training in similar role is adequate.
5+ years experiences as Manufacturing or Process Engineer in electronics assembly or similar industry.
Demonstrated positive Customer Service demeanor. Superior written and oral communication skills.
Strong technical background with the understanding of circuit card and box build assemblies.
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MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to read and intrepid contractual requirements relate to manufacturing requirements during the quoting process. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Duties are generally prioritized in conformance with written instructions, established schedules, and predetermined priorities, allowing employees to perform independently with intermittent close supervision. Problems not clearly defined by written directives or instructions are reviewed with supervisor to determine course of action. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.