The qualified candidate will support New Product Development (NPD) and Introduction (NPI) efforts within the organization.
New products will include cable, cable joints, repeater couplings, and related products.
As part of New Product Development and Introduction projects, the candidate will oversee equipment procurement, process development trials, product testing, and data analysis.
New products will include high fiber count cables and aluminum power conductor products
Duties and Responsibilities (*Indicates an Essential Function)
*Interpret cable, joint, and coupling product requirements and develop processes for high yield manufacture
*Work with equipment and material suppliers to scope, quote, and purchase necessary equipment and materials for New Product Introduction.
*Work with Operations and Facilities teams to install and commission new equipment.
*Develop testing methods and trials to test and qualify new products.
*Coordinate with Production Planning and Operations groups to schedule and run trials.
*Analyze trial and test data and to determine process and product capabilities.
*Document process parameters and product certification tests to insure product conformance.
Minimum four-year degree in an Engineering discipline.
A concentration in, or prior experience with, plastics or materials is preferred.Prior experience in the wire and cable industry.
Prior experience with cable manufacturing processes, cable test methods, and fiber optics.
Organizational skills to manage equipment procurement, process development, trial execution, and testing programs.
Mathematical and analytical skills required to perform technical duties.
Understanding and use of statistical processing techniques for cable process evaluation.
Basic ability to use mechanical and electrical measuring equipment (ex. Micrometers, calipers, ohm meter, thermocouples).
Basic computer skills (Word, Excel) writing instructions and reports.
Drafting experience (AutoCAD or other) would be a plus.
Familiarity with cable testing equipment such as tensile testers, load cells, optical power meters, and temperature chamber equipment.
Experience with automated data acquisition equipment would be a plus
Ability to pass a Fit for Duty physical exam.
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 required to: Work in an office and factory environment, within a manufacturing facility.Wear the proper personal protective equipment for each task, including, but not limited to, safety boots, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, dust mask, etc.Use hands to handle or feel product.
Frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
Ability to stand, walk and climb stairs regularly.
Occasionally required to bend, squat, stoop, kneel or crouch.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Ability to talk and/or hear frequently.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.