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Development Engineer (Hybrid Office Schedule)

Company: AFL Telecommunications, LLC
Location: Kent
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

  • Design and develop new OSP (Outside Plant) and ISP (Inside Plant) fiber optic connectivity, management and splicing apparatus products utilizing advanced 3D modeling and analysis software (SolidWorks, Finite Element Analysis, Mold Flow, etc.).
  • Collaborate with other project stakeholders to develop product specifications and requirements for development projects.
  • Conduct product design, detailing and fitment verifications. Develop manufacturing drawings and associated design documentation.
  • Conduct tolerance analysis and analyze CAD models to ensure proper fitment of parts within assemblies.
  • Coordinate and build engineering prototypes for design verification of fitment and performance testing.
  • Lead or contribute to testing, process, materials, capital, and quality improvement projects.
  • Define product testing requirements and plans based on industry standards and other relevant inputs.
  • Conduct post design verification testing analysis, as needed, to identify potential design improvement opportunities.
  • Apply DFx principles (Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly, etc.).
  • Complete DFMEA/PFMEA (Design/Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis).
  • Apply engineering analysis to make data-driven design decisions.
  • Use sound engineering principles and practices to develop practical solutions to complex problems and to develop new technologies that serve to evolve AFL's product portfolio.
  • Interface with cross-functional project teams consisting of product management, application engineering, process and manufacturing engineering, quality, and development engineering during all phases of product development, including ramp-up and release to manufacturing.
  • Gain and apply comprehensive understanding of fiber optic product installation, test and application methods to all new product development projects.
  • Provide internal and external customers with product design, applications, and fiber expertise as needed.
  • Adhere to and promote the environmental, health & safety policies of AFL.
  • Perform other product development related duties as required.Personal Qualities
    • Initiative - willingness to take on additional responsibilities
    • Teamwork - works effectively in a cross-functional team environment
    • Communication - possess strong written and verbal skills
    • Flexible - detail oriented and able to quickly adapt under pressure to meet deadlinesQualifications
      • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (or other similar technical discipline)
      • Parametric solid modeling experience (SolidWorks preferred)
      • 3+ years of technical experience conducting new product development
      • Design experience with multiple manufacturing techniques (injection molding, sheet metal forming, machining, etc.)
      • Experience working within an ISO-9001 quality management system
      • Effective oral and written communication skills
      • Strong interpersonal, influencing and teamwork skills
      • Effective time management and organizational skillsPREFFERED SKILLS: (NOT REQUIRED)
        • Fiber Optic industry experience, especially design, development, and/or applications
        • Demonstrated ability to create innovative solutions and designs
        • Experience analyzing patents and drafting invention disclosures
        • 5+ years of technical experience conducting new product developmentWorking Conditions
          • Office environment with some interaction with manufacturing.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: AFL Telecommunications, LLC, Kent , Development Engineer (Hybrid Office Schedule), Administration, Clerical , Kent, Washington

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