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Senior Product Engineer

Company: AFL Telecommunications, LLC
Location: Kent
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Product Engineer is responsible for the development, improvement, delivery, support, modification, and enhancement of new and existing connectivity products for the fiber optic industry. The role requires collaboration between the individual and Engineering, Product Management, Solutions/Applications Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Sales, Marketing, and other teams as well as the end user. The engineer ensures product requirements, specifications, and delivery dates are clearly understood. Assignments range from broad and complex to narrow and generic, which requires considerable knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to make good process decisions.Responsibilities

  • Designs and launches new fiber optic products in line with customer requirements and current engineering systems
  • Designs incremental product improvements/enhancements to meet specific customer requests
  • Initiates and/or scrutinizes Engineering Change Notices when required to improve manufacturing or meet customer requirements
  • Interacts and collaborates with all AFL technical teams to define, develop, and deploy processes, procedures, specifications, notifications, and the like
  • Works with internal and external suppliers of materials, equipment, and services to execute projects and resolve issues
  • Interacts with customers on technical and quality related topics or issues
  • Defines, modifies, and enhances new and existing processes, drawings, presentations, and specifications, from requirements supplied by Engineering, Solutions, Quality, and other internal teams
  • Works with production to ensure engineering changes are interpreted and implemented properly
  • Delivers key results as measured by annual KPI's set by the business
  • Completes of New Process Development project tasks within agreed timescales
  • Provides full technical support and advice to internal and external customers as needed
  • Performs product application demonstrations and technical presentations for internal and external customers
  • Provides material and process specifications, along with standards required for manufacture or purchase of parts
  • Defines, measures, and monitors process performance metrics to identify opportunities for product and process improvement
  • Creates detailed drawings and models for the purpose of part or product reproduction by teams internal or external to the organization
  • Creates product intellectual property and patent submissions at times
  • Manages design development as new products move through our new product introduction (NPI) stage gate process
  • Develops and maintains product drawings, specifications, and data sheets
  • Interprets Customer Drawings/Specifications and apply to AFL Hyperscale products and processes
  • Develops design tools and methodology for fiber optic connectivity, cable assemblies, and fiber management products
  • Interfaces with various groups like Applications Engineering and Product Management to develop new product concepts
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.Personal Qualities
    • Strong attention to detail, organization, and analytical skills
    • Solid communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency with MS Office Applications
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Self-starter with integrity and confidence who strives to achieve even the most challenging environments with limited supervision.
    • Team player with well-developed interpersonal skills who is comfortable in a cross-functional, multi-cultural environment.
    • Solid work ethic
    • Strong interpersonal, influencing, and teamwork skills
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Effective time management and organizational skillsQualifications
      • Bachelor of Engineering (or other related technical discipline). Non-degreed individuals will be considered so long as they have held an engineering defined role within an organization for a minimum of 10 years.
      • 5+ of working experience (coop experience a consideration)
      • 4+ years of experience in a technical industry (telecommunication cable industry preferred)
      • Computer skills - MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access experience.
      • Proficient in SolidWorks and other 3D design, production drawings, GD&T and PDM
      • Proficient technical and third person writing skills
      • Preferred experience:
      • Reading and interpreting intellectual property
      • Writing DFMEA/PFMEAs
      • Fiber Optic industry experience, especially cable development and/or applications
      • Oracle or other MRP/ERP system knowledge
      • Experience in electronic and mechanical systems
      • Understanding of documented workflows and how to create themWorking Conditions
        • Typical office environment
        • Required to sit for most the day with occasional walking around the facility.
        • Occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds.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 , Senior Product Engineer, Engineering , Kent, Washington

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