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Design Engineer - Cu Premise Cable - Manchester, New Hampshire

Design Engineer - Cu Premise Cable

Posted: 8/6/2018
Reports to: Director of Engineering & QA
Department: Engineering
Location: Manchester, NH
Classification: Exempt*

Position Summary:

This role is responsible for new product design, as well as, modification, enhancements and improvements of existing products and materials in accordance with and utilizing professional engineering design principles and practices. This is an integral position within the Engineering team and shall interface and provide technical support to other departments within the organization such as management, sales, production, manufacturing, etc.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) -- Copper Premise data cable design as mainly related to UL Subject 444, TIA-568, ISO 11801 and IEC 61156-X.
  • Develop Customer, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Packaging specifications.
  • Provide technical support to Sales and Operations departments including (but not limited to) customer specification review as well as providing quotes on new products and/or modifications to existing products.
  • Lead engineering projects and coordinate multi-departmental team efforts.
  • Active role in New Product Review and Development, including analysis of prototypes/specs/requirements, provide design concepts and costs to the Sales department as well as confirm compliance to regulatory and governing standards as published by the NEC, NFPA, ANSI, UL, CSA, ETL, TIA, IEC, ISO, IEEE, etc.
  • Produce quality deliverables in a timely manner, consistently meeting deadlines and budgets.
  • Instrumental in new data communications cable designs and evaluation of materials.
  • Research, develop, and present DoE plans to provide innovative solutions in problem areas/projects.
  • Implement raw material cost reduction plans, process improvements, technical innovation(s) and final application support for existing and future products.
  • Conduct proper testing methods on products and/or materials.
  • Adhere to the core HCA goals of ISO9000 Total Quality Management, and be an active participant and member of SGA Team.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail necessary.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Self motivated and self initiated problem solver with above average troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure of time and resource constraints.
  • Respond to shifting priorities in a cooperative manner.
  • Strong commitment to quality/safety/efficiency.
  • Advanced reading, writing, and comprehension skills in English.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to interact with co-workers, customers, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum A.S. degree in an engineering discipline, or 5 years comparable cable design experience.
  • Relevant Engineering experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Exceptional mathematic skills.
  • Advanced computer literacy skills utilizing Microsoft Office, database programs, with ability to develop knowledge of customized system(s).
  • Electrical and mechanical simulation software experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment, including PC.
  • Sitting for periods of time, working at a desk in office environment.
  • Light lifting, carrying of files and supplies, ability to move, or lift up to 30 lbs. of objects and/or materials.
  • Ability to speak and hear customers, vendors, and or other employees via phone or in person.
  • Body motor skills sufficient to move for one office location to another throughout plant.

Contact:

Send resume to: LAURA MCKEVITT, HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: laura.mckevitt.rg@hca.hitachi-cable.com
or drop off to Human Resources Office

Machine Operator - Extrusion - 3rd Shift (11pm to 7am) - Manchester, New Hampshire

Machine Operator - Extrusion - 3rd Shift

Posted: 6/15/2018
Reports to: Quality Manager
Department: Quality Control
Location: Manchester, NH
Classification: Exempt*

Position Summary:

Set-up and operation of extrusion machine to manufacture insulated cable products during shift.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to meet production standards by performing quality checks, in accordance with ISO procedures and following Process and Manufacturing specification sheets
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing process, meeting production schedules and customer deadlines
  • Measure extruded items for conformance to specifications
  • Must complete written production paperwork neatly and legible
  • Communicate and work closely with fellow operators and supervisors to coordinate tasks, discuss production problems, and exchange information to produce quality products
  • Observes safety procedures and uses equipment and materials properly
  • Maintain cleanliness of work area and machines, including utilizing Jet Printers to print cables according to specifications
  • Subscribes to and practices 5S principles, procedures, and guidelines
  • Work a full time shift schedule with regular attendance and ability to work overtime as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail is required in machine operation to minimizing scrap.
  • Ability to work with a variety of cable and wire products
  • Familiarity with frequent change-overs and handling of different compounds and wires in order to produce made to order and high quality products
  • Must be able to read, follow and understand written and verbal instructions in English
  • Log written data as required in legible format
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary.
  • Hands-on experience using micrometers, calipers, gauges, and other measuring devices

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One-year manufacturing experience and skills with machinery equipment desired
  • Cable and wire experience a plus
  • Must have visual acuity and ability to distinguish colors and pass a colorblind test to identify coded cables, products, and material

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Frequent bending, stooping, moving within plant
  • Repetitive pushing and pulling motion of wire cable materials
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination to handle machinery, materials, tools, and parts
  • Must be able to lift, carry, relocate, move a minimum of 70 lbs. of objects, materials, and/or product

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Regional Sales Manager - Los Angeles, California

Regional Sales Manager - Los Angeles, California

Posted: 11/15/2018
Reports to: Director-Business Strategy
Department: Sales
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Classification: Exempt*

Position Summary:

Responsible for selling HCA cable and wire products and services to prospective (or existing) customers in assigned territories/ regions, and identifying potential growth opportunities for premise copper, fiber optic, and electronic cables.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Employ strategic selling skills promoting HCA products and services.
  • Recruit, hire and manage sales agents to sell HCA cables and products in designated territories.
  • Identify and secure distributors that stock and assist in supporting HCA sales in the region.
  • Develop and execute territory plans for each territory managed that includes specifying HCA to consultants, contractors, and end users.
  • Conduct technical product presentations as necessary to specify and promote HCA products.
  • Conduct direct sales activities with strategic end-users, consultants and contractors consistent with and in support of sales growth goals.
  • Secure appointments with leads.
  • Adopt and implement sales growth strategies consistent with the HCA Sales Team.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with existing and potential customers.
  • Evaluate customer needs for HCA products and services.
  • Develop and maintain base of customers , motivate, and manage distributors in region(s).
  • Provide monthly sales forecasts and New Business Opportunities.
  • Coordinate participation in trade shows/conferences within the territories.
  • Document correspondence with customers and distributors, including customer visits.
  • Execute regional sales plans, budgets, forecasts, and other management objectives as assigned.
  • Keep customers and distributors informed of new product developments. Maintain current marketing materials and literature.
  • Work with Inside Sales to prepare quotes for new and existing products for customers.
  • Manage key accounts in the region.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong prospecting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills
  • Excellent communications skills verbally and written
  • Well versed in selling techniques and methodologies
  • Able to understand customers’ needs quickly and able to communicate those needs
  • Interact and communicate concisely with C-level, Executive Management, Facilities personnel, etc.
  • Continuous development of product knowledge and technical skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Business, Marketing, Communication, or related field preferred
  • 5+ years of related sales experience
  • Ability to learn product, product offering and services quickly
  • Experience and success in leveraging customer relationships to identify and develop new opportunities
  • Experience managing sales through distribution channels
  • Strong ability to influence decision-makers in a variety of industries
  • Technical understanding of the cable and wire products, business, technology and process

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Frequent travel, up to 50% by automobile, plane, train, etc. to customers, business meeting, conferences, and trade shows, etc.
  • Position also works in a desk environment for moderate periods of time
  • Ability to operate personal computer and office equipment on a daily basis
  • Light lifting, carrying of files, supplies, portable computer equipment, carry and lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to speak and hear customers, vendors, and/or other employees via phone or in person
  • Requires sufficient autonomy, standing, walking, moving to various geographic locations

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Quality Engineer - Manchester, New Hampshire

Quality Engineer

Posted: 4/12/2018
Reports to: Quality Manager
Department: Quality Control
Location: Manchester, NH
Classification: Exempt*

Position Summary:

Primary focus of this position is to assess quality performance using statistical and analytical methods. Devises and implements various methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the statistical capability of products, processes and production equipment. Recommends improvements to the quality system and procedures, inspection plans and means of monitoring quality performance trends.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Subject Matter Expert for the proper application of statistical analysis, assisting in problem solving techniques, and recommending new techniques in statistical quality assurance to reduce process variations.
  • Interfaces with product design and development engineers and production to develop control plans for manufactured goods and processes, using historical on-line and off-line quality parameter data for confirming process capability to ensure products are designed for manufacturability.
  • Perform routine mechanical, dimensional, and electrical testing and analysis of results on in-process product, finished product and incoming supplier product.
  • Manages calibration program, calibrates test equipment within capabilities and confirms measurement adequacy through Gage R&R studies.
  • Reviews and recommends changes to the Quality Management System and associated documents, such as standard operating procedures/standard work.
  • Develops new testing methods or software programs to evaluate the quality of products.
  • Reviews and recommends disposition of non-conforming material through RMA process.
  • Initiates and manages CAPA / SCAR processes.
  • Creates and maintains quality documentation and test results per defined procedures.
  • Schedules quality department resource testing, coordinating with manufacturing and engineering.
  • Prepares and conducts internal production/process and manufacturing quality control audits to ensure processes are in control and yield quality products.
  • Executes internal QMS audits to ensure compliance with in-house and external specifications and standards such as ISO9001:2015.
  • Manage and resolve supplier issues and customer complaints.
  • Maintain and update test job log.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail necessary.
  • Strong statistical analysis skills with experience implementing SPC.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in the use of formal problem solving methods.
  • Provide effective training as needed or required.
  • Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines.
  • Respond to shifting priorities in a cooperative manner.
  • Understanding of lab testing methodology, process and procedures.
  • Proficient computer skills utilizing Microsoft Excel and Word, and customized programs.
  • Reading, writing, and comprehension skills in English.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to interact with co-workers, customers, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering, Mathematics or related field.
  • Professional accreditation by ASQ in Quality Engineering, Management or Auditing.
  • Experience with ISO9001 quality systems.
  • 4-7 years experience in a manufacturing environment; prior experience in plastics or continuous process industry desired.
  • Strong working knowledge of performance measurement and monitoring methods required.

Contact:

Send resume to:
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Production Shift Supervisor, 3rd shift - Manchester, New Hampshire

Production Shift Supervisor, 3rd shift

Posted: 3/28/2019
Reports to: Manufacturing Manager
Department: Manufacturing
Location: Manchester, NH
Classification: Exempt*

Position Summary:

The responsibilities of this position is to direct, coordinate and supervise the activities of manufacturing personnel in order to satisfy customer quality and on-time-delivery needs. Under the direction of the Manufacturing Manager, the individual assumes the responsibility for achieving production results in a manner that optimizes productivity and provides maximum return. Through a coordinated effort with others in the company, the individual will properly maintain the plant to ensure it is safe, clean and organized at all times. The Production Supervisor is expected to coordinate with their peer Production Supervisors to ensure that each shift has proper staffing coverage and follows the daily production schedule.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and directs assigned personnel to meet production schedules.
  • Lead 5S activities encouraging operators to subscribe to 5S principles and procedures while ensuring operator work areas are maintained in accordance with 5S principles.
    • Overseeing visual standard work boards in each operation reflecting shift health while taking countermeasures when daily goals are not met.
  • Maintains awareness of and implements plant policies and procedures while taking an active role in enforcement.
  • Oversee plant operations to ensure proper machine set-up, correct machine speeds, sample retention and the completion of process and/or quality sheets during each operation.
  • Responsible to adhere to the daily Shift Supervisor Checklist of duties.
  • Observes, evaluates and corrects problems in manufacturing on a daily basis.
  • Focus on scrap reduction and minimization efforts to achieve budget.
  • Proactively work in a cooperative manner with other departments (Production Control, Quality Control, Engineering, etc.) to ensure orders are completed on time.
  • Reviews all job cards and operating procedures before and during manufacturing of the company’s products.
  • Provides for the proper identification of rework, scrap and regular handling procedures.
  • Train, teach and motivate employees regarding efficiency, productivity, cooperation and morale, while ensuring quality products are produced.
  • Coordinate cross-training activities on a continuous basis to develop and create a multi-task and skilled workforce.
  • Monitors areas for safety issues ensuring the correct PPE for the area or job are in use.
  • Conduct shift turnover by reporting updated information and performing daily walk-through at shift transfer.
  • Observes safety procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Ensures clean working environment.
  • Regular attendance required and ability to work in excess of a 40-hour work week when necessary*.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of plant machinery and equipment, including the identification of problems related to machine, equipment breakdown, and material quality.
  • Ability to train operators and personnel in the use and application of plant equipment.
  • Knowledge of 5S and JIT principles, Kanban’s and six sigma concepts.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to handle personnel problems related to quality, process sheets, job cards, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in English orally and in written form.
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Qualifications:

  • BS / AS degree or other progressive manufacturing supervisory experience. Cable experience a plus.
  • Six Sigma experience with 1-3 years of a practicing background but not required.
  • Experience in manpower scheduling of personnel and jobs assignments due to changing priorities, customer demands, etc.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to exchange information with managers, employees, and co-workers.
  • Ability to maintain production schedule in accordance with targeted customer deadlines.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, transverse throughout entire facility/plant.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching.
  • Pushing and pulling motion of wire cable materials and reels when necessary.
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination to handle machinery, materials, and parts.
  • Must have visual acuity and ability to distinguish colors and pass a colorblind test to identify color-coded cables, products, and materials.
  • Able to lift, carry, relocate, move a minimum of 50 lbs of objects, materials, and/or product.
  • Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safety headgear with shield and gloves when handling MEK and bander equipment.

HCA reserves the right to change or revise functions and responsibilities as the need arises. HCA is an “at-will” employer and this document is not a written or implied contract of guarantee of employment.

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Engineering Intern - Ashaway, Rhode Island

Engineering Intern

Posted: 2/5/2019
Job Title: Engineering Intern
Department: Engineering
Supervisor: Process Engineer – to be assigned
Compensation: $16.50 / hour*
Location: Ashaway, RI

Purpose:

High Performance Medical Solutions is a leading manufacturer of custom medical tubing and devices. The Engineering Intern role will be responsible for supporting lead Process Engineers involved in tool design, extrusion process development, and subsequent operations of such tubing and devices. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule and ability to adjust priorities and objectives on a day-to-day basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop improved methods and tooling for new and existing products/processes.
  • Assist with the manufacture of product according to customer specifications.
  • Support the conversion of small-scale processes into large-scale operations.
  • Assist in tooling design and other design work as needed.

Competencies:

  • Technical Capacity
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Initiative

Education/Experience/Training:

  • Actively enrolled in a technical education program.
  • Preferably, candidate will be pursuing a Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Mechanical, Plastics, or Chemical Engineering or similar area of study.
  • Experience utilizing SolidWorks or other CAD software.
  • Knowledge of QSR and ISO regulations is a plus.
  • Manufacturing or production work experience a plus.

HITACHI CABLE AMERICA, INC. / HIGH PERFORMANCE MEDICAL SOLUTIONS IS
AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Contact:

Send resume to: HIGH PERFORMANCE MEDICAL SOLUTIONS
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Tel: (866)972-2077
Fax: (401) 315-0766
Mailing Address: 15 Gray Lane, Ashaway, RI 02804, Attn: Human Resources

Cost Accountant - Ashaway, Rhode Island

Cost Accountant

Posted: 3/11/2019
Job Title: Cost Accountant
Department: Finance
Reports to: Controller
Classification: Exempt
Location: Ashaway, RI

Purpose:

The Cost Accountant position functions as a business support person to the plant and ERP, Operations and Financial Management team. The position assists in effectively managing and controlling the local business and is responsible for plant level costs and control including general accounting, cost accounting, bill of material audits, inventory reconciliations, and cost analysis. The position supports month-end close and special projects as requested and works closely with manufacturing to understand issues and how they impact the financial results as well as educate/inform department(s) on cost variances. Finally, the position also acts as liaison with corporate financial staff, as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform weekly/periodic physical inventory reconciliations. Research variances and discrepancies as needed. Broadcast results. Recommend improvements to the process to reduce un-accounted for inventory.
  • Collaborate with ERP Team to ensure Bills of Materials (BOM) are accurate and up to date. Review and audit BOM’s to ensure they reflect the latest manufacturing practices.
  • Analyze actual labor, material, and overhead cost against Standard/Budget. Research and explain variances. Report this information monthly or as needed.
  • Prepare analysis of fixed spending by department. Show actual vs. budget and identify and explain variances.
  • Work with the finance department to implement and apply cost accounting policies and procedures.
  • Support plant controller’s efforts for implementing and maintaining internal controls at the plant for operations, sales and finance.
  • Aide in the development of new labor and overhead rates, budget, and forecasts.
  • Perform ad hoc product/plant cost analysis to support the operations.
  • Perform ad hoc projects for Controller, Accounting and Payroll Team such as corporate reporting and month-end closing activities.

Competencies:

  • Perform weekly/periodic physical inventory reconciliations. Research variances and discrepancies as needed. Broadcast results. Recommend improvements to the process to reduce un-accounted for inventory.
  • Technical Capacity
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Initiative
  • Business Acumen

Education/Experience/Training:

  • Associates Degree or higher in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • 1-3 years in a cost accounting position in a manufacturing environment.
  • Exposure to manufacturing departments/staff/activities, cost accounting, reporting and variance analysis.
  • Experience with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

About High Performance Medical Solutions:

A division of Hitachi Cable America Inc., we are a leading manufacturer of custom medical tubing and devices. With a strong focus on vertical integration, we are dedicated to providing our customers an all-inclusive experience that accommodate both new R&D projects as well as existing production programs. Our team members are passionate about growth, innovation, and collaboration; if you have this type of mindset then you’re likely a great fit for our team!

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Annual Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401K w/ Company Match
  • Free Employee Assistance Program
  • Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Scholarship Program
  • Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Exclusive Hitachi Employee Discounts

HITACHI CABLE AMERICA, INC. / HIGH PERFORMANCE MEDICAL SOLUTIONS IS
AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Contact:

Send resume to: HIGH PERFORMANCE MEDICAL SOLUTIONS
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Tel: (866)972-2077
Fax: (401) 315-0766
Mailing Address: 15 Gray Lane, Ashaway, RI 02804, Attn: Human Resources