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Design Engineer - Cu Premise Cable - Manchester, New Hampshire

Design Engineer - Cu Premise Cable

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Reports to: Director of Engineering & QA
Department: Engineering
Location: New Hampshire
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.

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 or 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

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

Machine Operator - Extrusion - 3rd Shift

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Reports to: Production Supervisor
Department: Production
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Non-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

Human Resources Generalist - Manchester, New Hampshire

Human Resources Generalist

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Reports to: Director of Human Resources
Department: Human Resources
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Non-Exempt, Salary*

Position Summary:

Provide overall human resources generalist support to all departments delivering a variety of HR services which may include areas of employee relations, benefits, recruitment, compensation, training and development.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Interface with employees regarding HR policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate updating Employee Handbook to reflect current company policies and procedures. Assist in the development and implementation of new policies.
  • Provide a wide range of employee relations’ support. Provide counsel and guidance to managers and employees concerning work related issues.
  • Respond to employee questions regarding benefits and provide assistance with coverage and claims issues.
  • Administers employee leaves programs including FMLA, STD, LTD
  • Coordinate Workers Compensation claims. Ensure proper and timely reporting with third party vendor. Provide follow up assistance with employee, supervisor, and third party medical and claims vendors.
  • Maintain, organize and update personnel files and training records.
  • Manage and coordinate the performance review process for hourly employees.
  • Work with supervisors to ensure timely review process. Assist in addressing attendance and/or performance related issues.
  • Provide support and coordination for recruitment efforts.
  • Coordinate with temporary staffing agencies.
  • Coordinate pre-employment drug screens.
  • Conduct New Hire orientation process.
  • Develop and create updated job descriptions and standards.
  • Investigate and Initiate training programs for management, supervisors and employees in conjunction with HR Director and strategic goals.
  • Collaborate on development of reward/recognition programs and/or company sponsored events.
  • Participate with the Community Action Committee.
  • Assist with assessing, developing, updating safety measures, policies, etc.
  • Observe safety procedures and conduct; use equipment and materials properly.
  • Subscribe to, support and practice 5S, JIT, Process Improvement activities.
  • Perform special projects as requested.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of human resources principles and practices, as well as federal/state regulations and compliance.
  • Ability to multi-task and possess organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, communicating effectively with all levels of employees
  • Work well within a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using sound judgment consistent with policies and practices.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and human resources applications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, in human resources or business preferred.
  • 3 years human resources generalist experience within a diverse work environment.
  • Work well within a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using sound judgment consistent with policies and practices.

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, supplies, ability to move, carry, lift up to 30 lbs. of objects.
  • 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: 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

Maintenance Braider / Kinrei Mechanic - Maintenance Facilities, 1st shift - Manchester, New Hampshire

Maintenance Braider / Kinrei Mechanic - Maintenance Facilities, 1st shift

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Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor
Department: Maintenance Facilities
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Hourly, Non-exempt*

Position Summary:

Provide mechanical and Electrical support within Facilities and Maintenance to ensure that the Wardwell braider and Kinrei machines are functioning at their optimum levels. Responsible to perform daily Wardwell braider and Kinrei repairs and overall preventative maintenance of the braiding and electronics department.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Install, repair and maintain Wardwell and Kinrei production machinery and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain braiding production systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machinery in a timely manner.
  • Assist and support process technicians and operations with process related tasks when needed. i.e. set ups.
  • Become proficient with the Work Order Management system.
  • Observe safety procedures and conduct; use equipment and materials properly.
  • Subscribe to and practice 5S principles, procedures, and guidelines, JIT, and process improvement.
  • Work a full time shift schedule with regular attendance and ability to work overtime if needed.
  • Maintain braider part stock level and order as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to read and interpret mechanical and electrical schematics.
  • Solid knowledge of Wardwell braiding machines is a plus.
  • Ability to conduct diagnostic tests, overhaul and rebuild machines by utilizing a variety of test equipment and hand tools.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, and as a team member.
  • Reading comprehension skills to understand written specifications, instructions and procedures in English.
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in maintenance mechanic role in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience working with mechanical equipment and components.
  • Wire and Cable experience is a plus.
  • Strong verbal, written, communication and interpersonal skills to exchange of information with co-workers and supervisors.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching and climbing ladders during entire shift
  • Must be able to lift, carry, maneuver and move a minimum of 50 lbs of objects in the facility
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity
  • Eye-hand coordination to handle, machinery, materials, parts and working with hand tools
  • Regular attendance and ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week if necessary

Note: Employee is required to provide their own basic hand tools and roll around tool box with lock.

The job description is not designed to cover an entire comprehensive listing of all job duties or unplanned activities. 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

Manufacturing Manager - Manchester, New Hampshire

Manufacturing Manager

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Reports to: Senior VP of Manufacturing
Department: Manufacturing
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Exempt*

Position Summary:

This role is responsible to oversee and manage the day to day manufacturing and production line operations.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate resources, activities, and sequence of manufacturing operations to produce HCM cable products.
  • Supervise and direct Shift Supervisors.
  • Set guidelines and formats for production workers to operate under.
  • Ensure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment and materials to produce quality products.
  • Review and approve production scheduling and work flow to meet customer orders. Alter and modify operation schedules to meet customer demands as necessary.
  • Prepare manufacturing data reports.
  • Cross collaborate and communicate with multiple departments such as engineering, purchasing, production control and quality to fulfill customer orders, and to determine the status of various projects and operations.
  • Confer with management representing manufacturing present any concerns.
  • Actively participate in and promote Safety Programs.
  • Prepare compliance policies and reports in accordance with insurance company standards.
  • Develop and measure metrics to ensure effectiveness and cost efficiency.
  • Communicate manufacturing and operations issues, recommend strategies and tactics to enable improved procedures.
  • Subscribe to and practice 5S, JIT, Process Improvement activities.
  • Observes safety procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Provide employee training and development opportunities. Communicate effectively to motivate others to realize their potential.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail necessary.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure of time and resource constraints meeting customer deadlines daily.
  • Strong commitment to quality, safety, and efficiency.
  • Familiarity with OSHA requirements, regulations and procedures.
  • Advanced reading, writing, and comprehension skills in English.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and communication skills to interact all personnel, customer and outside vendors.
  • Demonstrates commitment to HCA Core Values.
  • Advanced computer literacy skills utilizing Microsoft Office, database programs, with ability to develop knowledge of customized system(s), especially related to manufacturing operations.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in business or equivalent; and/or 5-10 years work experience in cable and wire environment.
  • 5 years plus relevant Manufacturing Management experience.
  • Supervisory experience necessary.
  • Exhibit leadership skills.
  • Understanding of and ability to implement Lean Manufacturing principles.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination for operation of PC and office equipment,
  • Sitting for periods of time, working at a desk in office environment.
  • Standing, walking, and/or navigating throughout the plant daily, to monitor manufacturing operations.
  • Light lifting, carrying of files, supplies, with 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.

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 or guarantee of employment.

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: Laura.McKevitt.rg@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Drop off at the Human Resources office Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Quality Control Inspector , 2nd Shift - Manchester, New Hampshire

Quality Control Inspector , 2nd Shift

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Reports to: Quality Manager
Department: Quality Control
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Hourly

Position Summary:

This role is responsible to provide support to the quality control operations during shift operations to meet deliverables. This is an integral position within the Quality team interfacing with engineering personnel and other departments.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Verify product conformance to specifications
  • Verify raw material conformance to purchase orders
  • Perform di-electric testing of cable
  • Perform and assist with failure analysis
  • Calibrate measuring and test equipment as required
  • Partner with Engineering to determine testing of job priorities
  • Work with PC to ensure timely production of quality products and materials
  • Maintain Quality Control documentation and records
  • Address quality issues as they arise and provide prompt resolutions working with appropriate and necessary personnel
  • Adhere to the core HCM goals of ISO9000 Total Quality Management and be an active participant and member of SGA Team.
  • Commitment to quality/safety/efficiency
  • Observe safety procedures and use equipment and materials properly
  • Subscribe to and practice 5S, JIT, etc.
  • Work a full time shift schedule with regular attendance, ability to work overtime as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail necessary
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure of time and resource constraints
  • Respond to shifting priorities in a cooperative manner
  • Hands-on experience using micrometers, calipers, verniers, and other measuring devices
  • Reading, writing, and comprehension skills in English
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to interact with co-workers and others

Qualifications:

  • H.S. diploma or GED equivalent
  • One-year manufacturing experience working in a quality lab environment desired
  • Experience in a wire and cable manufacturing environment preferred
  • Knowledge and/or related QC lab experience
  • Computer literacy skills utilizing Microsoft Office, with ability to learn a customized system
  • Must have visual acuity and ability to distinguish colors and pass a colorblind test to identify coded cables, products, and materials.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Body motor skills sufficient to move for one office location to another throughout plant to access office files, equipment, and plant machinery
  • Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination for operation of personal computer, office and machinery equipment
  • Sitting and standing for periods of time working in lab and test environment
  • Lifting, carrying of files and supplies, ability to move and lift up to 50 lbs. of objects and/or materials
  • Ability to speak and hear to communicate with employees, customers and/or vendors via phone or in person

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 or guarantee of employment.

Contact:

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

Purchasing & Compliance Coordinator - Manchester, New Hampshire

Purchasing & Compliance Coordinator

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Reports to: Supply Chain Manager
Department: Purchasing
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Salary/Exempt*

Position Summary:

This role will be support role responsible for obtaining materials, components, equipment and services from suppliers meeting Index’s expectations for quality, delivery, and price at the direction of the Sr. Buyer. In addition, to Maintain REACH and RoHS information for supply chain and support compliance activities.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with providing support to production control, manufacturing, administration and most departments in the acquisition of materials and supplies at the direction of the Sr. Buyer
  • Manage and process material requisition orders on a daily and/or routine basis
  • Update raw material pricing in product file when pricing changes
  • Contact and negotiate with suppliers to secure favorable pricing and purchasing costs
  • Assist in identifying qualified suppliers for HCA
  • Conduct pricing searches using the internet and various websites to obtain best pricing
  • Review and analyze price quotations as needed per direction of Sr. Buyer.
  • Document price comparison and cost savings in spreadsheet for as reporting tool
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external vendors and suppliers
  • Assist in the creation and control of new documentation, as needed.
  • Identify preferred suppliers and create alternate sources as necessary
  • Consider HCA quality, quantity, cost-effectiveness, and product availability when working with outside vendors and suppliers to fulfill requisitions requests
  • Communicate effectively and frequently with vendors, suppliers, customers and employees
  • Subscribe to and practice 5S, JIT, and Process Improvement activities
  • Observe safety procedures and conduct; use equipment and materials properly
  • Monitoring internal MRP for on time delivery
  • Research, continue to develop policy and procedures to support initiatives and maintaining compliance info for REACH, RoHS, and Conflict Minerals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Cable and wire knowledge with ability to understand HCA premise and electronic products, materials and pricing preferred
  • Familiar with Kanban, Lean Manufacturing, and/or Theory of Constraints.
  • Positive and successful interaction with customers, employees, reps and vendors
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Remain current on pricing of standard materials and products
  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers and vendors for procurement of supplies and/or products
  • Attention to detail including mathematical aptitude
  • Work well independently and within a team environment
  • Use sound judgment to resolve routine daily issues
  • Proficient and strong computer skills working with Microsoft Office, including WORD, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and other, with ability learn ERP systems

Qualifications:

  • AA degree in Business or related field preferred and/or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years related purchasing experience in manufacturing environment
  • Strong customer-service oriented background

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Position works in an office environment, sitting for long periods of time, working at a desk
  • Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination for operation of personal computer and operating of office equipment on daily basis
  • Light lifting, carrying of files, supplies, ability to move, carry, lift up to 30 lbs. of objects, materials, etc.
  • Ability to speak and hear customers, vendors, and or other employees via phone or in person
  • Requires sufficient autonomy, standing and walking to move for one office location to another and within the plant facility

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:

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

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