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Hitachi Cable America, Manchester NH

Product Engineer

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Division: Engineering
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Manager of Product Engineering

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 a technical support bridge between quality, operations, sales, and engineering.

Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primary

  • Provide technical support to Sales and Operations departments.
  • Creation of quotes based on requirements provided by Customers, as well as creation of specifications for Customer signoffs.
  • Creation of detailed technical specifications for the purpose of product manufacturing.
  • Creation of Purchasing specifications for raw materials used on product manufacturing.

Secondary

  • Able to lead new product development projects following established stage gate system.
  • Perform data analysis through the use of statistical software (e.g. JMP, Minitab) in order to improve quality of new cables as well as current/older versions.
  • Assist company technical staff with white papers either jointly with partners or independently; assist in catalog creation/modification as well as with official website regarding technical training, technology explanations and performance-oriented sales materials.
  • Assist quality department in creation of test procedures, testing templates, test fixtures, and equipment purchases.
  • Assist Production department and Process engineering team on technical obstacles present in day-to-day operations.
  • Work with process engineering to establish equipment process capabilities.
  • Assist lab staff with QA issues relating to signal performance and failure analysis.
  • Adhere to the core HCM goals of ISO9000 Total Quality Management.
  • Subscribe to and practice 5S, JIT, etc.

Safety Expectations

  • Obey all safety rules, use caution in work activities, and continuously practice safe behaviors.
  • Immediately report unsafe conditions/behaviors and work-related injuries to site supervision.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional mathematic skills, up to and including the utilization of mathematical modeling techniques
  • Detailed oriented with attention to accuracy and thoroughness
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to meet or exceed deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and troubleshoot activities
  • Ability to work under pressure of time and resource constraints.
  • Respond to shifting priorities in a cooperative manner
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficiency utilizing computer programs, customized systems, and Microsoft office including WORD and Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills for communication with management, co-workers, outside vendors, etc.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position is not responsible for the oversight or performance management of other employees

Physical Demands

  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional mathematic skills, up to and including the utilization of mathematical modeling techniques
  • Detailed oriented with attention to accuracy and thoroughness
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to meet or exceed deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and troubleshoot activities
  • Ability to work under pressure of time and resource constraints.
  • Respond to shifting priorities in a cooperative manner
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficiency utilizing computer programs, customized systems, and Microsoft office including WORD and Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills for communication with management, co-workers, outside vendors, etc.

Travel

Little to no travel is expected for this position.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum B.S. degree in an Engineering discipline; Wire and cable experience preferred
  • Relevant engineering experience within a manufacturing environment

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. As a Federal Contractor, we encourage priority referral of protected veterans under VEVRAA.