CAREERS

The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.

 

Design Engineer Engineering-Manufacturing Issues

SUMMARY

The Design Engineer Engineering-Manufacturing Issues position is a key role within Beckwith Electric.  This position is responsible for developing, evaluating, and improving production processes and methodologies used to manufacture new and existing products.  Key focus is to ensure the efficient cost-effective manufacture of high quality products in support of strategic objectives.  The position is responsible for specific product groups related to our control and cabinet builds, which serve the power generation and distribution industry.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

Share the responsibility of providing positive cash flow and profitability of the Company with all other employees.

Manufacturing Support

Beckwith Electric has a long-standing reputation of providing industry leading power system control products.  These highly configurable products utilized advanced printed circuit board assemblies integrated into both standard and customer specific metal and Lexan enclosures.

An important responsibility of this role is to ensure that manufacturing production lines are running at their peak efficiency.  The Design Engineer Engineering-Manufacturing Issues is responsible for analyzing any issues as they arise, working out a solution, and coordinating with the Beckwith manufacturing engineer to ensure short-term fixes and/or long-term resolutions are acted upon in a timely fashion.

Enhancing Efficiency

Beckwith Electric embraces the principals and practices of Lean/6-Sigma manufacturing.  The individual in this role is expected to demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset utilizing Lean/6-Sigma skillsets to: improve production line efficiency; identify and eliminate waste; eliminate rework; reduce excess motion; minimize errors and error opportunities; and minimize variation.

New Product Introduction

Beckwith Electric is a customer-focused organization with a strong record of developing best-in-class solutions for our customers.  The Design Engineer Engineering-Manufacturing Issues at Beckwith plays a key role in new product development by being the voice of design for manufacturability within integrated product teams, and either integrating the new product into existing production lines or developing a new production line for efficient and error-free build.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support overall manufacturing readiness by assessing, and communicating risks and status succinctly to management, escalating key issues and presenting options for resolution.
  • Implement and Review Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) for change impact, technical feasibility, and accuracy pertaining to product design and functionality.
  • Provide support for hardware design and improving existing products.
  • Work concurrently with all organizations to develop and maintain Supply Chain schedule to achieve all deliverables for gate reviews.
  • Provide technical suggestions for product enhancements and minor redesigns.
  • Investigate and recommend alternate components that may improve upon quality, reliability, cost, and/or operational impact.
  • Responsible for drawing and BOM modifications
  • Makes modifications to product lines as necessary.
  • Improve and support Configuration Management tools
  • Works with Production Engineer concerning improvements or changes to existing products.
  • Participates in obsolescence mitigation activities.
  • Works with Purchasing on replacement of obsolete, alternate and second source parts issues.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or any relevant technical or science degree, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in Product Engineering.
  • Basic circuit/schematic design using Altium or other similar software programs.
  • Strong understanding of GD&T principles.
  • Software/Firmware experience.
  • Proficient in the use of computer aided design tools: AutoCAD and Solidworks.
  • Failure analysis yielding identified opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to multi-task in an evolving project environment.
  • Strong customer focus, both internal and external.
  • Experienced with PLM and ERP systems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this assignment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this assignment, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this assignment include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this assignment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The employee must not present a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves or others.

While performing the duties of this assignment, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Our Compensation Package includes a Competitive Salary, Paid Vacation and Holidays, 401(k) Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, and Educational Assistance.