• location: Hickory, NC
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $15.30 - $34.28 per hour

job description


job summary:
An Engineer is needed for a manufacturing company considered one of the world's leading innovators in materials science in the Hickory, NC area. This position is responsible for Development of adhesive dispensing systems for optical fiber ribbons. Technical leadership including understanding and evaluation of different approaches. Drive internal development and/or engage with external vendors. Demonstrate new technologies and processes using prototypes.

location: Hickory, North Carolina
job type: Contract
salary: $15.30 - 34.28 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Lead/drive smaller projects in support of product/process development activities
  • Understand technology challenges and define requirements of technical solutions, especially details of adhesive dispensing
  • Engage with third party suppliers to define project needs, understand their technical capabilities, and evaluate them as development options
  • Propose and define internal development options
  • Compare all options, evaluate them and propose best solution
  • Support mechanical and/or controls design during prototype phase
  • Support development of data acquisition and automation control equipment
  • Analyze test data and document results in technical internal reports
  • Documentation of test procedures, experiment plans, and process changes
  • Failure analysis and root cause identification for components and assemblies
  • Participate in teams to solve problems and improve processes using structured problem-solving methods and statistical tools
  • Collaborate with both internal and external resources to leverage expertise
Required Skills:

  • Understanding of thin film liquid coating technology
  • Ability to engage with outside engineering firms and define statements of work
  • Mechanical design and CAD expertise.
  • Basic project management
  • Process design and validation
  • Hands-on assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of prototype systems
Desired Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of industrial ink jet printing
  • Understanding of optical fiber and related communications systems
  • Programming skills for automated data acquisition and image processing using software such as LabVIEW and MATLAB
  • Experience with automation control utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Familiarity with optical connectors and related cable assemblies
Education and Experience:

  • B.S. in mechanical design or optical design (or equivalent), advanced degrees are preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

  • Self-motivated to deliver results with minimal supervision
  • Communicates effectively (verbal & written) to all levels
  • Ability to multitask and balance short / long term priorities
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Works effectively and builds relationships with global cross functional teams
  • Positive attitude, flexible, proactive, and committed work ethic

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors (required)
  • CAD
  • Mechanical Design
  • Optics

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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