Junior Component Engineer
Based in Sedgefield the Junior Component Engineer will work for a leading technology solutions provider reporting to Head of Component Engineering. The Junior Component Engineer will be the primary source of contact for all component-related issues both internal to (Engineering, Operations, etc.) and external to (Suppliers and EMS partners). They define, oversee and maintain the specification and content of all component-related information held within the parts database and the administration of the Part creation and approval processes.
They work to influence the majority of component selection decisions to achieve most benefit for the business whilst offering equivalents to existing components and providing guidance and support on the processes, procedures and e-tools utilised by the business in maintaining its part databases.
The main focus of the Junior Component Engineering position will be as follows
* The Review of new part requests from Design Engineering.
* Datasheet/specification review
*Identification and detailing of component key parameters
* Recommendation of existing technical equivalents
* Liaising with Engineering on the suitability of the request - e.g. supplier/part choice
* Attending meetings with both internal and external parties
* Ability to present on their own core responsibilities as well as the team's in general.
* Supporting design teams in day-to-day activities including system support, datasheet requesting, sample co-ordination, alternative component advice
* Review of incoming Change Notifications from Suppliers
* Ability to identify consequence of notification - e.g. consolidating the active BoMs using the device(s)
* Supporting of Supply Chain in identifying alternative solutions
* Ability to drive the business towards a solution
* Ability to quickly identify potential second sources for existing devices
* Ability to co-ordinate their approval by the rest of the business
* Proactive in assuming ownership (where relevant) of all component-related issues associated with components within their commodity responsibility.
* Business Operations Support
* Ability to support both Supplier Quality and Procurement from a technical aspect
* Identifying technical differences and potential failure issues
The Junior Component Engineer will work within Service Support and will be responsible for the following
* Investigating and supporting issues associated with historic items which are no longer available from suppliers
* Ability to analyse a list of components and identify a technical solution to allow consolidation for future designs
* Ability to handle all manners of component-related queries from Sub-Contract Manufacturers
* Ability to communicate effectively across a global footprint
* Database Maintenance
* Working as a team to maintain the global Supplier and Parts database Metrics
* Ability to quickly spin complex data into simplified graphics, identifying trends, root causes, etc.
* Report Writing
* Ability to produce technical reports as well as process documents for others to use travel
* Ability to travel internationally for period of time (e.g. 1day to 2 weeks) Influence
* Overall, good influencing skills are a key requirement. Candidate must have the ability to initiate, track, report and close numerous issues both technically and * commercially with a proactive attitude.
* Knowledge of electronic component manufacturers and distribution - which suppliers make which part types, etc.
* Experience of BoMs, Change Orders and Concessions
To be successful in this position the Junior Component Engineer will have the following skills and experience
* Degree in Electronic Engineering
* Other relevant experience, either technical (e.g. Design Engineer) or commercial (e.g. technical buyer, commodity specialist, etc.).
* Demonstrable knowledge of components and their sources (both technical and commercial)
Key words - Junior Component Engineer, Supporting design teams in day-to-day activities including system support, datasheet requesting, sample co-ordination, alternative component advice PCNs