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Manufacturing Engineer - Connector Assembly

Kent, Washington 98032 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 12/07/2017 Job ID: 17848 Industry: Hardware

Position Title:  Manufacturing EngineerConnector Assembly


Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting Direct Hire  opportunity with our client in Kent for a Manufacturing Engineer ideally with thorough knowledge of connector assembly and filtered connector assembly manufacturing practices.


Job Description:
  • Provide primary engineering support for production with the development of engineering and production systems
  • Support drawing redlines (Engineering feedback to design) activity to support the design for manufacture activities
  • Coordinate, support and create production fixtures, custom tools, manufacturing instructions and form boards to facilitate production efficiency and control
  • Support development and improvement of key production processes such as molding, potting, fixture fabrication and part marking
  • Assist in setting up and sustainment of production flow in both cells and batch lines by coordinating time studies and definition of structured work flow 
  • Evaluate and propose acquisition of new tools, equipment and processes to aid in production efficiency and safety
  • Apply problem solving techniques such as 8D and FMEA to resolve manufacturing problems, product problems and field complaints to determine opportunities for improving manufacturing, product performance and field service
  • Analyze internal manufacturing performance metrics to identify and resolve manufacturing and business process problems
  • Conduct and/or participate in activities; such as Design and Process FMEA' s, Design of Experiments, Process/Product Capability Studies, Field Sales/Service Meetings, Marketing Studies, Product Liability Meetings, etc.
  • Interact directly with the customer on manufacturing-related topics
  • Perform analysis of internal production performance metrics for reporting and discussion in internal and external meetings
  • Interprets customer drawings, specifications and workmanship standards to develop a quote Bill of Material for customer assemblies requiring cost estimates
  • Performs complete technical assessment for each project quoted, determining tooling requirements and cost, testing requirements and adapters required, level of manufacturing data required (e.g. Manufacturing instructions, jigs, fixtures) and determines if further clarification and/or documents are required from the customer
  • Communicates design concerns, drawing errors, interpretation issues, and

Job Qualifications:
  • 3 years’ experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Product Engineering or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Effectively communicate with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a high pace and responsive environment
  • Able to lead cross-functional teams’ efforts and manage internal projects
  • Able to work in a fast-pace, ambiguous, rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent personal computing skills, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of or usage of 3D CAD Software (Pro/E or Solidworks) or AutoCAD
  • Highly adept with technical engineering drawings, specifications and other engineering documentation
  • Knowledge and of reflow ovens and oven profiles
  • Knowledge of electrical connector and EMI filtered electrical connector assembly and design
  • Support testing and reliability testing of EMI filtered connectors
  • Failure analysis techniques and troubleshooting of EMI filtered connector failures.


  • Bachelor degree in an Engineering discipline or equivalent. (i.e. Metallurgical, Industrial, Electrical, Quality or Mechanical)


  • This position includes access or potential access to ITAR and/or EAR technical data. Therefore, candidates will need to qualify as a US Person which is defined as a US Citizen, or a Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)


About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.


Drew McMillan

In my 3 years of recruiting, I have found that honesty and transparency build lasting business relationships. I work tirelessly to find exciting projects for talented engineers, and will help you achieve your career goals by listening to you and understanding the market. Prior to joining Protingent, I served as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and I love my fiancee, my dog and UW Football.

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