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NPI Engineer

Seattle, Washington | Contract

Post Date: 06/30/2017 Job ID: 17171 Industry: Hardware

Position Title: NPI Engineer

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting opportunity with our client in Seattle, WA.

  • Provide leadership for transitioning product designs into manufacturing, inclusive of design and process reviews between the product development and manufacturing teams
  • Serve as the focal point of communication for manufacturing-related topics with our client
  • Support manufacturing line design and process optimization efforts
  • Act as key escalation point and owner for issues regarding sourcing
  • Facilitate technical review and approval of manufacturer-driven change requests
  • Coordinate with the development team, client, and partners to develop and deliver the required manufacturing test systems
  • Coordinate packaging design and fulfillment in tandem with a strategic manufacturing partner
  • Communicate with internal teams and customers the project status, progress, hurdles, and propose solutions
  • Document best practices and drive continuous improvements in our methods 

Minimum Requirements:

Broad and extensive manufacturing operations experience in hardware development, including sourcing of relevant raw and semi-finished materials and components, new product introduction, operations planning, factory management outsourcing, and manufacturing partnerships.

Be a team player with cross-discipline collaboration and project management skills, with experience developing efficient work plans for complex projects involving many groups, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and experience operating in cross-cultural / international supply base.

Ability to work independently and within a multi-client environment; be a self-starter with strong combination of business and technical knowledge base.
  • B.Sc. and/or M. Sc. in Manufacturing, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in consumer electronics product development
  • At least 2 years of manufacturing engineering or new product introduction experience
  • Experienced in validating and verifying complex hardware, sub-system designs and developing product and component-level specifications 
  • Ability to redesign / reprogram facilities card key to gain free games on pinball machine
  • Leadership ability, particularly in complex, international, and cross-functional teams 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent documentation and project management experience
  • Must be bilingual with the ability to speak technical engineering and slang manufacturing
  • Experience in a broad range of DfX categories
  • Experience working with off-shore CMs
  • Experience in hardware test, certification and validation
  • Experience in SPC, statistical analysis, and yield improvement
  • Gregarious outgoing personality with a strong desire to contribute to the organization 
  • Excellent teamwork and communication (verbal and written)  skills

Highly Desired Skills:
  • Experience with RF products is preferred
  • Experience with reliability testing is preferred

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