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Product Development Engineer - Fiber Optic - Hickory NC

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Product Development Engineer - Fiber Optic - Hickory NC
Relocation Yes
Location Hickory NC
Purpose of Position:
The Product Development Engineer will design and develop fiber optic connectors, connector components and connector processes. Develop, plan, and coordinate projects and technical aspects of fiber optic connector/ferrule customer requirements through direct involvement with Applications
engineering
and Sales.
Major Responsibilities:
Design and develop multi-fiber optical connectors.
Develop strategic supplier relationships as appropriate
Plan and coordinate projects for each new product assigned including scheduling of resources and status reports
Maintain a high level of expertise in the following areas: fiber, cable, PCB and TX/RX connectors, connector installation, testing, and troubleshooting.
Prepare all specifications, documents and forms necessary to transfer products to manufacturing, marketing, and sales.
Prepare conference papers on new technology or products.
Provide technical assistance as required by Marketing, Sales, and Manufacturing groups.
Maintain documentation for possible patent submission.
Act as a focal point for all technical issues on fiber, cable, connectors, hardware and system performance for Marketing and Sales Groups.
Propose new product ideas to add to current product line.
Key Decision Areas:
Fiber Optics Development Engineer will determine the most cost effective approaches meeting internal and external customer requirements.
Prioritize internal requests.
Recommending best course of action in solving internal and external problems; i.e. project planning.
Equipment Used:
Personal Computers
Software packages: MS Excel, MS Word, CAD
Optical test equipment, microscopes, Surface Profiler, Interferometer, environmental chambers, optical fiber termination equipment
Optical modeling and finite element analysis
Criteria for Performance Evaluation: (Guidelines for Objectives):
Ability to work independently with minimum direction and supervision.
Public speaking and presentation skills
Operational and theoretical knowledge of full range of products
Writing abilities with an emphasis on organizing and succinctly conveying ideas
Strong interpersonal skills
Consistent ability to accomplish assigned and agreed upon objectives
Personnel Directed:
Product development staff and will report to the VP of Product Engineering
Education and Skill Required:
BS in technical or engineering field
5 years previous work experience in fiber optic industry or communications systems (This can include cooperative education programs.)
Fundamental working knowledge of computers to include word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet or database programs
CAD
Statistical Analysis
Background in optics and/or optical modeling highly desired
Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:
1. BS in technical or engineering field.
2. 5 + years previous work experience in fiber optic industry or communications systems.
3. Experience with CAD and Statistical Analysis.
4. Background in optics or optical modeling highly desired.

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