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Design Engineer, Component & Cable (on-site)

Diversified Technical Systems, Inc.
Seal Beach, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

Summary

DTS is an innovative company on the cutting edge of safety testing and research technology. We sustain a culture of hard-working and highly motivated teams that move the company forward within the fields of automotive, aerospace, and sports injury prevention on a global scale. As of June 2021, DTS joined the Vishay Precision Group (VPG) family of companies. VPG is a global leader in precision measurement sensing technologies.

The Design Engineer, Component & Cable is responsible for performing a wide variety of cable construction, packaging, shipment, testing and costing, cable design, cable manufacturing, cable drawing, and documentation tasks, including but not limited to working with USA-based representatives, qualifying, approving, and auditing component suppliers, working closely with other departments, consulting to Design Engineers, and participating on the Material Review Board.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Additional responsibilities and requirements may change at any time with or without notice.

Responsibilities and Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with USA-based manufacturing representatives on all component related issues.
  • Qualify, approve, and audit component suppliers.
  • Select and validate alternate sources of supply.
  • Submit part numbers, with standard titles for new parts and maintain descriptions to the standard format
  • Perform calculation for electrical and thermal performance of the cable system including current carrying capacity, overload, induced voltages, short-circuit currents, impedances, etc.
  • Work on the following duties:
    • Cable construction, packaging, shipment, testing, and costing.
    • Cable design, cable manufacturing, cable drawing and documentation.
  • Cooperate closely with manufacturing and purchasing groups on excess and obsolete components.
  • Manage risks for the subsequent parts concerns:
    • Alert of obsolete because of EOL
    • Availability
    • Lead-time
    • Pricing
  • Reduce inventory by consolidating duplicate parts and promoting the use of preferred components.
  • Perform component evaluations and qualifications when required
  • Provide component level expertise and consulting to Design Engineers.
    • Participate in design reviews for the purpose of component selection and standardization.
    • Ensure the use of high quality, high reliability, cost effective components in new designs.
  • Work with production to solve component and cable related production problems and develop standards and practices to avoid component problems.
  • Perform failure analysis on problem components. Work with suppliers to resolve component problems to identify "root causes" and permanent solutions.
  • Work closely with suppliers and the quality assurance team to develop inspection quality control plans.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as requested by DTS management.

Qualifications and Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Responsibilities and Duties satisfactorily. The qualifications and skills listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities for the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) or similar discipline and substantial related experience (approximately 5+ years) in an electrical engineering role or experience in component level design and troubleshooting is necessary.
  • Experience with cable test equipment and practices as well as in-depth working knowledge of all electronic component types are necessary.
  • Familiarity with the following standards and processes is helpful:
    • International Standards Organization (ISO) 9000
    • Electronics Industrial Association (EIA),
    • Industry standards: IEC, AEIC, ICEA,
    • American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME),
    • American National Standards Institute (ANSI),
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
    • Military Standards (MIL-STD),
    • Electronic manufacturing processes, particularly Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
    • Various component manufacturing processes
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time, meet deadlines, and coordinate with other departments is necessary.

  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately address and document details, meet deadlines, and communicate effectively with other individuals/departments, verbally and in writing, in a professional, diplomatic manner is necessary.

  • Demonstrated proficiency using various computer programs, such as Windows 7/8/10, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Access, and Acrobat (PDF), as well as experience using drawing tools is necessary.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies, tools, and practices.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Equipment Use

  • This position works in an environment in which safety, environmental and health concerns may demand constant attention. The work environment is a production and engineering area and a typical business office. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional US and/or international travel to customers, vendors, corporations, and/or other sites may be necessary based on business or customer needs.

Work Schedule

Work hours will be determined based on business and customer needs but are predominantly scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Additional work hours may be required as needed.

ITAR Statement

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DTS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, age, ancestry, color, creed, disability status (physical or mental), gender, marital status, legally-protected medical condition (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, military, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Company Description
DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS & SENSORS
Headquartered in Seal Beach, CA, DTS has been a leading manufacturer of data acquisition systems and sensors for occupant safety testing and product testing in automotive, aerospace, biomechanics, blast and in-dummy applications. DTS specializes in advanced measurement solutions that require high-speed, miniature, rugged DAS and sensors for critical tests in extreme environments.
(DTS) is an innovative company on the cutting edge of safety testing and research technology. We sustain a culture of hard-working and highly motivated teams that move the company forward within the fields of automotive, aerospace, and sports injury prevention on a global scale.

As of June, 2021, DTS joined the Vishay Precision Group (VPG) family of companies. VPG is a global leader in precision measurement sensing technologies.

For more information about DTS, please visit our website - www.dtsweb.com.

ITAR Statement:
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.

Equal Opportunity Statement:
DTS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, age, ancestry, color, creed, disability status (physical or mental), gender, marital status, legally-protected medical condition (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, military, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Diversified Technical Systems, Inc.

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1720 Apollo Court Seal Beach

Seal Beach, CA
USA

Industry

Manufacturing

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