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Product Design Engineer

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Raleigh, NC
  • Expired: February 01, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

PURPOSE OF POSITION This position is responsible for new and existing conventional and Air Blown Fiber cable product development on a project assignment basis, and is responsible for providing process support to solve material and design related issues. This position is also responsible for identifying and developing cable materials for new applications, for improved processibility and reliability, for cost reduction and for maintenance of secondary vendors. This requires the development of product qualification test plans and incoming material test requirements. II.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS/SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Conduct detailed design/performance studies for materials/cables. 2. Conduct or coordinate trials/experiments to develop new material/designs/process through final qualification. 3.

Generate design for development and production cable products. 4. Plan and conduct qualification tests of new cable designs. 5. Provide process/production support related to use of materials. 6.

Troubleshoot internal and/or field related problems with cable performance. 7. Maintain/obtain technical data from raw material vendors. 8. Develop and issue raw material specifications. 9.

Coordinate/oversee new material or secondary vendor qualification 10. Review and insure compliance with material specifications. 11. Investigate/search for new cable materials. Duties Performed Occasionally or Periodically 1.

Prepare and hold Design Reviews for new materials/cables. 2. Provide timely reports on design/performance issues. 3. Write technical reports and present papers at conferences. 4.

Participate in Standard Bodies 5. Submit and apply for patents. 6. Exchange technical information with SEI. 7.

Perform process trials in conjunction with Process Engineering or outside vendors 8. Prepare periodic R&D reports for Senior Management. 9. Travel to third party testing laboratories or customer sites Job Requirements: • Resolve product engineering design issues • Transfer product design to production • Coordinating product test stand design • Complete other product engineering projects • Designated as a production/manufacturing engineer • Establish product specifications through engineering calculations • Own the design of a product/product family • Manage product design from design to execution • Provide support to manufacturing on related product design issues • Work closely with manufacturing and engineering during new product • Establish product reliability test programs • Provide technical support to manufacturing sites including leading product quality/production issues • Perform engineering calculations to support product designs • Evaluate process or product design and test data • Maintain responsibility for product design beyond production release • Transitioning products from design into manufacturing • Direct new product development programs • Identify manufacturing issues associated with product introduction • Manage product testing for assigned products • Support effective product design and assure ongoing product reliability

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave


Raleigh, NC
27610 USA



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