Potting Engineer Technician in Kent, WA at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 9/12/2019

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Job Description

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is looking for a Manufacturing Potting Engineer with wire harness, or potting experience to support the manufacture and processes development for potting area of cable assemblies. You will be optimizing and documenting manufacturing processes relating to Potting, Encapsulation and Molding, providing guidance and assistance to Manufacturing Technicians and fellow engineers for higher-level applications, and leading problem-solving and continuous-improvement activities.


* Provide primary engineering support for production with the development of engineering documentation relating to encapsulation, potting and molding of wire harness assemblies
* Supports epoxy dispense and curing prototype build and development with processes, equipment, tooling, quality systems, and materials analysis.
* Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials.
* Develops manufacturing processes, testing, manufacturing methods, equipment and tooling.
* Improves manufacturing efficiency with structured problem solving, continuous improvement, and gap closure.
* Assures product, process, and prototype quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
* Lead the development and improvement of key production processes relating to potting and adhesives.
* Assist in setting up and sustainment off production flow in both cells and batch lines by coordination time studies and definition of structures workflow.
* Analyze internal manufacturing performance metrics to identify and resolve manufacturing and business process problems
* Interact directly with the customer engineering on manufacturing-related topics
* Perform analysis of internal production performance metrics for reporting and discussion in internal and external meetings.
* Provide leadership and direction to the manufacturing engineering technicians and engineers
* Assist with the research for new technology as well as industry proven epoxies (ambient/ UV light/ heat cure), material specific adhesives, solvents, and other specialty items required to support new product development
* Trial new materials in a documented manner such as verification protocol, or validation protocol if required
* Work with procurement and outside vendors from approved Carlisle distributors to bring in materials that provide solutions

*Other duties as required in support of the department and the company*


* This job has no supervisory responsibilities
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

* Regular sitting, standing and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
* Occasional sitting
* Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions, and required usage of both hands as needed
* Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, occasionally up to 50 pounds
* Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
* Hearing and speaking
* Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, gripping, and crouching or stooping
* This position may/may not require passing annual eye testing as required by customers for production activities. If required, exams will be provided by a medically qualified/trained person and shall be paid for by the company

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a normal office environment with minimal physical risks involved. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is dedicated to identifying and reducing the environmental impact of its operations, activities, and products. It is our commitment to comply with all applicable laws and other regulatory requirements concerning the environment. We are committed to preventing pollution and continually improving our environmental performance in all of our global operations. This will be achieved through a comprehensive Environmental Management System that provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies


* Clear ANSI Z87.1 safety rated glasses are required for the job when in the manufacturing areas

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)

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

* Knowledge or certification of IPC-620 or other applicable cable potting/encapsulation specifications
* Highly adept with technical engineering drawings, specifications and other engineering documentation
* Excellent personal computing skills, particularly Microsoft Office
* 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


* Bachelor's Degree in one of the following required Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or 5-10 years equivalent experience
* 2+ years' experience as Manufacturing Engineer with cable/wire harness assemblies, and/or potting and encapsulation materials (polyurethanes, epoxies, conformal coatings)

Must maintain industry certifications as applicable to position and value stream that is supported. Including but not limited to; IPC-WHMA-A-620, IPC-JSTD-001, IPC-610, IPC-600 and NASA 8739

* IPC-WHMA-A-620 (Knowledge or Certified) desired

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled