Product Engineer in Franklin, WI at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 2/6/2018

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Job Description


The Product Engineer utilizes extensive knowledge of CarlisleIT and industry standard manufacturing practices along with the ability to interpret drawings and specifications to develop accurate and competitive BOM's and labor estimates to support requests for quotation generated by sales. This also includes working with customers, sales, and engineering contacts to provide design for manufacturability assistance and to communicate/request information necessary in order to support CarlisleIT's production.


Drawing and Design Reviews

* Interprets CarlisleIT and customer drawings, specifications, and workmanship standards.
* Communicate design concerns, drawing errors, interpretation issues, and manufacturability enhancements to customer technical contacts as necessary. Must be able to fully understand CarlisleIT's production capabilities and data requirements and must be able to communicate professionally with customer personnel.
* Performs technical assessment to determining tooling requirements, testing requirements, adapter required, and level of manufacturing data required (e.g. Manufacturing instructions, jigs, and fixtures) and determine if further clarification and/or documents are required from the customer.
* Recommend component alternatives.


* Develops Bill of Material (BOM) cost estimates for CarlisleIT and customer assemblies.
* Develops labor estimates for quoted assembles utilizing labor template, personal expertise, and production coordination as necessary.
* Develops costing for tooling, testing, adapters, jigs, and fixtures.
* Provides complete cost estimate spreadsheet to Sales for completion of CarlisleIT quotation. Must be able to clearly convey all issues, lead times, and costs necessary for Sales to complete quotation.
* Continue to develop and enhance cost estimating tools to improve proposal accuracy.
* Continue to seek ways to improve the accuracy and speed of quoting processes to meet customer expectations.
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Technical Support

* Provide Sales with technical support involving industry standards, military specifications, CarlisleIT production capabilities, and material requirements.
* Assist CarlisleIT purchasing in supplier source selection/evaluation. Works with suppliers to ensure CarlisleIT is meeting customer specifications.
* Works with CarlisleIT Design Engineering Department when necessary, to aid CarlisleIT and customers in developing manufacturable solutions.
* Provides support to CarlisleIT Manufacturing Engineers once quotation becomes an order.
* Assist in the development of efficient solutions to production and engineering processes and products including manufacturability.
* Involved in the management of resources, as well as the use of new materials and technologies.
* Develop project and product specifications with colleagues, often including those from other engineering disciplines. Produce details of specifications.

* Discuss and solve complex problems with manufacturing departments, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers.
* Make sure a product can be made reliably and will perform consistently in specified operating environments.
* Manage projects using engineering principles and techniques.
* Use research, analytical, conceptual and planning skills, particularly mathematical modelling and computer-aided design.
* Consider the implications of issues such as cost, safety and time constraints.

SAP Material Master Creation

* Defines make vs. buy of product.
* Defines BOM for ease of manufacturing.
* Defines manufacturing steps in SAP.

Additional Duties

* Serves as lead to Product Engineering Technicians. Provides training and expertise necessary to develop and groom other personnel in the Product Engineering Department.
* Performs special assignments relative to CarlisleIT Product Engineering.


* Engineering or Technical Associates degree or equivalent and/or 4-6 years experience in a similar position. Engineering or Technical Associates degree or equivalent and/or 4-6 years experience in a similar position.



* Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel, including customers is a must.



* Strong knowledge of production processes and operations.
* Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, ambiguous and rapidly changing environment.
* Well organized, detail oriented and has the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
* Excellent personal computing skill, particularly Microsoft Office.
* Strong technical skills including the ability to read & understand technical drawings, specifications, standards, processes and procedures.
* Understanding of Aerospace/Military Industry standards and other technical environments.
* Strong desire to work in a cross functional team.
* SAP experience preferred.


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.

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