AP Professionals of WNY
January 5, 2023
North Tonawanda, United States
Job Type


Position Purpose:

Responsible for the continuing production of electro-mechanical products and providing technical support for engineering and new product manufacturing.

What Are The Principal Responsibilities Of This Position:

  • Provide production with a technical understanding of the product line and offers support for concerns, issues, training and procedure updates.
  • Create, develop, maintain and improve standardization of processes, procedures and instructions through the use of the Engineering Change Notification (ECN) process.
  • Help evaluate and improve manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards
  • Perform engineering calculations, analyses and in depth reports

Daily / Periodic Tasks

  • Compile and evaluate test data, prepare technical analyses, develop and release manufacturing methods and processes required to meet design objectives on new or improved products/processes
  • Compose or modify existing or new assembly work instructions and manufacturing fixtures and jigs
  • Investigate and effectively resolve critical production issues, troubleshoot & resolve manufacturing issues
  • Evaluate emerging technologies related to manufacturing practices
  • Identify and develop new processes that reduce costs & errors and increase quality
  • Identify and develop control mechanisms to improve reliability
  • Train manufacturing personnel on new or improved assembly work instructions
  • Perform testing to validate/verify performance characteristics and review test data for product/customer acceptance
  • Minimal interaction with customers and engineering contacts during reviews, audits, on-site visits
  • Participate with technical support for Root Cause / Corrective Action items to help team address quality, design, and process issues
  • Design, build, test and analyze prototype analog circuits
  • Assist sales and production with the review of production travelers for accuracy and efficiency
  • Support/ backup Manufacturing assembly & test personnel
  • Support generation of detailed Bills of Material (BOM) / Manufacturing Routers
  • Support procurement of raw materials, purchased parts through product requirement review

Key Competencies

  • Knowledge of electronic/mechanical instrumentation
  • Excellent trouble shooting skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills to work several projects at one time
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven team player who has demonstrated capabilities in the following areas: interpersonal skills, developed problem-solving skills, solid organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to be self-directed and effectively relate to all levels of an organization
  • Must have capacity for critical thinking: Define a problem, discriminate important information to solve a problem, recognize stated and unstated assumptions, create and select relative hypotheses, & draw valid conclusions and judge inferences
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong aptitude and the ability to effectively communicate technical information with other employees/customers/vendors
  • Extremely well organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task simultaneous projects to successful completion in accordance with established schedules and milestones
  • Ability to understand mechanical or electrical assembly drawings, schematics and wiring diagrams

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor Degree Required or 15 + years of experience 3 years 8 to 10 years
  • 3 years of relevant experience with 0-2 years of supervision
  • Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities required:
    • Knowledge of electro-mechanical machinery or instrumentation including assembly drawings, schematics and wiring diagrams, Dimensional stackup & Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), Proficiency with AutoCAD and SolidWorks 3D Modeling Experience
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Tools - Excel, Word, Visio
    • Project & Powerpoint
    • Familiarity with industry technical specifications, NASA Specifications, Military Specifications and EEE part selection specifications
    • Knowledge of manufacturing best practices, material specifications & statistical analysis, basic mechanical tools
    • Direct experience with planning assembly operations and writing shop floor Routings and work instructions
    • Prior experience with soldering, welding and other electro-mechanical assembly operations is preferable

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

  • Frequent need to recognize and identify physical parts.
  • Frequent need to maintain a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Frequent need to operate a computer.
  • Occasional need to move and/or position parts for assessment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional need to move files or office supplies weighing up to 10 lbs.
  • This job operates in a professional office environment and manufacturing facility.
  • Frequent movement throughout the office area and manufacturing facility is required.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, & filing cabinets.
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