EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Coto Technology’s relay design labs and corporate offices are located in scenic North Kingstown, RI (USA) along the shores of Narragansett Bay.  From coil windings and reed relays to dry reed switches and MEMS-based sensors, Coto has established itself as a market leader in product quality and design innovation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

In conjunction with Dir of Engineering, Product Engineer will design characterization programs utilizing bench instrumentation and test automation to gather performance data under varying electrical and environmental conditions and analyze that data to understand the capability of the products at, and beyond specifications.  Product Engineer will work with one or more technology/manufacturing partners managing all the technical aspects such as cost, producibility, quality, performance, reliability, intended lifespan, as well as alignment to current and future customer requirements. Additionally, Product Engineer will interact (in a consulting role) with the Sales and Marketing team as well as directly with customers.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Participate with internal/external teams on New Product Designs
  • Design, develop, and execute Coto electrical and mechanical characterization and qualification/reliability programs utilizing your strong knowledge of Electrical Engineer principles
  • Utilizing software tools such as Excel and Minitab you will produce reports containing statistical analysis of attribute distributions, identifying significant trends, and understanding capabilities.
  • Support Sales & Marketing with your detailed product knowledge. Work directly with current and potential customers on New Business Opportunities as well as resolving product issues.
  • Push products all the way to their breaking point defining their performance boundaries, enabling you working with Product Manager and Applications Engineer to rapidly respond to business opportunities as they arise.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

  • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, etc.
  • Software tools for design and analysis such as CAD, Mathcad, Minitab,
  • Lab equipment and instrumentation such as scales, environmental chamber, gauss meter, DVM, oscilloscope, counter/timer, simple and advanced data acquisition systems
  • Familiarity with programing, especially in NI LabVIEW would be a plus.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE:

  • MSEE with strong core electrical engineering principles
  • Knowledge of semiconductor components and processes preferred.
  • Physics and/or Materials knowledge a plus
  • Ability to analyze and understand data, create reports that clearly communicate significant attributes or trends in appropriate manner to different audiences
  • Familiarity with industry standards such as Mil-Std, JEDEC, IPC, Automotive a plus
  • Trained in methodologies such as SQC, Six-Sigma, Lean, FEMA, ISO
  • Fluent in English language, both oral and written and confident making technical presentations internally (engineering, management) and externally (customers, sales partners)

OTHER ATTRIBUTES:

  • Structured problem solving – Working directly, and/or directing remote people/teams, resolve issues to a root cause and corrective action in a fast and complete manner.
  • Ability to work alone, and with teams that are geographically diverse.
  • Travel Required 10-15% (Initial orientation on new programs may require extended stay)
  • A real passion to solve problems and win business (act with the urgency of a start-up)

If you are interested in this position, please complete the form below, attaching your resume in PDF format.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION /  DESCRIPCION DE PUESTO:

The PE is responsible for developing, characterizing, qualifying and controlling configuration of Reed Relay products, and for supporting all aspects related to application, characterization and testing of Photo-MOS relays. Based on strong technical background will work closely with Product Management, Supply Chain and Manufacturing functions to drive continuous improvement activities related to  product cost, quality and reliability, and will support customer related requirements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & AUTHORITIES / FUNCIONES & AUTORIDADES DEL PUESTO:

  • Owns and drives product performance characterization and specification.
  • Controls product BOM and configuration.
  • In collaboration with other functions, defines product testing, reliability and qualification requirements and recommends appropriate methodologies.
  • Take part in new product/technology development process at design phase to define cost structure and test/manufacturing strategy.
  • Drive cost reduction and yield improvement projects.
  • In collaboration with Supply Chain and Quality will identify and develop suppliers in their capability to consistently produce materials that meet our specifications.
  • Assists Sales and Marketing and Quality groups with customer related issues and opportunities, based on strong product and technical knowledge.
  • Performs period competitive analysis via product characterization. Collects, generates and submits data and analysis for review and documentation.
  • Visits customers if, when appropriate to either work through product/application related issues and/or obtain new product insight/knowledge for future product definitions in conjunction with Product Management.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS / EDUCACION REQUERIDA:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED / HABILIDADES Y CONOCIMIENTO REQUERIDO

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in product/test engineering roles.
  • Experience in statistical data analysis, with knowledge in Lean/Six-sigma methodologies.
  • Knowledge of integrated circuits in CMOS technology.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization effectively.
  • Analytical & Diagnostics skills.
  • Problem Solver, Innovator.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED / MATERIAL Y EQUIPO USADO:

  • Software tools for design and analysis such as Solid Works, Inventor, Mini-Tab.
  • MS Word, Excel, MS-Access, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, etc

If you are interested in this position, please complete the form below, attaching your resume in PDF format.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION /  DESCRIPCION DE PUESTO:

The Master Scheduler (MS) is responsible for integrating Sales and Product management forecast demand information in the long range planning process related to procurement, production, and shipments, while considering in the analysis inventory levels, lead times, production capacities, and other critical factors like obsolescence and product life cycles. The MS orchestrates communication with other functional areas to develop accurate and effective production plans.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & AUTHORITIES / FUNCIONES & AUTORIDADES DEL PUESTO:

  • Develops Master Production Schedules (MPS) considering demand, forecast, historical data and production capabilities, to determine requirements for manufactured and purchased parts under Make to Stock and Make to Order environments.
  • Develops enhanced processes within the supply chain aimed to improve operating metrics including On-Time-Delivery and Inventory Turns.
  • Develops and monitors detailed procurement and production plans utilizing not only Sales and Product management forecast demand information, but also historical information.
  • Analyses all customers’ new sales orders and provides promise dates in a timely manner.
  • Constantly reviews customers pull and push signals to ensure the MPS and MRP are always updated.
  • Based on statistical data analysis, recommends and develops strategic safety stock programs with key suppliers to reduce lead times and improve service to customers.
  • Drives actions to increase Epicor ERP setup functionality and to ensure its usage for supply chain related activities.
  • Constantly reviews and validates optimal ERP planning horizons, time fences and planning parameters to ensure accurate system calculations.
  • Analyzes inventory levels and product demands to determine reorder levels and safety stocks that will ensure product availability and minimize inventory costs.
  • Works with the Purchasing team to ensure the constant analysis and execution of the MRP signals so all materials are ordered and available as required.
  • Coordinates and plans materials requirements for new product introductions, including review of new BOM’s and cut-off dates for building verification and production units.
  • Assists in the resolution of MRP and Planning discrepancies.
  • Prepares reports to ensure proper execution of operational and supply chain activities.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS / EDUCACION REQUERIDA:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent discipline.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED / HABILIDADES Y CONOCIMIENTO REQUERIDO:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Supply Chain/Master Scheduling roles.
  • APICS Certification.
  • Experience in statistical data analysis, with knowledge in Lean/Six-sigma methodologies.
  • Strong experience and knowledge in advanced ERP systems e.g. SAP, Oracle, etc. Epicor is highly preferable.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization effectively.
  • Analytical & Diagnostics skills.
  • Problem Solver, Innovator.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED / MATERIAL Y EQUIPO USADO:

  • Epicor ERP system.
  • MS Word, Excel, MS-Access, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, etc.

If you are interested in this position, please complete the form below, attaching your resume in PDF format.