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Pivot International is a leading global product development, design, engineering, and manufacturing firm based in the Kansas City metropolitan area. We have enjoyed explosive growth in recent years and know that our employees are our most valuable resource and continue to be the driving force behind our success.

With offices around the world, we strive to provide a collaborative work environment and are always searching for top talent. If you don’t see a position that fits you, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Job Objective: The Technical Sales Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining Pivot clients and improving the company’s revenue stream. The Technical Sales Specialist is expected to identify client needs and accurately match Pivot products and services to those needs, avoid post-sale problems by maintaining timely communication with the client, and grow the profitability of accounts through double-win relationship-building.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Client Contact -- Regularly interacts with specific clients to determine needs while building consultative relationships. Responsible for identifying opportunities to garner additional business. Serves as client’s 24-hour emergency contact and overall administrator.
  • New Business Development -- Participates with the Client Services staff in closing new prospects.
  • Problem-Solving -- Understands and is familiar with Pivot products and services; successfully sells these products and services to solve client problems.
  • Financial -- Recommends pricing and terms and conditions for Senior Management review prior to implementation; writes RFQs, proposals and quotes for new projects; negotiates pricing and terms with clients; and prepares sales forecasts for accounts, as required. Drives toward maximizing corporate profitability while working within the constraints of limited resources.
  • Scheduling -- Works with Team Leaders/Project Managers to set project priorities and resolve timeline conflicts; negotiates long lead-time raw materials with clients; negotiates schedule changes and subsequent charges with clients; advises clients on lead times; monitors deliveries against contractual deadlines.
  • Client Satisfaction -- Wins trust of client and secondary decision-makers as well as internal staff; responsible for Pivot meeting client expectations; effectively resolves complaints. Effectively manages client expectations.
  • Communication -- Serves as primary communication channel with the client; clearly communicates client needs and concerns; prepares reports on account status, as necessary.
  • Other -- Handles other duties and responsibilities as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The Technical Sales Specialist has no direct supervisory duties, but is expected to exhibit leadership behavior on Project Teams handling client work. Responsibilities include making goals clear and attainable, building a sense of community and purpose, clearly communicating client needs and providing regular feedback, facilitating team meetings, reducing problems, eliminating conflict and fostering a collaborative environment.

Skills, Knowledge and Education Required:

  • Degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of experience in an applicable field of endeavor.
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients and internal audiences.
  • Able to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Able to read, analyze and interpret technical materials.
  • Able to probe client needs and apply Pivot products and services to solve problems.
  • Able to effectively deal with problems involving several variables.
  • Demonstrates logical thinking processes.
  • Able to prioritize tasks and handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Manages details without losing sight of overall goals.
  • Intermediate personal computer skills, including e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Ability/attitude to learn new programs.
  • Possesses excellent people skills, high degree of competence in developing and maintaining relationships.
    • Takes initiative
    • Persistent
    • Inquisitive
    • Patient
    • Flexible – easily handles changes in direction and changing priorities
    • Possesses or desires to learn effective negotiation and closing skills.

Extensive travel required. May include international travel.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $60,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Supplemental Pay: Commission pay

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Education: Bachelor's (Required)

Ability to commute/relocate: Lenexa, KS 66215: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

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Job Objective:  The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for the electronic/electrical hardware design to meet client expectations for development products. This includes the technical design aspects as well as development and manufacturing documentation, testing and safety aspects of products being developed in a manner that complies with our Quality System Procedures and Work Instructions. The ideal candidate has extensive knowledge designing products and taking them into volume manufacturing.

The Senior EE requires minimal direction and is expected to handle multiple complex projects. They should demonstrate a leadership role to other members within their group and provide technical leadership to the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Complies with all Pivot Quality System procedures and Work instructions.
    • Offers constructive suggestions for improving the Pivot Quality System or operating procedures.
  • Design electronic hardware, development documentation, and review/approve of manufacturing documentation. This includes component specification and approval.
  • Interact with customers – both in-house and on-site at customer locations.
  • Develop and document design plans and Engineering specifications for the Electrical portion of a product design.
  • Develop product and system level test plans for the verification/validation process as well as manufacturing test procedures and equipment.
  • Identify factors/definition needed to fulfill project duties (outside the area of EE control) and effectively communicate those needs to the appropriate person and project manager (i.e. PCB outer dimensions and mounting hole locations may have restrictions from mechanical or industrial design perspective).
  • Support new concept work and project cost estimates for new business opportunities, as assigned.
  • Evaluates and suggests feasibility on proposed projects, as assigned.
  • Demonstrates schedule/task “ownership” for items under their responsibility.
  • Makes good use of time and can set priorities to meet organizational and departmental goals.
  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced engineers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  No supervisory responsibilities.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent work-related experience.
  • Must have product design experience for medium-scale manufacturing and an understanding of cost constraints, parts availability, part lifecycle management, product support, etc.
  • Experience using Altium eCAD for schematic capture and PCB layout preferred.
  • Digital design experience using a variety of microcontrollers (e.g. PIC Micro) and processors (e.g. iMX6).
  • Designing circuits using high-speed memory is preferred.
  • Digital and analog circuit design is preferred.
  • Designing display systems (e.g. PCAP touch screens, LVDS) preferred.
  • Designing medical devices or other highly regulated products preferred.
  • Experience with PLM systems (Oracle, Agile).
  • Advanced working knowledge of principles, concepts, theories and/or practices of Electrical Engineering, (i.e. design, repair and analysis of electronic systems; circuit design and embedded software development).
  • Advanced problem solving, project management, data analysis, and critical thinking skills.
  • Sound ability to manage time, make quality decisions, manage and measure work.
  • Advanced analytical skills.
  • Self-starter and able to multitask.
  • Advanced leadership skills.
  • Strong communication skills will be required with both domestic and global engineers (whose English is not their first language) and directly with Pivot customers.
  • Effective in a team environment.
  • Current on design methodology and technical development.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands: 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.

  • Standing, sitting, stooping, and squatting can be expected along with moderate lifting of 40 lbs., or with other means transfer of tooling, parts, containers, and raw materials.
  • Specific vision abilities required may include close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • Able to obtain a passport as both domestic and international travel may be required.

Safety:  Proper housekeeping and safety standards and/or the ability to be trained in the following areas:

  • Proper use of personal protective equipment
  • Proper use of safety devices, such as lock-out, as required
  • Safe operation of all machinery, tools, and equipment

Location: Lenexa, KS

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Job Objective:  The Senior Firmware Engineer is responsible for designing and developing software to meet client’s expectations for development products. This includes system and modular design, software development, verification and validation, as well as documenting the design and development in a manner that complies with the Pivot Quality System Procedures and Work Instructions.

This position requires minimal direction and is expected to handle multiple complex projects.  The ideal candidate demonstrates a leadership role with others and provides technical leadership to the organization. They will mentor, train, and assist other members of their team in technically difficult situations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Complies with Pivot Software Development Procedure and Coding Protocols per company standards.
    • Makes constructive suggestions for improvements to these standards.
  • Responsible for designing software for development projects that meet performance, safety and client expectations.
    • Satisfactorily meets client’s requests and specifications.
    • Able to provide quality work, free of errors or waste; accomplishing organizational and departmental quality goals.
    • Interacts with clients and vendors (i.e. test labs, microprocessor application engineers, etc.), – both in-house and at client/vendor locations.
  • Assumes and fulfills job assignments while meeting schedules and milestones.
    • Participates in the quoting and risk assessment process by providing accurate and on time estimates for development projects.
    • Demonstrates task ownership for job assignments.
  • Sets priorities and engages in assignments, making good use of time and training.
    • Identifies factors needed to fulfill project duties and effectively communicates those needs to the appropriate person and project manager. (i.e. Protocol for communication to an external device.)
    • Sends updates on a routine basis to Development Team providing status on project milestones and estimated completion dates.
    • Maintain weekly loading/activity report.
  • Uses relevant skills and knowledge to fulfill the responsibilities for this role. Skilled in problem solving and seeks appropriate level of supervision in relation to job duties.
  • Contributes to the system design and development, working with the Design Team to evaluate alternate solutions.
    • Contributes to product and system level test plans for the verification/validation process as well as manufacturing test procedures.
    • Supports the Design Team in trouble-shooting system level problems on microprocessor-based products in using debugging tools, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers etc.
    • Evaluates and suggests feasibility on assigned proposed projects.
    • Develops design plans and engineering specifications for the software portion of a product design.
  • Makes good use of time and can set priorities to meet organizational and departmental goals.
  • Mentors less experienced Software Engineer(s), assisting them with technical problems; training on correct design methods; sharing knowledge and encouraging job and skill growth.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities.

Requirements and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering (or related field) or equivalent work-related experience.
  • At least five years of developing real-time embedded software is required.
  • Experience with driver level software development, Real-Time Operating Systems (e.g. Free-RTOS), and bare metal programming is required.
  • Knowledgeable in electronics hardware and the ability to read a schematic is preferred.
  • ARM processor, bootloaders, and application architecture experience.
  • Advanced working knowledge of principles, concepts, theories and/or practices of Software Engineering, (i.e., design, analysis of software systems, and code refactoring)
  • Experience with Linux and C/C++.
  • Experience developing software for medical devices is desired.
  • Familiar with ISO 13485, IEC 60601-1 Clause 14, and IEC 62304 for software development is preferred.
  • Knowledge of software version control / defect tracking tools required (e.g. GITLab).
  • Advanced problem-solving, project management, data analysis, and critical thinking skills.
  • Sound ability to manage time, make quality decisions, manage, and measure work.
  • Advanced leadership skills
  • A self-starter able to multitask successfully.
  • Strong communication skills will be required with both domestic and global engineers (whose English is not their first language) and directly with Pivot customers.
  • Must be effective in a team environment.
  • Current on design methodology and technical skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Advanced understanding of hardware design.
  • Advanced ability to debug hardware and use hardware debugging tools (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc).

Physical Demands: 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.

  • Standing, sitting, stooping, and squatting can be expected along with moderate lifting of 20 lbs., or with other means transfer of tooling, parts, containers, and raw materials.
  • Specific vision abilities required may include close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • Able to obtain a passport as both domestic and international travel may be required.
  • No special requirements beyond standard office activities, which includes operating a computer and peripheral equipment.
  • Both domestic and international travel might be required.

Safety:  Proper housekeeping and safety standards and/or the ability to be trained in the following areas:

  • Proper use of personal protective equipment
  • Safe operation of all machinery, tools, and equipment

Location: Lenexa, KS

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Job Objective:

The Senior Project Manager has overall responsibility for planning, coordinating, and executing new product development projects with the typical scope from definition through production startup. The role is instrumental in bringing clarity to the definition of the product development task, and heavily involved with our customers, international engineering teams, and production facilities. (US, Taiwan, UK, Mexico, Philippines, and China)

The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, flexible, and a quick learner as Pivot’s customer base encompasses diverse product categories - leveraging some, if not all, engineering disciplines including  mechanical, electrical, software, and industrial design.

The senior PM requires minimal direction and is expected to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously. The senior PM demonstrates leadership internally and with customers. They provide technical leadership to the team and project. The senior PM mentors, trains, and assists other members of their teams in technically difficult situations and drives difficult issues to resolution, all while keeping the project stakeholders up to date on project status and forecasted completion dates.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Generates a detailed schedule for new product development projects.
  • Works with project team to identify risks and create mitigation plans.
  • Heavy customer interaction to clearly determine the project definition and objectives.
  • Works with the technical team to design and test new products.
  • Complies with all Pivot International Quality System Procedures and Work Instructions.
  • Facilitates communication between functions, within Pivot’s subsidiaries and to customers generally through the product development life cycle.
  • Forecasts resource needs and works with the engineering department’s management team across all subsidiaries to align resources with project tasks.
  • Materials management throughout the development process, pilot run and, into production startup.
  • Serves as overall champion for driving the project to meet its objectives.
  • Manages all project documentation as required by the Product Development Process.
  • Publishes regular and timely project status updates.
  • Generates, tracks, and manages project budget - including resource hours, development costs, and unit costs.
  • Provides regular updates forecasting remaining project expenses.
  • Assumes the primary role of communication with the customer for all development related aspects of the project.
  • Works in coordination and supports the Account Manager for customer pricing, development charges, and business relationship issues.
  • Leads costing effort while supporting quoting activities of new business opportunities.
  • Makes good use of time and can set priorities to meet organizational and departmental goals.
  • Accepts responsibility and identifies when additional authorization is required to resolve an issue by including management or others when appropriate.
  • Mentors less experienced Project Managers, assisting them with technical problems; training them on correct project management methods; sharing knowledge and encouraging job and skill growth.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

None - except under special assignments within the development team.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline (i.e. Engineering) required.
  • Experience with electro-mechanical systems design and manufacturing preferred.
  • Minimum of five years in product design engineering and five years of project management experience.
  • Technical experience designing products for mass production is required (>1000 est. annual usage)
  • Experience taking designed products into manufacturing, internal or through contract manufacturer – working with the manufacturer directly to ensure a successful product launch.
  • Experience and willingness to identify the next steps in product development and drive those actions within the project team.
  • Excellent communication skills (Pivot is a global organization with design teams throughout Asia).
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Experience with medical device products is preferred.
  • Time sensitive (responds quickly to requests)
  • Able to work well with all levels of employees and customers.
  • Ability to balance between project supervision, coordination, and technical engineering skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Physical Demands: 

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods, use hands to manipulate or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, and to communicate verbally.
  • Standing, sitting, stooping, and squatting can be expected along with light lifting of 20 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required may include close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • Able to obtain a passport as both domestic and international will be required.

Location: Lenexa, KS

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Job Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will lead our test team, develop test procedures, design test fixtures for design validation and production testing, and run necessary tests as needed. This position will also be responsible for planning and developing tools and processes to aid in improving our test capabilities through automation, reuse, and use of standard tools in order to speed time to market while improving the quality and reliability of the products that are released into manufacturing.

Location: Lenexa, KS

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Job Objective: The Quality Engineer is under the direction of the Quality Manager and has responsibility for improving product and process quality and meeting all applicable product and process requirements. This responsibility includes supporting New Product Introduction quality targets, coordinating investigation of quality issues, issuing, and managing corrective actions, and working directly with suppliers through the production part approval process, change implementation, and issue investigation. The QE will work closely with Supply Chain and Engineering development teams, associates from Pivot Taiwan, PHMI, and all other Pivot affiliates.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support quality planning in New Product Introduction process to mitigate risk of product quality defects.
  • Acts as a product development core-team member for quality and regulatory functions.
  • Participates in corrective action activities including evaluation of failure, investigation and root cause analysis, and countermeasure effectiveness assessments.
  • Develops, communicates, and monitors trends related to product quality and reliability.
  • Lead training programs consistent with organizational needs in accordance with current international ISO and CFR regulations.
  • Maintain records and documents in support of qualification activities (IQ/OQ/PQ/PPQ) and validation plans, e.g., manufacturing procedures, work instructions, design, and production guides, etc..
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of quality records as needed.
  • Drafts and manages the quality systems documentation, procedures, instructions, forms pertaining to the assigned scope.
  • Extracts product and process information from databases and compiles metrics reports as requested.
  • Reviews all supplier, internal, and customer discrepancies; coordinate and track the effectiveness of corrective/preventive action (CAPA) efforts. Investigate causes of sporadic defects.
  • Performs internal audits and maintenance of the internal audit program to comply with ISO requirements.
  • Drafts and manages the quality systems documentation, procedures, instructions, and forms pertaining to the QMS scope.
  • Teach and train others on the tools for quality improvement such as flow charts, check sheets, pareto reports, histograms, cause-and-effect charts, scatter diagrams and controls charts.
  • Process ECO’s, Deviations, and NCMR’s
  • Interface and provide technical support on quality issues with the customer as needed.
  • Coordinate customer complaint investigations on items returned to the facility for analysis.
  • Accept responsibility and identify when additional authorization is required to resolve an issue by including management or others when appropriate.
  • Drive timely closure of all quality issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline (i.e. Engineering); with at least two years of manufacturing or quality-related work experience
  • Knowledge of quality measurement systems, statistical process control, and quality control
  • Able to think proactively, locate opportunities and potential improvements, address and prevent problems
  • Able to independently set priorities to meet organizational and departmental goals
  • Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines, and work in a team environment is essential.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and collaboration skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Time sensitive (quickly responsive)
  • Professional in manner, tact, and action.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Physical Demands: 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Only under special assignments within the quality department.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects reach with hands and arms, and to talk and hear.
  • Standing, sitting, stooping, and squatting can be expected along with light lifting of 20 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required may include close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception, and ability to focus.

Able to obtain a passport as both domestic and international travel may be required.

Location: Lenexa, KS
 

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Avatar Engineering and DigitTron Technologies are subsidiaries of Pivot International. They are co-located in Shawnee, Kansas and experts in electronic design and manufacturing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and support all administrative duties in the office and ensure that office is operating smoothly.
  • Manage office supplies inventory, break room inventory and place orders as necessary
  • greet visitors, and answer and direct phone calls
  • Receive and sort incoming mail and deliveries, and manage outgoing mail
  • Plan in-house or off-site activities, like parties, celebrations and conferences
  • Liaise with facility management vendors such as cleaning, HVAC and security services
  • Perform AR and AP duties including Invoicing, receivables, payables, and collections.
  • Assist HR with on boarding, training, and service awards.
  • Provide administrative support as necessary, including scheduling group meetings, maintaining calendars, doing research, and creating reports
  • Develop office policies and procedures, and ensure they are implemented appropriately
  • Identify opportunities for process and office management improvements, and design and implement new systems

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, Accounting, communications, or a related field is preferred.
  • 2-5 years of work experience in an administrative/office management role
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to prioritize
  • Must be a self-starter and driven
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical abilities
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office

Location: Shawnee, KS

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Digital Concepts (DCI) is a subsidiary of Pivot International and was founded in St. Louis, MO in 1990. They specialize in smart control systems and are a family of design and engineering champions that serve industries worldwide.

Job Description:

The Embedded Software Engineer is utilized throughout several phases of the product development life cycle, from conception to distribution. Responsibilities will include researching and analyzing project requirements; prototyping software technologies to meet project goals; maintaining existing customer products, and collaborating closely with hardware engineers to test and validate solutions.  Applicants should be motivated to work with a wide variety of technologies utilized within the fitness environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and integrate software solutions based on the Linux/Android OS
  • Maintain and develop software written utilizing the Qt framework
  • Assist in porting Linux applications to Android
  • Assist with board bring up, BSP development, and board SDK maintenance for Linux/Android
  • Debug complex, system-level, multi-component issues that typically span across multiple layers from kernel to application.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Information Systems or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of experience working on systems software in a large-scale C/C++ code base.
  • Familiar with version control systems such as GIT.
  • Expertise in programming with Embedded C/C++
  • Excellent debugging skills and problem solving skills.
  • Experience with multi-threaded applications.
  • Familiar with peripheral interfaces, such as USB, I2C, Ethernet, and SPI.
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git or Subversion
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment.
  • Familiar with Microcontrollers
  • Experience with Yocto (a plus)
  • Experience in Android system development or willingness to learn (a plus)

Job Type: Full-time

Location: St. Louis, MO

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Digital Concepts (DCI) is a subsidiary of Pivot International. They were founded in St. Louis, MO in 1990 and specializes in smart control systems.

Job Descriptions: The Production Planner is responsible for managing the production plan/schedule to achieve a targeted finished goods.

The Production Planner develops and executes operational production planning and inventory management with alignment from customer service, supply chain, procurement, product management and manufacturing. Overall, the Production Planner is responsible for capacity planning and generating a Master Production Schedule (MPS.)

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes operational production planning and inventory management program with guidance from supply chain, product management and manufacturing. Includes rough cut capacity planning and finite scheduling for the manufacturing organization.
  • Participates in operations planning meetings as the expert on the production plan/schedule, capacity, and campaign and sequencing issues. Advises supply chain, QC and Manufacturing on decisions to support the balance of supply and demand.
  • Define demand plan for each brand/production line, base of the forecast, historical data, new product development to determine the target inventory for the finished goods products.
  • Create and publish a production schedule per brand according to the business objectives, as well as maintain target inventories for the made-to-stock product combined with the shipping dates for the made-to-order products.
  • Monitors and maintains operational work-in-process inventory levels.
  • Monitors the raw material inventory to coordinate with the Sourcing department the needs for the schedule to utilize the warehouse space in a better way
  • Manages production plan/schedule to achieve targeted finished goods levels, to help improve the OTIF for the division.
  • Coordinates materials needs for packaging with the sourcing department
  • Maintains operational inventories by managing inventory days on hand, policing obsolete, dormant and slow-moving stock, and developing feedback reports to be given to the appropriate person for resolution.
  • Serves as primary communication link between customer service, product management, supply chain, to provide update and accurate information on the production dates for order.
  • Serves as expert resource for Manufacturing as it relates to the use of scheduling systems. Continuously improves the planning and scheduling process through problem identification, recommendations, and implementation of systems improvements.
  • Tracks and communicates key supply chain issues with raw material and intermediate inventory levels. Leads weekly review process with manufacturing to evaluate performance and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in electronic manufacturing
  • Working knowledge in Demand planning, Production Scheduling, Material Flow, Inventory Control
  • 4 Year college degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Outlook. Strong written, verbal and collaborative communication skills.
  • Advance Excel skills, data management, import/exporting, reference formulas and Pivot table

Other Competencies:

  • Proficient in the use of an ERP system, Epicor preferred.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, manage priorities and work independently as well as on a team.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and willing to take initiative with focus on the key initiatives and opportunities for improvement and growth.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, follows directions well and can work with little or no supervision.
  • Able to adapt effectively to changes in the work environment in a positive manner; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Proficient time management and prioritization skills.

Location: St. Louis, MO

 

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Digital Concepts (DCI) is a subsidiary of Pivot International and was founded in St. Louis, MO in 1990. They specialize in smart control systems and are a family of design and engineering champions that serve industries worldwide.

Job Objective: The Quality Manager will direct the development, implementation and administration of Digital Concepts’ quality assurance and regulatory compliance systems, programs and activities. Act as the Management Representative and the primary contact for all external bodies on quality-related matters.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement quality assurance and regulatory strategies for DCI and its affiliates to ensure compliance with all applicable requirements; interpret regulatory requirements and recommend to the organization specific activities and resources required to support this strategy.
  • Define, establish, and ensure compliance with all internal standard operating procedures consistent with international quality standards for design, development and manufacturing; assist functional group supervisors and staff in the development of standard operating procedures.
  • Approve all functional group standard operating procedures and monitor the development, approval, periodic review, revision, version control and historical archival of all standard operating procedures.
  • Direct the internal auditing function to ensure that the operations of all functional groups are in compliance; oversee external auditing, or vendor qualification function; manage and establish priorities for the quality assurance staff responsible for audits.
  • Direct and implement training programs consistent with organizational needs in accord with current international ISO and CFR regulations.
  • Stay abreast of evolving regulatory trends that are relevant and ensure that appropriate action is initiated.
  • Represent DCI and its affiliates’ interactions with external organizations including Customers and Contract manufacturers, sponsors, and other organizations; serve as a primary contact during all audits and approve responses to audit reports.
  • Identify, communicate, and maintain corporate KPI’s related to product quality and reliability.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
  • Manages and directs Quality Assurance personnel across all affiliates. Is responsible for international quality personal and local inter-department auditors.

Job Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Generally, requires a bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of six years experience in quality assurance/regulatory affairs in the design, development and manufacturing, and non-medical products, to include previous management experience in quality assurance, experience in conducting review audits and hands-on experience with ISO 9001:2015 (ISO 13485 preferred).

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience overseeing the QMS.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 Standard.
  • Demonstrated ability to write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in an ISO format from existing rote knowledge.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking and organizational skills evidenced by demonstrated results in past positions.
  • Ability to investigate, explore and recommend new quality management systems to improve or replace current system.
  • Strong overall communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines, and work in a team environment is essential.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group.
  • Ability to lead projects across multiple disciplines.
  • Change agent with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong business acumen, judgment, and maturity with the ability to differentiate strategic vs. non-strategic opportunities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Physical Demands:  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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects reach with hands and arms, and to talk and hear.
  • Standing, sitting, stooping and squatting can be expected along with light lifting of 20 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required may include close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception and ability to focus.
  • Able to obtain a passport as both light domestic and international travel may be required.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Location: St. Louis, MO

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Digital Concepts (DCI) is a subsidiary of Pivot International and was founded in St. Louis, MO in 1990. They specialize in smart control systems and are a family of design and engineering champions that serve industries worldwide.

Job Description

The Senior Hardware Engineer will perform all aspects of electronic design, development, validation and support from product inception through manufacturing. The same individual will be responsible for ensuring the product meets all of the customer's requirements and passes compliance tests. Comfortable working with motors and of-line power supplies. Using a working knowledge of schematic capture, analysis tools/instruments, PCB layout, EMC / Compliance to support new and fielded designs with customers and manufacturing plants.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Designs, troubleshoots, validates, tests, and supports electrical products and systems to ensure the products meet the requirements and quality.
  • Responsible for writing supporting technical reports and documentation in support of the designs.
  • Collaborates with Mechanical, Firmware, and Program Managers, as well as other internal and external partners.
  • Ensures the successful design, development, testing, and implementation of both product and process changes.
  • Identifies issues and uses problem-solving to formulate and implement creative solutions to address electrical safety, EMC requirements, etc.
  • Leads small-scale development efforts and projects including planning, scheduling, and documentation required for design control.
  • Support Manufacturing plants with needed documentation, test equipment, etc. to ensure successful manufacture of the designs and products.

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school.
  • 5+ years of practical engineering experience to include the design and development of electronic systems with proven ability to troubleshoot electronic systems.
  • Working knowledge of electronic design principles, analog, and digital systems, and PCB manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with 1 to 4hp motor control and motors for Brushed DC, Brushless DC, and AC Induction motor.
  • Experience with active and passive Power Factor Correction (PFC).
  • Experience with the design, testing, and support of flyback power supplies.
  • Experience with multi-meters, oscilloscopes, power meters, dynamometers, spectrum analyzers, high voltage AC (120Vac and 230Vac), and DC (up to 500Vdc) power supplies.
  • Experience with design for EMI/EMC and UL and CE.
  • Must have proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (including MS Project) and electrical CAD (Altium preferred).

Location: St. Louis, MO

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Responsibilities include assembling electronic components, subassemblies and systems using hand tools, light assembly equipment and lead-free solder stations. Assemblers are expected to follow production work instructions and shop orders to complete product assembly with the highest quality and efficiency.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set up and operate appropriate equipment, tools, and fixtures for product assembly
  • Soldering of wires and components to printed circuit boards
  • Assembly and soldering of wiring harnesses
  • Hand assembly of plastic and metal heat sinks and case parts
  • Operate and supervise automatic epoxy resin potting machines
  • Functional testing of work in progress and completed units
  • Packaging of finished goods (box and clamshell)
  • Works with production supervisor to ensure product quality by identifying and resolving assembly issues and highlighting continuous improvement opportunities
  • Maintain a safe, clean working environment
  • Read and apply documented quality system procedures
  • Read and understand work instructions and Bills of Material
  • Must understand and follow all rules of safety as defined by the employer and required by all applicable regulations.
  • Other tasks as required

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate
  • Must be able to read, write, and perform basic mathematical calculations at a high school level
  • Pass a background check and drug screening
  • Electronics Manufacturing Environments: 2 years preferred
  • Soldering SMT and THT components: 1 year preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and consistency
  • Positive attitude with ability to function in a team environment
  • IPC-A-610 Certification
  • Manual dexterity for working with small components
  • Good eyesight including close and distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to talk, hear, stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time and perform continuous operations
  • Flexible to work in other positions on assembly lines as needed (inspection, testing, packaging, etc.)
  • Familiar with component polarities and ability to verify solder and component placement on circuit boards
  • Must meet production and quality standards as assigned by the supervisor.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This position requires work in a manufacturing environment.
  • Interfaces with other managerial, office and hourly employees on a regular basis.
  • Requires the ability to visually inspect parts, product, and processes.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to visually identify small part markings with the aid of magnification.
  • Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 - $20.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Voluntary overtime as scheduled.

Location: La Vista, NE

The responsibilities and duties outlined in this position description are a guideline for the general duties of the position and are not exhaustive of all duties inherent in the job. The company reserves the right to modify, amend, alter, or delete any aspect of this position description at any time.

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Utilize SMT machines to place surface mount parts and solder reflow the components to the printed circuit board. Responsible for the set-up of all pieces of equipment on the SMT line, including the screen printer, the pick and place machines, and the reflow oven.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adhere to all ESD requirements and board handling requirements.
  • Use of Moisture Sensitive Device (MSD) handling requirements based on component moisture-sensitive levels (MSL).
  • Utilize process sheets to ensure correct build of product.
  • Load feeders for surface mount machines using the load list provided by machine.
  • Verify correct part numbers are being used for the specific job being run.
  • Initiate and select correct programs for SMT screen printer & SMT pick and place machines and correct reflow profile for the reflow oven per work instructions.
  • Select the proper stencil screen for use during screen-printing operation.
  • Comply with Pivot-EDM’s standards of ESD, IPC-A-610, work instructions, and ISO procedures and policies.
  • Perform machine preventative maintenance on-screen printer and pick and place machines based on assigned schedules.
  • Operate stencil cleaning machine.
  • Clean boards as required based on soldering chemistry.
  • Support and follow all ISO standards related to Pivot-EDM’s various Quality Management Systems. These systems may include but are not limited to, quality, the environment, health, safety, and security.
  • Support all corporate and site 6S objectives.
  • Perform all other duties, as assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 0 - 6 months previous electronic experience/training provided
  • Ability to utilize electronic work instructions
  • Ability to utilize SMT line management software
  • Pass IPC-A-610 Modules: 1, 2, 4, 7 & 8
  • Microsoft Office/computer skills
  • Knowledge of machine maintenance

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This position requires work in a manufacturing environment.
  • Interfaces with other managerial, office and hourly employees on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to move about to and spend a significant portion of the shift standing or walking.
  • Requires the ability to visually inspect parts, product, and processes.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to visually identify small part markings with the aid of magnification.
  • Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Voluntary overtime as scheduled.

Location: La Vista, NE

The responsibilities and duties outlined in this position description are a guideline for the general duties of the position and are not exhaustive of all duties inherent in the job. The company reserves the right to modify, amend, alter, or delete any aspect of this position description at any time.

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