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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 careers@pivotint.com.

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 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 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: Assist the Senior Accountant and CFO in creating timely and accurate financial statements; complete analysis for inventory and administer accounts receivable, accounts payable and other financial projects.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Complies with the Company’s Quality System procedures and work instructions.
2. Cost Accounting, Inventory and Manufacturing Variance Analysis

  • Maintain Standard Costs, analyze, explain variances from standard
  • Reconcile Inventories from MRP/ERP system to General ledger
  • Analyze freight and import / export costs

3. Accounts Receivable:

  • Process sales invoicing in both Exact MAX and Great Plains Dynamics Accounting Software
  • Apply cash receipts to customers’ accounts
  • Correspond with customers, as needed
  • Complete Credit Reference Inquiries

4. Accounts Payable:

  • Maintain vendor vouchering process, to include:
  • Ensuring appropriate authorized approval documents and/or signatures are in place
  • Verifying pricing of invoice is consistent with Purchase Order
  • Identifying correct PPT and/or GL account code distributions
  • Entry of vouchers into Great Plains
  • Issue payments to vendors in timely manner.
  • Research vendor credits & discrepancies in vendor statements and correspond with vendors to resolve.
  • Audit and voucher employee expense reports to ensure compliance with corporate policy before paying.
  • Prepare quarterly Sales & Use Tax return for the State of Kansas.

5. Cash Flow:

  • Maintain spreadsheet of daily bank inflows & outflows.
  • Process Bank Transaction entries.
  • Prepare Borrowing Base documents for Bank, as needed.

6. Month End Close:

  • Reconcile Great Plains subsidiary ledgers to general ledger.
  • Reconcile intercompany account and post corresponding journal entries to general ledger.
  • Reconcile inventory to general ledger.
  • Maintain fixed assets in Depreciation software.
  • Prepare various closing journal entries and post to general ledger.
  • Reconcile project accounting entries to general ledger.
  • Prepare Monthly Sales, margin, and other management reports for CFO

7. Maintain Earned Value Analysis and Gross Margin Analysis Metrics.
8. Maintain Project Accounting expense and revenue detail and prepare various reports as requested by Project Manager.
9. Process payroll and 401K transactions (under the direction of Human Resources).
10. Provide backup supply chain and administrative functions as necessary
11. Aware of project milestones, able to respond and react to resolve financial project issues impacting the project’s success.
12. Makes good use of time and is able to set priorities to meet organizational and departmental goals.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:  Bachelor’s Degree in accounting with cost accounting experience preferred, will consider candidates with Associates Degree and work experience in the functions.

  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills, data analysis and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of principles of General ledger, Cost Accounting, Account Analysis and Reconciliation, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains) GL system, Quick Books, or other automated General ledger systems
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems and integrated cost financial reporting, preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent clerical, data entry skills, speed and accuracy required

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, and 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.
  • Domestic 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: Lenexa, KS

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Job Summary
This position requires a self-starter with the ability to apply their technical knowledge to troubleshoot, resolve, and recommend IT solutions to best support employees at various locations. This position offers opportunities to expand your knowledge base and skill set.

In addition to IT support, this person will help build and expand the Service Desk team. We are looking for someone who can learn the role and the business and help lead our global team of IT techs. We are looking for someone ready to help shape the role and the tools to help expand our group.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Resolve hardware/software problems by initiating and tracking assignments to technical resources, vendors, etc. via telephone, e-mail, and chat interactions
  • Provide remote and on-site support
  • Set up and maintain PC workstations
  • Document/assess asset information, including location, access, configuration, and utilization in appropriate systems.
  • Work with clients/employees to identify computer problems and advise on the solution.
  • Follow the Kaizen continuous improvement methodology to spot common trends and underlying problems.
  • Create and maintain documents for the IT knowledgebase and internal Intranet resources
  • Proactively keep an open line of communication with clients through follow-up calls and in-person/site visits.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have strong analytical, communication, and interrelation skills emphasizing quality work and the ability to interact with individuals of varying PC experience levels.
  • At least three years of Help Desk experience
  • Basic networking troubleshooting
  • Strong computer skills a must with proficiency in all versions of Windows and Microsoft Office
  • Strong phone etiquette
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
  • Ability to resolve interpersonal conflict and miscommunications
  • Good planning, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills are required, in addition to an ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Should be able to demonstrate an ability to be successful with limited direction

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Windows Server operating environments
  • Knowledge of networking principles and hardware
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have three or more years of related experience in the Information Services field.

Location: Lenexa, KS

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Avatar Engineering is a subsidiary of Pivot International. They were established in 1999 as a custom electronic design and manufacturing solutions partner. They are located in Shawnee, KS and have over 175 years of product design, engineering, and manufacturing experience. They work with clients to design, engineer, manufacture, test, and support each product from beginning to end with their state-of-the-art technology.

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.

Essential Job Functions:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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 and Drug Screening
  • Soldering experience
  • 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.

Skills & Desired Qualities:

  • 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
  • J-Std-001 Certification

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Shawnee, KS

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Electronic Design & Manufacturing (EDM) is a premier custom and contract manufacturing company. We specialize in the manufacturing of through-hole and surface mount circuit boards, electronic assemblies, and electro-mechanical assembly services. Our customers range from startups to Fortune 500 companies in all segments of industry with manufacturing, engineering design, service and warranty support, and full turnkey product fulfillment. EDM is an ISO9001:2015 registered company.

EDM is a subsidiary of Pivot International, a global single-source design, development, engineering, and manufacturing company headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. Pivot, along with their companies, provide product development based in the United States and Europe while offering our customers the financial advantages of global tooling, procurement, and manufacturing at our facilities in the US, Europe, Mexico, and Asia. We offer a unique suite of product design services with the expertise to deliver only the most effective solutions. 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.

POSITION SUMMARY:

As we continue to grow and scale our operations, we have an excellent opportunity for a new Electronic Manufacturing Engineer in our facility just outside of Omaha, Nebraska. The ideal candidate will bring their hands on engineering and project management expertise as well as their manufacturing know-how to the company. As an Electronic Manufacturing Engineer, you will have responsibilities that include key manufacturing processes such as PCBA (SMT and through-hole), cable and box build assembly. In addition to manufacturing engineering responsibilities, there will be opportunity for some design engineering work (electrical and mechanical). This role requires competencies to drive quality, delivery, and cost improvements in manufacturing. The engineer will partner with the NPI team and customers to develop and transfer new products, designs, and processes into production. The engineer will implement lean principles to improve operating performance and reduce waste as well as support daily operational goals.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

This position reports directly to the Operations and Engineering Manager and communicates frequently with employees at all levels. This person must be able to interface effectively with managers, office employees, production employees, suppliers, customers, and other individuals inside and outside of the organization.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support all aspects of electronic and mechanical assembly, including Surface Mount Technology (SMT), through-hole assembly, convection reflow, hardware installation, cleaning, conformal coating, and box build.
  • Resolve manufacturing and process issues.
  • Detail product costs and prepare quoting packages.
  • Develop, qualify, and document new manufacturing processes or modify existing processes to fit the requirements of new products.
  • Work with NPI groups (internal and external) to develop both hardware and electromechanical assemblies, ensuring the designs are reliable, cost effective, and designed for manufacturability and testability.
  • Support Supply Chain with analysis of alternate electrical components and commodity management.
  • Identify, design, procure, and validate fixtures & tools. Support factory equipment selection process to meet production plans.
  • Initiate, take ownership, and complete technical projects leading to new or improved products or processes.
  • Perform process capability assessments and establish methods to control process output.
  • Develop, verify, and validate products from process development to successful commercialization.
  • Train, develop, and/or provide work direction to operators and technicians.
  • Research and recommend new technologies to improve reliability, efficiency and contribute to cost reduction.
  • Communicate business and technical needs, status, results, and observations to operating, technical and business teams.
  • Responsible for process documentation and ensuring it is kept current like Work Instructions, Standard Work documents, PFMEA, and Control Plans.
  • Understand and adhere to the Pivot EDM Quality and EHS policies.
  • Participate in and coordinate CI initiatives, Lean Manufacturing, Problem-Solving, Kaizen events and other improvement activities.
  • Assist in identifying and prioritizing opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, increase net income, enhance productivity, and further employee performance.
  • Serve as the point of contact for specific project initiatives and best practices.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 3-5 years of experience.
  • Ability to organize and to prioritize work based on business needs.
  • Strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to listen well and to communicate simply and effectively.
  • Able to interpret and create electronic schematics, assembly, and fabrication drawings.
  • Basic working knowledge of CAD (SolidWorks or other) software.
  • Basic working knowledge of printed circuit board manufacturing including Gerber files and CAM software.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Mental

  • Performs highly complex and varied work in the office and manufacturing setting in a variety of situations as well as exercise of independent judgment.
  • Must have the ability to analyze situations and respond to problems to ensure internal and external customer requirements are met.
  • Must be able to make decisions and judgments based on data or, in some instances, a lack of data.

Physical

  • This position requires work in the office and a manufacturing environment.
  • Interfaces with other managerial, office and hourly employees on a regular basis with various forms of communication.
  • Must be able to move about to accomplish facility/customer or supplier tours and evaluations. Requires the ability to visually inspect parts, product, and processes.
  • Occasionally lifts 25 pounds and may stand or sit for sustained periods up to several hours.
  • Must be able to work in front of a computer.
  • Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

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.

Location: La Vista, NE

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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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POSITION SUMMARY:

We have an excellent opportunity for an Electronic Manufacturing Quality Control Inspector in our facility just outside of Omaha, Nebraska. The ideal candidate will bring their hands on electronics and soldering expertise as well as general manufacturing experience to the company. As a Quality Control Inspector, you will have responsibilities that include in-process and final inspection of all stages of electronics manufacturing from raw circuit boards through complete turnkey retail electronic assemblies. In addition to quality inspection responsibilities, there will be opportunities to develop skills in auditing, lean manufacturing, kaizen events, and general process improvement. This role requires competencies to understand customer requirements, interpret blueprints and drawing files, use handheld and electronic measuring gages, demonstrate proficiency with various software applications, and drive quality process improvements overall.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

This position reports directly to the Quality Control Supervisor and communicates frequently with employees at all levels. This person must be able to interface effectively with managers, office employees, production employees, suppliers, customers, and other individuals inside and outside of the organization.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide quality inspection for adherence to customer, regulatory, and internal requirements regarding all aspects of electronic and mechanical assembly, including Surface Mount Technology (SMT), through-hole assembly, hardware installation, cleaning, soldering, conformal coating, and final assembly.
  • Identify and assist in the resolution of manufacturing and process issues.
  • Train, develop, and/or provide work direction to operators and technicians
  • Interpret work instructions and other process documentation and ensure its accuracy and is current.
  • Understand and adhere to the Pivot EDM Quality and EHS policies.
  • Participate in CI initiatives, Lean Manufacturing, Problem-Solving, Kaizen events and other improvement activities.
  • Assist in identifying and prioritizing opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, increase net income, enhance productivity, and further employee performance
  • Serve as the point of contact for specific project initiatives and best practices.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum for 2 years in a manufacturing environment, preference in a quality role
  • Ability to organize and to prioritize work based on business needs.
  • Multi-task and time management skills
  • Strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to listen well and to communicate simply and effectively.
  • Able to interpret electronic schematics, assembly, and fabrication drawings.
  • Proficient with software including the Microsoft Office Suite

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Mental

  • Performs varied work with high attention to detail in a manufacturing setting in a variety of situations
  • Must have the ability to analyze and understand requirements from various sources
  • Must be able to make decisions declaring product conformity or nonconformance.

Physical

  • This position requires work in the office and a manufacturing environment.
  • Interfaces with other managerial, office and hourly employees on a regular basis with various forms of communication.
  • Must be able to move about to accomplish point of assembly inspection.
  • Requires the ability to visually inspect parts, product, and processes.
  • Occasionally lifts 25 pounds and may stand or sit for sustained periods up to several hours.
  • Must be able to work in front of a computer.
  • Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

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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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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Mid-Continent Custom Electronics (MCCE) was established in 1972 as an electronics manufacturing company. They are located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and are an industry leader in the development of custom-designed electronic components, both original design manufacturing (ODM) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). They serve all industries and product categories, specializing in electro-mechanical and box electronics, throughout the world.

MCCE is a subsidiary of Pivot International. Pivot, along with their companies, provide product development based in the United States and Europe while offering our customers the financial advantages of global tooling, procurement, and manufacturing at our facilities in the US, Europe, Mexico, and Asia. We offer a unique suite of product design services with the expertise to deliver only the most effective solutions. 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.

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.

Essential Job Functions:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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 and Drug Screening
  • Soldering experience
  • 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

Skills & Desired Qualities:

  • 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
  • J-Std-001 Certification

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Lee’s Summit, MO

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MCCE is a subsidiary of Pivot International. Pivot, along with their companies, provide product development based in the United States and Europe while offering our customers the financial advantages of global tooling, procurement, and manufacturing at our facilities in the US, Europe, Mexico, and Asia. We offer a unique suite of product design services with the expertise to deliver only the most effective solutions. 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.

The Office Administrative Assistant will support managers, other employees, and office visitors by handling a variety of tasks to ensure that all interactions between the organization and others are positive and productive. The Office Administrative Assistant should be professional, polite, and attentive while also being accurate. They should always be prepared, responsive, and willing to meet each challenge directly. They must be comfortable with computers, general office tasks, and excel at both verbal and written communication. They will report to the Accounting/HR Manager but expect additional tasks to be assigned by department heads.

Responsibilities:

  • Work full time from 7:15 AM – 4:00 PM to provide front desk coverage.
  • Greet and assist visitors that enter the facility.
  • Provide phone coverage, screen phone calls, and route callers to the appropriate party.
  • Responsible for determining visitor identification upon building entry to support ITAR requirements.
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail.
  • Handling office tasks, such as filing, generating reports and presentations.
  • Setting up for meetings, scanning and maintaining order and project documentation (performed monthly).
  • Maintaining and coordinating the reorder of office supplies.
  • Assist with processing and emailing invoices and communicate order details to customers.
  • Process incoming receiving reports and packing lists.
  • Assist with Accounts Payable functions upon request.
  • Assist with month-end accounting audits.
  • Maintain open purchase order physical files.
  • Maintain documentation of job duties for training / back up purposes.
  • Generate reports, take, and transcribe accurate minutes from meetings, create presentations, and conduct research.
  • Perform data entry into the company ERP system per the direction of department managers.
  • Maintain polite and professional communication via face to face, phone, e-mail, and mail.
  • Coordinate planning and execution of staff or facility events or activities.
  • Promote a culture of safety.
  • Ability to multi-task by handling multiple projects.
  • Confidentially handle sensitive information.
  • Develop and update administrative systems to make them more efficient.
  • Resolve administrative problems.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or associate degree.
  • Previous phones experience.
  • Previous administrative experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent computer skills, especially the use of ERP systems.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and good problem-solving skills
  • Experience in an ISO 9001 environment a bonus.

Job Type: Full-time
Location: Lee’s Summit, MO

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