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Sr. Component Engineer Resume

Grand Prairie, TX

SUMMARY:

Component Engineer with business acumen and analytical proficiency; responsible for 1) defining specification requirements 2) acquiring parts, components, and materials 3) mitigating EEE parts’ obsolescence and 4) interacting with OEMs, distributors, vendors, suppliers, contract manufacturers, subcontractors, and customers

COMPUTER SOFTWARE APPLICATION EXPERIENCE & LITERACY:

Agile PLM, PDM, SAP, Oracle, AS400/JD Edwards/PeopleSoft, Epicor, MS Office, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, PageMaker, CorelDraw, Micrografx Designer, Oracle, Q - STAR, SharePoint, Silicon Expert

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Sr. Component Engineer

Confidential, Grand Prairie, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring component obsolescence and device anomalies, as well as GIDEP alerts for problematic parts and EOL (End of Life) notifications, implementing DMSMS protocols, proposing solutions to mitigate production gaps, assessing make vs buy, identifying AVL second sources, tracking Confidential /LTS dates, weighing cost and schedule of redesigned cut - in timing vs on-hand inventory vs Confidential vs alternate part qualification, dispositioning supplier waiver requests, processing SDRLs and ECOs, capturing BOM/PL differences, verifying material content/substance declarations/reports, creating SCDs (Source Control Drawings), mitigating special part issues (gold embrittlement, tin whisker growth, and copper bond wires), and verifying subcontractor SOR (Statement of Requirements) and PMP (Parts, Materials, and Process) compliance

Sr. Component Engineer

Confidential, Rockford, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with Incoming Inspection to disposition Confidential Aerospace & Defense parts
  • Contacted manufacturers to assess reliability strategy to mitigate tin whisker growth on terminations
  • Investigated and recommended alternate components due to obsolescence, PCNs, PDNs, and purchasing shortages due to component lead times
  • Provided component technical information to business unit electrical designers to support their assessments of suggested alternate electronic components in consideration of RoHS/REACH/WEEE directives

Sr. Component Engineer

Confidential, Wilmington, NC

Responsibilities:

  • Contacted suppliers; issued RFQs
  • Resolved problems with contract manufacturer
  • Performed shelf life evaluations using EPRI guidance
  • Scrubbed and revised BOMS, drawings, parts lists, SCDs
  • Identified solutions to obsolete components, spare parts shortages, and Non-RoHS Compliant part issues
  • Prepared written justifications defending the addition or removal of parts; drafted Engineering Change Orders

Sr. Parts Engineer

Confidential, Windsor, CT

Responsibilities:

  • Contacted suppliers and mined part and process data from websites
  • Revised source SCDs (Source Control Drawings) and updated BOMs
  • Dispositioned part quality issues and anomalies with contract manufacturer
  • Reviewed, vetted, and approved customer issued RFQs/SOs/POs; PO LOA $200K
  • Addressed electrical and mechanical part obsolescence; performed equivalency evaluations
  • Generated technical instructions to verify device compliance to 10CFR21 & 10CFR50 Appendix B
  • Directed electromechanical I&C repair and refurbishment for safety and non-safety related components

Sr. Component Engineer

Confidential, Round Lake, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Compiled new BOMs
  • Purchased prototype parts
  • Dispositioned parts from Confidential
  • Determined component derating values
  • Located obsolete and discontinued components on the broker market
  • Verified RoHS/WEEE/REACH Compliance material substance reports
  • Scrubbed BOMS, cross referenced and identified alternate and second sources
  • Worked with Sourcing, Purchasing and Distribution to verify material pipeline to obviate production gaps and to minimize Hardware Engineering involvement
  • Worked closely with Hardware Design Engineering, CAD, Quality, and Doc Control to assure timely and comprehensive completion and release of dwgs & specifications
  • Assigned internal part numbers and component titles, rejected duplicate AVL submissions
  • Prepared engineering change packages (ECRs, ECOs, EDRs) and completed system updates
  • Created Business Case Proposals (Make vs Buy) for LTBs and NCNR POs to avert
  • Engineering re-designs due to discontinued/obsolete/EOL components in FDA regulated products
  • Created and revised specification control drawings for EEE components for NPI and legacy products
  • Created component specification comparison matrices to perform equivalency evaluations of suggested replacements; responded to PCNs and PDNs by supporting component obsolescence mitigation
  • Supported R&D w/ product info, parametric calculations, and qualification results for crystals, oscillators, pcbs, semiconductors, logic, memory, LEDs, diodes, transistors, optocouplers, relays, resistors, capacitors, switches, thermistors, connectors, mod jacks, wire harnesses, sidactors, fuses, circuit breakers, MOVs, and fiber optics

Component Engineer

Confidential, Bolingbrook, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Resolved device qualification failures with manufacturers
  • Generated, drafted, released and/or updated internal part specifications
  • Recommended new vendor additions and/or commodity status to the AVL
  • Mitigated part issue and database discrepancies arising in Incoming Inspection
  • Documented and processed requests to facilitate system updates to components
  • Maintained vendor relationships by addressing product behavior, performance, life cycle, road map, pricing adjustments, technology migration, & future application requirements
  • Identified and qualified alternate source mfrs for single and/or sole sourced components meeting UL, CSA, and TUV requirements

Component Engineer

Confidential, Skokie, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and modified cable assemblies
  • Resolved device qualification failures with manufacturers
  • Issued and logged internal part numbers for new components
  • Supported Purchasing initiatives to identify and achieve cost reduction objectives
  • Generated, drafted, released and/or updated internal part specifications requiring
  • UL, CSA, VDE, TUV and various European & Asian regulatory agency requirements
  • Specified Pin & Paste manufacturability requirements for electro-mechanical components
  • Created specifications detailing parametric req’mts for telecom & DC Output transformers
  • Recommended, approved, rejected, and/or discontinued relationships and/or AVL status with primary & secondary suppliers based on device qualification results, manufacturability and field performance

Assoc. Design Engineer

Confidential, Freeport, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Placed purchase orders
  • Obtained benchmark quotations
  • Co-chaired magnet commodity team
  • Conducted supplier quality assessments
  • Conducted tours for customers and guests
  • Laid out flex circuit artwork for GM’s camshaft sensors
  • Simulated and tested circuit designs using P-Spice software
  • Redesigned plastic features on GM’s camshaft sensor housings
  • Built prototype circuits for GM’s camshaft and crankshaft sensors
  • Designed Poke Yoke analog/digital circuitry to catch sensors with bad ICs
  • Interfaced with New Product Development, Marketing, Quality, Productionand Purchasing to ensure product objectives, specifications, costs, and delivery
  • Generated and dispositioned Engineering Change Requests & Engineering Change Orders
  • Trained teams to operate new assembly lines and wrote work instructions for ISO Compliance

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