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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 their facilities in the US, Europe, 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. If you don’t see a position that fits you, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@pivotint.com.

Location: EDM – La Vista, NE

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 assembly drawings 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
  • IPC-A-610 Certification

Job Type: Part-time and Full-time positions available

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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.

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  • ROHS AND GREEN INITIATIVES

    green initiatives

    • Build RoHS prototypes
    • Improve RoHS manufacturability
    • RoHS compliant equipment & facilities

  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    product development

    • Experienced design team
    • Scalable production services
    • Rapid time to market

  • ISO REGISTERED

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    • Quality Management System
    • Increased production efficiency
    • Consistent product quality