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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 11/11/2016

Benchmark Electronics San Jose, CA

Company
Benchmark Electronics
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2025
AJE Ref #
575891472
Location
San Jose, CA
Experience
Senior (15+ years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY
Benchmark is a world-leading, top-10 EMS provider of integrated electronic manufacturing services with total revenues exceeding $2.5B and with employees in 7 countries on 3 continents offering everything from product development to regional PCB build including system level assembly in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. We provide service to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment (which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry), testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment, including Benchmark offers customers comprehensive and integrated design and manufacturing services from initial product design to volume production including direct order fulfillment and post-deployment services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND COMPETENCIES
* Perform all the essential functions and competencies listed above * Perform a comprehensive analysis of complex contract requirements to determine what quality characteristics are to be controlled; Manufacturing, Inspection, Test Equipment required; special controls for unique processes, special skills needed and the insurance of their proper application * Participate in initiating and planning pilot runs and pre-production runs; Analyze results and furnish analysis with appropriate recommendations * Establish and maintain control over all complex production processes and testing during the product cycle * Review complex production and manufacturing specification process to assure compliance with drawings, specifications and contract requirements * Plan and participate in design reviews to assure that designs permit and facilitate producibility, repeatability and inspectability and that related quality considerations are obtained in order to assure product quality * Plan and determine capability of manufacturing processes to meet quality requirements * Recommend adjustments for process condition to Methods Department and/or adjustments of production specifications to Production Engineering to create an economical and compatible relationship between production processes and the products * Review and approve complex manufacturing Process Sheets for the purpose of establishing appropriate inspection points, assuring that work instructions are adequate and assuring that consideration is given to quality standards of workmanship and contractual specification requirements * Participate in the generation, review and approval of complex specifications, drawings and Acceptance Test Procedures to ensure that they contain sufficient quality requirements and comply with contract requirements * Provide technical assistance in the preparation of complex workmanship standards, instructions and inspection criteria; Plan and provide technical assistance to resolve complex fabrication, test and inspection problems, as required * Establish process controls, surveillance and monitoring procedures to assure product quality * Analyze reported defects and failures and initiate corrective action * Participate in the timely investigations, disposition and corrective actions to prevent recurrence of non-conforming materials, processes and products; Follow up for completion and measurement of effectiveness * Monitor and control quality cost expended by all Quality groups * Plan and participate in Engineering evaluations and Change Control Board to assure design and changes proposed are within the scope of company and contract definitions and requirements; Coordinate submittal with the customer * Review test reports and failure analysis reports for acceptability; Ensure corrective action * Participate in Material Review Board actions and initiate appropriate corrective actions; Prepare and/or approve corrective action reports and documentation in response to customer inquiries or complaints regarding inspection, test and production activities * Plan and participate in the verification (First Article Configuration Inspection) of hardware versus drawing/specifications and coordinate this effort with customer personnel * Prepare summaries and analysis of internal assembly and test data, as well as external data, supplied by customer * Perform quality audits to determine the effectiveness of the Quality System and prepare audit reports * Mentor and provide leadership to engineers, technicians and inspectors * Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge by keeping abreast of techniques and methods by way of contact with other industries, current publications and advanced education and membership in professional societies/organizations

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
* Assist with an analysis of routine contract requirements to determine what quality characteristics are to be controlled; manufacturing, inspection, test equipment required; special controls of special processes; and special skills needed to ensure their proper application * Review the contract data item descriptions and requirements and assist with establishing the necessary controls to assure compliance * Participate in pilot runs and preproduction runs * Assist with a basic analysis of results * May review production and manufacturing specification processes to assure conformance to drawings specifications and contract requirements * Assist with the establishment of quality controls over all production processes and testing during the product cycle * Participate in the generation and review of various types of specification, drawings and Acceptance Test Procedures * Perform, when applicable, measurement capability and correlation studies to ensure continual adequacy and capability * Monitor special test programs on assemblies, components, special processes, etc. due to design changes and/or problems developing during the manufacturing cycle * Assist in inspection and testing of preproduction equipment to ensure compliance with drawings, specifications and contract requirements, prior to submittal, for customer acceptance * Prepare summaries and analysis of evaluations, together with all pertinent charts, graphs, etc., under guidance of more senior engineers * Assure that records/files are initiated and maintained in all relevant documentation pertaining to Quality Assurance * Perform Quality Audits to determine the effectiveness of the Quality Program and prepare audit reports * Participate in the verification (First Article Configuration Inspection) of hardware versus drawing/specifications * Prepare reports and corrective action documentation, under review of more senior engineers, in answer to Customer inquiries or complaints regarding inspection, test and production activities * All employees are responsible for the Quality of their work to ensure BEI meets, or exceeds Customer Satisfaction.

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. to base all employment-related decisions on principles of equal employment opportunity.
It is Our Policy to
Recruit, hire, promote, assign, compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, or any other basis protected by applicable law
Administer all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, discipline, termination, Company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, or any other basis protected by applicable law
Provide reasonable accommodation where necessary and feasible, and otherwise treat equally, qualified individuals with disabilities
Provide a workplace free of prohibited harassment, including sexual harassment