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Posted - 09/01/2008

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Company Andrew Corporation
Job Type Full-Time Employment
Job Category Other Jobs in Telecom Industry Job
Salary N/A
Location Joliet, USA
Region: North America
Requirements
Education Bachelor's Degree
Work Experience 10 +
Job Reference
Details Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ: ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew, headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

Due to our continued growth and customer demand we are currently recruiting for a qualified, interested and available Principal Mechanical Engineer for an opportunity in our Antenna & Cable Group located in Joliet, Illinois.

KNOWLEDGE:
-Fully competent in the subject matter or functional areas of assignment.
-Employs a broad application of principles, theories and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other fields. Position requires use of advanced manufacturing techniques, core mechanical engineering disciplines and proven practicing skills. Skilled in one or more of the key skills listed below and capable of understanding and contributing to most.

PROBLEM COMPLEXITY:
-Provides innovative resolutions to a diverse range of complex problems. Must be capable of characterizing, developing and institutionalizing new and advanced manufacturing technologies.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection and adaptation or modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.
-Develops new approaches to manufacturing processes for optimized efficiency, quality and cost. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors.
-Acts as a key contributor and/or technical leader within a project team. Provide technical leadership to process engineering.
-Responsible for the research, design, development and planning for new assembly technologies. Work as part of development teams to optimize designs for manufacturability and compatibility to new manufacturing technologies. -Create and maintain process technology roadmaps.

FREEDOM TO ACT WITHIN TECHNICAL DISCIPLINE:
-Independently determines and develops approaches and solutions.
- Expected to identify and quantify opportunities for advanced process technologies
- Provides technical guidance. Mentors other engineers
- Consults supervisor concerning unusual or costly solutions.

IMPACT:
- Work significantly impacts achievement of business unit goals. Has demonstrated track record of successfully completed assignments. Represents the business unit on projects. Highest impact to global manufacturing cost, quality and efficiency.

COMMUNICATION:
- Expected to interact with all disciplines and levels of management. Expected to interact with customer, vendor and other business units.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
- Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or BSME with proven experience.
- Minimum 10 years of work experience in a manufacturing or production environment with an emphasis on manufacturing processes; or combined work history combining product development and manufacturing.
- Must possess excellent oral/written communication skills;
- Requires the ability to regularly contact, influence and negotiate with both internal and external individuals on complex issues.
- Must be able to respond to inquiries and complaints with tact and diplomacy.
- Proficiency in Solid Works modeling
- Knowledge and experience in the following:
Material sciences
Stress analysis
Metalurgical sciences including properties, form processing, surface finishes
Process control techniques.
Metrology and Measurement systems
Thermolplastic and thermo set materials and process.
Extrusion technology
Material composition technologies
Automated assembly
Material joining technologies
Design for life cycle

It is the policy of Andrew Corporation to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

Andrew Corporation does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, or any other characteristics as protected by law.

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Job summary: Job: Principal Mechanical Engineer USA, Joliet, North America, Andrew Corporation, category: Other Jobs in Telecom Industry Job
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