Component Engineer, Global Engineering

Topcon Agriculture Americas

Livermore, CA

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Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA (topconpositioning.com). Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.

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Summary

The Component Engineer will collaborate cross functionally while reporting into Engineering and will work with designers/engineers globally to support component evaluation, alternate source selection, identification of high-risk items, correct component duplication in our PLM, component consolidation opportunities, and other critical component engineering responsibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluating new part selections during research, concept development and new product development to identify supply chain issues and risks (EOL, Long Leadtime, RoHS/REACH, etc...).

  • Assist in identifying alternate/2nd source components for new product development (NPD) projects and R&D projects

  • Review BOMs/AVL and identify component/technology consolidation opportunities across global products (all verticals).

  • Create and maintain a list of high-risk single sourced components used in global designs.

  • Recommend components for early Engineering driven risk buys to support NPD.

  • Facilitating early communication with suppliers during NPD (introduction for Engineers/designers to directly interface with suppliers as needed).

  • Coordinate Part number creation in PLM system for NPD projects.

Qualifications

  • AS or BS in Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • Electrical Engineering background preferred.

  • 2+ years of experience in Component Engineering and/or design engineering environment.

  • 2+ years of experience in design engineering and selecting components for new product development.

  • Ability to facilitate communication between Engineers and suppliers.

  • Strong analytical with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings.

  • Understanding of Product Life Cycle Process and Product Development phase desired.

  • Skilled in using Arena (PLM), Confluence and JIRA applications.

Company policy requires newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of their start date. Company is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation to the unvaccinated in accordance with federal, state, and local law.