WCI JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Under supervision, performs various electronic assembly operations on hybrid, surface mount, and printed circuit board assemblies. May use schematics, wiring lists, and verbal and written instructions to assemble, rework, or reassemble units. Assignments are moderately complex. Receives general instructions on new assignments. Must be able to work an extended period of time using a microscope. Typically requires a high school education or equivalent and two to four years related experience.
Surface Mount Technology Specialist
Under general supervision, responsible for the most complex surface mount manufacturing processes utilizing automated equipment and hand assembly. Performs complex SMT equipment set-up, operation, and adjustment. Ensures processes and equipment remain within acceptable company manufacturing standards on the most complex assignments. Performs quality auditing, testing, and troubleshooting functions. Maintains necessary documentation. Must be able to work an extended period of time using a microscope. Typically requires a high school education or equivalent and at least five years related experience.
Under general supervision, performs complex technical tasks to assist engineers with electronic systems. May assist engineers with fabricating and assembling electronic subassemblies for prototype models from schematics, rough sketches, and verbal instructions. May perform calibration checks on electronic instruments. May completely troubleshoot an electronics system to determine cause and remedy for malfunctions. May conduct routine engineering tests and detailed experimental testing, solving mechanical or electronic problems involved in the operation of the product, and otherwise assisting in general laboratory work. May provide work leadership to lower level technicians. This is the senior level position where work is distinguished by its technical complexity and diversity. Requires ability to use practical electronic theory, computer software tools, and work from schematics and rough sketches. Typically requires two years technical training and at least five years related experience.
Senior Engineering Technician
Responsible for performing a wide variety of complex technical tasks to assist design engineers with developmental operations. Assists in the design, development, construction and laboratory testing of developmental equipment and assemblies. Using basic engineering principles, develops or directs the set up of test equipment and the appropriate testing on new or experimental units. Analyzes and summarizes results. Assignments are typically of the non-repetitive R&D nature and complexity requiring considerable judgment and initiative in resolving problems and making recommendations. Requires ability to use practical electronic theory, computer software tools, and work from schematics and rough sketches. Typically requires two years technical training and at least seven years related experience.
Printed Circuit Board Designer
Under general supervision, aids in the design and engineering of complex printed circuit boards. Prepares schematics, layouts and photoplots for PCB, SMT or thick film hybrid applications. Devises dimensions and standards for both high-density modifications and new printed circuit boards. Requires knowledge of electronic design software such as Specctra or Accel. Typically requires a college degree and at least five years related experience.
Under limited supervision, performs specialized production machining operations to specifications. Sets up and operates equipment such as lathes, drills, milling machines, lasers, and robotic arms. May perform adjustments to machinery according to test evaluations. Determines and prepares any jigs or special attachments needed. Reads and interprets blueprints or drawings necessary to complete assignments. Prepares own layouts. Uses micrometers, calipers, and other precision measuring tools to ensure in- process or that finished product matches specified tolerances. Determines and corrects minor machine malfunctions and performs routine machine maintenance. Assignments are of a critical, non-routine nature. Typically requires a high school education or equivalent and at least two years related experience.
Responsible for performing complex machining operations in support of developmental activities. Working from drawings and engineering instructions, builds to specifications intricate and complex parts, tools, or fixtures for development and model shop or prototype projects. Plans and completely executes assignments using machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, milling machines, grinders and shears. Designs and constructs temporary tools, dies, jigs, and fixtures needed to
produce experimental parts. Uses precision measuring tools to check work against specified tolerances. Work in this classification is distinguished by its variety and the rough sketches or drawings that serve as input. Requires a solid working knowledge of advanced mathematics. Typically requires a high school education and at least seven years related experience.
Supervisor Responsible for the operation of a recognized functional area, such as a manufacturing or production facility, a machine shop, or SCIF. Responsible for overseeing the activities of personnel in that area. Sets production and maintenance schedules. Enforces adherence to standards and procedures to ensure quality of work. Recommends design changes in equipment, materials, and procedures to enhance production and service. Responsible for planning, assigning duties, and training employees. Makes employment decisions regarding hire, transfer, or discharge. Typically requires a high school education or equivalent and at least five years related experience, including supervision.
Under limited supervision, conducts proposal preparation for major contracts and conducts moderately complex negotiations for non-standard products or systems. Is able to negotiate specifications, price, date of delivery, and contractual provisions. Monitors work progression and analyzes use of resources. Prepares detailed progress reports using resource-tracking software. Monitors budget versus contract expenditures and prepares cost reports using spreadsheet software. This is an intermediate level position, requiring the exercise of some judgment within defined procedures. Typically requires a college degree and one to three years related experience.
Under limited supervision, performs various purchasing assignments requiring professional judgment and ingenuity. Procures supplies, raw materials, and equipment necessary for the operation of the organization, Checks requisitions, contacts vendors, examines bids, and initiates contracts. Exercises a good working knowledge of materials and sources of supply to make purchases at prices consistent with quality and quantity requirements. Typically requires a college degree and two to four years related experience.
This is the entry level of professional work requiring a bachelor's degree in engineering and no experience, or the equivalent of a degree in appropriate education and experience. Assignments are designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities. Works under close supervision on required tasks. Work is checked during progress. No responsibility for direction of others. Typically requires a college degree or equivalent and co-op or summer experience.
This professional level performs routine engineering work requiring application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out engineering tasks. Limited judgment on details of work and in making preliminary selections or adaptations of engineering alternatives. Requires work experience acquired in an entry-level position, or appropriate graduate-level study. Assignments may include work that is typical of a higher level. Supervisor screens assignments, selects techniques and procedures. Receives close supervision. May be responsible for the direction of a few aides or technicians. Typically requires a college degree or equivalent and one to three years experience. (A master's degree may be substituted for experience.)
Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria,
using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. Assignments have clear and specified objectives. This level requires developmental experience in a professional position or equivalent graduate-level education. Receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems. Work is reviewed for application of professional judgment. May supervise or coordinate the work of drafters, technicians. Typically requires a college degree and three to five years experience.
A fully competent engineer in the subject matter or the functional areas of the assignments. Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, and adaptation or modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria. Devises new approaches to problems. Requires professional experience to assure competence as a professional. Independently performs assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval for projects. May supervise a few engineers or technicians on assigned work. Typically requires a college degree and five to seven years experience.
Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and represents the organization to resolve important questions. Requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices of own field and related sciences or disciplines. The knowledge and expertise required for this level usually result from progressive experience. Consults supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments. Supervises, coordinates, and reviews the work of a small staff of engineers and technicians. Estimates personnel needs, schedules and assigns work. As individual research or staff specialist, may be assisted on projects by others. May supervise a few engineers or technicians on assigned work. Typically requires a college degree and seven to nine years experience. (A Ph.D. may be substituted for experience.)
Technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments. Plans and develops engineering projects with unique or controversial problems which impact major company programs. Involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope and selection of problems for investigation, novel concepts and approaches. Maintains liaison with individuals and units within or outside the organization, with responsibility for acting independently on technical matters. Work at this level requires extensive progressive experience. Supervision received is administrative, with assignments given in terms of general objectives and limits. Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of a staff of engineers and technicians. Evaluates progress and results obtained, recommends major changes to achieve objectives. As individual researcher or staff specialist, may be assisted on individual projects. Typically requires a master's degree and seven to nine years experience.
Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have an important impact on extensive engineering activities. Initiates and maintains extensive contact with key engineers and officials of other organizations and companies, requiring skill in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues. Individuals must demonstrate creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented engineering problems, program objectives and requirements, organizing programs, and developing standards and guides for diverse engineering activities. Receives general administrative direction. Directs several subordinate supervisors or team leaders. As individual researcher and consultant, may be assisted on individual projects by other engineers and technicians. Typically requires a master's degree and nine to fifteen years experience.
Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have a far-reaching impact on extensive engineering and related activities of the company. Negotiates critical and controversial issues with top-level engineers and officers of other organizations and companies. Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and importance. Supervises several subordinate supervisors or team leaders. Typically requires a master's degree and fifteen to twenty years experience.