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Position Number: PS07252018
Location: Bellevue WA
Position Type: Full Time
Salary: DOE
Job Details:

Spectrum Controls, Inc, located in Bellevue, WA, is a leading manufacturer of hardware and related software products serving the Industrial Control Marketspace. 

 

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

 

The Production Supervisor is responsible for management of the production and service groups. This position reports directly to the VP of Operations and will oversee, both directly and through subordinates, the maintenance of production schedules, quality and planning of work, assigning of duties, training employees, and all associated metrics for capacity planning and process monitoring. The Production Supervisor will be expected to improve processes and systems in order to leverage existing capability and capacity using lean manufacturing processes, as well as actively participate in the introduction of new products, and is directly responsible for the supervision of the production floor. It will be imperative that this leader supports our corporate vision, mission and shared values.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

 

  • Ensure quality product is delivered on time while adhering to established processes and policies
  • Compile and review operations records and reports as necessary, including production schedules, FPY, quality records, service status, inventory accuracy and cycle counts
  • Manage personnel including recruitment, selection, evaluation, development and training
  • Utilize skills in lean manufacturing and visual control systems to implement process improvement
  • Actively participate in the introduction of new products
  • Prepare department budgets; project budget management may be required
  • Effectively interface and influence within and outside the organization
  • Be self-managed in a dynamic environment with minimal supervision
  • Participate collaboratively with other team members
  • Implement company business and quality processes, policies and procedures
  • Occasionally, additional work hours maybe required to meet business objectives
  • Occasional driving for company business maybe required
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as necessary

 

SKILLS and COMPETENCIES:

 

  • This is a position of extreme trust requiring a high level of judgment, confidentiality and ethics.
  • Knowledge and experience in the electronics manufacturing industry, including PCBA assembly and test, PCB fabrication, and electronic component distribution is required.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills which requires independent analysis and judgment, along with ability to lead problem resolution and implementation of corrective action.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are imperative.
  • General PC skills utilizing corporate level systems and various SW applications are necessary.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent job experience required
  • 5 years of Electronics manufacturing experience
  • Industry certification
  • Lean certification

 

Spectrum Controls, Inc. offers a market-related salary, a comprehensive benefit package and a great work environment.  This is a full-time, salaried position. Spectrum is a drug-free business – pre-employment testing will be required.

To apply please send your resume to careers@spectrumcontrols.com

Position Number: SPNIO
Location: Bellevue Washington
Position Type: Salary
Salary: Negotiable based on experience.
Job Details:

Senior Product Manager I/O

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Spectrum Controls is a leading manufacturer of hardware and related software products serving the Industrial Control Marketspace. Our products are successfully deployed around the world supporting industries such as: Process Industry, Oil & Gas, Mining & Metals, Food & Beverage, Water and Wastewater Management, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Paper and others. Our core products include: Analog I/O Modules, Industrial Displays (InView), and Secure Remote Access Products (WebPort). We are a Rockwell Automation Global Encompass Partner, licensed to develop Allen-Bradley Compatible I/O.  We also offer SY/MAX and Quantum I/O as an alliance partner with Schneider Electric.    

 

As the Senior Product Manager, you will own your products from cradle to grave. You are the technology expert knowing your; products, market, influencers, and the end customer. The Senior Product Manager owns business case development and creates precise product requirements documents.  You collaborate with Marketing, Sales, Engineering and Operations to grow existing product revenue, while aggressively working to gain the Executive teams approval for new products. You own and evangelize your product vision and roadmaps. You also own product marketing responsibilities for your product lines. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

 

Product Management:

  • Define, develop, own and evangelize both the digital and analog IO (Input/Output) product roadmaps.
  • Develop and nurture strategic relationships with partner companies that drive I/O product growth.
  • Deliver clearly defined product requirements based on solid VoC and market research.
  • Make tough decision that balance internal and external product development.
  • Own the financial models for all I/O hardware business cases that justify product investments.
  • Define what product success looks like, developing KPI’s that measure it.
  • Be the product’s evangelist, influencing Engineering, Marketing, Sales and the leadership teams.
  • Collaborate with engineering to incorporate new product specifications into product designs.
  • Establish targets for total manufactured costs of new or enhanced products.
  • Own the P&L and ROI for your products.

 

 

 General Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Establish priority of products to be developed based on thorough market analysis.
  • Coordinate with Sales to provide the production department with customer delivery requirements as needed.
  • Continuously advise Engineering of new market requirements or competitive developments.
  • Develop and maintain continuous market research (by dialog with customers via phone, at trade shows and through product survey mailings) for new and existing products.
  • Initiate research of competitive products and maintain a file of information regarding our competitors. When appropriate, acquire competitive products for further review and testing.
  • Create product release promotions, e.g. special pricing for demo units and availability of demo products.
  • Responsibility for recommending changes and adjustments to distributor policies as they relate to our products.
  • Plan regular customer field trips to assess current market conditions, product needs, competitive activity and other relevant issues.
  • Write a market introduction plan that includes the key dates for all marketing activities with new product releases.

 

Publications:

  • Assist in the development of the following publications for all products:
  • Product brochures
  • Technical manuals
  • Data Sheets
  • Price Sheets
  • Warranty cards
  • Other sales or marketing aids

 

Customer Service:

  • Act as a technical expert for the following issues on Spectrum Controls products:
    • Technical product assistance (programming, wiring, etc.)
    • Clearing any pricing adjustments or mistakes.
    • Training of sales and marketing team members
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a customer contact list as it pertains to assigned products.
  • As necessary, provide customers with the following:
    • New product introductions.
    • Application information.
    • Pricing or policy updates
    • Product changes, enhancements or upgrades.

 

Sales:

  • As necessary, support sales opportunities with regional account managers throughout the U.S. as required by customer demands.
  • Booth duty at trade shows.
  • Act as backup for inside sales when customers call and need assistance.

 

Pricing policies

  • Maintain cost information, including an understanding of all overhead, parts costs and profitability, for assigned products
  • Establish price and discount structure for assigned products using company guidelines as a base.
  • When required for commercial consideration, authorized to issue credits as defined by Director of Product Management and Marketing.

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Minimum 10 years’ technology company experience with industrial control systems.
  • BS Engineering discipline, preferably electronics, electrical or equivalent industry experience.
  • B.A. with at least 3 years’ sales/marketing experience desirable or at least 5 years’ sales/marketing experience
  • Product development and product launch processes experience required.
  • In-depth knowledge of Waterfall processes
  • Intermediate knowledge of Networking, Security and Cloud Services Experience
  • Very high written/spoken English language skills, evidenced through published technical papers, marketing literature, product manuals.
  • Accomplished in Excel, PowerPoint and other Office 365 applications.
  • Public speaking skills/training.
  • Foreign travel, foreign language skills a plus.
  • Experience in manufacturing companies is required, applications engineering and/or manufacturing engineering experience ideal.

 Apply for the position by sending your resume to careers@spectrumcontrols.com 

Position Number: EHDE09142018
Location: Bellevue, WA
Position Type: Full Time
Salary: DOE
Job Details:

Spectrum Controls, Inc, located in Bellevue, WA, is a leading manufacturer of electronic instrumentation and communication devices for the industrial control market. Spectrum Controls designs and manufactures industrial I/O, instrumentation and communications devices that meet robust reliability requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will be a well-organized and self-motivated team player who works well with others and has good time management skills. Candidates should have at least five years hardware design experience designing embedded high-accuracy analog instrumentation and digital systems. Product development follows Spectrum’s ISO 9001:2015 based Quality processes, developed to meet or exceed customer expectations for product quality and functionality.

Job responsibilities include feasibility analysis, refining detailed product specifications, hardware design and documentation, circuit analysis, schematic capture, specify PCB layout requirements, hardware unit testing, functional test support, and support of test and manufacturing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

• Develop electronic hardware for use in industrial environments.
• Work effectively as a member of a cross functional team to meet product development cost, schedule and performance goals through all phases of the Product Development Process.
• Develop creative solutions to complex design problems using technical skills, experience, and consultation with other engineers.
• Create engineering documentation and provide technical approval as part of a product development team.
• Collaborate with other hardware and software design engineers on technical issues and design reviews.
• Investigate new technologies as they might apply to the needs of the industrial control market.
• Interact with supply chain personnel and manufacturing engineers.
• Occasional participation in customer interactions, typically lead by Product Management personnel, to explore new product opportunities, refine requirements, or address issues with existing products.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience in the following areas is required:
• Precision analog circuit design including signal conditioning, multiplexers, 20+ bit ADCs, 16+ bit DACs, low-noise isolated and non-isolated low power DC/DC converters.
• Digital circuit design including embedded microcontrollers, memories, interface ICs, discrete logic and/or FPGA/CPLD.
• Circuit design experience meeting CE and Marine EMI/EMC requirements.
• BSEE or equivalent.
• 5+ years of electronic hardware design experience.
• Experience in all phases of hardware development from product concept and feasibility through manufacturing introduction and sustaining phases.
• Experience with prototyping, design qualification testing, low-level circuit testing, troubleshooting and debugging.
• Experience with Altium Designer or similar tool.

Experience in the following areas is desired:
• FPGA design using VHDL and/or Verilog.
• Analog and digital circuit simulation.
• Knowledge of UL and CE design requirements for industrial products.
• Knowledge of “C” programming in embedded systems would be helpful.
• Communication interfaces and protocols such as Ethernet, SPI, RS-232, RS-485, CAN, MODBUS.
• Experience with industrial instrumentation – I/O modules, thermocouples, RTDs, counters and flow meters.
• Experience with IEC 61508 functional safety development projects.
• Knowledge of Industrial control equipment – Programmable Logic Controllers, ladder logic.

Spectrum Controls, Inc. offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and a great work environment. This is a full-time, salaried position. Spectrum is a drug-free business – pre-employment testing will be required.

To apply please send your resume to careers@spectrumcontrols.com