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Application Engineer

Company: FIT-Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Ltd
Location: San Jose
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Application EngineerJob Location: San Jose, CA
Foxconn Interconnect Technology is seeking an experienced Applications Engineers to join our San Jose, CA office and be responsible for "design-ins" of electronics cable and inductive charging products to assigned OEM accounts. The Applications Engineer is accountable for customer satisfaction and problem resolution for internal and external customers, including product development, manufacturing processes and quality control. In addition, this role will collaborate with sales team and factory side for continuous improvement in new product development and customer satisfaction.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews the 2D drawings and 3D CADs with both customers and back-end manufacturing engineers to identify potential issues and optimization
  • Works closely with back-end manufacturing engineers and guides them with customer's
  • requirement and expectations to create working solutions
  • Reviews and presents DFM reports to customer, including FATP, plastic molding, metal stamping, SMT, etc., and converts customers' feedback into actionable items and follow through
  • Understands the testing schemes of electrical systems and evaluates the feasibility
  • Travels to Asia (manufacture sites) or remotely supports the product development, manufacturing and quality control during the engineering build
  • Works collaboratively with the sales team to maintain the relationship with customers and to develop new business opportunities by promoting new solutions/technologies
  • Communicates with customer's technical teams on a daily basis to ensure timely technical support
    Education and Experience:
    • BS in ME/EE or equivalent; MS in ME/EE is a plus
    • At least three years of industry experience in consumer electronics development and manufacturing; Cable/interconnect and/or electronic accessory experience is desirable
    • Self-motivated and be able to work with minimal supervision and utilize existing knowledge and sound judgement to thrive in a dynamic environment
    • CAD drafting capability; Solidworks experience is a plus
    • 2-5 years of design engineering experience in a mechanical or electrical engineering role
    • 2-5 years of application engineering experience in the electronic interconnect industry
    • Customer interface experience in an OEM assignment is a plus
    • Act as the high-level technical expert on all design in activities and lead trouble-shooting for assigned products by conducting root cause analysis among customer and ODM, CM, and EMS subcontractors, and internally
    • Identify, define, specify and implement existing or new solutions using the company's products, programs and services.
    • Understand customer's requirements and develop suitable solutions and work with engineering and manufacturing teams to ensure on-time delivery.
    • Create and maintain activity documentation
      • Experience with Design and Manufacturing (DFM)
      • Experience with Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
      • Experience with Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
      • Understanding Gerber and Schematics is a plus
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
      • Fluent in both English and Chinese (mandarin), oral and written
      • Able to travel internationally (mostly to Asia) up to 25%
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
      • Must be able to work in the US, without sponsorship requirements.
      • Must be willing to be relocated to Bay area, California.
        Job Description :Foxconn Interconnect Technology is seeking an experienced Applications Engineer to join our San Jose, CA office To work and collaborate with assigned customer's cross functional teams (PD/TPM/EPM/SQE/DFM and many more) and FIT's frontline sales team, as well as factory's cross functional teams from design-in to mass production of high-volume connector, metal part, accessories, and final assembly products. To work with FIT factory and assigned customer on DFM, design improvement and manufacturing solutions, design modification and tooling schedule. To provide technical support, investigation of problems and recommended solutions to customer. Has strong background in product testing for electro-mechanical interconnection and final assembly. In-depth understanding of key manufacturing challenges, failure analysis, critical-to-function and qualification plan.

        Experience preferred:
        Qualifications/ Education/Certification preferred:The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2-5 years' experience in providing technical sales and/or support in connectors, cable assemblies, or similar electro-mechanical assemblies. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and utilize knowledge, experience and judgment to accomplish goals within the framework of a dynamic team-oriented environment. In addition, the ideal candidates should possess the following traits and/or skills:
        • College B.S or Equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar
        • Strong knowledge in SolidWorks or ProE
        • Having strong understandings in manufacturing processes (DFM for example) is a plus
        • Experienced in collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver effective project support
        • Be Innovative and creative in supporting new business opportunities
        • Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and in technical writing
        • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
        • Must be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and think strategically
        • Fluent in Mandarin is a plus
        • Must be willing to be relocated to the Bay Area and travel internationally as needed


          Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Inc. ("FIT") focuses on the development, manufacturing and marketing of electronic and optoelectronic connectors, antennas, acoustic components, cables, and modules for applications in computers, communication equipment, consumer electronics, automobiles, industrial and green energy field products.We offer our employees competitive compensation and world class benefits. In addition, we recognize the performance of the company, business unit and individual through our incentive and recognition programs. FIT is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Keywords: FIT-Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Ltd, San Jose , Application Engineer, Engineering , San Jose, California

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