Northwire Presents Cable Engineering Opportunities at Upcoming Career Fair

Along with their staffing partners, MPS Technical and Spartan Staffing, Northwire will host a career fair June 20 – July 1, 2016 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at their cable and wire manufacturing headquarters located at 110 Prospect Way, Osceola, WI.

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Along with their staffing partners, MPS Technical and Spartan Staffing, Northwire will host a career fair June 20 – July 1, 2016 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at their cable and wire manufacturing headquarters located at 110 Prospect Way, Osceola, WI.

44 years of innovative cable engineering, integrity and attention to supply chain management, strategic partnership with LEMO in offering integrated cable and connector solutions, and high level customer support though customized cable and wire products, has earned Northwire a respected global position within the cable assembly and OEM markets. Crediting much of this cable engineering success to its quality staff and T.E.A.M. (Northwire’s acronym for the company’s employees where “Together Everyone Achieves More”), Northwire fosters a collaborative work environment and invests in its TEAM by supporting their professional development through opportunities such as Six Sigma, Project Management, and Lean.

Through Northwire’s external focus, the company positively impacts the world through lifesaving medical cable and wire, solutions within alternative energy cable applications, and attention to quality of life and environmental impact. Complimenting this external focus, NWI’s internal focus places high value on it TEAM members with a corporate philosophy where “…all members of the organization must grow, have meaningful contributions, and be recognized for their work. Northwire values the intangible and significant link between work fulfillment and employee creativity, productivity, morale, job satisfaction and commitment to customer service excellence and each other.”

Experienced candidates seeking career job opportunities within the interconnectivity, assembly, cable and wire industry are invited to attend the career fair and are asked to arrive prepared to interview with hiring managers, complete applications, and depending on the position, bring multiple copies of their resumes.

Many career opportunities are available for experienced talent demonstrating proficiency in extrusion, braiding, cauterization, soldering, crimping, and connectorizing complex, multi-contact custom cable-connector assembly applications. Professional opportunities are available to candidates who have demonstrated a successful history of performance in a wide range of roles including leadership, performance management, lean manufacturing, engineering, and strategic business development.

Northwire is seeking qualified individuals with interconnectivity industry experience for the following positions:

- Production (positions available in Wisconsin and New Mexico)

  • Supervisor
  • Assembly and Retractile
  • Braider
  • Cabler
  • Extrusion

- Supply Chain (positions available in Wisconsin)

  • Buyer/Planner
  • Material Handling

- Quality Inspection (position available in Wisconsin)

- Engineering (positions available in Wisconsin or New Mexico)

  • Director or VP of Program Management, New Product Introduction or Engineering
  • Senior Process, Industrial, Manufacturing or Assembly Engineer

- Innovation and Business Development (regional positions available serving Southwest United States and Maquiladoras or Great Lakes)

  • Application Engineer
  • Business Development Manager

A summary of the respective position descriptions are highlighted below:

Production Supervisor

Plans, coordinates, organizes, schedules and controls production processes. The main responsibilities are to ensure the efficient production of goods and services are of the right quantity, quality, and cost through motivation, modeling, coaching and performance management. In addition, responsibilities include managing the scheduling process so products are produced on time to meet the demands of the customer.

Required education and experience include Bachelors in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Industrial, Process Engineering and Business Management. Or equivalent experience. Three to seven years of production management experience, process improvement and Lean Six Sigma experience. Preferred APEX Certification.

Assembly and Retractile Production

Produce quality customized assemblies and retractiles according to customer specification, while operating all workstations within the cell. The assembler and retractile positions shall perform daily production while having a commitment to safety, quality, performance, and delivery standards.

Required education and experience include high school diploma or GED. Manufacturing experience preferred. Mechanical aptitude is preferred (e.g. being able to work with power tools). Experience with manufacturing equipment is preferred.

Braider Operator

Working within a production environment, safely operate equipment to perform set-up and operation of multiple braiding machines to weave fine wire and thread over cable. Perform preventative maintenance tasks, inspection, and trouble-shooting of quality issues to ensure the production of a high quality product within customer specifications.

Required education and experience include high school diploma or GED. One to two years previous manufacturing experience preferred. Mechanical aptitude, and experience with manufacturing equipment.

Cabler Operator

Set-up, operate and troubleshoot cabling process following Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions for assigned process. Maintain product documentation per requirements. Perform preventative maintenance tasks, inspection, and trouble-shooting of quality issues to ensure the production of a high quality product within customer specifications.

Required education and experience include high school diploma or GED. Technical degree preferred and/or Cabling Technology Certificate, one to two years previous manufacturing experience preferred. Mechanical aptitude, and experience with manufacturing equipment. Previous computer experience preferred.

Extruder Operator

Working within a production environment utilizing a variety of plastic materials, safely operate equipment to perform set-up, and operation of extrusion machines to extrude molten plastic over individual copper conductors and fiber materials. Maintain product documentation per requirements. Perform preventative maintenance tasks, inspection, and trouble-shooting of quality issues to ensure the production of a high quality product within customer specifications.

Required education and experience include high school diploma or GED. Technical degree preferred. One to two years previous manufacturing experience preferred. Mechanical aptitude, and experience with manufacturing equipment. Previous computer experience preferred.

Buyer/Planner

The Buyer is responsible for the timely planning and purchasing of materials for products supporting production schedules and inventory strategies. The Buyer seeks and establishes new supply sources for new and existing products. Other responsibilities include supplier oversight and management to ensure schedules, costs, and quality objectives are achieved.

Required education and experience includes Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain.

Material Handling

Material Handler is responsible for receiving and storing all the materials used in production along returning to stock. Using a variety of scales and delivery mechanisms, including a forklift while safely ensuring timely and accurate delivery to internal customers. Material Handler must ensure all material is correctly labeled with the correct lot number and placed in the correct locations. Also responsible for incoming inspection of materials. Data entry for the return raw materials to and from the Warehouse, Production Lines and Shipping/Receiving as needed.

Required education and experience includes high school education or GED with previous warehouse or manufacturing forklift experience required. Ability to use MRP or ERP software preferred. Forklift certification or license preferred or must achieve Northwire Forklift License within one (1) week.

Quality Inspector

The Quality Inspector shall support quality department activities through direct involvement in product inspection, calibration and documentation management. This role will communicate with assembly, manufacturing and / or engineering personnel regarding product conformance related topics.

Required education and experience include: 1) High School Diploma or GED. 2) ASQ Certified Quality Inspector (preferred). 3) Three years in manufacturing.

Director or VP of Program Management, New Product Introduction or Engineering

Responsible for leading and developing cross-functional project teams that are responsible for the vision, concept, definition, project plan, metrics, costing, specifications, design, development, integration, verification, validation and commercial launch of new solutions. Provide technical support, implement changes and improvements to existing products. Actively develop and share expertise within the context of the enterprise to generate business cases, gather customer requirements, risk planning and facilitate business model evolution.

Required education and experience include: 1) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and/or 10 years of experience in manufacturing, process or product launch. 2) Eight years of experience in positioning and pricing strategy. 3) Eight years of experience in customer facing position. 4) Prior experience within an international group.

Senior Process, Industrial, Manufacturing or Assembly Engineer

Responsible for designing advanced interconnectivity products while developing and implementing strategies for various manufacturing processes to ensure the delivery of quality products. Coordinating with Application Engineers and Business Development Managers to develop customer relationships to increase revenue and improve EBITDA. Ensure compliance with all Quality and compliance standards.

Required education and experience includes: 1) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering: Assembly, Design, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing preferred. 2) Combination of eight years’ experience in Assembly, Design and/or Manufacturing engineering. 3) Five years’ experience in customer facing roles with Subcontractor, Electronic Contract Manufacturing, Electronics Manufacturing Services, Original Design Manufacturer, Joint Design Manufacturing, Original Equipment Manufacturers or Contract Manufacturing Organization. 4) Prior experience within an international group.

Application Engineer

The Application Engineer position is responsible to work closely with customers to successfully finalize design, product and attribute specifications with defined business development leads. This position will take direction from the Design Lead. Application Engineers will be responsible to transition products to Product Engineers following completion of quotation, design, and customer purchase order receipt.

Required education and experience includes: 1) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and/or 10 years of experience in a product design. 2) Three years of experience in product costing / pricing activities. 3) Three years of experience in a customer facing position. 4) Three years of experience with highly technical sales. 5) Prior experience within an international group.

Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager builds market position by locating, developing, and defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships. Develop a plan and sales strategy for assigned territories that executes against a high-revenue growth imperative. Locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners, discovering and exploring opportunities.

Required education and experience include: 1) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and/or 10 years of experience in a product design. 2) Three years of experience in a customer facing position. 3) Three years of experience with highly technical sales. 4) Prior experience within an international group.

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