Advanced Engineer ICS

  • General Cable
  • Lincoln, RI, USA
  • Jan 03, 2018
General Business

Job Description

General Cable


Requisition ID 2017-1257
# of Openings 1
Category Engineering


Reporting to the Engineering Manager of Cord Products in this position you will supports sales and marketing on new business development initiatives, assesses cost and manufacturability of product and leads product design optimization. This position must interface with the customers, the sales team, business team, and plant engineering. The Advanced Product Engineer provides technical responses to customer complaint inquiries, drives design improvements, cost reductions and product improvement and development initiatives. Core focus will be on Cord Products.


  • Lead multiple new product development and proficiency projects using stage gate model. Leading their completion from lab scale to commercialization by working with engineering, technology, business and manufacturing teams Tracking and Documenting Handling of Engineering Changes
  • Participate in Business Process Reengineering activities aimed at improving team effectiveness and efficiency
  • Create Designs and Drawings for internal and external customers
  • Participate with the Quality organization and Sales & Marketing on resolving any product quality issues that might arise
  • Identify and evaluate and bring to the table cost savings and product improvement ideas. Follow through on selected ideas to achieve the savings or improvement
  • Participate where necessary in industry standards activities such as UL, CSA, IEEE and NEMA
  • Participate where necessary on internal audits and on audits by regulatory bodies or customers


  • Able to develop and execute a plan as a team leader or team participant.
  • Highly developed team skills, both as a team member and leader
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Demonstrated ability and initiative to drive change
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Able to learn new ideas, concepts and skills quickly and effectively
  • Planning skills - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the manageable process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results
  • Priority Setting - Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus
  • Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers
  • Intellectual Horsepower - Is bright and intelligent; deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; described as intellectually sharp, capable, and agile
  • Organizing - Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, and support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner
  • Results oriented - Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • Undergraduate (BS) degree in an appropriate field of Engineering (Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, etc.)
  • Preferably 10+ years professional level engineering experience in automotive or cable industry
  • Experience with ignition cable and/or assemblies design is preferred
  • AutoCAD or other CAD software
  • Compensation and pay grade will be commensurate with experience

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
  • Works out of a normal office environment with standard office equipment available
  • Will be required to sit, bend, kneel, squat, use keyboard, read, write, and speak fluently
  • Employee will regularly be required to lift and carry objects of 10-25 pounds as needed
  • Employee will occasionally be required to lift and carry objects of 25-30 pounds as needed
  • Employee will be required to work productively and cooperatively in a high-volume, fast paced, highly pressured environment and be able to respond efficiently and courteously to unanticipated problems and crisis
  • This role is not typically exposed to adverse environmental conditions, except excessive eye strain and possible lifting injuries
  • When travel is necessary, will be exposed to typical travel environment and surroundings


General Cable is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. General Cable will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.