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Product Development Engineer
Job#: 170449
Positions: 1
Posted: 01/08/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
Department: OCA - South Carolina
Category: Engineering
Salary: Salary
Benefits: Full-time Benefits
Business Unit: ACA
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Job Description

AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company's diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL's service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.


Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.


The Product Development Engineer reports to the Product Technology Manager and may be assigned to different projects as business needs dictate. The position is located at our Duncan, SC facility.


The Product Development Engineer – Telecom Products is a R&D position that will support the business unit’s core telecom product portfolio.  He/she is required to design new and re-design of current Telecom products to meet customer demands, develop test methods to verify and prove in products meet industry specifications; and complete development and drawings in ProE and transfer to manufacturing.


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  1. Design and develop products using ProE
  2. Develop core knowledge of fiber optic apparatus
  3. Gain full understanding of fiber optic product installation and applications
  4. Understand and implement methods and procedures for ProE files for transition to production engineering staff
  5. Prototyping and building design models
  • BS/MS in Materials, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
  • 3+ years of working experience in product design and development.
  • 3+ year’s working knowledge & proficiency of Pro- Engineer or equivalent software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience making customer presentations
  • ISO-9000 or equivalent quality system working knowledge.
  • Oracle or equivalent MRP/ERP experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Up to 25% travel time


Competencies for Success:


  1. Ability to develop new technology
  2. Product development experience
  3. Ability to lead engineering project teams
  4. Ability to clearly present design and system requirement to internal and external customers
  5. Ability to lead engineering/technical based projects
  6. Strong presentation skills.
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