Curtis Instruments, Inc.

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Title   Department
Customer Support Engineer Customer Support Engineering
DevOps Engineer Engineering
Product Manager - Instrumentation, Power Conversion & Input Devices Product Management
Director of Global Materials Management Purchasing/Sourcing
Sales Engineer Sales
Electronics Engineer - Test Equipment Design Test Engineering
Test Engineering Technician Test Engineering

Customer Support Engineer

  • Location: New York

If you are looking for a position that combines your electrical, mechanical and programming knowledge in a customer-facing role in the electric vehicle environment, we may have just the job for you!

You will be involved in evaluating customer requirements, and recommending or assisting in the implementation of Curtis products for customer design or development projects. You will provide technical support to OEM’s, dealers, distributors and end-users of Curtis products both in-house and at the customers site. You will collaborate and participate with QA, Manufacturing, Engineering and Customer Service to provide a solution or resolution for customer application issues.

MUST BE AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT CURRENT OR FUTURE SPONSORSHIP

What you will do:

Provide hands-on technical support to customers for all Curtis product lines.

  • Evaluate customer requirements, and assist and guide customers in applying and installing Curtis products into customer’s hardware.
  • Provide technical information and guidance to customers, sales reps and distributors.
  • Write/edit application notes, installation guides, technical notes and literature to inform customers about products.
  • Communicate with customers with respect to technical applications. Evaluate and report on customer response to product capabilities and limitations; evaluate and report on competitors’ products.
  • Suggest and evaluate modifications for new products.
  • Assist in sales efforts. Evaluate and provide leads to sales staff, accompanying on sales calls as required. Follow up on sales calls and phone leads. Represent company at technical conferences and tradeshows as required.
  • Ability to deal with regular interruptions and shifting customer priorities
  • Prepare application notes and other reports as required

What you will need:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Coursework/experience in computer programming (C preferred)
  • Computer literate with strong analytical and computational ability
  • Knowledge of electrical machinery a plus (forklifts, golf carts, power wheelchairs, etc.)
  • Ability to work with mechanical and electrical hand and power tools
  • CAD experience and ability to read wiring diagrams, electrical schematics
  • Hands-on automotive or vehicle repair experience helpful
  • 1 to 3 years' technical support experience
  • Excellent customer-focused approach with good follow-up skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel on short notice within the Americas, up to 50%, to serve client needs
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

DevOps Engineer

  • Location: New York

Join Curtis Instruments to redefine the possibilities of good product development by administrating and developing up our Application lifecycle Management and DevOps Tools.

We are looking for someone to serve the engineering teams by managing the product development support tools. These tools include Polarion, Jenkins, Subversion/Git, Phabricator, etc.

Our engineers are doing important work in the electronics, software, and mechanical development of motor controls for electric vehicles, and your contribution will go a long way in enabling great designs.

You will....

  • Setup, configure, and admin SW Tools used for engineering. This includes Polarion, Jenkins, Subversion, etc.
  • Keep track and maintain global software engineering tools licenses (Keil, IAR, Microsoft, Visual Paradigm, etc.)
  • Customize within the tools and develop plugins to enable advanced customization and functionality.
  • Collaborate with engineering group leaders, project leaders and system engineers applicable workflows and procedures.
  • Help engineers with software infrastructure projects (e.g., automated versioning, revision control, etc.).
  • Work with Global Software Engineering services on common tool practices with location specific customization where required.
  • Develop/script/program required supportive plugins/tools.
  • Collaboration with corporate IT regarding platform infrastructure.

You're likely to be successful if you bring to the table....

  • Significant experience working with engineering processes.
  • Strong process oriented mindset.
  • Good knowledge in software engineering processes.
  • On-the-job experience in Object-Oriented software development .
  • Service-oriented mentality (Engineering sites are the customers).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong communicator and facilitator.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Ideally Polarion, Jenkins and Subversion experience.
  • Able and willing to travel to other sites occasionally.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Product Manager - Instrumentation, Power Conversion & Input Devices

  • Location: New York

Product Manager in Mount Kisco, NY

Reports to VP of Product Management

MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT FUTURE SPONSORSHIP

What you’ll do:

Are you the “product champion” and expert on instrumentation products? Then you may be just the person we are looking to hire!

The Product Manager (PM) is responsible for managing Curtis’s portfolio of Instrumentation, Power Conversion and Input devices. The candidate must possess a strong technical understanding of these electronic devices and be highly knowledgeable on the applications and markets in which they are used.The PM monitors the relevant market segments for technology trends, customer and competitor activity, and reviews all relevant industry news and data to identify opportunities for new products or threats to existing products.

You will assist with the development of strategic new business opportunities in the following areas:

  • The company’s approach to displays and gauges with a focus on custom developments for our Tier 1 customers
  • The development and introduction of a Curtis ‘connectivity’ solution i.e. cloud-based remote telemetry/diagnostics solutions for industrial vehicles
  • To identify and work with 3

The PM is primarily responsible for New Product Development & Product Introduction, Product Improvement, Sustaining & Obsolescence, and Market Surveillance:

New Product Development & Product Introduction:

  1. Identify potential new product developments and develops concept papers that define the opportunity and establish the business case for further review and approval by Curtis Management.
  2. Develop the MRD (Marketing Requirements Document) for approved concepts and in conjunction with sales and engineering, fully defines the market requirements for the new product
  3. Work with engineering throughout product development and ensure all departments are fully advised on major issues and any changes to specifications, costs and schedule.
  4. Work with Marketing-Communications to develop product support documentation and product marketing materials.
  5. Responsible for all product launch activity and ensure that the completed product is implemented in Curtis global business systems and ready for sale as appropriate.
  6. Provide product technical training internally to Curtis sales/service personnel and externally to customers.
  7. Support sales at customers and tradeshows as required.

Product Improvement, Sustaining & Obsolescence :

  1. Monitor and analyze the revenue, cost and margin of the product families and propose changes which would result in new opportunities, cost reductions or improvements in operations, or alternately, to propose product obsolescence or rationalization as required.
  2. Work with engineering, manufacturing and sourcing to ensure that product changes required due to component change or process issues are implemented with minimum disruption to customers and at minimal cost to Curtis.
  3. Responsible for customer notification and approval associated with all applicable Engineering Change Notes (ECNs)
  4. Oversee product rationalization/obsolescence to ensure customers are given sufficient notice and opportunity for a migration to a new product or last time buys, and that costs of any scrapped components and/or finished goods inventory are minimized.

Market Surveillance

  1. Work closely with customers and analyze the relevant market segments to determine customer needs, volume potential, price schedules, and competitive situation to help define future product developments.
  2. Monitor markets for adoption of new technologies/features/functions that could be leveraged by future products.
  3. Monitor legislative requirements such as environmental, EMC and safety standards, advising of changes or news of forthcoming changes.
  4. Monitor competitors and key customers and advise on new product introductions and industry news.
  5. Monitor other suppliers to the market for potential product re-sale opportunities, joint product developments or potential acquisitions

What you need:

Education

  • Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering Degree, or equivalent qualifications with additional relevant experience.

Experience

  • 5+ years of technical experience with electro-technical components, sub-systems, and/or engineering of any of the below vehicles:
  • Forklift, warehouse trucks, AGVs and other materials handling vehicles
  • Golf cars, turf maintenance and other similar utility vehicles
  • Mobile elevating work platforms –scissor and boom lifts
  • Construction and Agricultural Equipment
  • Airport Ground Support Equipment
  • A general knowledge of vehicle manufacturing and electronics manufacturing processes

Required Competencies/Skills

  • The ability to translate customer wants and needs into definitive requirements and specifications
  • The ability to evaluate conflicting interests and make decisions as needed to achieve long term strategic goals
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills –needs to be persuasive and motivating, and able to effectively manage by influence in a matrix organization.
  • Technically competent, with a good understanding of electro-mechanical systems and programmable electronic devices
  • A highly enthusiastic educator,who enjoys sharing knowledge and presenting technical topics to small groups
  • A self-starter, capable of working independently using their own initiative, and planning their own workload effectively.
  • A willingness to travel internationally as required
  • Fully understand the legislative, commercial and technical forces specific to the market segment, such as conformance and compliance issues, or funding and reimbursement.
  • Monitor the market segment for technology trends, customer and competitor activity and to analyze all such news and data to identify opportunities for new products or threats to existing products.
  • Successfully balance the product requirements of the stakeholder groups (customers, dealers, reps, suppliers and internal functional groups).
  • Ensure that the various ISO9001 policies that describe our procedures for product development and product obsolescence are correctly implemented and observed.

MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT FUTURE SPONSORSHIP.

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If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Director of Global Materials Management

  • Location: New York

The Director of Global Materials Management directs all phases of the Purchasing, Customer Service, Planning and Logistics functions at the corporate headquarters location; provides supply chain assistance/guidance to Curtis’ facilities worldwide; initiates and manages the competitive award process of electronic component global supply pricing agreements; initiates North American freight contracts for all strategic lanes of material movement between Curtis facilities worldwide; initiates “best practice” on warehousing and distribution fulfillment achieving “world class” service levels at all Curtis facilities worldwide.

  • Responsible for overseeing the management of the Purchasing, Customer Service, Planning, Distribution and Logistics departments located at corporate headquarters. Establish goals, objectives and performance criteria to meet corporate objectives for each function.
  • Provide guidance and corporate direction to the Purchasing, Distribution and Logistics departments located at other Curtis subsidiaries.
  • Compile and compare performance measurements as they relate to materials management from each manufacturing plant, including general measurements, inventory levels etc. Publish and provide reports as necessary to senior management.
  • Establish and foster supply chain relationships at the executive staff level with component suppliers, both manufacturers and distributors.
  • Promote and champion lean methodologies within Curtis facilities worldwide. Focus on inventory pull methodology when possible and develop inventory availability assurance programs on those parts that need to be pipelined.
  • Coordinate with product managers on Sales, Inventory, Operations, Planning and determine master production schedule. Work with the individual manufacturing plants to implement.
  • Publish Supplier Logistics Guide with routing instructions and update as necessary
  • Identify and realize cost reduction opportunities, achieving yearly targets set by senior management.
  • . Responsible for insuring Curtis’ compliance to hazardous materials movement regulations and restrictions.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of other corporate policies as required by senior management.
  • Review / Analyze product sales trends by region to optimize FG stocking levels at Curtis distribution centers while maintaining world class fulfillment service levels to strategic customers.
  • Develop and implement speculative inventory stocking models for each distribution center based on market demographics.
  • Perform detailed analysis of inventory and resulting turns.
  • Perform annual analysis of inactive inventory determining best solutions for consumption, liquidation or reserve accruals.
  • Implement uniform ABC analysis globally.
  • Provide recommendations to minimize freight costs including carrier selection, “level of service”, consolidations etc.
  • Develop methodology to accurately monitor freight invoices to ensure Curtis North America is receiving negotiated incentives when applicable with the ability to recover “missed” incentives. Revise process with formal incorporation of corrective action within Curtis or with carrier. Coordinate with strategic customers and suppliers to maximize incentive structures.
  • Conduct special projects as directed by senior management; providing assistance to any Curtis location worldwide when required or requested on issues that arise requiring immediate action and resolution.
  • Monitor FG inventory levels and variances at the Curtis distribution centers and attain World Class performance levels on warehousing and inventory metrics (turns and on-time performance for customer satisfaction).Publish monthly metrics depicting current situation and trends.
  • Monitor Raw Materials and WIP inventory levels at the Curtis manufacturing sites reporting with metrics and recommending actions as required.
  • Maintain healthy supply chain relationships with effective communications to insure Curtis is visible to the executive staff and Curtis is afforded the appropriate attention and delivery of product throughout any potential business cycle fluctuations.

What we'd like you to bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in a technical discipline and/or supply chain management
  • Thorough knowledge of USDOC import and export laws, EUR1, NAFTA, IATA regulations and USDOT Title 49
  • 10 to 15 years in a purchasing or materials management role in a modern, high volume “lean” manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with electronics and mechanical components required
  • Minimum 5 years managerial or administrative experience, with the ability to direct or lead a global team to meet department or corporate objectives.
  • Thorough knowledge in modern principles and practices of MRP/ERP and lean manufacturing strategies.
  • Competent in Access, Excel, and Word, report writing
  • Ability to interpret and understand mechanical blue prints and electronic specifications and datasheets.
  • Experience with LTL, Air, Small Package, and/or Ocean transportation transactions.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to think strategically and express ideas effectively.
  • Excellent business and people judgment skills
  • Strong professional negotiation skills
  • Ability to balance global and local priorities.
  • Ability to achieve agreed business and operation
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Sales Engineer

  • Location: New York

We are currently recruiting for a Sales Engineer reporting to our Vice President of Sales. This position will be responsible for managing and growing an assigned customer base, creating and implementing sales strategy using strategic tools, and achieving growth projections for the Curtis electrical contactor product line.

As our Sales Engineer, you will be involved in servicing existing customers, developing new customer accounts and achieving annual sales based on agreed upon sales goals.

Additionally, you will:

  • Manage and grow assigned customer base throughout the United States.
  • Work closely with regional managers to create strategic and tactical sales plans to take advantage of all potential sales opportunities
  • Develop and enhance business and technical relations at customer organizations, including engineering, procurement, quality, and warranty/service personnel
  • Support customer service with any outstanding issues regarding order processing, delivery, or billing.
  • Coordinate new and existing projects between customers and Curtis’ applications engineers & customer support engineers.
  • Investigate field failures occurring in the territory associated with new product introductions and existing product failures and achieve customer satisfaction through resolutions.

Your background should ideally include:

  • Knowledge and application of motor controllers, power conversion devices, instrumentation, input devices and switching devices for both vehicular and stationary systems
  • Experience selling into industrial markets
  • Understanding of technical selling techniques
  • BSEE, BSME or BS Electrical Technology degree
  • 3+ years of technical sales experience in a power electronics or in a motive power environment
  • A passion for selling engineered products
  • Ability to travel for up to 60% and occasionally travel on short notice.

MUST BE AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT CURRENT OR FUTURE SPONSORSHIP

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Electronics Engineer - Test Equipment Design

  • Location: New York

If you love designing Test Equipment for high volume, electronics manufacturing, we have the perfect job for you!! Curtis currently operates three manufacturing sites in Puerto Rico, Bulgaria and China. Our Test Equipment Design Engineer works closely with each of these sites.

We are currently recruiting for a Test Equipment Design Engineer with proven experience in designing and commissioning automated and non-automated product test equipment.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Design, develop and qualify electronics hardware and software for production testing of medium to high volume microprocessor based embedded systems manufactured in overseas plants.
  • Write and implement formal test plans for products to be tested.
  • Analyze test methods and process flows to optimize test coverage and cost, taking into account setup times, reliability, repeatability, handling, fixturing, etc.
  • Supervise the construction of test equipment, using additional resources when necessary.
  • Commission and validate test equipment in production facilities worldwide, travelling internationally when required (typically 1-2 wks./yr.).
  • Compile and publish proper and comprehensive documentation for all test equipment.
  • Train test operators and technicians.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to product development engineers and take responsibility for all aspects of production testing for those products under design. Attend and contribute to New Product Concurrent Engineering team meetings.
  • Assist in day to day troubleshooting of test equipment and products under test, accommodating time zone differences when necessary.
  • Monitor test yields, investigate problem areas, and implement solutions.

What you'll need to be considered for this position:

Education

Bachelors degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or related subject.


Experience

  • 2 - 5 years experience in an Electronics Test or Design role, preferably with experience in the use of PC based I/O and data acquisition systems.
  • 1 - 2 years experience in software development using Labview, Labwindows and C.
  • Experience with CAD Documentation packages such as AutoCAD and Power PCB (PADS)

Skills

  • Sound knowledge of digital and analog circuitry.
  • Sound knowledge of structured software design methods.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of PC Bus systems such as GPIB and RS-Knowledge of ICT systems. Teradyne/Zehntel an advantage.
  • Good written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to get the job done.
  • Capable of working with minimum supervision as part of a multidisciplinary and worldwide team
  • Knowledge of test requirements in a modern “lean” manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of the latest technologies and strategies for testing of complex electronics in a volume production environment.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Test Engineering Technician

  • Location: New York

If you love the build circuit boards, fixtures, and partnering with our Design Engineers, this may be the perfect job for you!!

Working from schematics, sketches, drawings and verbal instructions, the Test Engineering Technician will work under minimal supervision to develop, build, document, and troubleshoot and repair production test equipment. The Test Engineering Technician will advise of problems with designs, assembly, test procedures and maintain related documentation via the Corporate ECN system, and have responsibility for the Test Engineering lab in terms of safety, housekeeping and equipment maintenance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing assembly functions such as selection of components, wiring, soldering, mechanical assembly and some machining required for the construction of high quality Production Test Equipment.
  • Under the supervision of Test Engineers, design and build analog and digital circuitry for manual and automated production test equipment, and qualify it for use in its intended environment.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging equipment to identify and resolve technical issues, and repair said equipment when non functional.
  • Preparing requisitions for materials required for the construction of test equipment, and the maintenance and procurement of lab supplies and equipment.
  • Assisting in manufacturing with assembly or rework tasks.
  • Supporting local and overseas manufacturing subsidiaries on issues involving test equipment, accommodating time differences when necessary.
  • Compiling and publishing proper documentation for designed test equipment, such as schematics, wiring diagrams, mechanical drawings, parts lists, costs, and others.
  • Properly allocating time to the correct jobs.
  • Supporting hardware and software engineers as required.
  • Maintaining work area in neat and orderly condition.Abide by all safety practices, company rules, policies and procedures.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Education

  • An AAS degree in an Electrical/Electronic or Computer discipline.

Experience

  • 5 years experience in an electronics design and construction environment.
  • Experience with CAD documentation packages such as AutoCAD, PADS, or equivalent.
  • Experience in light machining of mechanical assemblies and advantage

Skills

  • Competent in the use of typical electronic test equipment such as DVM’s, Oscilloscopes, Power Supplies etc.
  • Excellent general electronics construction skills, including soldering.
  • Strong personal computer skills, including MS Office.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to get the job done – a self-starter.
  • Ability to debug and validate medium complexity hardware electronic circuits.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!