Components Specialist

  • Location

    Toronto, Ontario

  • Sector:

    Supportability Engineering

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  • Contact:

    Nam Bui

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Purpose:

Support multiple hardware platforms

Steer Design Engineering toward component selection that maximizes product producibility, maintainability, reliability, and minimizes End-Of-Life and shortage impact

Support a global supply chain for technical component issues affecting production

Promote re-use of components in new designs

Promote Corporate Preferred Parts List (PPL) strategy in new designs

Ensure components selected are optimized for a railway environment

Support obsolescence activities of legacy hardware platforms

Proactively identify and mitigate near-term obsolescence issues

Support Bids Group for preliminary BOM and component analysis

Main Responsibilities:

Demonstrates a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in solving component problems

Evaluates new component requests and processes internal Change Request documents

Prepares specifications and documentation for new component requests

Investigates alternate Form/Fit/Function (FFF) identical components for new parts

Recommends preferred components or families for standardization

Investigates and documents suggested alternate sources for obsolete components and raises internal Change Requests

Challenges design relating to component re-use and standardization in alignment with local and Corporate strategies

Generates life cycle analysis on components and BOMs

Reviews new project BOMs/parts during bid phase to identify problematic components

Works closely with Supply Chain and Contract Manufacturers to resolve component issues

Coordinates and maintains multiple component databases

Stays current with market trends and the technology of the discipline

Key Skills and Qualifications:

Relevant experience and skills to the responsibilities listed above

B.Sc or B.Eng in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Demonstrated concise and succinct communications skills

Demonstrates a high level of attention to detail and curiosity

Component Engineering background highly preferred

Must have a solid understanding the concept of Form/Fit/Function (FFF) equivalency as it relates to component selection

Must be comfortable working with all types of components including electrical/electronic/electro-mechanical (EEE), mechanical, network equipment, raw materials, etc.

Organizational and multitasking skills are a must

Hardware Design a plus

SAP experience a plus