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Test Engineer
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Bel Fuse | Waseca, MN
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Job Description

Job Description

About Bel

Bel (www.belfuse.com) has three divisions that are primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of products used in aerospace, data transmission, military, transportation, and consumer electronics. These three divisions include Magnetic Solutions (discrete components, power transformers and MagJack® connectors with integrated magnetics), Power Solutions and Protection (AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, custom designs, miniature, micro, surface mount and resettable fuses) and Connectivity Solutions (micro, circular, filtered D Sub, fiber optic, RF connectors, microwave components, passive jacks, plugs and cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world, with over 65 years in the electronics industry.

Company Overview

Cinch Connectivity Solutions is a vertically integrated supplier of custom solutions, fixed length and semi rigid cable assemblies from DC to 50 GHz. Our product lines deliver custom-engineered products and solutions to satisfy the most demanding and complex requirements. Cinch Connectivity's products support wireless communications, data networking, test and measurement, telecommunications, broadcast, medical, military, aerospace and industrial applications. Combined with the strength of our parent company, Cinch Connectivity Solutions aims to provide an unparalleled offering to the vast array of industries it serves.

Primary Objective of Position

Plan, direct, and participate in activities concerned with development, application, maintenance, and test of processes, materials, and products related to company quality and reliability objectives. Establish and achieve planned performance levels in product conformance and process capability. Promptly report any variance from plan and recommend corrective action(s). Participate in quality activities designed to assure product conformance and process capability.

Job Responsibilities

* Conduct and provide support for mechanical/electrical testing for new and existing products and calibration.
* Compile and provide test reports with recommendations for improvement.
* Build simple test fixtures for material, product or process analysis.
* Serve as a change agent and implement measures that improve test methods, equipment performance, product quality and/or reliability.
* Maintain routine data collection, entry, or reporting to assure product conformance, process capability, or equipment calibration.
* Develop and implement standards and methods for inspecting, testing, calibrating, and evaluation of materials, products, returns, equipment and processes.
* Devise sampling procedures and implement systems for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
* Work with Management to further develop, optimize and improve Quality testing processes in support of AS9100, ISO 9001, and MIL-STD-790 Quality Management Standards as applicable.
* Adhere to company policies, procedures, and applicable budget requirements.
* Employee may be responsible for the generation, labeling, storage, and other general management of hazardous waste. Employee requires "Hazardous Waste Management Training" once per year in accordance with Minn. R. 7045.0292 if job responsibilities include handling hazardous waste.

Technical Job Functions

* Ability to operate computerized data entry equipment.
* Familiar with operation of electronic test equipment used in testing of coaxial microwave devices (Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Power Amplifier, Digital Multimeter).
* Experience in modular test software development including configuration and data extraction.
* Creation of Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP).
* Experience in Qualification / Environmental testing.
* Work with staff and coworkers to utilize quality improvement methods of assessment, planning, implementation, and validation.
* Set-up and operate a variety of mechanical or electronic measuring equipment.
* Provide support and test procedures for special processes.
* Conduct and provide support for mechanical/electrical testing for new and existing products, raw material, warranty returns and calibration. Compile and provide test reports with recommendations for improvement. Build simple test fixtures for material, product or process analysis.
* Develop qualification requirements and standards for new products.
* Assist in the development of written policies and procedures essential to the administration and operation of the Quality Management System. This includes timely updates as changes in Quality standards dictate.
* Utilize Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques as a tool to support process capability and to assist in corrective action activities as appropriate.
* Develop procedures to test product performance and reliability.
* Devise sampling procedures and implement systems for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
* Participate and interact with company departments, suppliers and customers on matters related to test processes as they relate to product quality and reliability objectives.
* Comply with all applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
* Assume other projects and responsibilities from time to time as directed.


* Ability to satisfactorily complete and implement all OJT and required trainings.
* Ability to understand the organization structure, businesses and sites, and applying that knowledge to daily tasks, communications and assignments.
* Fully understand the health of Cinch Connectivity's Quality Management System.
* Detailed understanding of Performance Improvement tools and methodologies including, but not limited to, Lean, Six Sigma, problem solving techniques (i.e. 8D, 5-Why, DMAIC, PDCA, etc.), data collection/mining, etc.
* Working knowledge of AS9100, ISO 9001, and MIL-STD-790 Quality Management Standards and related internal and external audits.
* Knowledge of impending Quality Management Standard updates/revisions and changing customer requirements.
* Expertise in problems solving techniques and their application.
* Working knowledge of purchasing principles, supplier qualification and measurement.
* Working knowledge of product scheduling techniques.
* Ability to manage several complex projects and issues simultaneously.
* Knowledgeable in the development, implementation and management of performance metrics that clearly communicate the strength/weakness of the daily operations of assigned product areas within the facility.
* Knowledge of machining, metal fabrication, assembly and testing principles.
* Working knowledge of statistical tools and usage.

Analytical, Business and Technical

* Ability to apply job knowledge and skills to improve productivity, quality, timeliness and to solve problems using good judgment.
* Ability to implement new technologies or methods as needed.
* Ability to hold sensitive data and information in confidence.
* Ability to understand and implement AS9100, ISO and Lean Manufacturing methodologies.
* Ability to operate equipment and use tools and techniques effectively, efficiently and in accordance with ergonomic principles.
* Proficiency in software as required; ability to perform math calculations, measurement, analysis or reporting as directed.
* Ability to comply with Company policies and procedures.
* Recognition of best practices within Cinch Connectivity whose implementation would benefit the overall Quality function and company.
* Drive waste and inefficiencies out of processes.
* Lead employees in the implementation of Performance Improvement tools and methodologies (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, etc.) as necessary. Conduct training in these techniques as needed.
* Able to establish creditability and build trust with customers, suppliers and within the company.
* Skilled in the use of Agilent Vee test software (preferred) and/or LabView test software.


* Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately orally, in writing or electronically.
* Ability to communicate work goals, progress and changes as required.
* Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interface and work well with all levels of management personnel and across/down functional lines.
* Ability to communicate work progress and changes as required, and maintain positive working relationships within assigned teams, Company departments, customers and suppliers.


* Ability to apply interpersonal skills (empathy, negotiation, rapport, sensitivity), to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
* Ability to demonstrate character, integrity, honesty, ethical behaviors and industriousness.
* Ability to effectively participate in teams and projects as well as contribute to unit cohesiveness and productivity.
* Ability to anticipate, negotiate and manage conflicts, problems, changing situations and deadlines.
* Demonstrate patience and a calming nature that does not become emotional or rattled at customer or organization issues.
* Ability to interface and work well with all levels of management personnel and across/down functional lines.
* Able to work with diverse personalities in multi-cultural, multi-national environments.
* Able to apply interpersonal skills (empathy, negotiation, rapport, sensitivity), to develop and maintain effective working relationships while encouraging creative, innovative, resourceful entrepreneurial activities.
* Proactively participate in cross-functional teams as needed.
* Possess the skill to organize, plan, delegate and prioritize work in support of production schedules.


* You will be part of a QMS (Quality Management System) that continually aims to reduce/eliminate non-conformances while striving to meet/exceed customer expectations in the most cost effective and efficient manner.


* Safety at Cinch is a commitment to every employee as we strive to provide maximum safety to all employees in the Waseca facility and all Cinch divisions.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or equivalent combination of electrical engineering education and related work experience
* Working knowledge and experience with Quality Management Systems, Quality function management, Product Realization systems, problem solving methodologies, continuous improvement philosophies, and Lean/Six Sigma manufacturing practices
* Demonstrated superior written and verbal communication skills
* Aptitude to work without close supervision
* Ability to interface and work well with all levels of management personnel and across/down functional lines
* Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Preferred Qualifications

* Five years of Quality Test Engineering experience in a similar manufacturing environment
* Prior quality discipline exposure to Telecommunication, Defense, Aerospace and Space products and respective flowdown requirements
* Professional member (i.e. Certified Quality Engineer, Black or Green Belt ASQ certification, QMS certification, etc.)

Additional Information

* Low level of travel to customer locations, Cinch Connectivity facilities and other sites as needed

Work Opportunity

Bel will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Bel is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected Veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

Essential Physical Effort/Demands to Perform Job and Working Conditions

* Walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching: Moves about to all areas of facility as required. Bends, stretches, turns, stoops, stands, twists and crouches while performing job. May kneel to pick up and relocate containers. May sit for prolonged periods of time. Frequency - Regularly to Intermittently
* Reaching, handling, fingering and/or feeling: Places and removes objects on desks or in drawers or cabinets. Picks up and puts down containers. Presses levers, uses mouse/keyboard to enter data. Uses office equipment/machines as needed per job. Reaches, outstretches arms, and pulls out drawers or objects at arm's length, overhead or at floor-level towards body or into and out of drawers, cabinets or file boxes. Grasps clasps, pinches or squeezes objects. Positions, rotates and repositions hands, wrists and fingers on mouse and/or keyboard for prolonged periods. Uses wrists hands and fingers to rotate, manipulate, and/or operate equipment per job. Frequency - Regularly
* Talking/Hearing: Effectively listens to, converses and communicates with, and expresses oneself to internal and external customers and others as required per job, in person and on the telephone. Frequency - Regularly
* Seeing: Prolonged close-up and/or distance viewing of computer monitors and documents. Views and understands documents and spreadsheets. Views and understands SOPs and engineering drawings. Identifies, determines, recognizes, computes, estimates, observes, and assesses information and documents online or in hard-copy form. Frequency - Regularly
* Other: Plans, performs, makes decisions, detects problems and measures outcomes for multiple tasks and projects under urgent and/or conflicting deadlines. Exposure to RF devices, shop and warehouse elements such as moving parts, dust, chemicals, solvents or high noise levels. Uses computer monitor, keyboard and/or mouse, telephone/headset, and other office equipment for prolonged periods. Wears PPEs per job description and/or tasks. Frequency - Regularly to Intermittently