Configuration Analyst II in Concord, CA at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 5/18/2020

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Job Description

Job Title
Configuration Analyst II

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Job Summary
Benchmark products and designs have been seen at the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and in Hollywood. America’s women and men in uniform count on our technical skills to help ensure our country remains safe and our work is part of many of the commercial aircraft seen crisscrossing the skies. Products we engineer live inside some of the world’s fastest computers and are saving lives every day in hospitals and surgical suites around the globe. Benchmark is a world-leading, top-10 EMS provider of integrated electronic manufacturing services with total revenues exceeding $2.5B and with employees in 7 countries on 3 continents offering everything from product development to regional PCB build – including system level assembly in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. We provide service to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment (which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry), testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment, including Benchmark offers customers comprehensive and integrated design and manufacturing services from initial product design to volume production including direct order fulfillment and post-deployment services. Our precision technology manufacturing capabilities complement our proven electronic manufacturing expertise by providing further vertical integration of critical mechanical components. These capabilities include precision machining, advanced metal joining, assembly and functional testing for multiple industries including medical, instrumentation, aerospace and semiconductor capital equipment. Benchmark can provide specialized engineering services, including product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development. We believe that we have developed strengths in the manufacturing process for large, complex, high-density printed circuit boards as well as the ability to manufacture high and low volume products in regions such as China, Malaysia, Mexico, Romania and Thailand. Our Concord, CA location is looking for a Senior Configuration Analyst. The Sr. Configuration Analyst coordinates program engineering change control operations, analyzes process and maintains and follows up on engineering change documents with engineering groups and customer personnel.

Essential Functions and Competencies

Qualifications / Education / Experience

• Record, classify and analyze engineering or software change requests for completeness and accuracy; Request additional information from originator, if required, and obtain all appropriate approvals
• Respond to inquiries from engineering personnel regarding the preparation of engineering and software change requests, proposal forms and related documents
• Maintain graphs and/or summaries showing the status and extent of completeness of engineering and software changes; Establish a follow up system to ensure that completion and release dates are in accordance with schedule
• Analyze final engineering or software change packages for compatibility with engineering requests
• Review change drawing or software documentation to determine that the change analysis requirements are in compliance with established company practices and the Configuration Management Plan
• Ensure that all unique customer documentation requirements are well documented in the on-line CM-Notebook, including but not limited to: Customer Contacts, Interpretation of Files, Data Receipt (Email/Paper/FTP/etc.), Assembly Marking Requirements, Programmed Devices (Marking and files), ECO Interpretation, Customer AML Process, Customer Drawing Interpretation and any Deviation from Standard BEI Practice
• May participate in formal reviews, such as Preliminary Design Reviews, Critical Design Reviews and function and physical configuration audits
• All employees are responsible for the Quality of their work to ensure BEI meets, or exceeds Customer Satisfaction.
• Assure the continuity of product design configuration by reviewing and analyzing initial drawings or software documents and implementing subsequent approved engineering/software changes in relation to drawings/documents; Ensure that all applicable specifications have been adhered to
• Collect engineering/software data from program engineering, software and support functions
• Provide for systematic release and distribution of formal drawings and associated documentation through a designated drafting release/control function
• Review engineering drawings/software documents in order to compare them with hardware/software segments or project work breakdown structures
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with functional personnel in Quality Assurance, Integrated Logistics Support, Procurement and Manufacturing during the fabrication/production phases for implementation and approve releases, changes and audits
• Maintain an effective working relationship with customers and C/M personnel in order to obtain, interpret and transmit engineering/software data
• Maintain current program engineering/software data file and assist in establishing and implementing “as built” records and status accounting systems for a program
• Manage the ECO Approval process, including but not limited to: establishing agenda, recording Approvals/Non-Approvals, and establishing and maintaining Action Item Lists; Assure that all necessary data is available
• Develop comprehensive knowledge of software and hardware development and production and operational phases of programs; Research available literature and attend related courses and seminars
• May participate in formal reviews such as preliminary design reviews, critical design reviews and physical and functional configuration audits
• 3+ years of experience in configuration/documentation
• Ability to lead and mentor others in configuration/documentation activities
• Effective leadership skills and oral and written communication skills with co-workers and customers
• Ability to independently drive solutions to complex supply chain issues with limited supervision
• Ability to effectively mentor co-workers
• Demonstrate understanding of the extended process of order receipt and entry, material procurement, order release, assembly, shipment and invoice payment
• Understand Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools (Baan or equivalent) as they apply to the position
• Effective decision making skills as it relates to providing direction to the manufacturing floor and assigning priorities to meet customer goals and objectives
• Understand the extended process of return debits and credits, return receipt and routing generation, Process Feedback System (PFS) entry and order release, return/project cost analysis and return/project invoicing and shipment
• Effective planning, analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
• Ability to handle returned product following all appropriate handling and ESD guidelines
• Demonstrate confidentiality and the ability to represent the company in a professional manner
• Participate in a continuous improvement activity and apply related tools to function
• 4 year degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by executive management OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
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Concord, CA, USA

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