EE Senior Applications Engineer

Senior Applications Engineer

Location:  Detroit, MI, USA

Position Summary
Develop and lead the deployment of cutting edge user interface solution (e.g. next generation touch controller, stylus, etc.)
Engage with Client’s ecosystem partners to drive the development on of next generation mobile products and reference designs
Lead and deliver projects based Client’s industry-leading controllers
Enable sales and field applications team in North America to rapidly expand customer base and grow revenue from touch products.
Work closely with key customers and partners to advise on best implementation in terms of mechanical design, sensor design, host device drivers etc
Support customers during conception phases of projects
Keep up-to-date with latest technology developments, and disseminate technical expertise across all geographical regions and fictional groups within Client company
Work with and support and train key partners, so that the partners are able to sell complete solutions based on Client’s technology to a broad customer base.
Become a sensing expert and take a leading role in helping to secure new designs and win new customers
This role requires a mix of skills covering some analogue circuit knowledge, firmware, mechanical understanding, some materials knowledge, customer guidance, communications protocols etc

Work with Client’s R&D team in development and deployment of cutting edge touch solutions
Help key customers with designs using Client’s sensing chips
Adapt sensing firmware using C and AVR microcontrollers
Prototype solutions on the bench and create proof of concept demos
Create collateral material, including application notes, white paper, competitive analysis
Visit customers during integration phases where necessary and work through issues with deployment
Participate in regular reviews with customers and internal project management to coordinate activities and disseminate project status
Troubleshoot problems with customer projects or with sense products in general

Mandatory Skills
Experience in leading teams in solving complex engineering problems.
Working knowledge of microcontrollers, firmware, communication interfaces (I2C, USB, SPI), and consumer electronics systems.
PCB layout, modification and prototype construction. A good and practical grasp of mechanical issues related to product design and how to guide customers towards successful touch product deployment.

Preferred Skills
2 years of experience with touch technology is strongly preferred.
Automotive applications experience.

BS Degree in Electronics (Electrical) /Computer Science/Physics/Engineering

MS in Electronics ( Electrical) would be ideal

At lease 7 years of engineering experience in industry, at least 4 years in applications engineering.




Process/Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Location:  Greenville, SC


Title Process Engineering Manager
Company Global Career Connection, Inc.
Reports To Plant Manager
Compensation $140K
- Base Salary 125,000 – 140,000 plus Company car, relocation expenses, etc.

Industry – Automotive
Location Greenville, SC area



Previous Experience
Bachelor of Science in Engineering is preferred



10+ years’ experience in manufacturing in automotive industry (for plastic parts would be a plus ). Knowledge in Plastics and strong experience in Assembly, Welding, Punching process plus Supply Chain. Plant operation experience and strong Management skill are mandatory.


Ensure NEL: ERP cycle time, Assembly and Paint srap, nb of operators and quality.
Best class OEM in development: Strong relationship, Perfect customer mindset understanding and Strong add value.
Financial KPIs: Result vs. Budget, Hourly rate, Customer, CNQ
Operational KPIs:
Manage Manufacturing engineering team (resource and budget) in line with the division and business unit targets and directions: Manufacturing Group Leader, Supply Chain Goup Leader, Assembly Group Leader, Packaging Engineer, Assembly Engineer and Manufacturing Engineer;
Deploy the best practices and processes to provide best in class services to the internal customer (program and operation).
Ensure RFT on Engineering deliverables: According ERP & On time
- NEL in the SOP (convergence plan according ERP: cycle time, scrap, RFT, PPM and PRU)

- Pre series and PPAP approved on time

- Optimap process green in Milestone

- Launch Redness, Deep red points convergence, Milestones RPM and Design reviews on time.

HR KPIs: Skill matrix and succession plan


Engineering center Management:

Participate to development of métier expertise through lessons learned, and ensure application of division standards and best practices, and transfer of know-how
Manage development performance and ensure relevant action plans are in place
Builds a resource plan based on division strategy and business award, and ensures staffing
Develop the skill of team members through organised Training
Ensure that confidentiality & security rules are applied and respected within the teams

Ensure compliance with Corporate and Division objectives and requirements
Define, negotiate and control the department budget in line with department and division strategy
Build, deploy, track, and update the R&D progress plan with relevant elements aiming at reaching the Division objectives
Deploy department KPIs and ensure adherence

Project development:
Ensure successful program launches through robust design for manufacturing mindset
Contribute to cost reduction by a “right first time” approach
Promote and ensure usage and adherence of standards, contribute to their development and improvements (feedback, etc.)
Ensure technical relationship with suppliers & partners (suppliers, subcontractors…)
Define resources structure to ensure design to cost approach
Be customer focused providing first class service and ensuring quality in design and development
Business development:

Participate in R&I plan development to enhance R&D activities through customer feedback and specific profession requirements, and by integrating innovation rapidly in projects’ technical offers
Ensure the proper risk assessment and contingency plans for any R&I project entering the development phase
Direct Manager

Functional Manager

Direct Report

Organizational interfaces / Communication /
Design & Development Director



Manufacturing Engineering group leader, Supply Chain group leader, Assembly group leader.


Product Manager, Finance Controller, Program Director, Purchasing Director, Sales Director, Operation Director, Innovation Director, Business Development Director, Launch Director, Plant Director, Suppliers, Customers. Tooling Manager and Paint Manager.


Full relocation and expenses are available for the selected candidate.