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Job Description

Vehicle power and data have been moved the same way for over 100 years.

This is a new day. At CelLink Corporation, our Team Members are designing, developing, and manufacturing flexible circuits that fundamentally change the transmission of power and data. Lower weight, higher performance, smaller mass, and lower overall system price all drive toward CelLink’s goal of a cleaner environment and more affordable technology.

At CelLink, we are electrified at the prospect of contributing to a technology that is and will be changing mobility for a cleaner and brighter future. We work with very dedicated people on challenging projects that change everyone’s future for the better. If you are eager to create, to learn, and to apply your knowledge, we are looking forward to you joining us on our electrifying mission.

Quality Engineer

We are looking for ambitious, hands-on Quality Engineers to join our team and drive the adoption of CelLink’s technology within the automotive industry.

This will be a multi-faceted role, with functions including:

  • Directly interfacing with OEM and Tier customers to communicate regarding issues, specifications, and part qualification
  • Performing root cause analyses to troubleshoot production issue
  • Data analysis of process quality and visual inspection systems.
  • Develop and maintain auto-inspection libraries (AI based defect network)
  • Continuously improve in-process and incoming inspection methodologies for high volume circuit production.
  • Develop control plans and inspection standards to ensure products are processed correctly and function correctly
  • Work with process engineering to validate that design intent is maintained within manufacturing/assembly process
  • Analyze station and line yield data to determine key areas for continuous yield improvement
  • Develop and maintain ISO9001, ISO14001 and IATF16949 compliant Quality Management Systems

Duties for this position include:

  • Make use of product development cycle and APQP disciplines to meet product deadlines.
  • Support industry best practices and processes to ensure design quality meets performance specifications.
  • Maintain documentation required based on customer, regulatory, and system-level requirements.
  • Interpret technical requirements and specifications from OEM and Tier customers to form robust control plans and inspection standards
  • Support Design reviews, with emphasis for design for manufacturability (DfM) and design for quality (DfQ)
  • Conduct and facilitate PFMEA and DFMEA reviews
  • Create and maintain documents needed for PPAP submission
  • Support production line operator training and certification ▪ Generate and modify work instructions for production operators.
  • Audit processes and systems for traceability of product and component materials
  • Create documents required to get compliant for ISO9001, ISO14001 and IATF16949 standards

A qualified candidate will have a large subset of these skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience developing AI and deep learning-based machine vision metrology applications where defects can be trained using simple UI’s
  • Ability to differentiate among various defect conditions and train the vision system to detect them.
  • Prior experience of FMEA, Control Plan, and Inspection Plans
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015, IATF16949:2016)
  • Prior experience in technical writing is strongly desired
  • Ability to understand requirements of wire harness and battery performance & test specifications
  • Working experience with or knowledge of Quality & Reliability disciplines (8D, APQP, Six Sigma)
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, presentation), with ability to discuss technical materials with wide range of audiences
  • Self-starter – not afraid to get your hands dirty, take the lead, wear different “hats” depending on the day in a fast-paced startup atmosphere
  • Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.)

Position will be based at CelLink in Georgetown TX with occasional travel to Suppliers and Customers as needed.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Working Conditions/Hours:

Salaried Exempt

Physical Demands – Office and Manufacturing Environment

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and pull/push; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment –

Includes both a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues, and a shop environment, with exposure to high noise levels from operating machines, physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts, nuisance dust, and skin exposure to chemicals used to run/maintain machines

PPE-

May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment, including but not limited to safety glasses, safety shoes, bump-caps, gloves, hair nets, masks, & clean-room frocks while adhering to the prescribed safety procedures.

At CelLink, we believe diversity and inclusion among our teammates are essential to our success. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees while building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal-opportunity employer. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. CelLink participates in the E-Verify program in specific locations as required by law.

CelLink was founded in 2012 and entered volume production in 2018. CelLink provides electrical systems to the world's leading EV manufacturers, traditional automotive OEMs, and tiered suppliers. The company has raised approximately $315M in funding through private investment and multiple grants from the US Department of Energy. CelLink’s investors include 3M, Atreides, BMW, BorgWarner, Bosch, D1 Capital, Fidelity, Fontinalis Partners, Ford, Franklin Templeton, Lear, Park West, SK Telecom, Standard Investments, T. Rowe Price, Tinicum, and Whale Rock.

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