TITLE: Inquiry Engineer
LOCATION: Ramsey, NJ
DEPARTMENT: Inquiry Engineering
REPORTS TO: Manager - Inquiry Engineering
The Inquiry Engineer is responsible for the day to day operation of the Inquiry Engineering function: analyzing customers specifications and requirements and converting same into designs suitable for estimating and manufacture within the company's capability, with limited direction from outside sources. Knowledge of the company's internal specifications and capabilities is required. Design verification of orders requiring same is performed. Computer programs are developed and maintained.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to the above, the Inquiry Engineer is responsible for the following:
· Actively interact with individuals outside the engineering group to determine the necessary parameters for design and estimating services.
· Maintain department files as required.
· Continually learn and educate self about company manufacturing techniques and capabilities, cable constructions and applications, and industry specifications.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Working knowledge of PCs, including MS Excel, MS Word, and computer programming. Ability to program using Visual Basic a plus.
· Experience in the wire and cable industry a plus.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in a Technical Specialty (Electrical Engineering preferred).
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: YES NO X(minimal)
The Okonite Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.
The Okonite Company was founded in 1878, making it one of the original insulators of electrical wire and cable in the United States. Earliest customers included Samuel F.B. Morse for his telegraph network and Thomas A. Edison for the Pearl Street Generating Station, the nation's first, built in New York City in 1882.
In June 1976, Okonite became the largest company in the United States to be owned by its employees through an Employees' Stock Ownership Trust. As such, Okonite employees have a unique vested interest in the quality and service we provide.
Today, Okonite is headquartered in Ramsey NJ, approximately 30 miles northwest of New York City. At our six (6) manufacturing facilities, we make cables that range from 300V to 345kV insulated products that include Instrumentation, Power and Control, Medium Voltage, and High Voltage cables.
Okonite serves a multitude of markets including Electric Utility (Distribution, Transmission, and Generation including fossil and nuclear), Oil & Gas (refineries and production platforms), Chemical, Military bases, Railroad, Transit and Pulp & Paper. In addition, we provide cables to various other industrial customers in areas of Hospitals, Colleges & Universities, Water Treatment Plants and Data Centers. With today's focus on renewable energy, Okonite cables can be found at Wind Farms, Solar Farms, and Biofuel generating facilities.
Role: Inquiry / Specification Engineer
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