Engineering Technician, Design

Posted On: 01/25/2018

Job Title:  Engineering Technician - Design

Department: Design Engineering

Reporting to: VP of Engineering 

Salary: DOE

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to, with the job title in the subject line.

Timbercon designs and manufactures high-reliability fiber optic, hybrid and laser cables, harnesses and assemblies for the military, aerospace, datacom, medical and industrial markets. We are growing quickly, and are in need of talented individuals to join the Timbercon team. Dedication and hard work are recognized and rewarded at Timbercon, and we have fun too (ping pong tournaments, company parties and more)!

General Responsibilities:

  • Assemble products using drawings, engineering documentation/directives (i.e. EWO, draft specifications, etc.), customer documentation, etc. as directed by an Engineer
  • Process products, documentation, request (written/verbal), and projects in a timely manner, apprising direct supervisor or designate of timeline and/or any issues that may arise
  • Assure product quality and reliability meets Timbercon and customer requirements
  • Validate time studies for future builds
  • Provide recommendations for improvements, via equipment, tooling, fixturing, or sequence in which product should be built
  • Proficient in all processes required to manufacture all products
  • Documentation processing (MPI’s, assembly instructions, digital imaging, procedures, and work instructions)
  • Assist in technology transition from development to Process Engineering and/or Manufacturing
  • Qualify new equipment
  • Qualify new component and provide input regarding feasibility
  • Qualify new consumables
  • As directed, assist Engineer(s) in projects
  • Identify process improvement opportunities taking action where required
  • Comply with all Timbercon policies and procedures
  • Comply with all safety requirements
  • Assist in training of applicable personnel
  • Assist with production activities as necessitated by volume of work
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with fiber optic cable assemblies and/or systems preferred
  • Ability to solder and work with electrical assemblies
  • Proficient with MS Office suite of software
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Strong ability to read/comprehend, write and communicate orally in English
  • Ability to reason through problems and suggest workable solutions
  • Strong scientific background
  • Blueprint interpretation
  • Ability to control diverse priorities and assignments
  • Analytical and problem solving skills to include failure analysis, corrective/preventative action, simplified statistical analysis, etc.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods
  • Must be able to stand, bend, squat, sit, walk, use fine finger movement (manual dexterity), and carry/lift 25-50 pounds.


  • Dependable and able to act with discretion, asks questions when uncertain
  • A flexible, pro-active, “can-do” attitude
  • A team player, inspires confidence from managers and works well with other employees
  • Ability to handle pressure without letting it detract from the quality of work

Timbercon offers excellent employee benefits, including 15 days PTO, 7 paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, FSA/CSA, Simple IRA with 3% employer matching program and tuition reimbursement for pre-qualified course work. 

The above job description is not a contractual or binding document; it is provided as a guide only to the types of duties required to be undertaken.  Duties may vary from time to time and so this job description will be subject to review in line with the requirements of the business. The Company will endeavor to give reasonable notice of such changes.

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