Senior Design Engineer

Posted On: 06/28/2018

Job Title: Senior Design Engineer

Department: Engineering

Reporting to: VP of Engineering

Salary: DOE

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

We are growing quickly, and are in need of talented individuals to join the Timbercon team! Timbercon designs and manufactures fiber optic, hybrid and laser cables, connectors and assemblies for the military, aerospace, datacomm, medical and industrial markets. Dedication and hard work are recognized and rewarded at Timbercon, and it’s a fun place to be too (ping pong and arcade games!). Our employees truly enjoy coming to work, and our long average employee tenure is proof. We enjoy close relationships with our customers, and our reputation for high quality products and services keep them coming back for more.

General Responsibilities:

  • Design and development of fiber optic harnesses and opto-mechanical solutions for military/aerospace, industrial, medical, and networking industries
  • Generate design concepts for new projects based upon cooperative development with customers
  • Mentor other Engineers and provide project leadership
  • Introduce best engineering practices for design tools and analysis techniques.
  • Coordinate prototyping of new products with engineering technicians
  • Drive research and development activities in support of new product development initiatives
  • Create concept drawings and models to document product requirements
  • Participate in design review and new product introduction meetings
  • Qualification of new materials and components for harsh environment applications
  • Define and develop products with a focus on design for manufacturability
  • Provide product costing in support of new product designs
  • Stay informed on emerging technologies and new products in the opto-mechanical, laser and fiber optic fields

Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics with a minimum of five years practical experience preferably in the opto-mechanical or laser industry
  • Knowledge of fiber optic cable assembly and/or wire harness manufacturing preferred
  • Proficiency in Solidworks or experience with a 3-D Modeling software
  • Knowledge of configuration management, experience with Solidworks PDM preferred
  • Familiarity with ISO9001/AS9100 quality management systems
  • Experience with Bills of Materials, Engineering Change Notices and other various Engineering documentation
  • Ability to identify risk, characterize the impact and mitigate the exposure for the end product
  • Knowledge of GD&T methods
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics and drawings
  • Ability to work in groups or in cross functional teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
  • Ability to control diverse priorities and assignments
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Project Management skills


  • Ability to mentor other Engineers
  • Ability to inspire confidence from managers and to work with other employees
  • Able to handle pressure without letting it detract form the quality of work
  • Dependable and able to act with discretion
  • A flexible, pro-active, “can-do” attitude
  • Capable of multi-tasking a variety of projects, including prioritization

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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