Careers at C&K

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C&K strives for performance excellence at both the individual and company level. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting out, this is a great place to build your career. Experienced professionals here at C&K have a proven track record that demonstrates their skills in getting the job done and achieving total customer satisfaction. C&K employs thousands of people around the globe with operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. If you are ready to advance your career to the next level or simply looking for new challenges, C&K can help you find the opportunity that best fits your unique talents.

C&K is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of the efforts we take to make diversity an integral part of the way we do business.

If you are interested in joining the C&K team, we would like to hear from you!

Current Openings:


Successful candidate will be experienced with:

  • Managing, coaching and engaging a technical engineering staff with varied skills and experience
  • High level proficiency in ProEngineer, injection molded part design and metal stamping
  • New product development for demanding electro-mechanical industries, i.e. automotive, industrial
  • Effective project management
  • Effective communication at all levels

General Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Manage the team’s component and assembly drawings using ProEngineer and a product data management system, i.e. ENOVIA
  • Partner with IT to support the R&D department software and hardware needs
  • Oversight of the team’s preparation of diverse projects using C&K and industry standards such as UL, ENEC, MIL STD
  • Work closely with customers to present new concepts and resolve technical issues and/or provide technical solutions.
  • Ensure legacy product performance knowledge is fed forward into new product development
  • Work with engineering senior management in the development of the long term technical methods and tools needed for predictive reliability engineering that is aligned to the corporate strategy
  • Work with project team to design innovative products within a formalized Stage Gate system
  • Analyze new designs and critique for DFM, and industry standards, material requirements, etc.
  • Coach staff in periodic development planning and in daily tasks/activities
  • Responsible for unique /high level projects requiring a combination of technical depth and project management skills
  • Develop the engineering talent to become subject matter experts in contact theory and predictive reliability methods/tools
  • Create a succession plan supporting future leaders in Development Engineering
  • Provide direction to a team of up to 6 design engineers, and CAD designers
  • Responsible for performance management and all other personnel management activities with management approval
  • Work with Human Resources to maintain the R&D Co-Op program

Requirements:

  • BSME required
  • Proficient knowledge of GD&T, tolerance analysis, and design for manufacturability DFM
  • Ability to organize and multi task with attention to detail
  • 5+ years creating parts, assemblies, and detailed drawings in ProEngineer
  • Experience in Windchill PDM a plus
  • Knowledgeable of Automotive APQP and PPAP processes.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Reliable, accurate and timely communication of deliverables to Sr. Management
  • Strong Electro Mechanical Design background
  • Experience managing in a test lab environment a plus
  • Proficiency in the design of plastic molded parts and connectors
  • Domestic and International travel required

 

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Successful candidate will be experienced with:

  • ProEngineer and injection molded part design and metal stamping
  • New product development for demanding electro-mechanical industries, i.e. automotive, industrial
  • Effective project management

General Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Develop new concepts with focus on Design for Manufacturability DFM
  • Create component and assembly drawings using ProEngineer
  • Prepare diverse product drawings using C&K and industry standards such as UL, ENEC, MIL STD
  • Update CAD models, generate specifications, and BOMs
  • Work with project team to design innovative products within a formalized Stage Gate system
  • Perform Finite Element Analysis FEA, and Mold Flow simulation
  • Perform detailed tolerance studies
  • Develop rapid prototypes
  • Work with lab personnel to develop test plans for new products
  • Compile test data and create test reports and analysis
  • Design new and update existing product drawings of Electro-mechanical assemblies

Requirements:

  • BSME preferred (or other applicable Associates degree + experience)
  • 5+ years developing new concepts, creating parts and assemblies, in ProEngineer,
  • Experience with data management system, ENOVIA and Stage Gate Process
  • Experience using ENOVIA and Windchill PDM a plus
  • Knowledge of Automotive APQP and PPAP processes
  • Understanding of GD&T, tolerance studies, and designing for manufacturability
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • Ability to organize and multi task with attention to detail
  • Reliable, accurate and timely communication of deliverables
  • Good documentation practices
  • Knowledge of injection molding and metal stamping
  • Strong E/M Design background
  • Domestic and International travel required
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C&K est leader dans la fabrication et la vente de solutions d’interface (switches électromécaniques, connecteurs pour lecteurs de carte à puce et pour applications spatiales, sous-ensembles). Grâce à son intégration verticale, C&K maîtrise totalement la chaîne de conception et de fabrication de ses produits pour proposer plus de 55 000 références de haute qualité à plus de 2 000 clients partout dans le monde.

Professionnalisme, innovation et goût du challenge nous permettent d’assurer une croissance constante, en préservant la confiance de nos clients issus notamment des secteurs de l’industrie, de l’automobile, des produits de consommation électroniques, des télécoms, du spatial et du médical.

Implantés sur les 3 continents, nous employons 1 500 salariés sur 2 sites de production, 3 centres R&D et une vingtaine de bureaux de ventes.

Conscients que chaque membre de notre équipe contribue à nos succès, nous attachons une grande importance à la diversité, au partage d’expériences, aux perspectives d’évolution et à l’expertise de nos collaborateurs. 

Dans le cadre d’une création de poste au sein de la cellule 3D (Fraisage CN, UGV et enfonçage) atelier outillages neufs de notre site de Dole (400 salariés), nous recherchons un(e) technicien(ne) usinage sur machines d’enfonçage.

Vous intervenez au sein d’une cellule composée de moyens de production high-tech tels que EDAC1, IQ300, Alicona. 

Principales missions : 

  • Analyser les gammes et plans de fabrication
  • Concevoir les électrodes nécessaires à l’enfonçage des pièces (Créo)
  • Usiner au µ sur machine d’enfonçage de précision type horlogère
  • Garantir la qualité et la finition de ses usinages
  • Optimiser le processus d’enfonçage dans une logique d’amélioration continue (de l’analyse de la pièce fabriquée à sa livraison) en collaboration avec les techniciens de la cellule 3D  Vous disposez d’une expérience solide en mécanique de précision (tolérance à +/- 1µ) dont au moins une expérience en enfonçage et la conception d’électrodes.

 

Horaires de travail : 2x8 et possibilité d’astreintes le week-end

Salaire : selon profil

Vous êtes fiable, rigoureux et appliqué. Vous faites preuve d’un bon relationnel avec un bon esprit d'équipe et êtes autonome. 

Profil:

Vous disposez d’une expérience solide en mécanique de précision (tolérance à +/- 1µ) dont au moins une expérience en enfonçage et la conception d’électrodes.

Vous êtes fiable, rigoureux et appliqué. Vous faites preuve d’un bon relationnel avec un bon esprit d'équipe et êtes autonome.

Horaires de travail : 2x8 et possibilité d’astreintes le week-end

Salaire : selon profil

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C&K est leader dans la fabrication et la vente de solutions d’interface (switches électromécaniques, connecteurs pour lecteurs de carte à puce et pour applications spatiales, sous-ensembles). Grâce à son intégration verticale, C&K maîtrise totalement la chaîne de conception et de fabrication de ses produits pour proposer plus de 55 000 références de haute qualité à plus de 2 000 clients partout dans le monde.

Professionnalisme, innovation et goût du challenge nous permettent d’assurer une croissance constante, en préservant la confiance de nos clients issus notamment des secteurs de l’industrie, de l’automobile, des produits de consommation électroniques, des télécoms, du spatial et du médical.

Implantés sur les 3 continents, nous employons 1 500 salariés sur 2 sites de production, 3 centres R&D et une vingtaine de bureaux de ventes.

Conscients que chaque membre de notre équipe contribue à nos succès, nous attachons une grande importance à la diversité, au partage d’expériences, aux perspectives d’évolution et à l’expertise de nos collaborateurs. 

Nous recherchons un(e) Technicien(ne) Automatisme pour renforcer l’équipe électrotechnique pour un contrat à durée indéterminée. 

Missions : 

  • Assurer la maintenance préventive et prédictive de la partie commande d’équipement
  • Etudier, réaliser et mettre au point tout ou partie d’un système automatisé
  • Assurer le support technique à la production et aux services transversaux
  • Détachements ponctuels sur des projets mécanisation

Profil : 

Diplômé(e) d'un BTS MAI / CRSA ou Electrotechnique

Minimum 5 ans d'expérience

 

Maitriser la méthode Grafcet

Maitriser la programmation sur les automates programmables et afficheurs (OMRON et autres)

Maitriser des schémas et câblages électrotechnique (connaissance de see electrical est un plus)

Connaitre la vision industrielle (KEYENCE, COGNEX)

Connaitre les différents asservissements et motorisations

 

Horaires de travail : 2x8

Salaire : selon profil

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POSITION OVERVIEW: 

Come work for a private-equity backed growth company and help us work with some of the global leaders in consumer products, medical devices, industrial products and automotive. You will lead, plan, and grow a group of product lines from conceptual stages through product life cycles and end-of-life as you optimize customer value and best prioritize our resources. You will wear many hats and touch all parts of the organization, but your key metrics will focus on market insights, product success, as well as the typical financial and corporate growth objectives. 

The role will be both national and international with up to 30% travel required. Our international locations are near the French-Swiss boarder and near Hong Kong, so international travel is not too much of a chore. 

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Understand market trends, needs and pain points.       Driving your NPI will require business cases based on facts and insights that you will uncover, consolidate, analyze, and present to senior management. Travel to strategic customers to build relationships, understand their future needs and help close large opportunities
  • Create and execute an annual business plan and long range strategic plan which accurately projects market trends, assesses TAM and SAM, forecasts growth and assesses opportunities and competitive threats based on input from Sales and Marketing
  • Attain specific short and long term sales and margin objectives through the development and execution of product line vision and strategies incorporating consideration for pricing, product development, manufacturing capabilities, competitors and promotion
  • Lead a multi-functional product business line team (engineering, manufacturing, planning, purchasing) to drive product related issues that affect revenue, margin and customer satisfaction
  • Set value-based pricing which maximizes profitability for your product lines by understanding the true value based on customer needs, market alternatives, and customer impact. Pricing segments include standard product offerings (book prices), special prices, custom products, and any special contracts
  • Empower our Marketing, C&K Sales, Rep Firms, and Distribution teams with proactive product knowledge and training.       Work with our marketing team to develop and enable sales tools, sales collateral and catalog content.       Ensure all projects are populated with the best data and content to support your products
  • Drive out cost through product cost reduction initiatives, life cycle cost goals, inventory management, and low scrap rates.

Key Performance Indicators:

You will own key growth, profit, project and customer satisfaction targets for your products. But as a Product Manager you own more responsibility than authority, so influence is key. So while the financial metrics may be the proof that drives the company, the means you choose to achieve your results will be critical to your long-term success.

  • Financial metrics include: Revenue, margin, cost reductions, inventory costs
  • Sales metrics include: Market share, customer penetration, new customers
  • Marketing metrics include: Campaigns, blogs, data and content support
  • NPI Project metrics include: Commercial, timing, and customer satisfaction

Communication, Interaction and Strategy:

You own the voice of the customer and the market. While others may own relationships with customer purchasing and technology or an industry vertical, C&K is dependent on you for a balanced and insightful assessment of market needs and the strategy to ensure we will be successful. You consolidate all information critical to your products and communicate that within the company and to the marketplace. 

  • Communicate market needs, SWOT, product line strategy, roadmaps, product plans, results, and any material issues impacting the product line to the appropriate internal and external stakeholders.       Interact with industry team, customers, corporate personnel and other corporate stakeholders as required.
  • Work with Industry Managers and provide input into the long range strategic planning process by proposing and identifying opportunities, market trends, target market, pricing and market strategies, appropriate sales channel, support needs, capital requirements, delivery intervals, manufacturing schedules and expected financial results for specific product or product family.
  • Develop the appropriate communication tools and campaigns with Marketing to ensure the best message is delivered to the marketplace to support your products.

Value Base Product Development:  

  • Identify opportunities, market potential, target markets, market strategies, appropriate sales channels, support needs and expected financial results. Leverage customer/sales input, primary market research and industry studies. Coordinate benchmark competitive evaluation as input to the business case
  • Define clear product value propositions.       Understand how to translate value propositions into quantifiable customer value
  • Lead the development of the product "road map". Set clear priorities for R&D resources. Develop market product specifications through management of customer functional requirements. Coordinate and validate requirements between engineering, sales, marketing, operations and the customer
  • Drive new product development efforts through the VBPD stage gate process. Define clear performance requirements, timing needs and cost targets. Prepare NPD related financial analysis and coordinate make versus buy decisions.
  • Prepare financial analysis with existing financial tools to determine if project/product is a go or no go decision.   Prepare capital expenditure documentation.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Our priorities are Attitude, Aptitude and then Experience – in that order. You should like working with a collegial team of earnest people who love what they do. We started out as a family run business and blended it with the speed and agility of a growth venture company. We need you to be positive, smart, technical and able to pick things up and make things happen. If you can show your excitement and aptitude for our type of products and industry, we can train you on the specific technical stuff.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business discipline. MBA a plus. Pragmatic Marketing training a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Management or Sales/Marketing. Experience with electro-mechanical components is highly desirable
  • Strong PC skills, MS Office experience a must, database experience a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent presentation skills.
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Key Activity:  

  • Generating new business for C&K in DACH region (with an initial focus on Southern Germany) with an annual value of not less than $5M 

Responsibilities 

  • Develop from scratch a C&K customer base in the DACH region (focus on Southern Germany) by identifying potential customers, qualifying their activities and the $ opportunity for C&K (TAM: Total Available Market), and ultimately winning new business. This business may be transacted on a direct basis, through third party subcontractors or through our partner distributors.
  • Design in C&K products so we achieve prime print position.
  • Negotiate with new customers to maximize C&K revenue.
  • Drive demand for C&K products through prospection and demonstration of new products.
  • Keep abreast of new design companies, tech startups, university spin off and other “high tech” development companies, and were relevant present C&K and our products to them, for consideration for new projects.
  • Following up on marketing qualified leads in the region.

Typical Duties

  • 4 days a week “on the road” visiting new customers to create demand and design in C&K products.
  • 50% of time to prospect new potential customers.
  • 40% of time working on design in activities and negotiating.
  • 10% of time on administration reporting customer knowledge and pipeline in SFDC.
  • After a new Opportunity conversion to win, passing the day to day management of this customer to a third party so they can move onto another new prospect.

 The Individual

Education / Business Experience

  • minimum 5 years’ experience in component sales or in a business development role.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Engineering, or significant (5+ years) work experience selling in a technical environment.
  • Ideally experience within the electromechanical components and / or passive components / connectors sector.
  • Can demonstrate a high level of success in customer acquisition.

Personal Characteristics

  • Energetic & Result driven
  • Entrepreneurial / hunter spirit who enjoys winning new customers
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Able to prioritize and manage time
  • A strong interest in emerging technologies,
  • Very high level of curiosity.
  • Location: Southern Germany (based in Munich area ideally) with good access to major highways
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