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Component & Configuration Engineer



Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience. With over 50 years of history as a global innovator in entertainment technology, our employees and their careers have constantly gone beyond the ordinary at IMAX. We combine proprietary technology with industry-leading knowledge and relationships with top studios and filmmakers to create theatrical experiences that take audiences beyond the edge of their seats to a world they never imagined. IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies and continues to push the boundaries of entertainment experiences beyond blockbusters and into exciting new directions.

Come explore IMAX – where innovation, creativity and passion come together. Get inspired, get involved, and ignite your future with IMAX!

Job Description:

About the Role

The Component & Configuration Engineer is an essential team member within the Hardware Engineering Team at IMAX, reporting to the Manager of Electrical Engineering. This role will work closely with the Electrical, Optical and Mechanical teams in Engineering, as well as cross functionally with Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality and Install teams to ensure parts being designed into our products are structured, organized and readily available as well as possess the necessary certifications.

The ideal candidate can efficiently synthesize enterprise-wide information to manage the selection and structuring of components subassemblies, and products. The role requires the candidate to stay current in component manufacturing trends and practices (semiconductors, passives, electrical, optical, mechanical & electro-mechanical components), and to keep a current understanding of the various component industry technology roadmaps.

The successful candidate has knowledge of requirements capture and experience in product development lifecycles, parts procurement cycles and component de-rating analysis. He/she will thrive in a dynamic engineering environment, with the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of exciting and challenging projects.

What You'll Do:

  • Design and maintain product BOM structures / configuration management

  • Maintain and improve PDM database

  • Research and provide guidance for component selection

  • Second-source components proactively and based on specific requests

  • Research Environmental Compliance (ROHS, WEEE, etc) and certifications for new and replacement components

  • Assist procurement with preliminary pricing, lead-time, and samples as required

  • Support external testing for part qualification of custom components

  • Support Operations for any component-related production issues (such as quality, obsolescence, shortages, discrepant material, etc.)

  • Support that assigned components, attributes, deliverables and/or processes comply with legal, safety and program requirements

  • Develop expertise in and monitor the “state of the art” for various industry trends

  • Contribute to Make/Buy Decisions (produce in-house or buy)

  • Prepare and process Engineering Change Requests (ERCs)

  • Provide support to Installation, Technical Services and Purchasing organizations

  • Balance short-term product delivery deadlines with long-term cost and efficiency goals

  • Adapt to the dynamic and evolving material supply chain ecosystem

  • Unify engineering and manufacturing product structure needs into an optimal solution

  • Roadmap/new project directions

  • Major decisions on obsolescence for components that require design changes

  • Project level decisions that have moderate impact on project or system costs

  • Critical activities involving other disciplines in engineering

  • Day to day management of one’s own and activities

  • Acceptance of RFDs from suppliers and NCR reviews with QA team that do not affect core design of products (no FFF changes)

  • Cross functional design review assessment of system BOM and component selection

  • Selection of alternate components and management of obsolescence for system level components that do not require design changes (no FFF changes)

What You'll Need:

  • An intuitive and inquiring nature

  • Strong negotiating skills while maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Personal passion for the development of a state-of-the-art component PDM system

  • Self-motivated, with a positive outlook and high energy

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to anticipate the effects of change

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to achieve issues resolution

  • Strong team player, with the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary design environment

  • BSE with experience in the electronics manufacturing industry

  • Knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes

  • Knowledge of procurement cycles and processes – off-the-shelf and custom

  • Experience in taking a product from design to releasing it into manufacturing

  • Experience with ISO9001, TQM and continuous improvement concepts

  • Experience with PLM systems

  • Experience with BOM management and / or configuration management

  • Familiarity with Silicon Expert or similar supply chain risk management tools

  • Leadership experience

  • Experience with SAP or a similar PDM system

  • Experience with Component Engineering in a small to medium volume electronics manufacturing environment

  • Familiarity with various EN, UL, CSA, MIL and CE standards

  • Design validation process experience at both the component and system level

  • Knowledge of equipment for use in theatre auditoriums and / or professional audio is an asset

At IMAX, you will be part of a culture built on respect – we are committed to creating a welcoming and diverse atmosphere across our organization.

For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.