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Product Lifecycle Management Specialist



Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Who we are:

We are a bunch of people who really care about agriculture, food and the challenges facing farming. We want to help farmers with data driven decision making to help nature feed a growing population. Join our team of expert engineers, agronomists, entomologists, crop researchers, and data scientists who are continually conducting research to help drive innovation in agriculture.

Semios is a market leader in leveraging the internet-of-things (IoT) and big data to improve the sustainability and profitability of specialty crops. With 500 million data points being reported by our sensors every day, we leverage our big data analytics, such as in-depth pest and disease modeling, to empower tree fruit and tree nut growers with decision-making tools to minimize resources and risks.

Our innovative work has received several industry awards:

One of our partners produced this short video which shows what we do and our positive environmental impact.

We know our journey is only achievable by having a great team who shares ideas, tries new things and learns as we go.

Who you are:

Motivated by meaningful work, you are looking for more than just a job; you want to work for a dynamic, growing company that finds solutions to real-life problems, such as helping the world reduce the use of pesticides and helping nature feed a growing population. Your ideal work environment includes a collaborative team spirit with the opportunity to learn and grow as you take the initiative to try new things.

As a Product Life-Cycle Management Specialist, you will be responsible for being the bridge between the supply chain, manufacturing, and product development teams for the full product life-cycle from design and the integration phases of mechanical and electronics solutions. You have a background in Manufacturing Engineering with responsibilities in product launching and sustaining engineering in a vertical supply chain environment - from manufacturing to distribution and field operation deployment. You have a good understanding of product regulatory requirements, and supplier quality management in a cross-functional environment. You are a fast learner, analytical, and willing to challenge yourself and others to improve best practices.

What you will do:

  • Owns product life-cycle management from conception to obsolescence for activities including (but not limited to):
    • NPI launch - acts as vendor’s technical interface for manufacturing specifications, prototype/pilot/production build readiness, scheduling, and DFX.
    • Manufacturing release - FAA sign offs, production release checklist, process validation and qualification build.
    • Sustaining engineering - revision control, change control workflow including change control review, approval, implementation and administration (PCN, ECR/ECN, etc).
    • Configuration management - ensure product revisions are up to date and maintained at various stages in NPI, production, inventories at warehouses, refurbishment, and field-deployed products.
  • Provide technical input in the supply chain such as strategic sourcing, cost reduction, and vendor qualification.
  • Collect and finalize design package for manufacturing transfer to vendors, and contract manufacturers.
  • Monitor new product production processes to proactively address any assembly steps with poor yield, quality problems, or general inefficiency.
  • Lead or coordinate continuous process/product improvement and cost reduction initiatives along with other tasks as assigned.
  • Manage assembly BOMs for products/SKUs for demand planning process with sales and forecast planner.
  • Work with the Product team to align BoMs to the Product Catalog, setting and re-calibrating forecast BOMs to actual consumption, until product definition and implementation are fully flushed.
  • Work with field services engineer to create and maintain install BOMs at PLM.
  • Some domestic/international travel will be required in working with overseas and domestic contract manufacturers and design teams.