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Verizon Communications Inc

Engineer III Network performance Hardware Automation Engineer


Network Engineer


Whiteland, Indiana, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We're a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together-lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you're fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you'll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.

As a member of the Verizon Global Services team-Quality, Test & Repair organization, the Consulting Engineer, Network Engineering - Hardware Automation Engineer possesses an excellent understanding of engineering fundamentals, experience with automation/robotics, as well as applying knowledge of company policies, industry standards and procedures to assess and analyze system testing & quality performance of hardware automation systems servicing wireless products consisting of 3G/4G/5G Home products, smartphones, tablets, MiFi and modems.

What you'll be doing...

  • Supporting automated cleaning ecosystem for customer returned products in Verizon's brand-new fully-automated state-of-the-art Indiana returns center across all supported device models and OEMs.
    • System support includes induction, automated delivery, proper cleaning, and ensuring greater than 95% system uptime.
    • Driving continuous improvement on Units Per Hour (UPH) metrics to ensure optimal product velocity through rapid machine cycle times.
  • Supporting entire ecosystem of Verizon's automated cleaning systems to ensure greater than 95% uptime including working with the third-party vendors as well as performing daily product audits/reporting to track and drive expected cleaning levels measured against reported grading results.
  • Working with OEMs and Verizon authorized third parties to develop & support software & hardware tools for functional design validation and effectiveness. Candidate will work with our Automation Vendors and 3PL partners to implement these tools in production and will closely monitor Verizon's quality metrics and KPIs.
  • Participating in initiatives on specific hardware automation design and processes as Verizon continues its transformation into full automation for reverse operations.

What we're looking for...
  • The candidate will work closely with Operations, Monetization, Device Evaluation lab and Device Requirements teams in strategic planning, identifying and implementing requirements/test plans and participating in Verizon Supply Chain Lean Six Sigma initiatives.
  • Take ownership of specific processes within the array of Verizon lead tools (software and hardware) and flows within the returns center in Indiana driving maximum performance and uptime.

You'll need to have...
  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in process improvement.

Even better if you have one or more of the following...
  • BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in handheld design or high-volume consumer electronics.
  • Experience with robotics and hardware automation.
  • Working knowledge of Mobile handset systems (iOS and Android), Baseband, ME and SW components.
  • Strong analytical skills with successful experience in securing and analyzing large volumes of data to make functional improvements and recommendations.
  • Self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong project planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task on several high priority initiatives.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification.

Where you'll be working

In this worksite-based role, you'll work onsite at a defined location(s).

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Equal Employment Opportunity

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