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News for Your Career in the Electronics Industry

January 2007

 

Profile of a confident job seeker
Abridged: Management-issues.com HERNDON, VA -- Self-confidence can make or break a job or career search. It allows you to have a positive yet realistic view of yourself. With it, you trust your own abilities and have a general sense of control in your life. Without it, you're frustrated and stuck - until you learn that having and keeping it - is really within your own control.

Many job seekers who lack confidence depend excessively on the 'approval' of others in order to feel good about themselves. They tend to avoid taking risks because they fear failure, and generally do not expect to be successful. By contrast, self-confident job seekers are willing to risk the disapproval of others because they generally trust their own abilities. They tend to accept themselves; they don't feel they have to conform in order to be accepted.

Develop personal standards and values that are meaningful to you and do not be dependent on the 'approval' of others. Similarly, if you wallow in "the past has done me wrong", consider that you can become aware of those influences and make a choice to move beyond them.

Making yourself irresistible to employers
Abridged: Star Tribune MINNEAPOLS, MN -- If you've been passed over for promotion, rejected for the job of your dreams or lost enthusiasm in your current career, maybe it's time to go back and add the skills and education that would make you irresistible to employers.

"We see many adult learners return because they are passionate about a career change and opportunities for advancement," says Dara Hagen, director of career services at Century College. It's becoming very common for students to return to school because without it many are not eligible for a promotion and, in some cases, would not even be eligible to apply for the job they now hold.

Lack of a bachelor's degree can also limit your ability to move to other opportunities, which is becoming increasingly important. Once you have a degree, your career options take off. Returning to school does take sacrifices, and it is hard work, but the sense of satisfaction and the skills developed can pay off not only in career progression but in your own level of satisfaction with your life.

 

A memorable cover letter will boost your chances
Abridged: CareerJournal.com PRINCETON, NJ -- The longer your experience, the shorter and more direct your cover letter. For some senior executives, this may be the new rule to writing these introductory letters. They're viewing them as lead-ins to their resumes and offering only brief introductions and perhaps a testimonial about their character and leadership qualities.

Take Mike Lorelli, a former president and chief executive officer of Pizza Hut International. Mr. Lorelli left Pepsico, Pizza Hut's holding company, in 1994 and has had several jobs since. He's now the CEO of a private-equity company in New York. He leads off cover letters by mentioning the roles he's held at Pizza Hut and other top companies, which gives him instant respect and credibility with potential employers. "It helps to have a hook," says Mr. Lorelli. "Something creative and relevant that captures the reader's attention."

In a competitive job market, it's crucial to differentiate yourself from the competition. In many cases, your cover letter is your first contact with employers. If you don't impress an employer right away, you may not get the attention you want
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Is career change in your future?
Abridged: ExecutiveRegistry.com
PETERBOROUGH, NH -- Have you been feeling restless in your career lately? Or, have you been wondering what's next? Managing your career is similar to keeping your body in shape. Just like an annual check-up ensures you're in good physical condition, it's important to monitor your career in the same way.

Ask yourself at regular intervals if your career development is as it should be or needs a new focus. If your work life seems stalled and you feel dissatisfied, a career change may be in order! You may feel that changing to an entirely different field at this point in your life is too risky, but with careful planning, it's possible.

You can't really know what could be done until you investigate further. In fact, you may discover related possibilities that don't require a dramatic change or reduction in salary. A recent client, a governmental relations executive, was quite successful but didn't feel fulfilled professionally. After career assessment and time to think through his needs and interests, he realized that he'd be much more satisfied in a leadership role. However, he didn't want to relinquish such a lucrative income. My client was able to negotiate a new position and he did not have to take a salary cut. There's no reason you can't do this too.

Study Results: Hiring and compensation trends
Abridged: Robert Half International MENLO PARK, CA -- Job candidates are more apt to ask for higher starting salaries this coming year, and companies may have to up the ante to attract them. That's according to an annual study on employment and compensation trends by Robert Half International (RHI) and CareerBuilder.com titled The (EDGE) Report.

Fifty-seven percent of hiring managers polled for the project said it was difficult to find qualified candidates 12 months ago; 91 percent said recruiting is equally or more challenging today. More than half (52 percent) of hiring managers who are having trouble recruiting cited a shortage of qualified professionals.


As the compensation for skilled labor has become more pronounced, 58 percent of workers polled said they are more likely to negotiate a better compensation package today than 12 months ago – double the number from last year’s poll.

We need your help; good people always seem to know good people - that's why we place a high value on the recommendations we receive from our candidates. If the person you refer for one of these five positions is hired we’ll send you a $250.00 gift card. For a complete list of all open jobs please visit us at http://www.greenlinegroup.net/jobs.htm

Facilities Manager
Our client is looking for dedicated and innovative professionals.

Requirements:

  • Direct Management of Facilities Process Section consisting of Technicians and Engineers.
  • Responsible for overall systems performance, operating costs, reliability, daily operations (24X7) engineering function, and continuous improvement programs.
  • Responsible for supervision and work assignments for Facilities Process Technicians and Engineers.
  • Responsible for planning and execution of all expense & capital projects for the Facilities Process group. 
  • Develop reliability and improvement plans by directing internal and external resources.
  • Execution of training programs for Facilities Technicians and Engineers within the Process group.
  •  Provide resolutions to daily operational issues.
  • Other assignments as directed.
  • Implementing new process for system optimization.
  • Budget control in both operating expense and capital projects.
  • Technician Training Programs.
  • System and operational quality improvement.
  • Compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Hire and retain the engineering and technician talent through effective selection, leadership and employee development.
  • Coach and counsel facilities team to optimize individual, team, department and company performance.
  • Strong desire and ability to hire and retain technician and engineering talent through effective selection, management and employee development.
  • Strong desire and ability to grow and synergize a team through coaching, counseling, mentoring and leading by example.
  • Strong experiences in a semiconductor fabrication facility.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Commitment.
  • Technical knowledge of printed circuit board fabrication equipment (pumps, controls, IEX, RO, etc.) preferred.
  • Technical knowledge of wastewater treatment systems (primary treatment systems such as pH neutralization, clarification, solids separation, etc.) preferred.
  • Willingness to respond to operational issues 24 X 7 and be assigned weekend “duty” on a rotating basis.

Wet Process Manager
Our client needs Wet Process Manager.  This position requires an individual who can work in a fast-paced production environment, in multiple facilities.  Job duties include:  managing the areas of artwork preparation, photo printing, solder mask, plating, and etching.  Overseeing an allocating personnel, material, and equipment resources to meet production schedules.  Monitoring production and quality performance and adjusting resources as necessary to meet production and quality goals.  Working with other departments such as Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Facilities to obtain necessary support to meet production and quality objectives.  Preparing performance appraisals, training plans, coaching documents, and other written tools for development of employees.  Implementing statistical process control (SPC), lean manufacturing, and team building to improve the production and quality performance of these manufacturing areas.

 The successful candidate will possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor degree in a technical or business discipline. This position requires, at minimum, 8 years of experience in manufacturing environment, in printed circuit board fabrication.

PCB Application Engineer – Mexico
1. The position is located in Guadalajara Mexico.
2. Provide support to the business manager technically and commercially by providing information quotation information to enable the business development manager to follow-up successfully with the customer(s).
3. Understand the requirements of the customer and address them through the vendors or other sources.
4. Resolve technical issues arising at the customer and vendor’ end.
5. Develop system and procedures to ensure supplies and deliveries are effected as per plan and customer’s requirements.
6. Develop vendor for the organization.
7. Work closely with QC representatives in the field to ensure products are shipped with zero defects.
8. In depth knowledge of requirements ISO, QS, TS, APQP, PPAP as relevant to the technology/ product areas - PCB and PCBA/EMS.
9. Remain updated with developments in the specific products and technology areas that are of direct interest to the employer’s business interest and provide feedback to enable the organization to leverage growth based on such developments.
10. Must be a hands on person.

Requirements:
1. Knowledge of PC Boards Design, Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing and Printed Circuit Board Assembly.

2. Technical Qualification, preferably a Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering

Sales Director – Semiconductor Capital Equipment – Taiwan
Key attributes for the ideal candidate include:
Minimum 5 years
of relevant experience in sales, marketing or application of semiconductor equipment products in Taiwanese market. Prefer related business development experience in the semiconductor capital equipment and industrial markets. Leverage resources and sell all products solutions and services into assigned prospects and new divisions of existing customers. Drive revenue and close opportunities by matching our client solutions to customer decision makers.
Identify opportunities to develop a sales proposition. Ability to establish and build relationships at all levels. Ability to identify and sell our client solutions to meet account needs. Coordinate all resources working with account through close of sale and hand off to Program Managers. Demonstrated ability to make continuous improvements in high demand, dynamic industry. Strong command of business and technical abilities required penetrate and grow key customers and accounts.

Strong presentation, sales, negotiation and influencing skills. Strong network of OEM's in semiconductor capital equipment and industrial markets.
Additional requirements:
Prefer Bachelors business or technical discipline or equivalent certification and experience.
Must be willing to travel up to 50% throughout Asia.

Must have excellent command of both English and Mandarin.

Technical Sales Manager – Taiwan

We are seeking a Technical Sales Manager to be based in Taiwan. The individual should possess a strong background in the support of solder assembly products or solder assembly capital equipment; with applications including SMT, wave soldering, and hand soldering. Frequent domestic and international travel is necessary for this position.

Please take a moment and email us with an updated resume if you have not done so recently. resume@greenlinegroup.net

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