• Configuration System Analyst

    Job Location(s) US-OR-Newberg
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/29/2018 8:25 AM)
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    Engineering Services
  • Overview

    We are looking for a Configuration Systems Analyst to join a thriving Engineering Operations Team to oversee the configuration system and user experience. This position will manage our configuration and visualization system and ensure it continues to meet customer requirements as we release new or modify existing products. This position will require a depth of expertise in troubleshooting, rule development and visualization concepts as well as being a dynamic leader and mentor of the team.


    • Cultivates ongoing communication within the department and with customers to encourage continuous improvement and minimize hassles. Plans, schedules & leads Configurator projects and works as a consultant to Engineering, Product Management, and other departments during product launches to ensure successful implementation.  Works on special corporate projects, and gives direction to Sr. Systems Specialists and Systems Specialist as necessary.
    • Tests the quality and functionality of the Configuration systems and processes and determines the best way to modify the systems to meet users’ needs.  Acts as the key point person regarding the different options available to solve a business challenge, has expert knowledge of the system details, and is able to refer team members to the appropriate system documentation. 
    • Assures all ordering tools are synchronized and consistent and updates the Configuration systems as required
    • Fully understands and maintains the step-by-step work instructions and training materials and compiles internal documentation to keep track of lessons learned, etc. Additionally stays current on Configuration technology through continuing education and  works with a team of system developers to stay current on technology being used within the company, and looks for opportunities to use these tools to improve the Configuration department.  
    • Independently builds and maintains the product structure and programs the configuration rules when a Product Change Authorization (PCA) is received, which includes, but is not limited to user interface, product features, options, rules, constraints, generic Bill of Materials (BOMs), generic routings, generic item data, generic pricing, and order acknowledgement data. Also reviews (& writes when necessary) PCAs based on product knowledge to ensure all of the information needed to configure a product is available. 
    • Writes Configurator Change Requests (CCRs) to outline work required for each change made, sets up and maintains the product features, options, descriptions, generic pricing, generic bills of materials, generic routing and generic items necessary for the product Configurator, and maintains the configuration system data to accommodate customer service through verification of titles, identifiers, prices, and product descriptions shown on order acknowledgements.
    • Sets up and maintains user interface for all A-dec models in the customer order entry portal as required in order to ensure correct product configuration. The incumbent is expected to follow work instructions and procedures that are applicable to the position.  
    • Sets up and maintains the translator that converts features and options into a file format appropriate to create visual models for use in customer visual packets and for Engineering models used for wood part planning and production.


    • Possesses and maintains expert level of product knowledge to ensure all information needed has been provided to establish a new or revised product line. Additionally, must demonstrate problem solving ability using analysis and mathematical logic, and demonstrated understanding of Boolean logic. Generally requires four years of college level courses in engineering, mathematics, or computer science with five years of progressive experience creating and maintaining data within Configuration systems.
    • Ability to apply and fully use mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, and proportions to practical situation and Boolean logic for computer programming.
    • Ability and willingness to advise and train others on the Configurator and work as a team member on corporate projects.
    •  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of the organization with the ability to use tact and persuasion to obtain desired results.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office software, SharePoint, and other comparable software and ability and willingness to maintain files, track progress on project work, and must possess the ability to understand and maintain confidentiality of information and material.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, using judgment to shift priorities as necessary.

    Drug Screen and Background Check required.

    A-dec is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition, A-dec will not discriminate against applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another. *VEVRAA Federal Contractor”  


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