W1285 Industrial Dr Oconomowoc, WI 53066 US
Position: Sr Application Engineer
Location: Greater Oconomowoc Area
As a Sr Application Engineer, you'll play a crucial role in supporting our sales team by developing innovative equipment/system concepts, providing technical documentation/engineering support, and evaluating competitive project costs. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineer to take on a leadership role and make a significant impact.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This role is designed for an experienced engineer with a self-supporting knowledge base. Your responsibilities will include:
- Review RFQs: Ensure completeness and develop project-specific questions for submission to customers.
- Project Clarification: Clarify project RFQ scope requirements through scheduled meetings with sales or customers.
- Process Development: Lead process development testing for specific projects, including test procedures and test apparatus setup.
- Technical Astuteness: Perform engineering calculations, including product heating/cooling load calcs, recirculation air calcs, and strength of materials calcs.
- Vendor Qualification: Research and qualify vendor/manufacturer components for concept designs.
- Drawings and Models: Generate 2D sales drawings and Solidworks models for equipment/system concepts and ancillary components.
- Costing: Develop budgetary and firm project costs with competitive price considerations.
- Order Entry: Review purchase order contracts and develop internal and external job order documentation.
- Project Management: Schedule and lead job kick-off meetings, develop customer Gantt charts, monitor job costs, and facilitate internal/external status update meetings.
- Support Sales: Be the support lead for sales during customer buy-off of equipment.
- Physical Requirements: Capable of long durations of sitting or standing. Ability to perform light lifting.
- Driving & Travel Requirements: Must maintain a valid state driver's license, reliable transportation, and carry the state minimum required auto insurance. Travel occasionally (10-15% annually).
- Customer Service and Communication: Maintain confidentiality, use discretion with business information, and maintain an approachable demeanor. Focus on clear, concise communication with clients, vendors, and peers.
- Analytical Aptitude: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
- Focus and Direction: Handle interruptions, refocus, and stay on task. Proactive, self-directed approach to daily requirements and projects.
- Technology: Proficient with basic software and smartphone technology. Proficient with MS Office applications and Solidworks 3D modeling.
- 4-year degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.
- 3-5 years of experience in an application engineer position or equivalent technical role.
- Experience in project management.
- Experience with products requiring thermodynamics knowledge.
- Inventive, Positivity, Collaborative, Dedicated, Proud, Accountable.
- Never Settle Attitude: Continuously improving personally and professionally.