Applications Engineer
Title:Applications Engineer
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Reports to: Director of Sales

Assists in the development of design concepts, estimating project cost for workholding, precision machining, and custom automation solutions.

• Reviews requests for quotations, project specifications, and supporting documentation; understanding our customers’ needs.
• Conducts feasibility studies, when applicable.
• Develops concepts that include:
    1. Automation:
        a. Develop 2d and 3d layouts, cycle time estimates, address critical assembly processes, and determines manual/automatic functions.
        b. Must have knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, and machine controls.
2. Workholding:
        a. Develop 3d concepts based on customer part prints, GD&T, and customer supplied processes.
        b. An understanding of CNC machines including machine strokes, machine weight requirements, and a basic understanding of machining processes.
        c. Must have knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics.
• Evaluates the simplicity of a solution and suggests ways to make a project more efficient and cost-effective for the customer.
• Suggests prototyping, simulations, and cycle-time estimates, when applicable.
• Conducts design reviews with the customer and collaborates on the concept; makes changes where necessary.
• Works with vendors to secure material costs and lead times.
• Uses cost-estimating spreadsheet to provide accurate costs of material and labor.
• Prepares detailed written proposals.
• Updates CRM software throughout the estimating and proposal process.
• Communicates with Sales Engineer and the customer to clarify all critical needs are met.
• Addresses discrepancies or exceptions, lists assumptions made during proposal, and communicates differences in terms and conditions.
• Reviews pricing and proposals with Sales Engineer, making adjustments where needed.

• BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Engineering Technology
• Four years or more of education and/or experience in the automation and special machine/workholding industry
• Mechanical/controls design
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organization and project management skills
• Strong collaborator with internal and external teams
• Adept in using Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
• SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD software

Typical office environment. Light exposure to manufacturing. Some travel to customer facilities is necessary.
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