Application Engineer
Ixonia, WI 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description

Under the direction of the Application Engineering Manager, the Application Engineer is responsible for supporting the sales team through the development of equipment/system concepts, technical documentation/engineering support and evaluation of competitive project costs. Support engineering and manufacturing teams through project management oversight and facilitating customer communication.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review request for quotes (RFQ)'s for completeness and develop project specific question list for submittal to customer.
  • Clarify project RFQ scope requirements accomplished through scheduled meetings with sales and/or the customer.
  • Review and qualify customer specifications.
  • Perform process development testing: develop product specific test procedures and set-up test apparatus. Interface with manufacturing and Quality Assurance (QA) to ensure proper test set-up. Generate and present test reports.
  • Perform engineering calculations. This would include product heating/cooling load calcs, recirculation air calcs, strength of materials calcs, transmission calcs.
  • Research and qualify vendor/manufacturer components for concept designs. Schedule vendor product demonstrations.
  • Generate 2D sales drawings and/or Solidworks models of equipment/system concepts as wells as supporting ancillary components.
  • Generate budgetary and firm project costs with competitive price considerations in mind to include base equipment pricing, optional pricing such as integrated systems, international shipping, and equipment installation.
  • Order entry: review purchase order contract and develop internal and external job order documentation.
  • Project management: schedule and lead job kick-off meeting, develop customer Gantt charts through coordination with engineering and manufacturing, generate and maintain project open items list, facilitate internal/external status update meetings with project team and customer, monitor job costs and update project team of cost deviations, generate sales change documentation and generate final job cost documentation and schedule post job meeting. Coordinate the procurement of customer product, generate factory acceptance testing (FAT) agenda, and assist sales with customer interface.
  • Responsible for facility cleanliness and maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Follow, comply, and enforce all safety and work-related rules, regulations and policies. Make recommendations regarding safe working methods.
  • Promptly respond to inquiries to support individual, team, and company success.
  • Continuous participation and engagement in process improvement strategies.
  • Perform various duties as requested by management.

Essential Job Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Must be capable of long durations of sitting or standing while working. Ability to perform light lifting, as necessary. Ability to see colors is recommended but not required.
  • Driving & Travel Requirements: Must maintain a valid state driver's license, have access to reliable transportation and carry the state minimum required auto insurance. Must be able to travel occasionally. Travel 5-10% annually for training opportunities, sales technical support and trade shows. Must maintain an up-to-date passport.

Customer Service and Communication:

Must maintain confidentiality and use discretion with business information. Must maintain an approachable demeaner at all times. Focus on clear, concise communication to clients, vendors, and peers. Professional, positive, and timely communication, both verbally and in writing is crucial to this role.

Analytical Aptitude: The ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents such as customer and industry specifications, professional codes, standards and engineering drawings, policy manuals, safety rules and regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Focus and Direction: Accepting of interruptions and able to refocus and stay on task. Must be able to take direction as well as instill a proactive, self-directed approach to ensure daily requirements are fulfilled and projects are completed in an efficient and timely manner. Must be able to handle multiple tasks at the same time, know how to prioritize in order of importance and meet overlapping deadlines without substituting quality or accuracy.

Technology: Proficient with basic software and smartphone technology including email, internet, and calendaring applications and able to functionally use emerging technologies to support business needs. Proficient with MS Office applications such as Word and have advanced knowledge of Excel. Proficient with Solidworks 3D modeling plus a base familiarity with DraftSight 2D.

Hours and Work Environment: Individual must meet or exceed job requirements and company expectations. Must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and maintain a flexible work schedule working in the office and at customer locations, as necessary. Able to work additional hours as required to meet deadlines.

Required Skills and Qualifications

Must have the ability to perform basic mechanical assembly activities (i.e. set-up test apparatus assembly).

Basic understanding of industrial controls and electrical schematics.

Ability to read and understand blueprints, installation manuals, routings, and other manufacturing instructions.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as dimensions, tolerances, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Ability to independently resolve issues/problems with good judgment.

Ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks and make clear, timely decisions that are in the best interest of the department and the organization. Possess the ability to see an issue or situation from different points of view.

Ability to listen attentively, ask questions ensuring clear expectations, follow directions and provide prompt continuous follow-up.

Deliver pleasant, timely and responsive interactions with customers (internal and external).

Ability to build relationships, good rapport and instill confidence. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with many personality types and adapt to varying environments, tasks, people and change in general.

Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks with minimal supervision.

Punctual, highly organized, self-motivated, self-directed, confident self-starter willing to accept responsibility for results. Must be committed to excellence, accuracy in work and attention to details. Sets high goals and standards for self and others.

Education and Experience

4-year degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering from an accredited institution.

Minimum of 1 year of Internship experience with exposure to a design and manufacturing


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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