Application Engineer Assembly and Material Handling

Fori Automation, LLC is a Lincoln Electric Company and global supplier of welding, assembly, material handling, and testing equipment for both automotive and non-automotive customers around the world. Fori Automation focuses on delivering cost-effective highly engineered products and systems that can be designed and manufactured globally with localized sales, project management, and service.




  • Utilize standards, specifications and line-up information presented by the customer to develop competitive proposals. 
  • Develop and maintain strong business and customer relationships improving the reputation with key customer/account stakeholders. 
  • Disseminate the customer’s Technical Specifications and the manufacturing feasibility of customer requested processes/applications. 
  • Propose required equipment and processes to meet customer requirements.
  • Provide regular follow-up with customers both current and future to establish consistent communication.
  • Develop a technical proposal detailing assembly automation major processes. 
  • Refine the major processes to include the detail component level requirements to complete a turn-key system capturing all costs. 
  • Prepare cost proposals utilizing elements of cost provided by Operations, QA, Purchasing, Engineering, and Finance. 
  • Create an assembly automated process, cost estimate and a RFQ response to the customer.
  • Coordinate the receipt of CAD data and drawings. 
  • Define and obtain all engineering information required for project design completion.
  • Provide technical process proposals and associated cost roll-up for the following: customer requirements, technical feasibility, process competitiveness, and cost competitiveness.
  • Provide concept sketches, reference drawings and all required information for design personnel.
  • Assist/aid design personnel assigned to designated projects.
  • Verify assembly, test & material handling system processes based on cycle time, cost, and product quality.
  • Prepare sales orders, internal department kick-off documents and change tracking documents as required per project.
  • Understanding of customer application requirements and process selection to meet them.
  • Coordination of technical proposal from concept to final detailed cost roll-up.
  • Knowledgeable in all Sales related Business process with emphasis on technical proposal development processes.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


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Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Engineering 
Section:  Fori Automation Inc. (US92) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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