Applications Engineer

Country/Region:  US
State:  IN
City:  Churubusco
Category:  Engineering

Applications Engineer


Opportunity: Lincoln Electric Automation, Inc. values a culture of integrity, continuous improvement, innovation, and quest for excellence and are looking to enhance our team by adding qualified, skilled individuals possessing the drive and motivation to join and contribute to our growing organization’s success. We offer diverse opportunities for individual development and have a performance-based culture with a strong reputation for quality and a commitment to the Golden Rule and in “doing the right thing.”


Basic Functions:

The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as a front end to pre-sale of the Company’s automation solutions including the generation of quotations and meeting with customers to ensure the scope and specification of the project. This position develops solutions to meet Customer requirements, quotes their costs, creates descriptive technical Customer proposal, and assists Sales in selling / presenting solutions to the Customer.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate technical content of complex potential projects and develop tooling/system concepts for processing of customer assemblies
  • Determine feasibility of complex customer applications and complete application engineering tasks in a timely manner
  • Provide process expertise and technical support to Sales, Engineering, Project Management and Integration departments
  • Accurately estimate material and labor costs required to produce the proposed equipment in a profitable manner
  • Estimate process, machinery and operator load/unload cycle times
  • Generate and review complex quotations for content and accuracy
  • Generate and present technical presentations to customers
  • Demonstrate understanding of the nature of the industry served and the available market
  • Exhibit a whole company perspective relative to system and solution specific opportunities
  • Assist engineers and other technical staff in design and development of products, systems, processes and equipment by analyzing technical challenges and working in accordance with customer specifications
  • When necessary, travel to the customer’s site to assist in project or product development, working with engineering design specifications, objectives and standards
  • Attend post-project review meetings for analyzing the performance of projects with respect to profitability and technical satisfaction

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 3+ years (IV / III / II) of experience with automation equipment and tooling
  • Experience in developing custom automation solutions and developing their manufacturing costs
  • Skilled in 3D parametric drawing software (prefer Solidworks) and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated skills with technical writing, communication and customer relations
  • Self-motivated, able to act independently to set and manage priorities
  • Adaptability in handling changing work priorities and customer requirements
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong math skills and the ability to handle both simple tasks and complex assignments
  • High energy level and flexibility to manage job demands outside of traditional business hours.
  • Ability to travel up to 15%

Behavioral Traits:

  • Communication- Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; clarifies and documents customer needs; responds well to questions; experienced at presenting proposal solutions in a group setting; balanced and discrete approach
  • Strategic Thinking- Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes marketplace and competitive position; identifies external threats and opportunities in various market settings; adaptive to changing market conditions
  • Cost Consciousness- Contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork- Balances team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; builds morale and meets group commitments to goals and objectives; supports company commitment towards building a coveted reputation in the manufacturing community
  • Customer Service assistance– Responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve sales and service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments to customers
  • Adaptability- Manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; tactfully deals with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events


Working Conditions:

  • Sitting and/or standing in climate controlled office space
  • Fast-paced environment
  • High tolerance for multi-tasking
  • Willing to work additional, non-regular hours, in order to meet established deadlines

Applications Engineer

Country/Region:  US
State:  IN
City:  Churubusco
Category:  Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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