Application Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION

Application Engineer – Automotive Assembly Automation
Expanding global supplier of assembly, testing, and welding equipment for the Automotive and Non-Automotive industries. 
We are seeking an Application Engineer with a strong Manufacturing or Design Engineering background in Assembly Automation to support automotive sales in our South East Michigan headquarters. Must have Chassis and Suspension Module experience.

Basic Function: 

The Application Engineering position requires a strong Manufacturing or Design Engineering background and understanding of Automotive Assembly Automation systems with special focus on module assembly.   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.  The prospective candidate will learn all aspects of sales and proposals functions: technical understanding of equipment, processing, cost estimation, pricing and customer interface items.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be able to disseminate the customer’s Technical Specifications and the manufacturing feasibility of customer requested processes/applications.  Ability to propose required equipment and processes to meet customer requirements.
  • Be trusted and respected by the Customer.
  • Provide regular follow-up with customers both current and future to establish consistent communication.
  • Have the ability to develop a technical proposal detailing assembly automation major processes.  Ability to refine the major processes to include the detail component level requirements to complete a turn-key system capturing all costs. 
  • Once trained by Company personnel, prepare cost proposals utilizing elements of cost provided by Operations, QA, Purchasing, Engineering, and Finance.  Prepare a cost roll-up of the entire process capturing materials, labor and overhead.
  • Develop the skill to create an assembly automated process, cost estimate and a RFQ response to the customer.
  • Coordinate the receipt of CAD data and drawings.  And be proficient in AutoCAD enough to prepare system layouts.
  • Define and obtain all engineering information required for project design completion.
  • Support the development (Eventually be able to provide) of highly competitive technical process proposals and associated cost roll-up by coordinating with our internal departments and the customer 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.
  • After award, prepare sales orders, internal department kick-off documents and change tracking documents as required per project.

Ideal experience and skills:

  • Experienced in assembly, test and automated material handling manufacturing and/or Mechanical Design.
  • Strong Manufacturing Engineering background in Assembly Automation specializing in module assembly (Suspension modules are primary). 
  • Other tier 1 automotive assembly areas include: headliners, sunroofs, front end modules, instrument panels, test and automated material handling.
  • Ability to interface appropriately with engineering, manufacturing and project management 
  • Team player that is able to communicate effectively to all levels in organization.
  • Aggressive and results oriented with record of proven performance.
  • Effective inter personal skills with employees, management and customers.
  • Technically competent (Assembly Automation) with good judgment and analytical skills.
  • Energetic, proactive, able to motivate others, and strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity, personal moral character, and business ethical conduct
  • 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
  • Strong presentation, planning and organization skills

 

Education:  BSME/BSMET and 5 years of relevant experience OR 8+ years of relevant industry experience.  A college degree is preferred but not required.

 

Qualified candidate please send your resume to suzanne@bryantbureau.net that will be held in confidence until we speak and agree to move forward.

 

Suzanne Steele

Manager Talent Acquisition

Sr. Executive Technical Recruiter

Bryant Bureau

586-772-6452 X 119

suzanne@bryantbureau.net

 

LOCATION

Shelby Township, Michigan 48315

PAY

$91000 Yearly

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