Application Engineer - GREAT WORK/LIFE BALANCE & BENEFITS!

WEM Automation LLC

Milwaukee, WI (United States)

Category: Programming

Posted on: 23 Feb 2021

Job Description

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN NEW BERLIN, WI (SEE BELOW)

Job Title: Application Engineer

Department: Sales

Reports To: Director of Sales & Marketing

FLSA Status: Exempt

GREAT W/L BALANCE, AMAZING BENEFITS, & PTO GIVEN IMMEDIATELY UPON HIRE...NO WAITING PERIOD!

Imagine if you could find a job where you could make use of your electrical engineering skills and commercial acumen to help feed the world. At WEM Automation we are looking for just this type individual to join our team. As leaders of process automation and controls for the animal nutrition industry, WEM Automation differentiates by supplying custom solutions that also bring IoT and big data management to drive operational excellence.

The Application Engineer prepares technical proposals by working with customers and WEM salespeople to gather system requirements for automation/control and data management. The Application Engineer works to understand the customer’s process, confirm equipment list, and equipment interface requirements of both new greenfield and retrofit control systems. This challenging role acts as the liaison between the customer, sales, and the engineering team to answer outstanding engineering questions and is able to manage complex technical issues and develop concise, simplified quotations. The Application Engineer position requires a good balance between the technical and commercial worlds to arrive at the best performing, cost-effective solution.

Position Summary: The Application Engineer prepares technical proposals by working with customers and WEM salespeople to gather system requirements for automation/control and data management. The Application Engineer works to understand the customer’s process, confirm equipment list, and equipment interface requirements of both new greenfield and retrofit control systems. This challenging role acts as the liaison between the customer, sales, and the engineering team to answer outstanding engineering questions and is able to manage complex technical issues and develop concise, simplified quotations. The Application Engineer position requires a good balance between the technical and commercial worlds to arrive at the best performing, cost-effective solution.

Objective: Create and implement plans to effectively communicate project, customer and product information between sales and engineering and to provide technical sales support as required. Prepare and occasionally assist sales in presenting proposals to internal and external customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Develops specifications and performance requirements for automation/control systems.

· Calculates cost analysis for integrating custom features and maintaining quote templates for future customer needs.

· Uses WEM program knowledge and experience to adapt systems for specific job applications.

· Be responsible for setting up equipment and developing demonstration standards for product/capability demonstrations both in-house and at client sites.

· When required, travels to customer sites to conduct needs analysis and document process flow, equipment, sensors, and safety devices.

· High level of assistance in defining customer’s interfacing needs and estimating associated costs. Evaluates customer’s systems to ensure they have the capability to complete desired functions.

· Analyzes alternative techniques and methods. Recommends changes to equipment or procedures as needed.

· Works to become a process expert for the markets we serve by understanding the industry nuances, jargon, and key drivers of quality, production, and cost.

· Assists development team with product design, development testing, and implementation.

· Shares technical information and training with other departments.

· Responsible for assisting the sales department with advising and training customers on various product lines and applications. Training may involve on-site visits, virtual training seminars, or in-house training sessions.

· Assist in developing training protocols and tailoring to meet customer’s needs.

· Assists in creating specifications, price sheets, estimating worksheets, standard quotations and training programs for current control platforms.

· Responsible for monitoring customer trends and competitor activities and maintaining technical fluency to know customers’ needs and tendencies.

· Provides feedback to engineering teams to assist with product development, refinement and troubleshooting.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in a related area; 2-5 years of experience in process automation and controls; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills: Basic to advanced working knowledge and proficiency with M.S. Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or similar software. Working knowledge and proficiency with email systems such as Outlook.

Technical - Be a master of identifying process flow, electrical schematics, P&ID and the application of PC/PLC automation control systems that also include significant data management.

Company DescriptionWEM Automation is recognized around the world as the leading supplier of control systems for feed and grain, ethanol, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, food, pet food, wood processing and other industries. Serving client needs since 1955, we have provided cost effective solutions for customers as small as individual facilities to the largest corporations in the world. Specializing in world class process control solutions that readily integrate to your business systems, our product provides cost effective management of your organization with up to the minute communication of all of your plant's business and production activities.

  WEM Automation LLC

    Why Work Here?
    Pandemic resistant!  Help make a difference in the world through our numerous industries such as Feed, Pet Food, and Asphalt.

  <p>WEM Automation is recognized around the world as the leading supplier of control systems for feed and grain, ethanol, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, food, pet food, wood processing and other industries. Serving client needs since 1955, we have provided cost effective solutions for customers as small as individual facilities to the largest corporations in the world. Specializing in world class process control solutions that readily integrate to your business systems, our product provides cost effective management of your organization with up to the minute communication of all of your plant&#39;s business and production activities.</p>

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    <p>2501 S Moorland Road</p>
  Waukesha,
     WI

     USA

    Website

      http://www.wemautomation.com

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