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Applications Engineer

Posted 18 May by Search Consultancy Easy Apply Ended

Applications Engineer

A global manufacturer and Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, the company manufactures a range of automotive interior systems as well as under bonnet solutions, across 50+ manufacturing locations in 20 countries

The company is looking to appoint an Application Engineer (AE) who provides the technical link between customer engineering, the company and their various manufacturing and engineering locations. The position requires daily interaction with the Engineering Team members and customers.

Areas of Responsibility

* The AE is often the initial program contact and will help customers define an application's technical and design specifications in favour of company components, materials and processes
* As the technical link between the customer and the company, the AE is in constant contact with customers, and thus, greatly influences the customer's image of the organisation and demonstrates to the customer a thorough understanding of products and manufacturing processes while also developing a thorough understanding of customer applications
* Provision of on-site mock ups; concept cable and mechanical design sketches, or marked prints as needed to convey an idea
* Provide application data, digital photographs, customer cad data, customer drawings and E-reports as needed to document the customer's interests and describe the customer's application in detail to the company Product Engineer, sales and manufacturing team
* Responsible for documentation and maintenance of all technical details of the customer's application
* Attendance at customer builds to develop an expertise in the customer's assembly process and to provide immediate on-site expertise and required
* Building stong relationships with the customer and gaining familiarity with all customer processes
* Familiarity with VA/VE, DFMEA, KBD-NPI, PIP and 8-D processes and contribute actively to these processes
* Provide support to product engineers, program management and quality activities as requested

Competence Profile

* Mechanical Engineer
* Automotive cable/harness design background
* Technically oriented with strong mechanical aptitude (enjoys hand-on work)
* Have the ability to influence the decision of others
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English / German / French)
* Willing to travel as required for the role
* Catia V5 skilled CAD user capable of creating top level assemblies, component 3D models and drawings
* Full working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Project, Power Point, PLM and Email applications
* Independent worker with a strong work ethic and self-motivation
* Ability to manage multiple programs and action items simultaneously
* General familiarity with plastic materials and design, appearance requirements of cosmetic parts, and a customer's appearance approval process
* Desire to build relationships with customers, portraying the company in a positive light and demonstrating a desire to please the customer

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Reference: 35177171

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