My client, a leading and long established manufacturing/engineering organisation are seeking a Project Applications Engineer
The applications engineer is responsible for the engineering and design content of projects & customer proposals for all assigned accounts. Performs all engineering calculations, expedite and process engineering changes.Direct liaison with customers for the resolution of technical matters as well as the development of products for customer projects. Responsible for interpreting design requirements and specifications and develop those into an engineered solution.
The responsibilities of this position fall into 4 main categories as detailed below
·Interpret customer enquiries into product solutions utilising company design standards and design tools to create customer proposal drawings & documents.
·Liaise internally with sales, supply chain, manufacturing when working on unique product solutions.
·Direct technical correspondence with customers to determine the scope of the enquiry and/or opportunity to ensure the optimal solutions are sought.
·Follow up on proposals with sales and report to the team during the daily review meetings.
Design Team Drafting
·Create a package of work for the designers by interpreting the scope of work for new engineering job orders, clearing up any technical issues, assisting and instructing the designers, perform all engineering calculations, examine specifications, expedite and process engineering changes.
·Perform drawing checking duties on customer approval drawings as well as manufacturing drawings.
·Support manufacturing personnel with evaluations of deviated components, corrective action investigations and other quality related activities.
·Respond to customer concerns and resolve any technical problems to ensure that company products are working effectively and the customer is satisfied with the service provided.Provide feedback to relevant company departments to determine root cause / correct and preventive actions. Create customer reports as deemed necessary.
·Build and maintain an understanding of our manufacturing capabilities and standard design practices sufficient to produce the best-cost alternative for the customer and the company.
·Supports the engineering process development through LEAN principles and design for manufacturability efforts through specific assignments as directed by the Engineering Manager or Chief Engineer.
·Actively participate in the daily review of the VMS (Visual Management System) to aid the department flow of work to meet KPI’s
·Carry out other duties that may be required to meet the developing needs of our team and the business.
·Ensure effective liaison within the Engineering group to build and maintain consistently high engineering standards, and to drive relevant product development.
·Potential for limited travel to customers or other company location.
·Any other duties required by the needs of the business.
Minimum HND (or BSc/BEng) in mechanical engineering or similar (degree preferred)
Experience in the use of 3D CAD design packages e.g. Solid Edge. Experience using ERP systems
A broad understanding of mechanical engineering, including use of analysis tools.
Skills and Experience
3-5 years relevant industry experience.
Strong computer skills and attention to detail.
Requires excellent customer contact skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as lead others.
Good commercial / business awareness.
Self-motivated / disciplined
Problem solver / decision maker.
Able to work in fast paced environment and handle multiple open projects at one time.
Excellent interpersonal / presentation skills.
Capable to make technical presentations at customers.
Proficiency with MSOffice and Windows operating systems is expected.
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