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Aftermarket Parts Engineer

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0003941
Date Posted: Sep 26, 2021
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Company Name: Sullair, LLC
Profession (Job Category): GeneralGeneral Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The Aftermarket Parts Engineer coordinates project management of sales orders between the customer, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing and billing from order entry to shipping.  Follow-up with the customer after shipment to ensure that equipment purchased operates properly and in accordance with the job specifications.

Duties and responsibilities:

Assist Aftermarket Parts Techs with advanced technical inquiries

  • Motors
  • Electronics
  • Communications

Assist with quoting, design, and procurement of customer field retrofit kits

  • Coordinate with engineering to ensure the intent of the scope is met
  • Develop instructions for kits as needed for field installation

Responsible for Aftermarket Parts Tech training / customer & distributor training

  • How to locate the correct parts required
  • How to use SmartEquip
  • Drive manual accuracy & updates as required with engineering
  • NPD Liaison driving manual and kit consistency (help drive standard processes)

Drive departmental standard work

  • Quoting
  • Define processes and develop tools
  • Align policies for phase in and phase out of Parts
  • Centrifugal parts


Ideal candidates would have field service experience with air compressors or similar rotating equipment assemblies.

Full understanding of air compressor components and functionality


  • Bachelor or Associate Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • 5-7 years field service experience with rotary screw / centrifugal air compressors

Professional experience:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude, knowledge/previous experience in air compressors and ancillary equipment
  • Good troubleshooting ability
  • Understanding of Bill of Materials and MRP systems/ Engineering EN process
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office software and ERP systems (JDE and SAP preferred)
  • Experienced with project management methodologies and software (Gaant Chart)
  • Strong communication skills to work cross-functionally on product issue resolution
  • Ability to travel, as needed (centrifugals)

Key behaviors:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, adapt to changing business conditions, and work well across all levels of the organization
  • Self- Motivated and Assertive
  • Strong interpersonal and active listening skills
  • Candidate must work well in a team environment
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Must be results-oriented, high energy, and a representative of the Sullair Values.

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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