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Applications Engineer

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Job ID: JRA20912
Date Posted: Mar 23, 2023
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industry & Distribution
Company Name: JR Automation
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Remote: No

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Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for conceptual development, pricing and writing detailed technical proposals for all types of customized Automation projects as well as Build to Print projects.
  • In projects where technical complexity is large, will involve key members of engineering management in pricing and conceptual layout.
  • Assists engineers and other technical staff in design and development of products, systems, processes and equipment by analyzing technical problems and working closely to customer specifications
  • Involves third party vendors and suppliers in the quoting process, where necessary
  • Travels to the customer’s site to assist in project or product development, working with engineering design specifications, objectives and standards
  • Provides sales presentations to customer personnel, when required
  • Obtains and prepares detailed estimates of time, quantities, labour and material costs required for work areas such as; product design, testing, machine building, equipment installations and manufacturing processes
  • Assembles and collects all necessary technical information and customer specifications from engineering and sales & marketing, in order to prepare detailed proposals
  • Analyzes material and writes in clear, concise language for initial draft. Then selects, organizes, edits and revises proposal
  • Makes sure proposal is sent to customer by most efficient route to ensure it arrives on or before deadline date
  • Assigned special projects in support of engineering and sales & marketing
  • Define scope of work adequately enough in proposal to allow project manager and project team to begin work on system
  • Prepare cost estimate and release to PM at the beginning of project

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent successful experience in a similar controls industry role.
  • At least 2 years of experience utilizing 3D CAD, Pro Engineer and/or SolidWorks preferred. 
  • 3+ years of working experience with conceptualizations, bills of material, sheet metal, fixtures, and machine design is required.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in Microsoft Visio and AutoCad
  • Read architectural, mechanical and electrical blueprints and have a solid understanding of basic electrical and mechanical control systems
  • Strong communication, Interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Able to travel
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