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Application Engineer

Summary

Salary : £35,000 To £39,000
Location : West Midlands
Job type : Permanent


Job Description

Midas Selection are currently working with a leading supplier of bespoke, polymer-based sealing solutions and precision seals. The business employ approximately 50 people operating within key market segments of Defence, Oil & Gas, Industrial and Automotive.

Together we are recruiting for an Application Engineer who will be reporting into the Technical Manager. The role is primarily an interface with the customer concerning all technical matters related to the businesses sealing products, the aim of the Application Engineering function is to facilitate the application of the companies products into customer’s product by providing technical advice, directly or via the sales teams about the specification, suitability or design of seals in the relevant operating conditions as defined by the customer or end user.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Giving technical advice and recommendations regarding the specific customer application, often involving visits to/by customers, normally with, but on occasion without, external sales representation
• Initiating and coordinating additional activities such as testing and FEA in support of customer needs
• Producing CAD drawings when necessary to support technical proposals
• Ensuring that manufacturing teams have all available and necessary information to allow fit for function when designing or specifying a product
• Ensuring proposed solutions will achieve technical compliance against customer, and/or international specifications
• Working with customers, UK customer service teams, central quality and suppliers on technical non-conformances to identify root cause and prevent recurrence
• Representing the marketing company at technical meetings with Company and external suppliers
• Conducting technical presentations and training for both customers and internal staff on the product range and capabilities

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

• An engineering or other relevant technical qualification to HND or higher coupled with a number of years’ experience in an industry sector relevant to the business
• Knowledge of sealing systems preferred
• Possessing a high level of technical awareness, particularly with regard to hydraulic and pneumatic systems
• Ability to comprehend engineering drawings and technical specifications with an eye for detail and quality
• Excellent analytical skills, preferably including investigation and reporting techniques such as 8D and 5 Why
• Operational knowledge of latest CAD (eg NX) systems
• Operational knowledge of FEA (eg Abaqus) preferred
• Project management and customer facing interpersonal skills, including conflict management
• Enjoys working in a team, but not afraid to use initiative and take ownership