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Applications Engineer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : JMLON0040
  • Location: England, West Midlands, Birmingham
  • Sector: Acoustic & Thermal, Automotive
  • Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
  • Date posted: 02/02/2017
ROLE & PURPOSE

The Customer focused Applications Engineer will work with customers, to ensure products and systems are designed and installed to the best possible standards, and liaise with all departments and customers on prompt resolution of applications issues and all new projects. You will plan you own customer visits and project workload in line with the company/ customer expectation.


REPORTS TO Customer Engineering Manager

KEY SKILLS SUMMARY - Qualified mechanical engineer - Refined communication skills - IT proficient - On site test capability - UK based with overseas travel



DUTIES

1.Initial concept design for all new projects

2. Visiting customers and liaising with their engineering/ design/ quality departments to work on new and upgraded product specifications, investigating and resolving any applications issues.

3. Visiting customers premises to inspect and review products installation to ensure compliance with installation guidelines and best practice.

4. Carrying out simple product test on customer vehicles

5. During customer visits, meeting with all Departments to ensure the organisation is meeting customer expectations.

6. Conducting thermal calculations and investigations necessary for the correct specification/ application of components.

7. Creating test plans for given projects, working with the company Research & Development and Installations departments for instrumentation of products or vehicles to facilitate validation tests, e.g., in vehicle thermal performance test, vibration measurements, etc.

8. Managing all customer projects through the Engineering process for given customers

9. Ensuring the best practices and procedures are maintained and adhered to

10. Any other duties deemed appropriate by senior management



QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE

Minimum qualification of Degree in a mechanical engineering discipline

Ability to use a 3D modelling system

Sound knowledge of drawing principles

Computer literate, minimum competent in the use of MS Office - Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Full understanding of Microsoft Outlook, using calendar and task process

Experience in industry in a mechanical engineering environment

Experience in design advantageous

Basic electrical knowledge

Automotive experience, preferably including some heavy goods background

Ability to demonstrate competence in an applications environment

Experience of testing vehicles and using data logging equipment required

Knowledge of vibration and pressure flow testing


PERSON SPECIFICATION

Must be a good communicator both written and verbally

Driver's license essential - must be prepared to drive to all UK sites and drive overseas (European mainland/ North America)

A good listener, observant, enthusiastic about investigating and solving problems

Comfortable with a hands on approach, but also able to step back and see the overall picture

Keen to face constant fresh challenges

Confident and enthusiastic about foreign travel and able to work outside the UK

Ability to communicate with staff and customers at all levels

Enthusiastic and dedicated


WORK LOCATION

Based from Birmingham, travel will be required as/ when necessary. There are also likely to be some antisocial hours, particularly while and working at customers' sites or at any other location required by the needs of our business and our customers.

For more information about this role please contact our London office