Application Engineer  

 

What we do:

Schwing Bioset exists to pioneer and develop high performance, material handling solutions, and is dedicated to serving the wastewater, mining and industrial markets with specialized products and engineered solutions. Our products are presently installed in a wide variety of custom engineered and highly specialized applications including wastewater treatment plants, mines, power plants, dredging, refineries, pharmaceutical facilities, and chemical processing plants in both US and international markets.

 

Position Overview: 

Reporting to the Technology Manager, the Applications Engineer will be responsible to support sales activities and manage multiple specific projects through their entire life cycle from initial equipment design and selection, budget proposals, drawing generation, specification writing, firm price bid estimates to commissioning of sold projects. The ability to work closely with engineering, sales, service, contractors & end users and ensure project is designed & delivered on time, within budget, and meeting the customers’ specifications is critical.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Project Management (75% of the role)
  • Manage project from sale to final acceptance
  • Primary contact to interface with Sales, Customer and Design Engineering Firm for up front PM work and Design Engineer, Customer, Contractor, SBI Engineering, and SBI Service through project execution
  • Review engineering submittals and coordinate with Owner and Contractor for acceptance for project execution PM work
  • Field/Vendor inspections as necessary, up to 25% of the time
  • Use salesforce.com and Microsoft projects to manage projects
  • Technical Sales Support (25% of the role)
  • Develop pricing, proposals, and work with Engineering to help develop sales drawings
  • Develop and review project specifications and drawings
  • Size, select and confirm applicability of equipment being offered
  • Visit job sites to ensure proper dimensions and lay out
  • Provide final bid estimates


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Technically competent
  • Technical writing
  • Exude confidence to customers and contractors
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be able to read through technical specs and then write up a project scope letter or an internal order and create an abbreviated document
  • High spatial reasoning skills
  • Able to read and interpret drawings
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Spanish Speaking – a big plus!


Experience Required: 

  • Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, or Civil) or sufficient hands on application experience in the industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Background in Wastewater Treatment Plant Design or Mining preferred
  • Background in construction
  • Experience with purchasing
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Computer Literate – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP and ACAD/inventor experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Ability to travel to job sites and SBI offices (25% - 50%)

 

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