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Application Engineer

Company: ITW
Location: Troy
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a global Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking, and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. ITW, with approximately 14.1 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 7 major segments with businesses in 57 countries that employ approximately 45,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 16,000 active patents. ITW StampTech Fasteners TM, serves the major OEMs and Tier suppliers in the North American automotive market. The division supplies stamped metal fasteners and engineered fastener assemblies that leverage our deep-draw stamping technologies. The annual revenue for the division is approximately $174M. Locations include Gallatin, TN, Lexington, KY & Naugatuck, CT.The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering. In addition to ITW's industry leading research and development capabilities, StampTech Fasteners TM enhances our customers' competitive advantage by:+ Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in N.A.+ Exchanging product, process, and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.+ Continually improving processes, material, and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.The Application Engineer will reside in the Troy, MI sales office and will report to the Sr. Engineering Manager. This position will be responsible for supporting the sales account managers by means of communicating technical information with the customer and internal product engineers. This position will have direct communications with customers and suppliers to obtain the best solution for projects by applying knowledge of engineering principles to develop, design, engineer and validate products. This role requires some product design for new parts and assemblies with varying degrees of complexity, and high degree of creativity, but most of the responsibility will be in working with the customer to define the application, identify the best solution and communicate with the design team on the requirements. This role requires software design and analysis capabilities, personal flexibility, and the ability to manage multiple projects and work with several stakeholders. Primary Responsibilities:+ Be the "go-to" for the sales team as a first point of contact for technical training, guidance, and customer engineering activity (project definition).+ Attend sales and engineering meetings to support product development at customer locations.+ Initial concept generation in 3D CAD to enable ongoing discussions with both internal engineering team and external customer team+ Manage and coordinate project assignments with the Sales and Engineering Teams to meet specific customer requirements. Transfer projects to the Engineering teams through clear communication of customer technical requirements.+ Ensure product designs meet or exceed customer, manufacturing, and financial requirements.+ Support customer launch activities, as necessary.+ Benchmark competitive products.+ Consolidate engineering knowledge for efficient coordination and execution of technical training presentations (external and internal).+ Coordinate technical representation for trade shows.+ Provide initial evaluation of quality concerns at local customer facilities, transfer information and insights to the Quality Department for full coordinated response.+ Perform basic testing of products in application at the Troy Office, to help build the customer relationship.+ Provide application expertise through technical sales visits at customers.+ Conduct due diligence for capital expenditures of existing parts.+ Other tasks and duties as assigned.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.+ Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience+ Driven and motivates others to excel. Curious to find new opportunities and projects.+ Strong analytical skills coupled with the ability to exercise sound judgment.+ Work efficiently without significant supervision.+ Knowledge and use in 3D Software; Solidworks preferred+ Automotive experience preferred+ Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills with ability and willingness to communicate, and work with other regions.+

Keywords: ITW, Troy , Application Engineer, Engineering , Troy, Michigan

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