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Application Engineer - Mobile Hydraulics

WI, IL · Architecture/Engineering
Our client is a leader in manufacturing of hydraulic components and system solutions for mobile applications.  If you are looking to be a key member of a team dedicated to excellence and driven to succeed, then we have the opportunity for you.
The Systems Application Engineer will support and enable the inside and outside sales groups and other work groups by providing technical problem solving, design, and application of fluid power systems, parts, and products.


Working Conditions
Office setting, sedentary work.  Periods of sitting viewing embedded operating systems and typing on keyboard.  Heavy use of telephone with minor interruptions.  Moderate travel required with occasional overnights.    
Job Duties and Responsibilities (with percentage of time spent)
45% Problem Solving/Analytical Thinking- Analyze and make recommendations for work projects or contracts.  Develop, prepare, and present technical quotes and designs.
30% Sales Support- Coordinate and prepare technical quotes for all sales personnel.  Develop and implement operations, maintenance, and diagnostic manuals for fluid power systems sold. Supports the maintenance and publication of the internal catalog.
25% Collaboration- Participate in joint sales calls with sales representatives.  Develop and present technical capabilities or discern technical opportunities.  Oversee systems installations and other start up projects or assignments.

Perform other related duties as required

Requirements/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

-5 to 7 years hydraulic or industrial engineering experience; BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering; MS preferred.  
-Hydraulic certification required within one year of hire date. 
-Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Hydraulic and Pneumatic) certification required within two years of hire date.
-Certified Fluid Power Engineer (CFPE) certification required within two years of eligibility date.
Knowledge of:
Electrical and controls experience including PLCs
Fluid power systems, applications, and designs
Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SQL and Internet
CAD & Solidworks
Catalog process, procedures and software.
Skilled in:
Analytical problem solving
Providing customer service
Communicating effectively verbally and in writing
Organization and planning of short and long term projects/assignments
Handle multiple projects using independent judgement
Solution driven
Meet deadlines
Collaborate with a diverse group of people
Attention to detail
Key Challenges (most difficult or challenging aspects of role)
Integrating hydraulic, pneumatic, and/or electrical controls in systems.  Diagnosing system problems.  Developing customer service skills.
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Dan Hohman, Partner
Bosco-Hubert & Associates

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