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Senior Applications Engineer

Company: Pacific Design Technologies, Inc.
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: July 6, 2019

Job Description:

Must be able to legally work in the United States SUMMARY: The senior application engineer will be responsible for providing expert level technical support for the Business Development Department within PDT. The successful candidate will be in charge of the initial design and proposal activities for all PDT product lines which are selected to meet a program's needs. He/she will review material specifications, statement of works, compliance / testing matrices and select products that meet customer needs and budgets. He/she will compose and make detailed presentations to customers and their management team to condition them towards the purchase and use of PDT technology over the competition. The senior application engineer will also provide expert training to employees in his organization and to clients when needed. He will coordinate and sometimes lead innovation projects for better product reliability develop business relations with outside vendors for equipment selection activities and work to generate the most cost effective solution for both PDT and its customer. The senior applications engineer will participate in both workload issues and pricing strategies. ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following: Assist Regional Sales Managers in developing PDT technical solutions for customer inquiries. Assist both the Manager of Advanced Product Design and RSMs in lead qualification, account strategy, proposal preparation and subsequent proposal follow up with the customer. Act as a technical liaison between PDT Engineering and the customer during the pre-proposal, proposal and contract hand-off phases. Assist the RSMs and the BD Director in developing strategies to increase sales revenue, to include formation and execution of specific IRAD programs. Participate in the weekly BD status call with the RSMs and in the semiannual bookings forecast reviews. Travel with RSMs to customer sites for sales and program meetings. POSITION CRITERIA: Education and Experience: A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with 3-5 years of related experience in a technical capacity is required. The senior application engineer should be familiar with aerospace/military standards and have a working experience with 3D modeling software, such as Solidworks. A working familiarity with fluid handling equipment, rotating machinery, thermal management/HVAC equipment, pneumatics and/or hydraulics is desired. He/she should also process strong communication skills, both written and oral for interacting with vendors, customers, and internal PDT personnel. He/she must be able to work effectively in a team environment with other PDT engineers and program managers, have advanced problem-solving abilities and work independently with minimal supervision. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: He/she must be able to work effectively in a team environment with other PDT engineers and program managers, have advanced problem-solving abilities and work independently with minimal supervision as a team member Requires strong interpersonal communications (written and verbal) with a positive attitude and ability to motivate others. Ability to prioritize workload and complete tasks in a timely manner and on schedule. Ability to communicate in a clear, polite and courteous manner. Requires a high level of accuracy and attention to detail with ability to organize and maintain proprietary files and records. Ability to maintain flexibility and adaptability to deal with changing conditions and requirements. Requires ability to effectively read and interpret documentation, i.e., drawings, specifications, contracts, agreements, government notices, company operating procedures, etc. Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles Tools Used: Personal computer and software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio) Standard office equipment; telephone, copier, facsimile machine, calculator, and others as required. Overtime and time pressure are common during peak periods Interested applicants should apply by sending cover letter, resume and salary requirements. We look forward to hearing from qualified applicants.

Keywords: Pacific Design Technologies, Inc., Santa Barbara , Senior Applications Engineer, Engineering , Santa Barbara, California

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