Applications Engineer - Lansing, MI
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
A local Lansing company who is a leader in the foundry industry is looking for a qualified candidate to fill an Application Engineer position.
The Application Engineer analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare time, cost and labor estimates for products, projects or services by performing the following duties. All managers, supervisors, and employees are responsible for supporting company quality policies and initiatives, as well as promoting and supporting continuous improvement efforts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Writes estimates for foundry and other equipment.
-Reviews Sales inquiry report along with customer specifications, if any. Obtains any needed clarification.
-Obtains quotations from the outside when necessary or if time permits.
-Writes detailed estimates using appropriate software.
-Makes proposal drawings for foundry and other equipment.
-Prepares conceptual drawings of systems and equipment for presentation to the customer when required.
-Makes drawings on AutoCAD to enable drawing elements to be reused in the future.
-Writes proposals for foundry and other equipment.
-Writes budget or firm proposals describing the estimated systems and equipment.
-Uses appropriate software when feasible to reduce retyping.
-Includes in firm proposals items such as terms and conditions, description of acceptance test, etc.
-Makes trips to prospective customer plants as required.
-Makes trips when necessary to obtain information for preparing an estimate.
-Makes trips with Sales Account Representatives when necessary, to help present the proposal.
-Reviews estimates to Purchase Order for compliance.
-Ensures RSC receives signed proposal from customer upon order/prior to order confirmation.
-Enters estimates into Syteline
-Sets up Kick-off meeting with Manufacturing and other departments to review order. Project is handed off to Project Management.
-Follows up jobs to back check estimates.
-Reviews job cost summary sheets periodically to compare actual to estimated Costs.
-Investigates reasons for deviations.
-Reviews Findings with dept manager.
- Incorporate findings in future estimates.
-Bachelor s degree (B.S.) in Engineering or equivalent from four-year College or technical school; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.