Applications/Design Engineer

Actuant Corporation
Menomonee Falls
Jul 17, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Power-Packer engineers and manufactures a robust and innovative line of hydraulic position and motion control products that have become the gold standard in excellence for tilting, latching, leveling, lifting and stabilizing systems used in many of today's most demanding markets. A majority of Power-Packer hydraulic components and systems are custom designed to meet precision specifications. Power-Packer serves customers throughout the world, including OEMs and Tier 1s in diverse end-markets. To best meet the needs of a global customer base, company headquarters are strategically located in the United States and The Netherlands, with support from manufacturing plants in the U.S., The Netherlands, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, China and India. Power-Packer also includes Yvel, a manufacturer of latches located in France.

Power-Packer is wholly owned by Actuant Corporation. Actuant Corporation is a diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the Company's website at , or visit the links below:

Job Title Location Summary - basic function of the role

The Application/Design Engineer for serves as a technical consultant with our customers who also develops product designs that solve their needs. The position is responsible for confirming specifications, standards, and changes required to design and deliver new or improved products. Specifically, use technical aptitude to lead the design, development, and implementation of our hydraulic based products to satisfy the specific application requirements and customer specifications.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Deliver exceptional customer service working with customer, sales and manufacturing representatives to answer questions and to confirm technical functionality for products based on technical area of expertise.
  • Assist in solving technical problems that the customer has while using the product.
  • Present ideas and information accurately and explain industry jargon in a clean manner to customer
  • Design components, assemblies, and hydraulic circuits for customer requests.
  • Controls and hydraulic integeration with customer equipment.
  • ERP system entering and maintenance.
  • Skills and Competencies
  • Job requires the ability to influence across multiple business areas including sales, business development, and with the end customer directly to facilitate and gather technical information about the client's needs.
  • Requires in-depth technical aptitude, strong data analysis and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving or "solutions seeking" approach to provide a high level of technical expertise in a prompt and timely and deliver customer service to exceed customer needs.
  • Innovation, Continuous Improvement, Effective Communication Competencies
  • Proficient at working independently and as part of a team environment
  • Ability to accept, handle, manage, and respond to RFQs, orders, and questions from customers
  • Creating mechanical 3D and 2D drawings in Solidworks through EPDM
  • GD&T dimensioning conventio
  • Oracle ERP system usage and familiarity
  • Hydraulics knowledge
  • Hydrualic control knowledge
  • Mechanical appitude
  • Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, and a minimum of three (3) years hydraulic experience with some controls related exposure.
  • Prior experience working in a customer service/support or customer facing role and the ability to demonstrate timely communication, interaction and follow-up/follow-through skills to deliver exceptional customer engagement.
  • Solidworks training
  • Work Environment

    Position will be in an office environment, manufacturing assembly, manufacturing machining and field based locations depending on customer interface required.

    If you're looking for a unique, exciting career with variety and potential for growth, Actuant offers challenges & extraordinary rewards for people on a global scale. Choose opportunity - choose Actuant!

    EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer *LI-JH1 Job Location Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular