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Senior Engineer, Applications

Date: Oct 19, 2021

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Company: Voith Group

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About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.


For the Voith US Inc., Application Engineering PM department, we are looking for:


Senior Engineer, Applications  
Appleton, WI

 

JOB PROFILE SUMMARY   

            

The Senior Application Engineer generates proposals for Voith Paper, Products & Services. The Senior Application Engineer is responsible for technical / sales support for the Paper Machine division’s products and services to the US, Mexican and Canadian customers, helping them understand how those products & services will support their needs. The Senior Application Engineer will develop the knowledge base and skill level of less experienced personnel.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Prepare budgetary and firm quotations, as required.
    • 60% of time spent
  • Provide technical support to our Regional Sales Managers in the US and Canada, and our Sales Agency in Mexico in order to help customers understand how Voith Paper can serve their needs.
    • 30% of time spent
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    • 10% of time spent
  • The requirements listed in this job description are representative of the management’s assignment of essential function, with knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

     

SUCCESS FACTORS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required)

Understand Voith Paper products and benefits

 

  • Communicate with product managers for training on products.
  • Learn details of mechanical and process features of products.
  • Pursue discussion with customers and colleagues to learn how the products will benefit the customer.

 

Determine which products meet customer needs

  • Prepare cost effective rebuild proposals which meet the customer’s objectives
  • Support sales team with technical presentations

 

Provide feedback to Voith Product managers

  • Determine product competitiveness, competitors activities

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Relevant mechanical engineering experience with equipment supplier or engineering experience working in a paper mill
  • Skilled in communications with customers and colleagues with an ability to focus on benefit based approaches / solutions
  • Self-starter who can develop projects independently and build up necessary team / support from a wide range of resources within Voith Paper
  • Traveling is expected from the position (25%) with nights away from home

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED

  • BS or equivalent in mechanical engineering

 

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

 

Primary

  • Experience with heavy machinery design (preferably in the paper industry)
  • Understanding of the paper industry with emphasis on the paper machine
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Self-starter, takes initiative

 

Secondary (Nice to have but not absolutely necessary)

  • Experience with estimating (cost and labor)
  • CAD experience (AutoCAD preferable)
  • Competent in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint
  • A basic knowledge of equipment safety requirements (OSHA)

 

Physical Demands -

* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.

Voith US Inc. is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry including people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), Veterans, people of any age or family status. We embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive of thought and talent.


Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh