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Application Engineer I

Company: Regal Rexnord Europe
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Regal Rexnord Corporation (RRX) is approximately a $5B publicly traded global manufacturer of electric motors and controls, electrical components and power transmission products serving customers around the world in the general industrial, consumer, commercial construction, food & beverage, and alternative energy end markets, among others. Regal Rexnord sells its products and solutions to OEMs, through distributors, and directly to end-users. The company has approximately 29,000 global associates with significant operations in the US, Mexico, Europe, China, and India. Regal Rexnord Corporation is the result of a merger between Regal Beloit Corporation and Rexnord's PMC business which was completed in 2021. The headquarters for Regal Rexnord is located in Beloit, WI with an executive satellite office in Rosemont, IL.You may not know it, but Regal Rexnord impacts your life every day. Our products enable the fans in HVAC systems that keep us comfortable; the power source that keeps smart buildings running; the agricultural and food service equipment that keeps us fed; and the conveyer systems that keep e-commerce flowing.Our business purpose is to create a better tomorrow by energy-efficiently converting power into motion. For us, this means creating innovative solutions while focused on both customer needs and our commitment to sustainability. Join our team to create your better tomorrow.Regal Rexnord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, marital status, citizenship status (unless required by the applicable law or government contract), disability or protected veteran status or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Regal is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforceDescription This position can be based in Milwaukee, WI or Cambridge, MD Position Summary: As an industrial application engineer in the Regal Rexnord conveying team, you will serve as the technical liaison for the valued and highly-valued customers, district managers and customer service representatives who contact you for assistance. This will involve translating customer drawings, specifications, and detailed requests into product solutions that meet the customer's application needs. In this role, you will create quote and selection tools, technical sales documents & presentations, and training material to educate end users, distributors and colleagues about our product offering and selection. Application Engineers frequently travel to customer and distributor sites to introduce new products, discuss application solutions, troubleshoot installations, create complete product BOMs, and support our sales team. You will handle technical complaints, which may involve recommending product selections or running chain pull calculations to differentiate between application concerns and potential quality issues. You will be a source for new product development as you engage with end users and OEMs to create novel solutions in the beverage, material handling and conveyor market. Lastly, application engineering is integral in product line simplification as we merge together two large conveying suppliers into one material solutions provider. Major Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage in automotive pulse call with global team
  • Coordinate with European industrial segment to create stratetic plans for growing our presense in the automotive and industrial conveyance segment
  • Follow strategic industrial initiatives, such as on-site support for conversion for automotive manufacturing factories from Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) to Electirc Vehicles (EV)
  • BOM development and budgetary estimates based on customer specifications
  • Support Cambridge wire belt division with special projects, targeting growth in solar panel manufacturing
  • Involvement & alignment with key automotive OEMs & Customers to collaborate in component specifications and new product development
  • Give advice to colleagues (customer service and sales), distributors, OEMs, end users, etc, via phone/email. On-site visits are also common within the contiguous United States and Canada
  • Cooperate and communicate with sales about new business opportunities, application solutions, training, lunch & learns, etc.
  • Support sales in project/product discussions, product introductions, and provide technical recommendations
  • Make slide decks about our products/applications/projects and present them on line or on-site
  • Cooperate in the creation of documents and programs concerning the conveying products and their appropriate usage. Including, but not limited to: Product Catalog (Smart Guide), engineering manual, case histories, calculation software, declarations/certificates, etc.
  • Investigate claims (visiting customer sites if necessary) at the request of sales, quality control, R&D, production, external laboratories, etc. Site visits will often include detailed reports with observations, actions taken, conclusions and advice
  • Perform line audits on specific subjects like run-dry, BOM development, cleaning optimization, etc.
  • Research new technologies in the market and report interesting opportunities for development. This may include initiating ideas for new products and improvement of existing products, building them through product engineering, design, and R&D to realize the project
  • Collect reference information on site, as much as possible supported by pictures/video, to develop recommendations and solutions to application concerns
  • Participate in exhibitions and trade shows where necessary
  • Training of new colleagues with sales, customer service and engineering roles
  • Support sales, new hire, and training initiatives with our distribution partners
  • Support plant operations with cost-saving initaitves and a continuous improvement culture
  • Escalate sales opportunities to account executives when discovered Qualifications Qualifications - Internal Required Education / Experience / Skills:
    • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline and/or 3-years + of equivalent, related experience
    • Demonstrated organizational skills with an emphasis on details and documentation
    • Ability to travel and work at a customer site for extended periods of time
    • Be a well appreciated engineering sparring partner for our customers who are developing new solutions using our products
    • Strong relationship and team-building skills, including conflict resolution
    • Be eager to learn and look further than just the main question when communicating with or visiting the customer
    • Be a customer-facing contact who can quickly react to claims and requests, engaging other departments if necessary to be able to service the customer with speed
    • Cooperate with sales colleagues and specialists and engage with our global engineering team
    • Request training where applicable to improve your knowledge
    • Microsoft Office applications, Teams, One Drive/Sharepoint... Past SAP or Oracle experience is a plus! Travel:
      • Travel to North-American customer locations is required. -25-50% Language:
        • Fluent in English (written and spoken) - the ideal candidate will also have basic proficiency in at least one other language

Keywords: Regal Rexnord Europe, Milwaukee , Application Engineer I, Professions , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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