Experts in the development and manufacture of precision fasteners,
components and systems, specializing in thin sheet attachment solutions.

Applications Engineer

Title: Applications Engineer
Location: Galway, Ireland
Job Type: Full Time
Relocation Allowance: No

Job Summary:

PennEngineering® is a leader in the design and manufacture of specialty self-clinch fasteners and are committed to providing quality, value added products and services. The PEM Europe Applications Engineering Department is responsible for the design, development and commercialization of innovative fastening solutions for European and global markets. This fulltime position within our Applications Engineering Team requires a self-motivated individual that can identify new application opportunities and conceptualize new ways to solve fastening problems for our customers. Responsibilities include all activities related to the selection, specification and sale of the company’s products and solutions.

Essential Functions:
• Design, develop, introduce, modify, improve, and/or advance fastening solutions to potential customers who may have an application but who have not yet identified a suitable solution.
• Support sales activity for key customers with calls and visits as necessary.
• Coordinate testing required for prototypes, pilot production and final customer acceptance.
• Coordinate all development activities with Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality, Finance, PEMSERTER® Installation and Sales & Marketing.
• Generate manufacturing costs and submit to pricing co-ordinator.
• Provide technical support to customers/distributors and to Regional Managers.
• Generate, lead and conduct training sessions with either distributor or customers as appropriate.

Other:
• Undertake research to support the learning of new processes, products and technologies.

Other Duties:
• Communicate with all levels of support functions including management.
• Train groups of people in new technologies, processes and products.
• Travel to promote the organisations application engineering product development offering, new product releases, visit customers and Authorised Distributors as necessary.

Requirements:
• Third level degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
• 3-5 years engineering experience.
• Project management skills with proven experience.
• Application Engineering skills with proven track record solving problems and working in cross functional teams bringing concepts from idea to market.
• Proficient with Solid Modelling software (Pro/E preferred), Microsoft Office and Project Management tools.
• Experience with engineering tools such as SPC.
• Experience using Business software (ERP systems, JDE preferred).
• Finite Element Analysis, desirable.
• Must be able to use laboratory testing tools as required (e.g. hand tools, tensile tester, hardness test equipment).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interpret and communicate data accurately.
• Flexibility in schedule to allow for travel.

PennEngineering offers a competitive salary based on experience, an air-conditioned work environment, benefits package including health insurance, 401 (k), tuition reimbursement and the opportunity for growth.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and salary requirement. No relocation assistance is available for this position. EOE M/F.

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