Application Engineer

Hire Quality Strategies (an MCM co) - Monee, IL

Application Engineer Position

Attention recent college grads - great opportunity to get your foot in the door with a major manufacturer.  

Candidates will provide analysis of customer specifications to create complete equipment or to update sales proposals including technical, commercial and pricing aspects for railcar maintenance/lifting equipment. The Application Engineer will provide support or direction to all other departments involved after receipt of order through product shipment and installation.


  • Performs application engineering for Requests for Proposal (RFP’s) for equipment product lines and defines the proposed scope of work.
  • Develops estimates and/or assists Estimator for RFP’s for various equipment product lines and with costing databases used for estimating. 
  • Prepares and reviews proposals for various equipment product lines.
  • Reviews customer supplied specifications and open vendor proposals.
  • Provides project management support during the product engineering/manufacturing/start-up process.
  • Develops equipment manuals.
  • Works closely with other Product Group staff, salespeople, outside vendors, customers, and other departments.
  • Supports customer service and warranty issues and related job duties.
  • Supports overall company performance goals.
  • Uses Microsoft Office (incl. Excel, Word), ManFact (ERP), drawing system (AutoCAD).


  • 2-4 years of college with an associates or bachelors degree in ME, MET, EE, EET or equivalent related field experience required.
  • Mechanical and electrical knowledge of various components required.
  • Ability to size mechanical components, including electric motors, gearing, couplings, and shafting, etc. May perform equipment layout function as part of the application effort.
  • Ability to read and understand machinery and structural drawings, customer-supplied specifications, codes and industry standards.
  • Prior experience in large industrial equipment or structural steel industries is a plus.
  • Ability to travel as needed, typically a partial day up to 3 days, 1-10 times/year.
  • Occasional work in a manufacturing environment in a technical support role (ability to climb on heavy equipment that may be elevated 30-50 feet required).
  • The ideal candidate must be a good communicator, both verbal and written.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Performs other duties as assigned. Participates in Continuous Improvement and 6S.


Posted On: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Compensation: $50,000.00

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