Application Engineer (Automation)

Cleveland, Ohio
04 Oct 2016
24 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Digital Factory (DF)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Factory Automation
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Senior Level

Req ID 155879
Required Education Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Location OH - Cleveland
Required Travel 30%

Division Description
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The Siemens Digital Factory Division offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.

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Job Description
Position Overview
Siemens Industry - Factory Automation business unit has an Application Engineer position available. The position serves as the technical lead for regional sales opportunities and provides customers and account representatives with technical product advice and demonstration support during pre-sales discussions. The area of regional support is the Cleveland and northern Ohio area.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a strong team providing the best end to end industrial automation solutions in the market.  Siemens is leading the charge in providing innovative solutions to bolster the manufacturing renaissance in the US.
• Applies acquired process, product and/or equipment knowledge based on current industry trends, best practices, performance, price and functionality.

• Completes technical product advice for the development and implementation of customer solutions. Prepares and presents detailed technical proposals, including product demonstrations and product prototypes.

• Reviews/analyzes specification costs of installations to determine changes/revisions resulting in lower design/manufacturing costs and increase profitability.

• Proposes specific products and value engineering adaptations with cost-effective results, meeting customer needs.

• Prepares and presents customer needs plan to company teams to assure complete plan is feasible within cost, time, and environment constraints.

• Consults with appropriate groups in preparation of proposals for complex domestic and international installations.

• Prepares explanation to enable proper interpretation and evaluation of specifications, performance characteristics, or other technical data.

• Performs complex hardware and/or software design consultation in accordance with customer/project needs.

• Provides periodic knowledge transfer events with channel partners.

• Provide one-on-one support and assist customers through applications from concept through completion.

Required knowledge/skills, Education, and Experience
An Application Engineer is experienced in automation architectures involving multiple products and technologies and has comprehensive knowledge in architecting complex solutions.
• Technical Skills Required
o PLC's
o Networking
o HMI Panels
o PC Based Automation
o Safety
o Drives/Motion

• Engineering Soft Skills Required
o Solution fitting
o Proof of concept
o Tech selling
o Mentoring

• BS in electrical/computer/mechanical engineering or computer science
• Typically 5-10 years of experience in automation/motion systems and demonstration of key responsibilities and knowledge as presented above.
• Travel 30%

Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

Offer of employment with Siemens is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, disability status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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