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Application Engineer - Systems (Ground Road Vehicles)

Apply Job ID REF7486T Date posted 09/27/2022 Address 14000 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

* SMART PEOPLE   * SMART IDEAS   * SMART CHOICE

A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.

Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.

Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.

By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.

 


Specialized role for highly collaborative Ground vehicle test system mechanical engineer  with design expertise to work between the customer and the plant.  Will have an interest and experience with understanding of Vehicle Dynamics.

Knowledge and experience working with:

  • Vehicle performance testing
  • Risk Analysis
  • Design Review 
  • Customer interaction  
  • Cost price margin 
  • Electric Vehicles experience
  • Technical background
  • Design experience providing solutions

Education:

  • BS degree in engineering/technical discipline or equivalent work experience.  
  • 3-5 years of progressively demanding technical experience

Travel 20%-30% 

Will have the legal right to work in the USA and not require ongoing sponsorship   

Primary Objective

To provide pre-sales technical support and leadership. Creates MTS value by leading the translation of customer requirements into a proposed technical solution. Serves as the technical resource on MTS standard, aftermarket, and/or custom product testing applications.

Major Areas of Accountability

  • Provides technical qualification criteria to Sales regarding systems, according to established standards.  May provide guidance to Sales on technically complex sales leads.
  • Gathers information to thoroughly understand the customer’s technical requirements, specifications and needs.  Establishes technical credibility with the prospective customer.
    • Defines prospect’s technical problems.
    • Converts prospect’s desired solutions into specifications and requirements.
    • Evaluates technical content and provides recommendations regarding cost and risk of pursuit.
  • Directly, or through a technical pursuit team, creates proposed solutions demonstrating MTS’ value to the prospective customer.
    • Document and communicate prospect’s specifications for products or systems to engineering and project management as required.
    • Ensures concept design, feasibility assessments, cost estimates, and other elements of the solution are well-understood and completed in a timely manner.
    • Assists Sales in demonstrations, prototypes, reference cases, etc. to help MTS and the prospective customer understand the solution as it is being developed.  
    • May supply value-added external solution, where appropriate.
    • Provides technical content for the proposal and provides it to the selling team.
    • Conducts risk analysis, risk mitigation plan and communicates appropriately
    • Provide input on pricing and sales strategy based on market knowledge
    • Provide acceptance criteria or commissioning statement.
    • With the FAM or Service, define a Service maintenance strategy for the opportunity.
    • Identify Sensor offerings where applicable.
  • Responsible for a clean hand-off on new projects to Operations.  May participate in design reviews of an engineered system with the customer to finalize all details.
  • Plans and conducts effective customer presentations, as required, in partnership with Sales.  
  • Participates in negotiations, as required, by providing input on the technical aspects of the proposed solution.
    • Guides customer through the technical solution, if needed.
    • Adjusts cost and/or risk assessment during negotiations.
    • Manages technical changes.  Informs sales leader if proposed solution is modified beyond pre-established guidelines. 
  • May assist in conceiving, refining and implementing marketing tools/techniques (brochures, video, trade shows, etc.) used to promote products and capabilities
  • Participates in professional societies and society committees to stay informed of latest testing trends, to build MTS industry knowledge and to influence testing standards, as applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with a high degree of personal discipline
  • This is a global role, with expected travel averaging 10 to 50%, domestic and international.
  • Technical aptitude and decision-making
  • BS degree in engineering/technical discipline or equivalent work experience.  
  • 3-5 years of progressively demanding technical experience

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

MTS is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, MTS is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

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