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Application Engineer performs functions to design new models, products or adaptations of existing products or mechanisms to provide customers with

value added engineering solutions that increase the company’s profitability and market share. Responsibilities Responsible for technical studies, preparation of specifications and technical plans and product testing in accordance with engineering principles, company standards and customer requirements. Designs new product as customer requirements dictate, performs and supervises detail work, checks and maintains engineering documentation and personnel to meet customer goals. Works from research samples and verbal and written instructions. Coordinates development and design with customer research engineering, tooling and manufacturing. Follows up on the building of design models and life test models utilizing CAD, virtual prototyping and other similar technology. Follows laboratory and field tests and develops appropriate new ideas. Schedules and manages engineering projects to process several projects simultaneously through product design, laboratory, quality assurance testing and design of instrumentation, Failure mode Engineering Analysis, SPC analysis and time/cost efficiency studies. Develops and verifies estimates of product development and production operation costs to meet customer requirements including material and tooling specifications, machine and human resource requirements. Communicates with suppliers to establish requirements and parameters of required equipment or services; obtains quotations, delivery and conditions; summarizes and recommends options for approval by management; and places orders, follows up and inspects/accepts items upon delivery. May occasionally supervise one or more engineering support personnel; consults with sales, service or customer to discuss product requirements and specifications when design or manufacturing problems are involved. Determines and reviews long-term plans with the Engineering Manager and General Manager to achieve objectives of the company and customers. May perform patent-related as required. Follow all Safety, Environmental, and Quality policies and guidelines. Other duties may be assigned or required for this position.