Power Designers USA LLC

Applications Engineer

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Power Designers USA LLC is power electronics firm specializing in developing new and innovative battery charger technologies for the forklift and motive industry. Power Designers (PD) is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent communication, organizational, and personnel skills to fill the position of Application Engineer.

The Application Engineer will work in conjunction with Sales & Marketing to assure the correct application, installation, and usage of Power Designers products. They will acts as the primary liaison between Power Designers engineering and end customers

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Analyzes battery data gathered by PowerTrac and other battery data recorders to determine battery usage information and to provide recommendations on charger and battery application and usage.*
  • Interfaces with Sales staff and in some cases customers to verify correct product setup prior to shipment.*
  • Travels to customer sites to assess installation options and/or to perform or assist in the installation of PD products.*
  • Performs training on PD products.*
  • Assists Engineering with customized installations and provides customer support for customized applications.*
  • Writes or assists in the writing of User manuals, application notes, and sales proposals.
  • Maintains current knowledge of industry status and trends.
  • Responsible for the quoting of installations.
  • Assists marketing with analysis of new markets and applications.
  • Other duties as assigned
*Essential Function
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Assist the PD Service department with identifying, hiring, and supervising of individuals or organizations to assist with the installation of PD products at customer sites.
 
Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, customer specifications, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and operation/procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to interpret highly technical information and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical customers.
 
Math Ability:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to analyze, interpret, and manipulate data to understand and share data with others.
 
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, audible sounds, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
 
Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and Visual Source Safe Explorer, and familiarity with basic mechanical drafting and solid modeling using SolidWorks.
 
Education/Experience:
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with 3 years of experience in customer support of an OEM product.
OR
An Associate Degree in Electronics or Electro-Mechanics with 7 years of experience in customer support of an OEM product.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work environment is a mix of office and factory/warehouse.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals. The footing during installations is occasionally cluttered.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The positions is located in our Madison, Wisconsin location.

Submit your cover letter and resume to careers@powerdesigners.com.

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