Application Engineer

Lincolnshire, IL
Job Requisition: 6923

Application Engineer II (Direct Hire)


Job Requisition: 6923

Description for Application Engineer II:

The Application Engineer is responsible for the interface between customers and internal factory engineers for new engine application development. The Application Engineer is mainly responsible for pre-sales customer/technical support, customization of new engine configurations, engine installation testing, preparing test reports, and developing new engine kits.  

Responsibilities for Application Engineer II:

  • Advise customers about technical issues, product performance, and other concerns
  • Travel to customer locations to perform engine testing and application reviews  
  • Prepare application reports and compile test data
  • Prepare sample engine for customers with the help of dynamometer technicians.
  • Develop engine kits and assist vendors with kits when required
  • Monitor and recommend new techniques to improve engineering and product performance 
  • Consult with coworkers, including those located in Japan, regarding engineering theory, technical issues, and application techniques
  • Develop technical bulletins, instruction material, engine specification sheets, etc.
  • Prepare and provide training to engine distributors and other personnel as needed
  • Communicate, organize, and maintain confidential information and material
  • Support co-workers in other departments as needed
  • Inform Manager of all noteworthy activities
  • Follow safety guidelines and department and corporate policies and procedures

Requirements for Application Engineer II:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar engineering field
  • 5 years’ experience with industrial diesel engines or a similar product; engine installation
  • Thorough knowledge of the engineering and mechanics involved in the installation and operation of diesel and gasoline engines
  • Ability to test engines using test equipment as follows:
    • Cooling System Evaluation (Air-to-boil Testing)
    • Engine Vibration Measurement & Optimization
    • Air Intake System Evaluation
    • Exhaust System & Evaluation
    • Exhaust After-treatment System Evaluation (Catalyst, DPF Regeneration, SCR Systems)
    • Electrical System Evaluation
    • Etc.
  • Able to use a variety of tools and test equipment
  • Knowledge of Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol and diagnosis
  • Experience and knowledge of emissions related work, a plus
  • Knowledge of electrical testing and oscilloscope usage
  • Strong command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Ability to comprehend a variety of instructions, both oral and written
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and meet deadlines, maintain a flexible attitude and approach towards assignments, and maintain level of organization in a changing and fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with all internal & external customers. 
  • Ability to be tactful and diplomatic in challenging situations
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent presentation as well as oral and written communication skills  
  • Strong problem solving and discernment skills for various decisions.  Excellent analytical skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications
  • Intermediate knowledge of CAD and other engineering tools
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, travel internationally on occasion

*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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