Schaumburg, IL 60173 US
Company: Sterling Engineering
Location: Schaumburg, Illinois
Position Type: Full-Time
Pay Range: $80-$90k per year
Sterling Engineering is a leading provider of innovative material handling solutions that streamline operations and enhance productivity. Our continued growth has led to an immediate opening for an Applications Engineer at our Schaumburg, Illinois facility.
As an Applications Engineer, you will play a crucial role in supporting our sales processes by creating layouts, budgets, and proposals for our state-of-the-art equipment. You will collaborate with various teams to ensure accurate proposals, effective communication, and successful project outcomes. This role requires a deep understanding of engineering techniques, excellent presentation skills, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
Supporting Sales Processes:
Efficiently create and maintain proposals for our equipment.
Adhere to proposal format standards established by our global teams.
Collaborate closely with vendors, customers, and international sales departments.
Meet customer proposal deadlines with innovative equipment solutions.
Apply engineering methods to accurately quote projects.
Utilize budgeting and spreadsheet skills, 2 & 3-dimensional drawing skills, and AutoCAD proficiency.
Express concepts clearly in written proposals.
Conduct cycle time studies, cost comparisons, and prepare detailed quotations.
Skillfully communicate concepts to internal teams and customers.
Display preparedness and organization during customer interactions.
Employ a systematic approach to problem-solving with customers.
Collaborate closely with sales and other engineers to propose credible solutions.
Meet deadlines on projects dependent on others.
Apply past experiences to minimize risks.
Work closely with customers to ensure accurate proposals and mitigate risks.
Proactively address customer concerns and maintain satisfactory communication.
Ensure the operations group is aligned with proposal documentation.
Aim for a successful and profitable project outcome.
Take on additional responsibilities as assigned.
Formal Qualification: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Job Experience: Minimum of 5 years' experience in material handling applications.
Skills: Excellent communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
You will be responsible for cultivating new customer relationships while nurturing existing ones.
Key Performance Indicators:
Customer Understanding: Demonstrates a strong grasp of customer requests and needs.
Cost-Conscious: Develops solutions with cost-effectiveness in mind.
Customer Relationships: Builds and maintains positive relationships with customers.
Proposal Writing: Creates clear and concise proposals that align with customer requirements.
Sterling Engineering is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Meet Your Recruiter
Andy Borycki is a proficient Technical Recruiter with a focus on the Automation Division. With 2 years of invaluable experience in the recruitment field, Andy's passion lies in assisting candidates who are genuinely motivated to embark on new career journeys or redefine their existing roles.
In his role as a Technical Recruiter, Andy's expertise in the Automation Division allows him to expertly connect candidates with opportunities that align with their career aspirations. His commitment to understanding each candidate's unique experiences and goals positions him as a trusted partner in their professional endeavors.
What Andy enjoys most about his work is the opportunity to support candidates who have a genuine desire to find new opportunities or enhance their existing positions. He derives immense satisfaction from guiding individuals motivated to make a change and dedicated to advancing their careers.
Andy's advice to job seekers reflects his emphasis on long-term thinking. He has observed that many candidates focus on the short-term benefits of a job offer, but he encourages them to consider the bigger picture. He believes that thinking about how one can progress and grow within a company in the long run is crucial, as this perspective can lead to more fulfilling and sustainable career choices.