Manager of Applications Engineering

Wheeling, IL 60089

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Applications / Sales Job Number: PR74852665 Compensation: $100000-200000 / year

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic Applications Engineering Manager to lead a team that drives innovation in automation solutions. In this role you will leverage your technical expertise and hands-on engineering ability with proven leadership. You'll will have the opportunity to empower your team across all phases, from pre-sales discovery and design to quoting and customer collaboration. The ideal candidate will have a passion for automation, strong management capabilities, and the vision to propel our organization to new heights.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Spearhead and mentor a team of 5+ Applications Engineers, providing strategic direction and fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Actively participate in the engineering process, serving as a hands-on problem-solver and subject matter expert.
  • Conduct financial analysis and project management, ensuring profitability and adherence to gross margin targets.
  • Collaborate closely with sales teams during the concept and discovery phases, contributing to the development of Statements of Work (SOWs) and Request for Quotations (RFQs).
  • Leverage proficiency in Excel to create detailed project schedules and documentation.
  • Utilize Solidworks for design visualization, without direct involvement in the design process.
  • Engage with customers during site visits, representing the company's expertise and commitment to excellence.
  • Contribute to the development of automation solutions for industries such as automotive, consumer products, durable goods, and medical devices.

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Technical field. 
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, with a strong background in automation engineering and applications leadership roles.
  • Proven track record in managing and delivering profitable projects with a demonstrated ability to understand project profitability metrics.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a hands-on approach to engineering challenges.
  • Proficiency in Excel for scheduling and documentation.
  • 10-20% domestic travel required for customer site visits.

Meet Your Recruiter

Ric Delgado
Lead Technical Recruiter

Ric Delgado is a seasoned Principal Recruiter primarily focusing on the Automation Division at Sterling. With a distinguished tenure of over five years at Sterling and an impressive career spanning more than a decade in the recruiting field, Ric is a respected and accomplished professional in talent acquisition.

As a Principal Recruiter, Ric draws upon his extensive experience to excel in the Automation Division. His in-depth understanding of this dynamic industry enables him to connect talented individuals with exciting and fulfilling job opportunities expertly. Ric plays a pivotal role in helping candidates find new positions, advance in their careers, and achieve their professional goals.

Ric's passion for positively impacting individuals' lives through career advancement is the driving force behind his dedication to recruitment. He takes immense pride in his role as a professional growth and development facilitator, understanding the pivotal role a career change can play in a person's life journey.

He firmly believes in continuously updating one's skills and knowledge to stay competitive in any field. His commitment to personal and professional development not only enhances his own expertise but also positions him as a valuable resource for candidates seeking guidance in their career journeys.

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