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IDEX Applications Engineer in Benton Harbor, Michigan

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Who is GAST Manufacturing?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking for an Applications Engineer at our Benton Harbor, Michigan facility.

Scope of Role:

Drive sales and revenue growth by providing engineering technical leadership to customers and sales team on proper product application and derivative product development. This is done by gathering critical-to-application criteria from the customer to develop winning solutions that benefit the customer as well as drive increased revenue.

Essential Duties:

  • Interface with customer and sales team to clearly determine and understand criteria critical to the customer.

  • Manage timelines and actions for larger projects and new business opportunities.

  • Write, perform, and review lab tests to validate product durability, performance and suitability to customer application.

  • Troubleshoot application or performance issues with customer product in the lab or in the field.

  • Initiate and process documentation required to setup new product model numbers in GAST system.

  • Own, Coordinate and oversee processing through shipment of prototype models to customers.

  • Facilitate product validation process for first production builds of new models.

  • Work with procurement department to obtain quotes on new or prototype parts

  • Create prototype BOMs and work with accounting department to determine accurate product cost on derivative models.

  • Approximately 25% business travel to support customers and sales team.

Education and Experience Requirements or Equivalencies:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering preferred.

• Engineering experience and knowledge in industrial manufacturing. Some sales experience ideal but not required.

• 3- 5 years of work experience in a related field required.

• Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred; authorized to work in the United States. At this time Gast cannot provide sponsorship.

Measures of Performance:

  • Time to close cost/info/prototype requests from sales team.

  • Annual revenue growth targets based on launching derivative products

  • Quarterly customer visit/sales support targets. (field and virtual)

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated maintaining high ethical standard while showing initiative to anticipate/prevent issues by using advanced problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrates ability to work well across all levels of the organization from Senior staff to Manufacturing employees.

  • Interpersonal savvy with sales and marketing acumen.

  • Ability to build followership and win respect of discerning customers.

  • Project management experience. Ready to take ownership of entire project and willing to hold others accountable to ensure project timelines are met.

  • Time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritize as required.

  • Some knowledge of AC motors, air compressors and pumps preferred.

  • Proficient in MS Office applications, experience with SolidWorks ideal but not required.

  • Basic understanding of how to read prints and interpret GD&T.

  • Proactive with a strong sense of ownership and drive to success utilizing available resources.

  • Well organized must have ability to address tactical issues in the short-term while maintaining long-term project plan

  • Excellent communication/presentation skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment

GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

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IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

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