Automation Application Engineer

HYG is looking for an energetic individual who will have a positive influence on the team. As an Automation Application Engineer IV - Charlotte NC, you will be responsible for learning customer needs, defining the right automated materials handling vehicle solution with the best value proposition to win new business while working closely with Platform, Marketing and Sales teams. You will perform application interviews with customers and applications assessments on-site and identify product and service gaps with customer value. The Automation Application Engineer will oversee automated proposal development and assist National Account Sales in responding to Requests for Quotes (RFQs) leveraging application guides and expertise. This position will be expected to organize and lead the application center visits, including both the interview and the site assessments. 

The Automation Application Engineer Will Provide the following 

Key Accountabilities:
* Perform Automation Application Assessments
* Review customer specifications
* Perform application site visits to verify specifications, operations, material movement, throughput, load attributes, vehicle interfaces, etc
* Perform interviews with operators, service techs, supervisors, managers, plant managers, procurement and senior management as needed
* Support simulation/emulation as needed to support customer process improvement initiatives
* Define the Right Truck for the application
* Analyze data collected during the site assessment visits and summarize
* Identify the optimum Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) solutions for the application, including vehicle type, system management, energy type and recharging, telemetry, fleet management and service
* Investigate and specify third party equipment and services required to meet system requirements
* Prepare Request For Quote (RFQ) for third party equipment and services
* Draft AGV proposal, including description of operation, pricing and perform technical review for sufficiency and correctness
* Provide customer Return on Investment (ROI) assessment for the project(s)
* Present AGV proposal to customer and respond to technical questions
* Draft Executive Summary and Industry Overview
* Recommend truck options with reasons
* Perform content review with Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Legal
* Provide support to insure that project activities are completed in an accurate timely manner
* Evaluate technical risk of the project(s)
* Recommend and implement product and process improvement
The Successful Automation Application Engineer Must Meet the Following 

Minimum Qualifications:
* BS Degree in Engineering
* Minimum 5+ year's experience in heavy equipment or Big Lift-Truck systems industry
* 5 years of relevant Project Management experience
* 7 years' experience in the robotic or AGV industry preferred
* 7 years' experience in front or end users or project leadership preferred
* 7 years of CAD or equivalent experience preferred
* 7 years of travel experience covering project management preferred

* Competitive Healthcare Benefits - medical, vision, dental
* Profit Sharing + 401(k) with company matching
* PTO + Vacation + Paid Holidays
* Education Assistance
* Life Insurance
* Employee Assistance Program
* On-site Health Clinic (most locations)
* On-site Cafeteria (most locations)

We are an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

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Posted Date3/23/19
CompanyHyster-Yale Group, Inc
TypeFull Time
Charlotte North Carolina