Applications Engineer - Automotive

Platform Resourcing
From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Platform Resourcing Limited are a recruitment agency based in South Wales. We take the time to understand our client and candidates needs so that we are able to help those looking to hire and those looking for work to get the best fit for them.

We are currently working in Tier 1 Automotive Business based in the South Wales area to assist them with there search for an Applications Engineer. This full time permanent vacancy is based in the Torfaen area and offers the successful candidate an excellent salary and an excellent benefits package.

The business is growing from strength to strength and this post is essential to the organisation and how they do business.

The successful candidate will provide technical support for Engineering and Sales teams for current and new products. This will mean those applying for the role must have a high level of technical ability and skill. The role will involve supporting customers in respect of feasibility, cost and capability. You will be required to complete a number of time sensitive analytical reports and at times will be required to present back to the customers and colleagues. Due to the nature of the role this will also involve an amount of travel including local, national and international clientele.
Key Skills, Qualifications & Experience
  • Educated to a degree level professional with experience of working within a similar level position supporting technical sales to OE customers
  • Extensive Engineering background, with proven credibility in an engineering-led environment
  • A “hands on” practical approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrable business acumen
  • A track record of successful sales growth within a technical environment
  • Experience within the Mechanical auotmotive sector would be desirable
  • Experience in the off-road automotive components industry would be preferred - hydraulics & brake systems
  • Excellent communication skills written, verbal and visual
  • Second language is desirable i.e. German, French, Spanish, Italian
Other considerations
  • Frequent travel will be required as part of the role (mainly European, but occasionally worldwide)
  • Drivers licence essential
Key Responsibilities
  • Customer liaison (which is likely to necessitate frequent travel) to assist Sales and Engineering teams with technical issues arising from new development programs as the company expands its product portfolio and global customer base
  • Day to day assistance with all new projects and current products (where applicable) at the customer interface – identify potential cost savings / added value concepts with the customer for future implementation
  • To assist technical transition of new products into production.
  • To conduct customer audits on the technical issues surrounding the robust fitment of products onto customer vehicles (line side audits)
  • Support technical training of employees
  • To participate in company-wide cost reduction programmes in liaison with other Departments, as necessary and to have specific responsibility for identifying and implementing cost reduction initiatives that fall within the scope of the role
  • To provide engineering support in respect of warranty and zero mileage issues and to work closely with Quality Departments and similar relevant parties to resolve such issues promptly
  • In conjunction with the Quality Department respond to customer concerns and participate in QRCM activities
  • To participate in the training of other personnel from within the business
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the role as may become necessary from time to time
This role is likely to suit a candidate with Advanced Engineering Project Management skills who has previously been within a customer facing project role. Interested? If the answer is yes, then why not apply today and one of our team will come back to you if you are deemed suitable.

If this post is not suitable for your skills set but you are looking for a similar role why not get in contact and we can discuss other possible opportunities.

Platform Resourcing Limited are acting as an employment agency and are advertising this role.

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