Applications Engineer (Electronics)

On Target Recruitment Ltd
West Sussex, UK
18 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:

Our client is a global market leader in motion and control technologies
Customer focused culture with local support
Our client has an open door and open culture policy
Our client offers tailored manufacturing solutions maximising our customers profits
Agile and flexible in meeting the needs of customer business models
Our client has a strong customer focus and support network

The Role:
Applications Engineer

The Condition Monitoring products include high technology sensors used in Process Measurement in petro-chemical, land based and marine/off shore industry applications. The multi- dimensional and technical role with mixed responsibilities; including technical support and project manage several field trials and offer sales support
Applications and customer technical support for key OEM's, supporting customers trials and sales department, performing product improvement/development work in relation to field/customer feedback. This role is part of the engineering team and reports to the Engineering Manager
Customer's trial support, advice, supervision and management. Data analysis
Supporting the installation of products, occasionally travelling to visit sites in order to resolve technical issues
Technical support for queries regarding product range from internal and external customers
To provide technical solutions and troubleshoot reported issues on all product range
Being able to write technical documentation and reports
Working in conjunction with the Engineering team investigating unexpected product issues developed in the field
Perform product development and improvement activities in relation to application/customer feedback and analytics
Attend customer meetings lone or supporting the sales force in order to capture technical requirements for Application projects or general NPD
Support applications within design and development of bespoke applications in order to satisfy VOC (Voice of the Customer) requests
Support at trade shows and conferences representing the company and supporting the product range
Responsible for writing documentation and product test procedures
Perform controlled experiments reproducing field conditions in order to replicate issues that the customers may be facing
In charge of manuals and application notes, following ECRs or change procedure
Responsible for working pro-actively within department liaising with development, research and sales to assure a swift response to technical queries
The application engineer will have to:
Time management for delivery of trials and project design
Coordinating technical advice to customers
Coordinating contractors and internal project teams on application projects
Coordinating production and sales in a swift delivery of warranty claims and service cases

The Ideal Person:

Relevant Degree level qualification (Science/Engineering) and technical background
Can-do attitude and flexibility
Proven ability to learn new technologies
Troubleshooting, problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent communication skills. Excellent written and spoken English
Able to promptly reply to business-critical queries
Comfortable with off-site working in UK and overseas including vessels (typically commercial shipping)
Accuracy and attention to detail. Awareness of the varying level of client's technical competency


Previous hands-on experience of electro-mechanical applications/controls engineering is highly desirable
Team player and prepared to travel with short notice
Familiar with Application Engineering Roles
CAD design proficiency
Familiar with Electronics, Physics and software design/processes
Controls engineering experience (HMI and communication protocols)
Commercial acumen

Consultant: Marc Gibbs
Tel no. (phone number removed)
Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

About On Target
At On Target, we specialise in sales, technical and commercial jobs in the Engineering, Construction, Building Services, Medical & Scientific, and Commercial & Industrial Solutions sectors, enabling our consultants to become experts in their market sector. We place all levels of personnel, up to Director across the UK and internationally

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