Applications Development Engineer

Position Title: Applications Development Engineer
Department: Applications Development
Reports To: Director of Metal Applications/Technology

Position Summary

Provides technical support to Sales, Production, Engineering and Quality groups.  Works on operations, improving processes, efficiency, productivity, and sales volume.  Interfaces with other Preco technology groups as needed.

Primary Responsibilities
  1. Organizes and completes process development demonstrations, complex test studies and research using D.O.E. concepts.
  2. Determines feasibility of new/difficult applications.
  3. Regularly analyzes services provided for customers to develop new ways to better satisfy customer needs (new/different equipment and processes, alternative work methods, improved quality/service, etc.).
  4. Assists sales and engineering in producing accurate quotations/estimates and proposals.
  5. Writes technical, quality and production procedures.
  6. Improves existing laser processes, and explores new laser applications.
  7. Provides technical leadership and mentorship to CMS production.
  8. Specifies, justifies, and acquires new equipment, reworks/improves existing equipment.
  9. Provides technical support by visiting customers at their facilities
  10. Completes other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

COLLATERAL RESPONSIBILITIES (Demonstrated leadership, skill and interest in at least one of the following)

  1. Leads cross-functional project teams (consists of writing memos, conducting meetings, scheduling activities, motivating people, etc.).
  2. Designs, organizes, and completes training programs.
  3. Manages specific “Target Market” Production/Process development activities.
  4. Shows demonstrated expertise in target market or process area.
  5. Designs, organizes, implements and helps maintain workflow systems to enhance shop productivity, efficiency and sales volume.
Hiring Qualifications
  • Four year engineering degree (material science preferred) with two years industrial experience or an associate’s degree with five years industrial experience.
  • Ability to read blueprints and specifications.
  • DOE experience preferred.
  • Good interpersonal, leadership, written communication and computer skills.
  • Understanding of laser processing methods, material science, CNC programming, dimensional tolerancing
  • 5% travel
Physical Demands
  • Standing for long periods of time (1-2 hours), frequent working on and around equipment. 
  • Must have good eyesight and be able to distinguish colors. 
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.

All Preco, Inc. employees are empowered to stop production and notify their supervisor/manager if an unsafe act or product quality concern is occurring.  Also, each member of the Preco – Somerset team is responsible for identifying continuous improvement opportunities and participating in problem solving teams as necessary.


To Apply

Send resume to: hr@precoinc.com
This position is located in Somerset, WI

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