Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking an Application Engineer Manager - Raw Materials, Railway, Wind Energy to support our Fort Mill, SC location. This position is responsible for supporting the Business Unit Manager – RM, RV, WE in gaining market share, for providing guidance and support for the Application Engineering Group as for qualified opportunities they provide competent, timely technical assistance to Schaeffler’s customers in the form of innovative and cost-effective bearing design proposals, and strive to earn the customer’s confidence so Schaeffler becomes their primary technical resource for anti-friction bearing components.
Key responsibilities include but not limited to:
Provide supervision, training, and manage Application Engineering team
Assist in obtaining all necessary application data and information in order to adequately formulate proposals and generate requisite calculations
Review and evaluate all available design information, calculations and test results to ensure proposed components meet or exceed customer expectations
Review and approve bearing design proposals to customers in the form of written proposals, presentations and discussions.
Work with product engineering to ensure designs are cost-effective
Review, approve, and perform Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis to document thought process and to increase confidence in designs
Assist and identify testing and inspection requirements and approve inspected/tested prototypes prior to shipment to the customer
Obtain and maintain general working knowledge of Schaeffler manufacturing processes, standards, and procedures
Maintain and report KPI data to Regional management
Represent and promote Schaeffler and/or Schaeffler Engineering during visits to the customer, exhibitions, or on visits to Schaeffler by the customer
Review and approve Returned Bearing Analyses on customer tested or warranty return components, which are deemed to be “application” related
Strive for increased technical and specific industry sector knowledge through publications, discussions, participation in professional organization, and attending instructional presentations, workshops and or classes
Maintain project files in accordance with department standards
Accurately complete and maintain up-to-date Design Review forms and assume responsibility that these forms are adequately reviewed and approved
Provide and assign technical support to Schaeffler sales/marketing organization and customer service department as requested
Review and approve all samples under his/her responsibility
Manage and coordinate multiple projects and teams simultaneously and drive to completion using project management methods.
Provide and assign support to Sales Engineering and assist with Customer Sales visits when requested.
Work in conjunction with Global Application Engineering and Product Development to ensure global standards are maintained and provide development support when required.
Routinely visit manufacturing facilities to maintain current knowledge of in-house processes and capabilities for continuous product improvement.
Maintain familiarity with SG product design guides, standards, specs, and catalogs.
An ongoing requirement is that the employee develop familiarity with SG systems and procedures and further develop competence in the area of anti-friction bearing technology as well as within his/her specialty.
Establish and maintain relationships with key engineering contacts at customers and field sales through frequent travel
Travel targeted at 25%
Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering
Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering desired
Minimum 10 years Application Engineering experience required in one or more of the following industries: Heavy Industries, Off-Road, Rail, Wind Energy