Posted on :
19 Sep, 2013
19 Sep, 2013
Lead Application Engineer
Employee category Regular
Business Function Engineering
Division: Electrical Sector
Experience Level: 3-5 years
Travel Required: Up to 25 percent
Job Description: PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
To advise in-company and customers with regard to design and specifications of electro technical Medium Voltage (from 1kV up to 52kV) installations, necessary safety precautions and calculations during quotation and engineering to order process and also in after sales situations, in accordance with company guidelines and procedures, to reach a for all parties involved acceptable solution for (complex) technical issues.
To visit, inform and advise in-company and/or customers and/or third parties – representing the company as a technical consultant – at all organisational levels up to and including general management about technical possibilities of products, systems and services during engineering to order process and in after sales within the given authority level and in close co-operation with sales management, in order to build up and maintain strong relationships.
To review and discuss customer s specifications and after approval of the global system lay-out to design custom made systems (mechanical, electrical, safety and control systems, scada and PLC software applications, programming of safety relays) in accordance with engineering principles and (inter)national standards, and furthermore to execute and supervise various projects parallel in order to secure timely delivery and good quality of systems delivered.
C Problem Solving
To analyse electrical and/or mechanical faults and to advise customers about possible technical solutions with regard to complete (company own or competitive) systems, in close co-operation with sales management in order to solve customer s problems without endangering the company s image or financial position.
To execute commissioning in close cooperation with Field Service, whereby the design originates from the Application Engineer, all in line with procedures like FAT (factory acceptance test) and SAT (site acceptance test) and company own procedures and guidelines as well as e.g. environmental, health and safety procedures on site, with if necessary last possibility to correct the system, in order to ensure that customer receives a well performing system.
E Product/Process improvement
To investigate cost saving (new) technologies and working methods, within the technical working area, in order to optimize products and processes and after approval of management to write and implement new procedures with regard to quality and safety.
To write various kinds of technical documents with regard to design, testing, commissioning and delivery, in line with general accepted standards in Engineering, in order to assure that the customer specifications are met upon delivery.
To administer all relevant information according to the company s guidelines, in order to assure timely availability for management and colleagues.
Projects from ZAR 10K up to 20 million
Might require more powerful laptop than standard for 3D viewing, drawing and protection setting software etc.
•Registered PR Engineer with BCSA or PR Tech.
•Knowledge of (Medium Voltage) application in electrical networks, safety, measure and control systems
•Engineering and manufacturing methods
•Computers and software
•Competition in general (products as well as organization behavior (strategy)
•Understanding of customers needs and technical issues (industrial, contractors, utilities)
•Decisive – within company guidelines takes decisions on products and solutions
•Easy to contact – both towards customers as easy to seek contact with internal product specialists for further information
•Positive, can do, attitude
•This position will grow towards a more overall business oriented position that involves decisions in strategy, pricing etc.
Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)
•Bachelor degree in electrical engineering, industrial engineering or equivalent through Relocation benefit provided? No
Region Europe, Middle East, Africa
Country South Africa
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