Applications Engineer
Spear Power Systems
Grandview, MO

$65,000 - $75,000 a year

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Spear Power Systems manufacturers advanced lithium ion batteries for defense, marine, mining and renewable energy applications. We deliver value to our customers by designing, manufacturing and integrating high power, high voltage battery systems deployed in challenging environments. Our team members are creative, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial partners in our success.

The Applications Engineer plays a critical role within the company, functioning as the primary technical resource for the field sales force, with responsibility for actively driving and managing the technology evaluation stage of the sales process. Working in conjunction with the sales team, the Applications Engineer serves as the key technical adviser and product advocate, and is responsible for identifying and providing reliable solutions for all technical issues to assure complete client satisfaction through all stages of the sales process. The Applications Engineer works with the sales team and clients, and maintains close interaction with most disciplines within the organization. The Applications Engineer must be able to establish and maintain strong relationships throughout the sales cycle.

This position blends strong technical skills with business acumen and excellent interpersonal skills. This hands-on role consists of surveying prospective opportunities and working with customers to define requirements, create high-level designs and prepare proposals for custom battery systems. Application of solutions may cross all business verticals, including Defense (domestic and global), marine, mining and industrial (including but not limited to telecommunication and medical).

Primary:

  • Conduct research and identify potential business opportunities consistent with Spear’s objectives
  • Maintain an expert level product knowledge and application
  • Articulate technology and product positioning to both business and technical users
  • Listen, understand and convey customer requirements
  • Work with customers and the sales team to define system level requirements for battery systems
  • Provide design and specification development support
  • Maintain accurate records of target accounts, opportunities, quotes, projects, contacts and correspondence in company approved databases
  • Create proposals for battery systems with an emphasis on customer economic value drivers, technical differentiation and market distinction. Assist in defining Spear’s value proposition.
  • Assist with commissioning of battery systems, including travel to project sites to perform start-up, integration and training services
  • Provide customer technical support for fielded battery systems

Additional:

  • Resolve customer issues and difficulties in a manner that is consistent with the company’s mission, values and financial objectives
  • Maintain professional business relationships within target accounts
  • Provide status of ongoing projects and future projects
  • Identify customer needs and sales opportunities to facilitate future growth

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (preferable electrical, mechanical engineering, physics computer engineering or chemistry)
  • Experience – 0 to 5 years of relevant experience. Levels of responsibility will be adjusted based upon the employee’s aptitude and demonstrated abilities
  • Excellent ability to adapt and learn quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and abilities to work with external and internal teams
  • Strong business acumen and critical thinking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio and AutoCad
  • Skilled in reading architectural, mechanical and electrical blueprints and have a solid understanding of basic electrical and mechanical control systems

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $65,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • relevant: 3 years (Required)
  • reading architectural, mechanical and electrical blueprints: 2 years (Required)
  • basic electrical and mechanical control systems: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

Schedule::

  • Monday to Friday