- Pick & place devices
- Microsoft Excel
- 2D animation
- Communication skills
Group, Company and Organisation
FlexLink is a world-class factory automation expert. Working closely with global customers, we provide innovative, automated solutions to produce goods smarter, safer and at lower operating costs. For more than 35 years, our solutions have enabled manufacturers, machine providers and system integrators to take control of production efficiency.
FlexLink serves a wide customer base, ranging from local producers to global corporations, and from end-users to machine manufacturers.
We are a leading provider of high-end solutions to manufacturing industries such as: food, beverages, personal care, healthcare, automotive and electronics.
FlexLink is part of the Coesia Group, a global company with more than 9,000 employees and $2 billion in annual revenues. Coesia North American resources include 3 divisions, four manufacturing plants and more than 900 US-based staff members.
Main Responsibilities / Activities
Overall description of the job
As a member of the robotics team consisting of Controls Engineer, Project Engineer and Application Engineer, the Application Engineer s is a customer-oriented individual who satisfies customer/sales RFQs and determines the best fit, function, and cost solution for the application, quoting projects with automation using both FlexLink and external products, conveyors, robots, pick and place systems, etc.
Main tasks and requirements
Prepares cost estimate for all aspects of the RFQ. This will include FL materials, outside buys, peripheral equipment, controls, assembly labor, installation and travel expenses.
Generates a written proposal clearly outlining the scope of work, proposed solution, description of operation, and deliverables. This document serves as our legal contract to the customer when the order is placed.
Supports sales engineers in customer calls for quotations of complex systems with automation or when the collection of more technical information or further details is necessary.
Reviews RFQ concepts with internal teams, customer, and salesman.
Prepares CAD layouts for the system concept demonstrating the proposed solution.
Asks for quotations from external suppliers and evaluate estimates
Evaluates formal customer RFQ documents and interpreting clients' requirements.
Specifies requirements for simulations with our central resources.
Special Projects / Challenges
Key Competences / Leadership Attributes
AutoCAD Tools 2D/3D and Inventor, SolidWorks a plus
MS Office suite including (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Good knowledge of general engineering principles, with the ability to detail design mechanisms and components.
Strong understanding of automation in relation to both FlexLink and external products, conveyors, robots, pick and place systems, etc.
An understanding of principles of control systems requirements is preferable
Some experience of the safety requirements and standards with the application of General Automation
Understanding of ‘Simulation' requirements
Skills and Abilities:
Strong Communication and presentation skills – able to explain design ideas and plans clearly
Time management and multi-tasking- must be able to multi task assignments while being conscious of the deadlines set by the customer/sales engineer. The AE will be required to handle several RFQs at one time.
The ability to quickly understand customer processes and find appropriate solutions to the automation requirements using both FlexLink and external products, conveyors, robots, pick and place systems, etc.
Must have the ability to work in a team atmosphere to review feasibility, costs, and lead time for various technical solutions.
Ability to interface regularly with customers together with awareness of requirements of responsiveness
Will be required to utilize specific FlexLink tools for estimating and proposal preparation FLQT/DT
Education and experience:
Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred, other relevant degree or equivalent experience accepted.
Minimum 3 years of experience in a manufacturing or systems integration company, focused on the supply of automation solutions including robotics.
Job Reference: CGS07042