Project Application Engineer will be required to learn and understand the installation and application of:
Industrial and Petroleum Engines
Electric Power Generators
Automatic Transfer Switches and Switchgears
Accessory components for complimenting the above products
Follow the System Engineering Guide for each Project to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
Provide communication with the general/ electrical contractors, engineers, customers, and/ or end users, about all aspects of a project.
Develop a project schedule in accordance with PSD standards and the customers’ expectations.
Review of Customer’s specification and allocated requirements by reviewing design drawings, submittals, calculations, component integration and job site details for technical accuracy and completeness.
For projects requiring WMC – PSD fabrication, assembly and installation services: construct a production work order using WMC Sales WO Status tool and releasing to the appropriate department. The production work order should include all production design requirements (as was sold or specified by the customer), equipment catalog cut- sheets and installation information, drawings, etc.
Review on-going production progress, on a segment by segment basis, for accuracy and quality as per the production work order and customers requirements. Upon completion of a segment ensure that all appropriate signatures and reviews have been performed by production.
Coordinate meetings throughout the life of the project:
Project Kick-off meeting with salesman to review the requirements of the project.
Pre-Production Meeting to review the production requirements for the project and to present the production work order to the PSD Production Manager.
Post production meeting with sales, production and service departments to review the overall success of the project.
Source, purchase, and expedite package components and accessories, within project forecasted budgets.
Track Project costs throughout the life of the project to ensure budgets are met, and upon completion produce a project cost summary.
Sales Application Support:
Reviewing the customer’s specifications against the sales quotation to gain a better understanding of the all requirements and commitments, while at the same time, creating a specification review to identify discrepancies, exceptions, clarifications, and/or special notes.
When required, create submittals for the customer’s approval prior to final order being placed with PSD or Caterpillar.
Generate Necessary equipment drawings for submittals and production (as required by the specification requirements) utilizing PSD resources. To include: general arrangement drawings (GA Drawings), structural drawings and equipment footprints, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P & ID), electrical schematics (AC, DC, and Interconnection Diagrams) and instrumentation List.
Provide sizing calculations for all equipment and their respective component integration, as required by the customer and to ensure each product packaged by the PSD maintains the highest quality, reliability, and most importantly safety levels.
Build Operation and Maintenance (O & M) Manuals including as built information to be sent to the customer upon project completion utilizing the PSD resources.
Project Application Engineer will keep track of all information regarding projects using the required software. The progress of each project and its current phase will be reported to the Power Systems Engineering Manager. As the project(s) advances through the Process Phases, according to the System Engineering Guide, the Project Application Engineer will take the information to Power Systems Engineering Manager to review and sign off on each individual phase before the project advances to the next phase. The intent of this reporting is to keep accuracy, efficiency and history of each PSD project for continued future improvement.
The Project Application Engineer will:
Will work on other engineering projects throughout WMC as designated by Power Systems Engineering Manager. This includes the ADAPT product line.
Coordinate advertising, promotion and marketing activities with various entities in the Company and with Caterpillar to insure that a consistent, appropriate message is delivered to the territory.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Experience in power systems design or sales are preferred. A thorough knowledge of power systems (engine, generator and electrical systems), preferably Caterpillar, technical design and process management is preferred.
The Project Application Engineer should also possess following skills/knowledge: ability to work effectively with others, both inside and outside the company, ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, basic public speaking skills, advanced computer skills, able to organize time and priorities, and be Self-motivated.
EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING
Minimum Education: Completed B.S. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited 4yr College or University.
Successful understanding of how engines and generators are used is required. Some technical knowledge of power systems will be helpful. This individual must also have an excellent understanding of the use of computer software programs, such as, Microsoft, AutoCAD, and Inventor drafting products.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Company forms for quotes, rental contracts, invoicing, expense accounting and the like. The Project Engineer I will use product literature, reference material, and Company files. The PC, telephone, fax and other business tools will be used on a daily basis.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
The responsibilities of the Project Application Engineer I will require visits to Company facilities, PSD locations, customer offices and job sites. Physical activities include normal office work, driving, climbing on machines, capability to see, hear and feel machine condition indicators. Project Application Engineer must be able to work long days. Travel required.
Bachelors or better in Engineering
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)