Benchmark and Kleenline design and manufacture high-performance sanitary product handling systems, including conveyers, vision systems, robotics, distribution systems, automatic cartoner infeeds, shuttle and disk feeders, stackers, mergers, tray loaders, and slug loaders. With a reputation built on both rugged specialized solutions as well as fully integrated turnkey systems, customers large and small turn to Benchmark and Kleenline time and time again for their most complex product handling challenges. Benchmark and Kleenline are product brands of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Product Handling business line, Benchmark and Kleenline help our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire packaging spectrum: filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of line. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit http://www.ProMachBuilt.com and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit http://www.ProMachCareers.com.
Benchmark Automation is seeking a talented Applications Engineer to contribute to the success of the company by driving the growth and profitability of the company’s product lines, working closely with our customers and vendors to ensure that the products being developed, launched and quoted allow Benchmark to compete successfully and effectively in the marketplace. The position reports to the Applications Engineering Manager and responsibilities include the following:
Review customer Request for Proposal’s, drawings, control documentation and other applicable specifications to determine requirements and/or feasibility of a given design or project.
Participate in the new project evaluation process by developing a concept, gathering cost data from historical records for pricing purposes, and make recommendations on proceeding or declining a project based on a risk/benefit analysis.
Liaise with management, sales and engineering during concept development.
Prepare preliminary design proposal(s) including concept layout drawings using AutoCAD and prepare proposal documentation in conjunction with the sales team.
Interact with customers for the purpose of defining scope, obtaining specifications pertinent to the project and clarifying questions they may have with the proposal if necessary, in conjunction with sales staff.
Interact with vendors concerning part and/or assembly quotations required for the system being proposed.
Travel to customer sites for project evaluation. This may include measuring to define ranges and interaction with both factory and corporate staff.
Interact with engineering and production to ensure the intended scope is followed.
Work with marketing to develop product launches, sales support, educational and promotional materials.
Assist with pricing strategy and create price lists, assist with vendor communication in price negotiations.
Work with assembly and engineering to develop a testing method for given applications
Write technical bulletins and assist with technical manuals.
Monitor quality issues and resolve vendor related problems.
Identify and understand competitive equipment.
Maintain up-to-date sales and technical resources.
BS in Engineering or equivalent relevant experience.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills with programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, proficiency with MS Office.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex technical documents
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
High mechanical aptitude.
AutoCAD 2D skills.
Must be able to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner.
Ability to work well in a team environment.
Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
Self-motivated, hands-on approach.
Excellent customer relations skills.
Ability to travel 20% of the time.
Salary is only a part of a well-developed compensation program. As a Pro Mach employee, you receive more than just a paycheck. Total compensation includes your pay (base salary), very comprehensive medical/dental programs as well as life insurance, a generous paid time off program, a retirement savings plan with a company match and a wellness program. There is no waiting period for benefits – you are eligible on your first day of employment. Pro Mach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pro Mach uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all new hires to work in the United States. Pro Mach is a drug-free workplace.