BE A MAKER
At Simpson Strong-Tie, there’s a common thread connecting the people who work here: the drive to make things better and figure out how to get it done. We call it the Maker mindset. For over 60 years, our employees have fostered a collaborative workplace where people are engaged in creative thinking from the first day on the job onward. No matter what role you’re in — from production, to sales, to engineering — you’ll contribute to the growth and success of the company by having a Maker mindset.
When you think of the best a family has to offer — support, collaboration and respect — that's what we value. When there's a win, we'll cheer you on. When there's a snag, coworkers step in to help you out. Working on solutions together is just the way we do things here, and that creates an atmosphere that often feels like home.
You'll work alongside talented, passionate, dedicated, humble and genuinely kind people who are all contributing to our shared mission: to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures. It's this mission and our strong people-focused values that have made Simpson Strong-Tie a unique place to work — a place where you can connect, create and build your career. We invite you to learn more about our culture and why our employees are our most loyal customers.
You want to be an important member of a strong team of other makers who take pride in their work and support each other. As a Field Engineer you will primarily provide technical support to our customers, both internal and external, on the product lines that make up Simpson Strong-Tie’s Concrete Construction Products group (Anchoring Systems, Composite Strengthening Systems, Cold-Formed Steel). You will use your experience, product knowledge and training to develop solutions for a wide variety of applications. You will work closely with your sales team to identify and support closing of sales opportunities. This position will work out of a home office and support portions of the Northeast region including NYC, Boston and Providence. That’s year one. If career growth is important to you, we not only know how to help you with that, it’s what we love to do: https://youtu.be/PUqzuWryYcU.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING (% of Time)
Provide technical support for our concrete anchoring, strengthening, and repair products to our customers and our staff. You will use your experience, product knowledge and training to develop solutions for a wide variety of applications. Establish and maintain relationships with design professionals, specifiers, and major contractors to obtain the specification of Simpson products. (60%)
Conduct technical presentations for individuals, groups and professional associations involved in new construction and/or the repair and rehabilitation of existing structures, focusing on both general technical knowledge as well as the advantages and use of Simpson products. (30%)
Work closely with our engineering and sales teams to identify opportunities and supply product solutions. (10%)
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
If you can do everything listed above, you’ve got what it takes. Perhaps some of the following would be helpful too:
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from a four-year college or university required.
Professional Engineer license; EIT registration may be considered for hire as an Associate Field Engineer.
2 years’ experience consulting engineering.
2 years’ experience designing concrete structures.
Construction: Practical working knowledge of common concrete and steel construction methods.
Product knowledge: General knowledge of Anchors, Strengthening Systems, and CFS (Fasteners Connectors, and Lateral System product lines a plus). General understanding of product development process from idea to launch a plus.
Customer focus: Quickly and effectively solve customer problems and maintain productive internal and external customer relationships. Readily readjust priorities to respond to pressing and changing customer needs. Recognize potentially adverse customer reactions and develop better alternatives.
Self-management: Set priorities, goals and timelines to achieve maximum productivity. Manage multiple projects and competing priorities. Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner.
Communication: Excellent communication skills; written and verbal, proof reading, professional phone demeanor. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Enthusiastic attitude and ability to work well with others.
Teamwork: Maintain a collaborative approach in dealing with other Simpson Strong-Tie employees. Demonstrate a genuine commitment to reach mutually beneficial solutions.
Accountability and dependability: Arrive to work on time and follow instructions, policies, and procedures. Fulfill commitments made to customers, peers, co-workers, and managers. Hold self and others accountable for measurable, high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
Reading and writing: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Reasoning: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form and deal with various items of abstract and/or concrete value.
Attention to detail: Monitor and review work for accuracy and completeness. Complete work according to procedures and standards. Maintain an organized workspace. Understand verbal instructions.
Computer Skills: Excellent proficiency in Microsoft software environment including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint. Experience with AutoCAD, Dodge, Salesforce, SharePoint, BlueBeam Revu (PDF), and Simpson Strong-Tie software & web applications a plus.
This job requires 40%-60% domestic travel (8 to 12 overnights per month, depending on home location).
WORK STATUS & LOCATION
This full-time, exempt position will work out of a home office and support portions of the Northeast region including NYC, Boston and Providence
Relocation may be considered for this position.
In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which state law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
Please note all job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test.