The Field Project Engineer is involved in automation, customs and engineering projects. This role is hands-on and requires wearing a number of different hats. The Field Project Engineer will be responsible for customer site visits, installation of automation machines and supporting engineering and customs with design and new product introductions. This role has the opportunity to grow into a Project Engineering Manager role overseeing a team of technicians and engineers.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Defines project requirements and scope.
Tracks project milestones, training and project completion sign-offs.
Recommends spare parts lists, participates in FAT (factory acceptance test), creates project reports and completes test procedures.
Installs automation machines and troubleshoots issues via on-site visits with remote help of a programmer. This will require occasional over-night travel to customer sites.
Coordinates and delivers customer training on machines, including operators and maintenance technicians.
Creates and delivers presentations as needed.
Supports customs and engineering projects.
Works closely with customers, sales and global teams.
Captures lessons learned and shares for continuous improvement.
50-60% travel, mostly in North America. Occasional travel to Europe and Asia-Pacific.
4 year engineering degree, preferably in Mechanical Engineering.
5-6 years of experience.
Good understanding of mechanical design, electric motors & drives, pneumatic and PLC programming.
Proficient in MS project or other scheduling software.
Self-driven and able to work with minimal supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to create and deliver presentations to a group.
Excellent customer relations skills.
German, French and/or Dutch language skills a plus.
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.