Siemens Application Engineer - Circuit Protection in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Siemens Smart Infrastructures (SI) is looking for an Application Engineer. The Application Engineer will support product management, engineering, business development, sales, and other internal customers, as well as external pre-sale technical and solutions support, focusing on Molded Case Circuit Breakers and Safety Switches for the Electrical Products Business Unit.
**Will consider remote working for this role, if skill set is applicable.
SI EP functions to drive value into market; the candidate must have demonstrated ability to drive cooperation and integration with local and international product lifecycle management (PLM) teams to ensure product roadmaps are aligned with overall market needs and encompass future growth opportunities. The capability to rationalize, integrate, and market multiple products with multiple platforms across business segments is key.
The primary focus will be on providing complex technical application assistance directly to business development team, external sales team, external technical support, field service technicians, third-party integrators, distributers/resellers, and end-users with the intent of providing the best technical and economic solutions to the market with the end goal of growing Siemens market share. In addition, to develop repeatable solutions/applications and guides for focus markets.
Guides/organizes cross functional activities related to training, documentation, tools, sales, marketing, service, logistics/manufacturing. Helps identify technical marketing requirements for the development of new products or enhancing existing products or product lines. Helps support the development of business plans and product introduction plans on a regional basis. Provide regional technical input to global product specifications (requirement/feature specs).
A successful candidate will have knowledge of general business functions, including product marketing, engineering, manufacturing, finance, and global business issues. Some key traits are:
Ability to establish cooperation across multiple work groups for a common cause.
Ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels of the organization.
Ability to create detailed business plans in support of new product development or product enhancement activities.
Candidate will be expected to have experience with Circuit Protection and applications. The candidate must be familiar with industry standards (UL, NEMA, NFPA, etc.), technological trends, market requirements, and customer requirements in the North American markets. The AE will support and influence Standards with Professional Workgroup Affiliations (IEEE, NEMA, ANSI, NFPA, …).
At Siemens, we live and foster an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We utilize lean principles to continually improve our processes and customers’ experience. We trust and empower our employees to act as owners, make decisions and innovate to succeed. We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes. We recognize individual and team achievements frequently. We invest in our team members, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities.
Do you want to work for a company with innovating technologies? Can you see yourself learning, growing, and succeeding in this exciting position? If so, we'd like to meet you!
What you will need:
Bachelor’s Degree – Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred
8 years of electrical knowledge; technical understanding/aptitude for circuit protection products.
Understanding of NEMA and UL product standards.
Self-motivated and demonstrated desire and ability to influence others for increased business generation.
Technical Support experience. Prior customer facing roles on the sales or field support is a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, approximately 10%.
What will set you ahead of the pack:
Knowledge of the electrical distribution sales channel is a plus.
Design experience with power distribution is a plus.
Additionally, qualified applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.
In addition to an incredible career opportunity, we offer:
A competitive base salary
Excellent health/vision/dental plans, matching 401K, life insurance, ten paid holidays, and PTO.
Extensive training along with career development.
Organization: Smart Infrastructure
Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.
Experience Level: Mid-level Professional
Job Type: Full-time
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