Application Engineer- Automation and Drives

KEB America, Inc.

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Shakopee, MN

Job Description

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Job Overview:



Application Engineer

The KEB team is growing again! This position is for engineers who want to work directly with customers to solve problems, while gaining technical sales experience. This role involves the application of automation software, PLCs, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), and AC motors to automated systems in collaboration with potential OEMs and system integrator customers. Additionally, you will gain technical sales experience by providing sales quotes and forecasts to our customers to further grow and expand our business. 

This position offers opportunities to travel within the USA and Canada (approx. 20% of the time). 

Why KEB America?

KEB America is a German based mid-sized industrial automation company serving the North American Market (USA, Canada, and Mexico). KEB specializes in highly sophisticated technical industries such as elevators, medical, packaging, theatre, and plastics. With a recent building expansion, full manufacturing, engineering, R&D, and support capabilities are available at the Shakopee MN location. 

KEB America manufactures configurable industrial automation products like electromagnetic clutches and brakes, integral gearmotors, drives, HMIs, and more. With decades of experience working directly with OEMs, KEB has extensive knowledge and can solve the most challenging automated applications.




Engineering Responsibilities

· Write relevant technical documentation & manuals

· Draft new product specifications and engineering work orders

· Visit customer sites for product start-ups

· Size, select, and recommend KEB products to customers

· Offer technical support and troubleshooting over the phone

Technical Sales Responsibilities

· Provide excellent customer support

· Write relevant technical documentation & manuals

· Create product quotations

· Create sales presentations and other marketing material

· Share application knowledge through writing and speaking

· Provide product trainings in-house and at customer sites


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