Applications Designer

Votaw Precision Technologies

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Waverly, IA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:



Assist in the generation of cost estimates, concept drawings, and written proposals in a timely, professional manner. Provide technical support to the sales staff.

Essential Functions

  1. Endorses and adheres to sound business practices, ethical behavior, corporate and local policies, and applicable laws.
  2. Maintains a collaborative work style, presenting a positive and professional attitude and encourage the same in others.
  3. Promotes team awareness of the latest technological advances and utilizes state-of-the-art technology to produce professional proposals in a timely manner. This may include coordinate and supporting quoting activities with other Doerfer Companies.
  4. Generates concepts and estimates for custom automated equipment and systems providing technical, processing and automation solutions for customers including safety and security considerations.
  5. Schedules and conducts brainstorm and estimating meetings and interface with other departments as required for creating proposals and estimates; this may include preparation of oral presentations.
  6. Participates in project kick-off meetings, as appropriate, and assure that the proposal meets the customer’s scope of work or is otherwise noted, including communication of any deviations of the schedule, ECR, etc.
  7. Formulates and analyzes customers’ equipment justification utilizing consistent formats for estimates, proposals, and proposal drawings ensuring congruence with internal accepted and approved processes. This may include the determination of machine/system cycle rates and operating efficiencies.
  8. Understands the technical backgrounds of key engineering personnel for utilization in developing concepts and estimates.
  9. Provides technical support to the sales staff with customer calls and follow-up.
  10. Attends appropriate professional and technical development training, including trade shows, as requested
  11. May direct and train individuals from the same and other classifications.
  12. Effectively interact with managers, supervisors, and hourly team members across all departments.
  13. Must be willing to participate in specialized training as assigned by supervisory personnel.
  14. Understands and complies with requirements of the QMS, AS9100, and/or ISO 9000.
  15. Travel on an as required basis.
  16. Additional duties as assigned.



  1. Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and controls automation components and techniques.
  2. Proficient in oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively interface with a diverse mix of people.
  3. Possess the ability to perform concept analysis.
  4. Plan and perform a wide variety of duties.
  5. An Associate of Applied Science or Technology (AAS/T) (two-year minimum) or Bachelor of Technology degree or equivalent work experience and technical capabilities.
  6. Experience in generating concepts and estimates
  7. Working experience or willingness to learn AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and simulation software.
  8. Competence in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Project, computer applications.
  9. Must be a willing and cooperative employee.
  10. Must be able to work well with a wide variety of personalities.
  11. Must be highly self-motivated.
  12. Must be able to work productively with minimal supervision.