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Applications Engineer IV - Warehouse Automation

Adaptec Solutions

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Posted on 09/06/2022




Adaptec Solutions is a full-service provider of automation and material handling solutions with lifecycle service capabilities for distribution/warehousing and manufacturing customers in the U.S.

Job Summary:

The Application Engineer is responsible for creating a solution concept for a customer problem and providing the sales department the tools required to market it. This includes data analysis, cost estimates, concept images, scope description, theory of operation and estimated delivery schedule.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned)

  • Define project scope based upon customer needs and process requirements.
  • Work with supplier partners to leverage their experience to develop and optimal solution.
  • Complete conceptual and working designs of automated cells, assemblies, and other equipment using CAD software in compliance with engineering theory and principles, per Adaptec standards and customer specifications.
  • Develop cost estimates for the proposed project scope
  • Travel to job site to perform site audit, review concepts with customer and support the sales team.
  • Assist in completing designs of new company product and automation concepts.
  • Perform calculations and simulations including FEA, moment loads, tool weights, and robot payloads.
  • Analyze production and shipping data to understand system requirements and extrapolate growth.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as requested to support service operations and staff.
  • Act as the engineering liaison between sales and operations.
  • Assume the duties of a project Technical Lead upon request.

 Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/engineering technologies, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 15-20 years of automation experience, focused on conveyance, sortation, automated storage and retrieval, goods to person and warehouse / order fulfillment systems
  • AutoCAD proficiency required.
  • Excel and data analysis proficiency required
  • High impact power-point and presentation skills required

 Skills and Characteristics:

  • Proficiency with the following design tools/elements:
    • AutoCAD 2D
    • AutoCAD Inventor
    • HyCAD
    • SolidWorks
    • Order Drawings
    • Approval Drawings
    • Installation Drawings
    • Microsoft 365
    • Simulation Software (Demo3D, Visual Components) a plus.
  • Subject expert in the following areas:
    • Conveyors
    • Material Handling Systems
    • Palletizing / Depalletizing
    • Sortation Systems – including
    • Automated Storage / Retrieval Systems
    • Case / Pallet Shuttle Systems
    • AGV and AMR Systems
    • Picking / Slotting
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices, complex mathematical and engineering formulas, and material testing practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of warehousing and distribution practices.
  • Advanced analytical, critical thinking, negotiating, managerial, organizational, decision-making, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills.
  • Skill in engineering design, drafting, and computer aided design and drafting software, and project management software.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to read plans, specifications, and schematics.
  • Demonstrates organizational and project management skills, including ability to set and manage multiple priorities, and to set and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and data files.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to interact with diverse internal and external groups.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering and industry related technical instructions and specifications in mathematical or diagram form to understand and define product requirements.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be comfortable with occasional travel.

As a member of the Adaptec Solutions team you will be eligible to participate in our flexible benefits program which include generous paid time off (PTO), 11 paid company holidays including your birthday, health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan with company matching, short-term/long term disability coverage and basic life/AD&D insurance.

Adaptec Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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With locations in Rochester, New York; Painted Post, New York; Lexington, North Carolina; and Memphis, TN, Adaptec Solutions is a single source integrator for all your material handling and automation needs. We pride ourselves on developing the best solutions for our customers with a team-based approach. We specialize in standard and custom integrated material handling and automation solutions and offer a wide range of capabilities. Our collective products and service portfolio includes materials handling, warehousing, automation, robotic integration and training, controls, design consulting, and inspection services to ensure total customer satisfaction. We provide 24/7 preventative maintenance, repair, breakdown and training services as well. Visit our website for more information.

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