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Supervisor, Application Engineer

Company: Nordson Corporation
Location: Wixom
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Collaboration drives Nordson's success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.
Nordson Industrial Coating Systems (ICS) designs equipment our global customers rely on for the precise application and curing of liquid paint, powder finishes, container barrier coatings and ambient temperature adhesives and sealants. Production lines work smarter with custom engineered robotic solutions from Nordson Industrial Coating Systems.

Nordson's technology and products create many of the items you use every day. From life-saving medical devices to cutting-edge manufacturing technology, we help make products used every day, everywhere. Our teams work together with an entrepreneurial mindset to solve interesting challenges that lead to new advancements in manufacturing and serving a diverse array of end markets. In our offices around the world, we offer a supportive culture grounded in integrity and excellence. -
Job Summary The Application Engineer Supervisor manages and supervises the daily activities of the application engineering team for Nordson Sealant Equipment, specializing in meter-mix dispensing solutions. -This role consists of leading team through the review of customer applications and specifications in order to quote and engineer systems that help our customers succeed globally. -The Engineering Supervisor oversees and contributes to the design and development of systems, or the adaptation of existing equipment to fulfill customer needs, focusing on superior quality, responsiveness, and customer satisfaction. - The successful candidate ensures New Business Opportunity (NBOs) projects are completed on time and within budget, while acting as advisor to applications engineering team regarding projects, tasks and operations. This position will establish and facilitate daily management routines and key performance indicators to assure high-level of performance and productivity.Key deliverables will include leading and supporting a team of Application Engineers in the development and execution of New Business Opportunities (NBOs). - Provide leadership and technical guidance in support of the global sales teams.
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  • Supervise application engineering team in the quoting and engineering of system orders meeting customer specification and delivery requirements, while working to achieve annual new business revenue and profitability objectives for Nordson Sealant Equipment.
  • Display strong customer passion, responsiveness, and superior communication in support of quoting, project management, and issue resolution within the application engineering team.
  • Perform the engineering required to deliver an engineered system that meets and or exceeds the application requirements.
    • Applying basic engineering principles
    • Using system problem solving methods
    • Developing new solutions and applications
    • Appropriate equipment knowledge
    • Manage New Business Opportunities (NBOs) to completion, meeting milestone dates, system performance requirements, and customer expectations. - Meet documentation needs for all systems including system manuals and spare parts lists.
    • Complete ownership of an NBOs, performing the previously described functions to meet customer timing and performance requirements. This will include overtime and travel as required.
    • Utilize the Nordson Business System to drive continuous improvement; embrace and follow the standard work practices developed for application engineering.
    • Demonstrate strong talent management ability working to develop employees while increasing engagement
    • Other duties as assigned.
      Education and Experience RequirementsEducation:A Bachelor's Degree in engineering / technical discipline or 7 years industrial experience.
      Experience:5+ years' experience in project related engineeringPrior experience working in Capital Equipment, Manufacturing or Automotive industries, preferred.
      Preferred Skills and Abilities
      • Ability to set and achieve ambitious goals; drive for continuous personal improvement; listen and respond, take ownership; delivers on commitments.
      • Ability to consistently make timely decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness.
      • Monitors progress and adapts tactics to resolve unexpected project complication
      • Strong management operating system that facilitates communication of project performance, key technical indicators and feedback mechanism for internal and external stakeholders
      • Ability to design, read and interpret electrical schematics, preferred
      • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Inventor is beneficial
      • Product and part pricing experience preferred
      • Ability to analyze cause and effect within a complex system
      • Prior use of SAP, preferred
        Working Conditions and Physical DemandsOffice environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        Travel Required25%
        #LI-TT1Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.Third party recruiters and agencies should not contact employees of Nordson or its subsidiaries directly. Any resumes sent to a hiring manager or submitted to Nordson employees are considered unsolicited and property of Nordson. Nordson will not pay a placement fee unless the agency or recruiter has a signed contract with Nordson's Human Resources department in advance of submitting a candidate for consideration. Verbal and written approvals will not be considered a valid contract for service.

Keywords: Nordson Corporation, Detroit , Supervisor, Application Engineer, Engineering , Wixom, Michigan

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