Product Applications Engineer

Industry leading building material manufacturer is looking for a product Applications Engineer

  • Vacaville, CA
  • $90,000 - $140,000
  • Managed by Jobot Pro: Brad Kerwin
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A bit about us:

We have three state-of-the-art continuous-line manufacturing facilities including California, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas. We are an innovator in the design, construction, and advancement of insulated metal panels and is strategically positioned to meet the growing energy, environmental and economic challenges facing the North American building industry. We provide its customers with a broad line of insulated wall and roof panels and a full range of complementary trims, accessories, and engineering services.

Why join us?

We offer a professional but family-oriented culture. Our benefits package is comprehensive, including medical(80% of plan premiums covered) dental, and vision with no waiting period to enroll! 401k with up to 4% matching, life, and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, shopping discount program, employee assistance program, and Quarterly Bonus Program for all employees!

Job Details

As part of the Innovation Team, the Product Applications Engineer collaborates with the technical, design, and business development teams to take new flat roof product developments and improvement of existing products from the stages of concept, evaluation, design, validation, approval, product launch, and installation. This position will be critical in ensuring that we remain ahead in the industry for innovative and sustainable building products in the flat roof market.

Essential Functions

Work with the innovation and cross-functional teams to envision, design, manufacture, prototype, and launch innovative products
Research and develop new products while optimizing cost, performance, and sustainability.
Participate and provide deliverables for the product development phase/stage-gate system
Maintain detailed and organized notes and information for each project including, but not limited to, vendors, material types, successes and failures, modifications, etc.
Ensure test materials and assemblies are properly installed and prepared at test laboratories by assisting in assembly preparation, witnessing, and supervising testing.
Design building test rigs and apparatuses as required for internal testing
Ensure all products meet performance, application, and reliability standards through rigorous laboratory and field testing
Collaborates with the Innovation team members and respective departments to ensure proper testing, certifications, and approvals are attained
Interact with commercial team and customers and perform market research to determine types of products required in market
Investigate new/existing products and compare them to rival products in the construction market
Be a professional resource with detailed knowledge about products in terms of R&D, market competition, cost, manufacturing deployment, and application.
Completes training by a supervisor
Complies with all safety and company policies and procedures
Performs other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Proactive attitude to learn new products and technologies and build relationships with vendors
Self-starter with a proven record of innovation, problem-solving, and delivering technical solutions in a timely manner
Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once and be able to prioritize by importance, schedule, and necessity
Technical knowledge to understand and effectively communicate building science methodologies, design, technical information building codes, and standards in an understandable manner
Must be able to effectively use a computer and have intermediate proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and email and basic proficiency in the rest of MS Office
Must be reliable, dependable, and highly motivated with a desire to be successful.
Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, submittals, and technical and contract documents.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Civil Engineering with a structural design emphasis
Minimum 5 years of experience working in the flat roof market
I.T. with the ability to obtain a P.E. license preferred
Working knowledge of Tekla, Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD, or other 3D modeling software
Experience with structures, building materials, and the construction industry
Position is an in-office position with travel to meet with vendors and clients, test laboratories, job site visits, etc.
Travel (by car, plane, or other methods of transportation): as required to complete tasks
Maintain a valid driver’s license and passport
Physical Requirements
Ability to work 8 hours per day with the ability to work overtime as needed to complete time-sensitive tasks.
Ability to work in a non-climate controlled environment with extreme temperatures and outdoor exposure at times.
Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to use tools, equipment, machinery, etc.
Must have visual acuity, discernment of color and texture, and finger dexterity.
Ability to read, write, type, and verbally communicate effectively in English.
Ability to sit, walk, and stand for extended periods. Must be able to bend, lift, twist, reach, grasp, and perform other physical movements.
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Job Details
Managed by Jobot Pro
Vacaville, CA
Job Type
$90,000 - $140,000