Senior Applications Engineer

Johnson Matthey Ravenna , OH 44266

Posted 6 months ago

Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 100 company, is a global leader in sustainable technologies specializing in catalysis, precious metal products, chemicals and process technology. With operations in over 30 countries, we employ more than 13,000 people. Johnson Matthey uses science to make the world cleaner and healthier. Over the past two centuries we have built our reputation and place as a global leader through quality, integrity, and innovation. Today, more than 93% of the group's sales come from products and services which provide sustainability benefits through the positive impact they have on the environment, resource efficiency and human health.

The Senior Applications Engineer is a critical technical resource for the business development/sales team and is responsible for actively driving and managing the technology evaluation stage of the sales process. The Senior Applications Engineer identifies and provides reliable solutions for all technical issues and manages the work of junior engineers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain expert level knowledge of products and applications

  • Supervise the work of junior engineering team

  • Checks technical output from the team reliably and in a timely manner, prior to issue to internal and external shareholders/customers.

  • Review technical requirements of sales leads and customer inquiries

  • Discuss technical requirements with potential customers to understand their needs

  • Generates mechanical engineering designs according to mechanical engineering design principles, materials properties when put under temperature/pressure loading

  • Work with in-house technical and manufacturing resources to devise and execute workable technical solutions

  • Work with customer technical staff to resolve discrepancies

  • Develop proposal specifications and production manufacturing level drawings

  • Develop cost estimates and project plans

  • Manage project work: product design, prototyping and testing

  • Write technical reports and present results to customers

  • Conduct experimental testing and analyze heat transfer/pressure drop data using Excel or other software, in order to develop empirical models and provide recommendations to customers

  • Design and fabricate test set-ups and simulations using software e.g. CFD, FEA to guide approach

  • Utilize in-depth technical and cross functional understanding of the mechanical, chemical and manufacturing issues associated with the company's materials and technologies, so as to recommend creative and cost-effective solutions, improve customer interfaces and perform technical analysis

  • Carry out any other duties which are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • Master's degree in mechanical engineering

  • 5 years of experience as an Applications Engineer or similar technical role in industry

  • Experience leading/managing a team desirable

  • Theoretical and computational modelling and analysis background

  • Experience in Solidworks, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Some familiarity of basic convection heat exchange, thermodynamics, and fluids modeling formulas is required

  • Background in product and prototype design

  • Ability to perform technical analysis using mechanical engineering principles and rules

  • Experience in sales/marketing desirable

  • Calculations including stress-strain, creep, heat transfer, pressure drop

  • Advanced computer skills ranging from 3-D modelling, FEA

  • Communication and technical writing skills

  • Ability to develop and recommend creative, cost-effective solutions

  • Project team responsibilities desirable

  • Creative technical imagination desirable

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