Filtration Group Corp

Application Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(9/29/2021 1:56 PM)
ID
2021-4418
Job Locations
US-VA-Colonial Heights
Company
POREX RICHMOND
Position Type
Regular
# of Openings
1

Overview

Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive. With a passionate workforce, global footprint and world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications in the fast-growing and rapidly-evolving global filtration industry. We are committed to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture built on a foundation of trust and in which our leaders exhibit a strong bias for action.

The Company began in 2009 and has rapidly grown organically and through a thoughtful acquisition strategy to be a global leader in the highly attractive filtration industry. Filtration Group has the broadest portfolio of solutions in the industry and has had a particular focus on building a leading platform of solutions focused on the Life Sciences and Indoor Air Quality end markets which are rapidly growing in the current market environment. Filtration Group operates across a wide variety of attractive end markets and produces mission critical products with high replacement rates. Over 80 percent of the Company’s revenue comes from replacement / consumable products, many of which are specified into customer’s products or processes.

With revenues of $1.4 billion, Filtration Group is consistently recognized as the fastest growing and one of the largest filtration businesses in the world and has a global footprint of 141 facilities in 28 countries. Filtration Group has over 6,000 employees who are united in their Mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.

Filtration Group is an affiliate of Madison Industries, one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. The team at Madison is committed to building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while coaching others to reach their highest potential. Madison’s footprint spans across Europe, Asia and the Americas operating over 216 facilities in 45 countries, with over 12,000 engaged employees. Having successfully built market leaders in filtration, medical, safety, instruments, heat transfer, and indoor air quality, Madison generates revenue of $5 billion, with an enterprise value worth well over $7 billion.

Responsibilities

Porex is seeking a self-driven Application Engineer within our Diagnostics segment.  This role will be responsible for technical development of new business through forming close connections on-site at our key target customers. This role demands excellent communication skills to demonstrate Porex capabilities and share customer desires with internal team members. The ideal candidate will have expertise in product development, strong relationship-building skills, as well as exceptional problem-solving and organizational skills. This person must be resourceful, analytical, adaptable, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

 

The role can be out of Richmond, VA or Fairburn, GA.  

 

Essential Job Functions 

  1. Understand Customer needs, design requirements and expectations to deliver a solution and engineering requirements for their products and/or services. Prepare and deliver technical presentations explaining products or services to customer stakeholders
  2. Perform technical qualification, technology evaluation, oversee project priorities and support project justification and selection of opportunities.
  3. Partner closely with customer technical teams to solve manufacturing and scale up issues with Porex custom products
  4. Support business development in price estimates by studying all related customer details and understanding the value of our proposed solutions
  5. Gains customer acceptance by explaining or demonstrating product benefits that create value for the customer, both for integrating into new customer projects as well as to replace existing competitor business in established products
  6. Lead technical communication and collaboration with target customers during all sales and project phases.
  7. Collaborate with Product Development Engineers to coordinate samples, prototypes and trial production runs.
  8. Increase the speed of the opportunity process and improvements to the customer through frequent physical presence at the customer, on the plant floor.
  9. Improve the project risk understanding, account for the risks, plan ahead and deliver multiple options to the customer to overcome project constraints.
  10. Develop close contact with the Customer for better dialogue and success.
  11. Provide direct technical support to the Customer leading to best solution outcomes and project success.
  12. Give preliminary advice and alternative suggestions to align customer specifications with Porex capabilities, designing our solutions in at early stages.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor’s degree with focus on Engineering, Material Science, or related fields. 

 

Experience: 

Minimum of 3-5 years experience in Engineering, Product Development, or Sales working for a manufacturing company (preferably medical devices, healthcare markets, etc) promoting products in a Supplier-OEM relationship.

 

Significant experience with cross-functional interaction with product development, sales, marketing, and manufacturing operations.

 

Other skills and abilities required include: 

  1. Demonstrated analytical, problem solving, multi-tasking, organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, in a high paced environment.
  2. Self-directed, deadline driven, and forward thinking with technical depth and strength.
  3. Strong understanding of product development and commercialization
  4. Ability to manage projects and work through challenges to ensure project completion.
  5. Fanatical focus on internal and external customers
  6. Track record of developing and commercializing new products on time and within budget.
  7. Proven track record of success in customer-facing roles
  8. Highly responsive to customer needs and perceptive to issues and opportunities for improvement
  9. Must be able to speak the technical language of our customers and have high attention to detail.
  10. Must be a logical thinker, organized with outstanding time-management skills.
  11. Strong initiative with the ability to prioritize, set personal goals and work autonomously.
  12. Exhibit strong leadership skills with motivation and drive to succeed.
  13. Excellent verbal, analytical and written skills.
  14. Knowledge of effective problem-solving, continuous improvement, and quality principles tools and practices.
  15. Excellent interpersonal and cross-functional management skills with internal and external customers.
  16. Adept at using technology for effective management of responsibility: Microsoft Products, Salesforce.com, etc.

 

Travel:  Up to 75% with around 2 weeks per month expected on-site at key target customers

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