Systems Application Engineer in Radford, VA, Blacksburg, VA, Roanoke, VA at Kollmorgen

Date Posted: 6/22/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Systems Application Engineer is responsible for providing technical support of a wide range of motion control products to distributors, OEMs and end users. This role is located in Radford, VA and is considered a hybrid work role with the expectation of 3 days per week onsite and the ability to work from home 2 days per week. This includes the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up, test, troubleshoot servo control systems
  • Develop and conduct training on motion control products
  • Assist Development Engineers with test and evaluation of firmware and product features
  • Assist Manufacturing with customer return evaluation
  • Assist Sales Engineers develop product familiarity and empirical application knowledge
  • Assist Marketing with reviewing, editing and product manuals
  • Write motion control Application Notes and Articles

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Understanding of motion control theory
  • Understanding of various fieldbus protocols
  • Experience with multi-meters, oscilloscope, schematics
  • Capable of working independently with customer in troubleshooting and set up of motion control systems.
  • Experienced with reading schematics and wiring, shielding and grounding practices.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of working with Manufacturing, Engineering and Sales groups for technical assistance.
  • Travel 15 – 20% to customer sites.
  • Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills to identify alternative and correct solutions.
  • Self-motivated and capable of completing tasks without supervision and within time limits.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering required
  • Three years of motion control experience preferred

Physical Demand and Work Environment:          

Physical demands—must be able to occasionally life up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable assistance.

Work environment—this role requires working within the engineering lab which contains various motion amplifiers, servo motors and PLCS using high voltage (480 VAC). Working in the lab can be loud and also requires the use of personal protective equipment.

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