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Position: Proposal/Applications Engineer | Dynamic Test Systems
Location:

Plymouth, MI


Description:

Do you have the personality to be a crucial link between customers, sales, and engineering?

We have created a new role for an Applications Engineer to provide a ‘best approach’ for technical proposal and cost estimating supporting highly-engineered custom test solutions. 

What you will do:  Within our Dynamic Test Systems division, you will identify and gather all required customer data and specs to architect, complex machines and systems at a very high level.  You will also architect, describe, price, and direct highly technical test system projects at a concept level.  You will work on a variety of projects such as helicopter powertrain test stands, dynamic component test systems, custom gearboxes, helicopter blade balance stands-whirl towers, dynamic testing software integration, and other test systems.

Other responsibilities:  Cost estimate and describe projects in the form of a proposal document. Once the project is secured, you will be responsible to kick-off and handoff the project to a dedicated project team.  This role provides direction and technical oversight to the project team based on the technical and financial details from cost estimate and proposal.  This individual will work both in-office and remote.

What we are looking for:

  • Technical degree, ME/EE preferred
  • 3+ years of experience with technical proposal writing and cost estimating in an industrial, manufacturing, automation, or custom capital equipment environment and across multiple industries
  • High technical aptitude and ability to create and describe complex systems and machines at a concept level
  • Excellent technical writing skills as well as overall written and verbal communication and ability to communicate effectively with customers, and at all levels  
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, set priorities, and manage time
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 20%
  • Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements to be considered for this position

Testimonials


What I like most about working at RedViking are the problem solving solutions we develop for our customers. It goes beyond selling a product. It’s forming a collaborative partnership with our customers that enables them to be successful and keeps them coming back to RedViking with new challenges for us to help them solve. Jeff DeClue - Sales Manager of Dynamic Test Systems
First of all, it’s the people. Some of the smartest engineers I have ever worked with are here. But more than that, we all are trying to do our best and be better every day. Everyone is working to improve themselves and the company and that creates a synergy of improvement that you just don't see most places.

Second, I truly feel empowered and supported by management. They are always striving to create an environment where the staff can learn and grow. They are always looking to do what they can to make this a welcoming, friendly, inclusive, supportive environment for professional and personal growth.

And last but not least, it’s the work! I love being a part of creating the next generation of machinery. From AGVs to robots we do some very cool stuff and that makes coming to work fun. One day you’re assembling aircraft engines and the next day you’re working on an AGV that carries a garbage truck. If you think that’s cool, then you understand why I love being a Viking!!
Andy Potter - Subject Matter Expert - CE
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Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check.
Please submit your resume to hr@redviking.com

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