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Application Systems Engineer

Seegrid is the leading provider of connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling with hundreds of thousands of miles driven. The Seegrid Smart Platform combines flexible and reliable infrastructure-free vision guided vehicles with fleet management and enterprise intelligence data for a complete connected solution. Seegrid accelerates Industry 4.0 and lean initiatives with incremental automation, helping companies achieve a truly connected enterprise and transform into smart factories of the future.

Generating economic advantages and operational efficiencies, VGVs optimize workflow processes, increase productivity and throughput, and reduce labor and operating costs. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment.

Seegrid currently has an opening for an Application Systems Engineer.  The Application Systems Engineer acts as an automation consultant to Seegrid customers, and is responsible for determining requirements, product selection, customer operational recommendations, and proposal generation for potential Seegrid customers. The successful Application Systems Engineer will execute these responsibilities, as well as define best practices, develop training materials, and train partners to execute them. This position supports the Seegrid sales team by assessing customer sites and assisting with customer presentations, and requires day-to-day interaction with sales management, sales, engineering, product development, partners, and customers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead initiatives to continuously improve autonomous material transfer
  • Understand customer needs for future feature developments, generate requirements documents, and drive to completion among application engineering, product management and engineering teams
  • Develop, document, and implement applications for Seegrid customers
  • Develop clear and concise proposed description of non-recurring engineering labor and materials for special customer requests
  • Prepare diagrams and simulations for cross-disciplinary communication of proposed systems
  • Work with partners to develop a complete hands-free material transfer solution
  • Support sales staff with the determination of customer requirements and automated material handling solutions using Seegrid products
  • Estimate cost and develop pricing for engineering labor and materials
  • Travel to customer sites as needed (20-30%) to study and gather information critical to the overall system
  • Determine external control requirements for proposed vision guided vehicle systems (i.e. WMS, WCS, MES, etc.)
  • Propose and prototype PLC logic and integration
  • Define and document best practices for these activities, and continuously improve them
  • Train other employees and partners and advocate for this process

REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in engineering or equivalent work experience as an Applications or Controls Engineer in the Material Handling Industry
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, MS Office
  • Simulation experience a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in manufacturing or warehouse optimization, preferred
  • Knowledge of warehouse management system integration with material handling equipment, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate customer needs and problems and translate them into comprehensive sales proposal materials
  • Solution minded
  • Excellent strategic and analytical thinking
  • Effective organizational and project management skills to meet deadlines while dealing with multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to deal with complexity and change
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build effective relationships with all levels of the organization, customers and partners
  • Self-starter who works well in high pressure situations
  • Able to travel 40+% of the time including internationally as needed

 

 

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