Applications Engineer

Full-time / Part-time:  FT - Employee
Exempt / Non-Exempt:  Salaried Exempt

Louisville, KY, US, 40223

Shift:  Home Shift 1
Requisition ID:  6122
Division:  P&I

AAF International offers the most comprehensive clean air solutions available across the globe. Selling under the American Air Filter® and the AAF International® brand names, AAF International has been an industry pioneer since 1921 and has since grown to operations in over 22 countries with over 3000 employees. Our products are the industry benchmarks for quality and performance, and delivers clean air solutions in residential, commercial and industrial air pollution control, gas containment removal, power generation, and other stringent clean room environments.

We are a member of the Daikin Group, the world's largest air conditioning and clean air solutions provider with over $15 Billion in sales and 56,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1924, Daikin has grown into a diversified industrial manufacturing company offering solutions in clean, air, air conditioning, refrigeration, chemicals, oil hydraulics, defense systems and electronics. AAF and Daikin are powered by our investment in people, products, and our processes.

Our culture of continuous improvement, safety, and world class operations is powered by our people centered management philosophy. This philosophy is built around mutual selection: that while AAF seeks top talent people to join and deliver on our team, we also want each team member to receive job satisfaction, growth & development, and continued happiness in being a long term member of the AAF family. This is fueled by our belief in treating our people, our supply partners, our customers and our environment with the trust and respect we each require, and our passion to give back to our community for our success.

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AAF International is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Position Objective:

This role serves as the Environmental Products (EP) applications engineer for North America. Serves as the key technical expert on environmental products and their application, ensuring products are selected correctly to meet the technical requirements of each project. Provides technical support and education to sales channel partners and end users on AAF products, applications and trouble shooting. Maintains accurate, up to date product price sheets and quotation templates, and supports sales in timely quotation and order acceptance review ensuring bids and orders are correct technically and meet the sales price and gross margin targets set for the business.


Key Accountabilities:.
1)    Technical Training
•    Conduct wet and dry product line training, including education on current industry codes and standards related to environmental products to internal and external sales teams, sales channel partners, OEMs, and end users.
•    Performs training on products and applications related to knowledge/expertise, and approach to technical applications to internal.
•    Provides application and product support and training to North American customers, as needed.
2)    Applications & Support 
•    Provides information on product application and technical assistance as required by customers.
•    Conducts system/product calculations for supporting and checking technical proposals for required application.
•    Provides timely product quotation support and order acceptance review, supporting outside sales team and sales channel partners.
•    Troubleshoots problems with AAF equipment, including field site inspections as needed.
•    Oversees in field product startup and customer training sessions as needed.
•    Ensures product price sheets and quotation templates are accurate and up to date.
•    Supports development of technical/applications information for marketing materials and product launch campaigns.
•    Ensures effective use of configurator/rep portal within North America and works with IT and marketing to update/change.
•    Participates in regional air pollution control industry consortiums, councils, and groups as directed by EP business manager.
3)    Administrative duties
•    Ensures intercompany and direct quotations and sales are recorded accurately and timely in salesforce.
•    Maintains regional database for customer references. 
•    Continually working with Sales, Engineering and Design teams to identify opportunities to improve upon products, adjust/change technical product specifications as gaps are identified, identify opportunities for product standardization, etc.
•    Travel throughout North America and global as required (approximately 20-30%)
•    Additional duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, electrical, chemical or related field (ABET accredited program);
  2. Preferred Experience in technical industry desired; machinery/engineering preferred;
  3. Experience in industrial air cleaning and application of airflow in equipment design;
  4. Experience in product development and customer/design engineering;
  5. Familiarity with particulate (primarily) and gaseous (secondarily) air pollution control technology preferred;
  6. Understanding and application of specific industry codes and standards with respect to affect to product design;
  7. Must exhibit the following core competencies:
    o    communication skills
    o    problem analysis and solving
    o    strategic thinking and planning
    o    organizational and planning skills
    o    judgment
    o    attention to detail
    o    negotiating skills
    o    creativity 
    o    team player
    o    stress tolerance
    o    customer orientation
    o    presentation skills
  8. Experience working in technical applications (HVAC, gas turbine, etc.); air pollution control industry a plus but not required;
  9. Experience leading training and coaching others around technical subjects;
  10. Demonstrated ability to work in a proactively diverse and inclusive organization;
  11. Excellent, proven interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills;
  12. Effective problem – solving, quantitative and business analysis skills, as well as mediation skills;
  13. Demonstrated ability to share skills and knowledge with others;
  14. Proficiency with office computer equipment and software;
  15. Demonstrated ability to multi - task and work in a fast - paced office setting.   


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, uniform servicemember status, age, disability or any other legally recognized protected personal characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville