Experienced Application Engineer
Location: Waukegan, Il
Reporting to: Application Engineering Manager
SKF is the world leading supplier of products and solutions in
the rolling bearing business. In addition, we are one of the
leading players in seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and
services which include technical support, maintenance services,
condition monitoring and training. The inherent skills and
competence of our around 40,000 employees help us to fulfill our
objective of creating more intelligent, sustainable and innovative
customer solutions. SKF is a truly global company with presence in
more than 130 countries, serving an extensive range of industries
and customers worldwide.
The Application Engineer at SKF is tasked with working closely
with a team of engineers to understand and select SKF product
solutions for specific applications, test their performance, and
work with other departments and customers. They promote the SKF
know-how and value proposition in line with corporate and sales
strategy, working closely with Sales and Customer Service as part
of the responsible Account Team. They manage technical
relationships with customers, responding to inquiries, handling
complaints, and evaluating technical risks.
Applying knowledge and training in mechanical engineering to
contribute substantially in the development and implementation of
customized or application specific offers, and to work with
customer, for new development projects in Agriculture/Off-Highway
Creating and analyzing design related to bearings/housings using
CAE tools for 3D modelling and FEA.
Performing engineering calculations and running system analysis
using bearing life software's like ROMAX, MESYS, MASTA, KissSoft or
SimPro (SKF in-house).
Work with sales, business development, quality, product
development and demand chain, to drive all engineering aspects from
technical proposal to final production and ensure it meets quality,
cost and performance for the target application.
Work in coordination with design and product engineering teams
to facilitate DFMEA and discuss the same with customer on a
specific project or product line
Analyzing testing methodologies and functionalities of the
company's product designs and recommending changes to improve
performance and cost efficiencies.
Work on damage analysis and root cause evaluation on warranty or
product development returns and drive continuous quality
improvement initiatives using DFMEA process.
Be the technical specialist/resource within the Industrial Sales
Unit for SKF products and technologies, through relationships with
global subject experts.
Develop frame work for proper project management to gate, track
and prioritize projects.
- Participate and contribute to internal and external trainings,
assist with the development of training material
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (or comparable
1+ year of design/application experience in an industrial
environment - power train applications or rotating equipment,
working with customers and designing mechanical systems
Knowledge of bearings, transmission products or seals is
Experience/background in Agriculture or off-highway/construction
industries is a plus
Strong mechanical hands-on and technical aptitude
Proven proficiency and capabilities with 3D solid modeling
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and
manage projects with attention to detail and accuracy
Strong analytical, decision making and problem-solving
Track record of proactive and continuous improvement within area
Excellent spoken and written communication skills
Demonstrated customer service, interpersonal, and teamwork
Outcome oriented, critical thinker capable of prioritizing to
- Travel up to 30% of the time as customer need dictates
What You'll Love About SKF:
Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 paid
Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and an
opportunity for occasional remote work.
Health and Wellness Benefits. SKF cares about the wellbeing of
our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental
plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric
screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and
incentives for healthy living!
Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options!
Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5%
of your elected contribution (100% Vested). And regardless of your
participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account
per pay period (3 Years Vesting).
Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement,
voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee
assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs,
mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for
SKF, we could not name them all!
SKF's mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing
business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including
bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and
maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries
and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales
in SEK is around 75 billion and the number of employees ca
Nearest Major Market: Chicago