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Lead Application Engineer (Remote or Pittsburgh)

Seegrid Pittsburgh, PA

  • Posted: April 15, 2021
  • Full-Time

Lead Application 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 completely 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.

Seegrid currently has an opening for a Lead Application Engineer. The Lead Application Engineer acts as an automation consultant to key Seegrid customers and is responsible for determining requirements, product selection, customer operational recommendations, and proposal generation for potential Seegrid customers. The successful Lead Application 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.


  • Drive automation opportunity identification and assessment to surface the most valuable applications based on customer goals

  • Responsible for the pre-qualification and technical assessment of potential customer opportunities

  • Leads various types of interviews, meetings or workshops to define and design automated material handling solutions

  • Support sales staff with the determination of customer requirements using Seegrid products

  • Develop a clear and concise proposed description of operations and develop professional sales proposals

  • Identify, quantify, and influence key decision-makers on proposed customer benefits

  • Travel to customer sites as needed to study and gather information critical to the overall system

  • Develop AutoCAD layout drawings of vision-guided vehicle travel routes

  • Determine external control requirements for proposed vision-guided vehicle systems (i.e. PLC, WMS, WCS, ERP, etc.)

  • Work with internal and external partners to develop an end to end solution

  • Drive long-term growth by focusing on sustainable usage of automated material handling solutions that align with customer objectives and business value

  • Execute live product demonstrations both at Seegrid HQ as well as at customer facilities

  • Act as subject matter expert within Application Engineering for an assigned product line

  • Responsible for updating training materials, disseminating field feedback, and improving tools associated with the assigned product line

  • Share your knowledge of our customers industry trends, processes, and automation goals with your Seegrid colleagues including opportunities to develop internal collateral

  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders within customer organizations and become a trusted innovation advisor


  • BS in Industrial, or Mechanical engineering or equivalent work experience as an Applications Engineer in the Material Handling Industry

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, MS Office

  • Simulation experience a plus

  • 5 + years of engineering experience in the Material Handling Systems Industry

  • Experience in the design of end to end material flow processes within warehousing or manufacturing settings

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with equally good listening skills ; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of top decision-makers within customer organizations

  • Proven track record of designing and/or implementing process improvements to operational processes and methods to track progress.

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate customer needs and problems and translate them into compelling solution proposal materials

  • Excellent strategic and analytical thinking

  • Strong project management skills to meet deadlines while dealing with multiple projects simultaneously

  • Able to deal with complexity and change in projects and priorities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective relationships with all levels of the organization, customers, and partners

  • Self-starter who works well in high-pressure situations

  • Experience in executing continuous improvement of business processes and subsequent training of material

  • Able to travel > 50% of the time including internationally as needed

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

    Seegrid is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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