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Applications Engineer

Sterling Engineering Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


The Applications Engineer will provide quality and effective applications support and training for the customers, dealers and sales personnel by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

§ Develop and conduct dealer, customer, and staff training programs on the safe and effective operation of the machines and equipment.

§ Perform test cuts to analyze the ability of the machines performance; identify ways to reduce test cut deficiencies.

§ Conduct time studies, test cuts and machine demonstrations.

§ Coordinate presale demonstrations and support trade shows and open houses, including procurement of equipment, set-up, demonstration and discussion with potential customers.

§ Maintain a close relationship with the Sales personnel and respond timely to any requests for Applications support.

§ Review Applications aspects and feasibility of RFQ’s and turnkey systems.

§ Provide technical applications phone support to customers; identify problems and decide the best and most efficient course of action for any requested involvement.

§ Maintain a professional appearance of the demonstration centers including all fixtures, machines and equipment; make recommendations for necessary demo center machines, tools, and equipment.

§ Develop and distribute technical applications documentation to the dealers, customers and staff.

§ Participate in meetings, seminars and training sessions to stay apprised of new developments in the field.

§ Complete additional responsibilities as requested by the Application Manager.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COMPETENCIES To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following skills: Interpersonal Skills: Speaks and writes clearly and informatively. Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure. Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities and additional resources; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Customer Service: Responds with professionalism to requests for support and assistance. Teamwork: Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; contributes to building a positive team environment. Safety: Observes safety and security procedures; uses equipment and materials properly. Business Acumen: Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition.


Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university; and three to five years’ experience in relevant machining operations; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Systems, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient in CAD/CAM Programming Solutions; such as, Unigraphics, ProE, Solid Works, CAGLIA, Mastercam, Hypermill Edge CAM or Delcam Power Mill.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as processes and procedures, financial documents and specific service reports and documents. Effectively communicate ideas, both written and verbally, to customers, management, or employees of the organization. Ability to write technical literature and develop reports on technical issues.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Sterling Engineering

Why Work Here?

Strong company with industry leading product

Sterling Engineering provides high-quality technical recruitment, information technology solutions, and engineering project services to hundreds of clients throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee regions. Sterling Engineering is known for an exceptional ability to deliver: Technical Engineering - With over a 40 year singular focus on technical, engineering and technician disciplines has given Sterling the in-depth knowledge, industry expertise and robust employee pipeline it takes to rapidly deliver ideal candidates for even the most difficult-to-fill requirements. Sterling’s extensive recruitment methodology allows us to engage the most talented employees in the marketplace. Information Technology Services - Our team, bringing with them over 35 years of IT talent acquisition expertise and specializing in the Microsoft Technology Stack, has established a track record of consistency and success placing seasoned professionals in applications development, infrastructure engineering, and project management. Engineering Project Services - Managed engineering teams consisting of multi-disciplined professionals that will support your project from the initial concept phase through the implementation phase. Our engineering teams – consisting of multi-disciplined engineers, designers and detailers – are experts at supporting projects from initial concept through implementation phase.


Chicago, IL