Applications Engineer Trainee (mechanical)- Bridgeport, CT

This is a rare opportunity for you to leverage your classwork in engineering and manufacturing experience to become an Applications Engineer with a manufacturer of engineered aerospace products within a two year period. Following a formal Applications Engineering training program, you will travel the U.S. and Europe 25% of the time, assessing customer requirements for products, evaluating designs, making technical presentations, using 3D modeling for design feasibility and performance, and strengthening relationships with customers. Their customers include a long list of Fortune 500 corporations in the aerospace industry. The atmosphere is unstructured and freewheeling, allowing plenty of opportunities for career advancement. Because this is a dynamic, rapidly changing company, serious opportunities for career growth abound. In fact, Applications Engineer positions typically lead to a wide range of management roles. The corporation has acquired over 20 companies in as many years. This training program includes formal classwork, exposure to manufacturing methods, one year in design engineering, one year in applications engineering, travel to a number of corporate manufacturing sites, materials research, seminars on team building, delivering presentations, and more. Salary ranges $55,000 – $60,000. Benefits include Aetna Choice POS II Medical, Met Life Dental, vision care, tuition aid and 401 (k). Absolutely requires all of these: five or more years of work or military experience outside of academia, some college engineering coursework completed and willingness to shift to part time classes, “roots in Connecticut”, a people-oriented personality, strong mechanical aptitude, an interest in travel, and a focus on developing an engineering career.

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