Applications Engineer- Metal working Suburban Waterbury, CT

A small nonunion division of a $720MM+ publicly held international corporation located in the suburban Waterbury area seeks a Senior Applications Engineer with mechanical design/or/product/or/ applications engineering background. This is open due to an impending retirement. The corporate atmosphere is dynamic and fluid. Management is quite aggressive, focusing on acquisitions and building new manufacturing facilities to increase market share. The position reports to a Plant Manager who came up the ranks from engineering. This division, founded almost 70 years ago, develops a wide range of metal components for the lab instrument, military, automation, industrial OEM, and medical device industries. The General Manager, also an engineer, plans to stress new product development. He encourages his staff to rise to the limits of their capabilities. Because of the small size of the division, the new Senior Applications Engineer will have a wide range of duties, including conceptual design, working up 3D models using SolidWorks, providing design details to Product Designers, establishing test requirements, devising tests, supporting production, training new sales staff, providing technical support to sales on custom applications, supporting service issues, researching possible part substitutions, addressing quality deviations, and more. The domestic travel will be occasional, maybe 5 trips a year. The new hire will initially shadow the retiring engineer. This position is located on-site. The salary ranges from $90,000 to $110,000, depending on experience. Their benefits package includes 2 Aetna medical plans or HSA, prescription drugs, dental, flexible spending accounts, short and long term disability, 401 (k), tuition aid, and more. Requires permanent U.S. residency, 5 or more years of Design/or/Applications/or/ Product Engineering experience with a manufacturer doing CNC machining, good communication skills, and a knack for making technical presentations. A criminal background and drug screen are part of the interview process.

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