Mechanical Engineer - SwapLoader

Location:Des Moines, IA
Employment Type:Full Time
Office:USA - Des Moines, IA
Description:

SwapLoader USA, Ltd., a premier manufacturer of hooklift hoist products and accessories, currently seeks a Mechanical Engineer for their Application Engineer position based at their headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.  SwapLoader is a subsidiary of EFCO Corp. and is dedicated to providing customers with the finest hook-lift hoists for trucks on the market.  SwapLoader focuses on the importance of manufacturing low maintenance/reliable hook-lift hoists and hook-lift hoist accessories.

The Application Engineer partners with sales personnel and utilizes engineering expertise to assist with equipment selection specific to the end user’s application as well as equipment servicing recommendations, problem trouble shooting, training on product operation, and identification/order processing of service parts. The Application Engineer also works with other engineering personnel on implementing product improvements as well as development of custom and standard product offerings.  In addition, the Application Engineer works independently to plan, organize, & schedule own workload within established guidelines. This person is a business partner with other SwapLoader staff, acts as a technical advisor during sales presentations and provides training, orientation, and educational services to increase the overall awareness of the SwapLoader product line.

 

Duties:
  • Provides complete technical offering to distributors, customers and SwapLoader Regional Sales Managers on product application and integration. This will include providing application and engineering expertise on product selection, hydraulics and truck specifications for installation of new product. This “new install” support will also include development of custom equipment for fleet adaption, truck layout drawings and weight distributions.  

  • Provides support for existing products currently in service. This will include but is not limited to; providing technical expertise regarding maintenance, service parts and trouble shooting.

  • Assists with the development and maintenance of educational tools to support the SwapLoader Regional Sales Managers, distributors and end users. This includes, but is not limited to, the development and maintenance of field sales books, power point presentations, bid specifications and technical documents.

  • Performs other sales and engineering related duties which include, but are not limited to demo truck coordination, product support projects, product development projects and support of other corporate initiatives.
Qualifications:

Bachelors of engineering degree, plus minimum of 3 years of related experience. Experience in the truck equipment or heavy equipment industry a plus.  Excellent oral/written communication, organizational, problem-solving and relationship-building skills required. Must be proficient AutoCAD or Inventor, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Must be able to prioritize, adapt to changes in daily tasks when necessary, and work under pressure.  Must be self-motivated, creative, and possess good listening skills.  Must have the ability to present ideas and communicate effectively to individuals and groups while working independently and maintaining confidentiality.  Some travel required.

EOE

Post-Offer, Pre-Employment physical & drug screen required.



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