Application Engineer I - #19503178

Bastian Material Handling

Date: Dec 26, 2020
City: Greenfield, IN
Contract type: Full time
Bastian Material Handling

315 West New Road, Greenfield, Indiana 46140

An Application Engineer works with our customers to provide exceptional fabricated equipment solutions. The Application Engineer is responsible for making sure our customers get prompt response to quote requests. This individual also participates in the design and drawings of the fabricated equipment. The process involves understanding the customer's goals and objectives and developing solutions to meet these goals. Technologies used in our equipment range from high level automation (specialty conveyors, PLC control, graphical user interfaces, 3D modeling) to more conventional fabricated items (carts, racks, etc.)

Bastian Solution's goal is to help our customers compete in their markets by providing the best material handling solutions and technology.

General Job Duties

  • Provide detailed quotes to our customers in a timely manner (2-3 days typically)

  • Develop pricing tools for standard products

  • Certification in SolidWorks parametric modeling tool.

  • Completion of Professional Sales Training (Dale Carnegie)

  • Enter and track opportunities in CRM system.

  • Provide 3D concept models for customers at sales stage

  • Work with Multi Media group to develop marketing materials and web-site content

  • Work with other engineers to develop configurable designs for standard products in SolidWorks

  • As needed, ability to develop designs for special material handling related equipment from concept to detailed fabrication drawings.

  • Help resolve engineering issues as they arise by working closely with vendors and the shop.

  • Meet and exceed our customer's expectations through superior design and implementation.

  • Be a great team player and contributor within the office; be tolerant of others.

  • Constantly review and master applicable business technology to ensure we are using the best tools.

  • Maintain office area clean and organized.

  • Track time spent by project and enter into time tracking software/spreadsheets.

  • Work with management to prioritize projects on macro level; ability to prioritize individual tasks on your own.

  • Complete all administrative tasks/paperwork in timely manner.

  • Develop equipment manuals/documentation for projects.

  • Work well with the shop; pitch in where needed. Spend part of time in shop assembling the equipment you designed to better understand how the components come together.

  • Show up to work every day and on time.

  • Maintain a consistently positive, enthusiastic attitude!

Superior Performance Objectives

  • Meets the mutually established annual sales goals

  • Provide prompt professional proposals to customers in 2-3 day window on typical request.

  • Work with General Manager to develop pricing tools for standard product offering.

  • Work with Engineering Manager to provide robust equipment designs.

  • Clear communication with customers, management and the shop on issues that arise.


  • Extensive experience in design of special machines.

  • Customer service or sales background preferred.

  • Experience in quoting specially fabricated equipment and machines. Includes estimating materials, engineering hours, shop hours, etc.

  • Strong mechanical design aptitude.

  • Strong technical drawing skills, especially in 3D modeling.

  • Extremely computer literate with general Microsoft Office products.

  • Ability to produce fabrication drawings from 3D model efficiently.

About Bastian

Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, is an independent material handling and robotics system integrator providing automated solutions for distribution, manufacturing, and order fulfillment centers around the world. Our team specializes in consulting, system design, project management, maintenance, and installation, while sourcing the best equipment and automation technology. We take great pride in providing exceptional service and flexibility to our customers.

In addition to exciting work at a growing company, we offer the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a company match

  • Vacation/Holiday Pay

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Flexible Work Schedules

  • Volunteer Work

  • Professional Associations, Conferences and Subscriptions

  • Company Meetings & Events

Bastian Solutions does not work outside recruiting agencies. No solicitation phone calls please.

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