Design Engineering, Senior Specialist
Fortna - Tennessee

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Job Descriptions:
The Design Engineering Department is responsible for working with clients and prospective clients on designing Material Handling Solutions to meet their needs. This includes the conceptual design, detail engineering, equipment bills of material, ordering of the equipment and overseeing the installation.

POSITION SUMMARY: Senior Specialist leads and supports multiple project efforts for Fortna's clients utilizing knowledge and experience of the material handling industry to provide solutions to our clients' operations. The position includes applications and project responsibilities and team management. This position is home based with travel to Fortna offices in TN, PA, GA, OH and client sites.

Leads Fortna design team

Leads and supports multiple projects

Designs material handling systems for Bid & Proposal and implementation efforts

Conducts site visits to determine and validate field dimensions

Constantly works to expand knowledge of industry best practices and latest technology

Utilizes AutoCAD and DCDesigner for drawings

Continuously works to solve client needs

Proactively seeks work to maintain project utilization

Uses current design practices for material handling systems

Adheres to all Fortna and department standards

Attends and documents all required meetings

Maintains good design notes

Attends and/or performs company training as required

Follows and provides input for improvement of DQC process

Leads Design sessions, kick off meetings, and other meetings as required

Supports generation of department standard documentation

Manages project budgets and schedules for project team

Applications Specialist Responsibilities:
Leads and supports concept design process based on input provided by client, AE, and SCS

Leads and supports pricing efforts through the design process

Leads and supports RFP and supplier selection process

Leads or attends client meetings as required

Project Specialist Responsibilities:
Leads and supports detail design process

Leads and supports RFP and supplier selection process

Leads and supports ordering of material handling equipment

Leads and supports development of installation drawing package

Attends and keeps minutes for project kick off meeting

Leads team project review meetings

Supports installation contractor, PM, and SM with installation efforts

Develops lessons learned document

Required Experience:
4 year engineering degree from an accredited college with 10 years of relevant experience or, 2 year degree from an accredited college with 15 years of relevant experience or,

High School diploma with 20 years of relevant experience

Proficient in the use of AutoCAD with at least 5 years practical experience

Good oral and written communication skills

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel

Experience in meeting and design session leadership

Experience in standard design of relevant material handling equipment for position

Good leadership skills with some leadership experience

Must be able to presents in front of client or large group as required

Must be available and approachable

Must be reliable, able to respond in a timely manner, and follows up consistently and on time

Must be able to have overnight domestic or international travel as required based on project or department requirements

Keyword: Application Engineer,
From: Fortna

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