Application Engineer - Fairfield, OH

AFC Industries
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3795 Port Union Road, Fairfield, OH 45014
$75,000 - $85,000 a year - Full-time

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  • $75,000 - $85,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift


3795 Port Union Road, Fairfield, OH 45014

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance

Full job description

AFC Industries is a dynamic organization dedicated to providing supply chain management solutions for fasteners and assembly components to original equipment manufacturers, assembly plants, and other users of these products. Our supply solutions include Vendor Managed Inventory, Stock and Release programs, Light Assembly, Kitting, and Private Labeling services amongst others. We support a diverse industry base of manufacturers across a broad range of industries. Our experienced team has a proven track record of helping manufacturers and assemblers reduce cost, improve quality, and increase efficiency.

The Applications Engineer, reporting to the Applications Engineering Manager is a corporate engineering representative for customer-facing activities.

Activities and responsibilities of the Applications Engineer include:

  • Assist Sales in developing and closing sales opportunities through engineering solutions
  • Support the introduction of highly technical or unique product lines to other AFC regions and sites
  • Conduct line-audits at customer facilities to identify new business opportunities
  • Provide Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) services to customers and prospects. Lead cost savings initiatives with customers to meet contractual obligations through VA/VE, cost-out events, KAIZEN events, and other cost drivers
  • Interact with customers to assess and resolve technical issues
  • Assist with the initial review of products subject to the Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) process
  • Assist Purchasing/Sourcing and the AFC Supplier Quality Engineer with supplier capability evaluation
  • Work with vendors as-needed to resolve product quality/functionality issues
  • Drive part consolidation/standardization for the benefit of the customer and AFC
  • Participate in Strategic Business Review
  • Support customer and internal training initiatives for fastener 101, plating, HE, and other topics of interest
  • Collaborate with all departments within AFC to resolve customer and vendor issues
  • Assist customers with R&D initiatives through design assistance without becoming design responsible
  • Protect AFC by helping to avoid conflict with ISO standards/requirements and potential litigation

Professional Experience Requirements:


  • Four-year college degree in an Engineering or related technical field or equivalent work experience

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience interfacing with customers
  • Minimum of 5 years working in an engineering or manufacturing environment
  • Experience within the fastener industry highly preferred
  • Experience reviewing and resolving technical issues from a sales, quality, and engineering perspective
  • Experience working within ISO 9001 QMS, APQP, PPAP/FAI
  • Preference for familiarity and a working knowledge of fastener-related
  • specifications such as but not limited to ASTM, ASME, IFI, ISO, MIL, and DIN

Professional Skills:

  • Efficient in time management, with the ability to effectively see numerous tasks through to completion
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of internal and external organizations
  • Ability to clearly relate and explain complex technical issues and concepts to others

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 5 years


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Work Location: In person

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