Application Engineer

SCHOTT North America   •  

Duryea, PA

Industry: Optics

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 361 days ago

Application Engineer

SCHOTT Advanced Optics, with its deep technological expertise, is a valuable partner for its customers in developing products and customized solutions for applications in optics, lithography, astronomy, opto-electronics,architecture, life sciences, and research. With a productportfolio of more than120 optical glasses, special materials and components, wemasterthe value chain: from customized glass development to high-precision optical product finishing and metrology.

Your tasks

Technical Expert:

  • Acts as technical key contact for customers and sales teams in terms of products, product development or applications. Recommends and initiates necessary development measures for technology and product improvements. Maintains network with other experts inside and outside the company in accordance with the rules of SCHOTT’s Code of Conduct. Negotiates customer specifications at eye level. Acts as owner of the specifications for certain products.

Inquiries/Sales:

  • Handles inquiries concerning products and verifies technical feasibility. Clarifies technical questions with contacts in Technical Centers, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. Proposes solutions and provides cost estimations for quotations. Conducts technical negotiations with customers under consideration of the economic objectives of the respective product. Approves internal and external changes in product specifications and / or production processes, materials, and suppliers. Leads or participates in projects based on customer inquiries. Conducts competition analyses, including benchmarking of products and technologies.

Supporting Tasks:

  • Provides technical information for communication and training purposes and keeps them up to date. Trains sales teams concerning new products, applications and technologies. Coordinates the production of prototypes for customers and trade shows. Supports Quality Department in solving internal and external complaints. Supports global or regional product strategy.  Supports the SBF in the definition of the product roadmap; submits suggestions for the annual R&D planning.

Your profile

•Bachelor or Master in an engineering discipline or in science
•7–8 years of experience in Project Management, Product Management, Engineering, and Production
•Very good command of English, MS Office
•Successful candidate must be capable of meeting U.S. Government security requirements