Field Application Engineer

Fortive   •  

Fort Wayne, IN

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 162 days ago

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The Field Application Engineer is responsible for providing field technical support of a wide range of motion control products to distributors, OEMs and end users.  The FAE will travel to sites in OH, IN, MI and KY.  It is a remote based position.


  • Set up, test, troubleshoot servo control systems.
  • High level of understanding of motion control theory.
  • Review, test and troubleshoot a various fieldbus protocols utilizing various PLCs, such as Ethernet IP, EtherCAT, CANOpen, Modbus, Profinet.
  • Develop and conduct training on servo motor & control products and fieldbus communications.
  • Assist Field Sales Engineers with customer’s system evaluation and provide technical assistance in training for product features and benefits.
  • Assist Sales Engineers develop product familiarity and empirical application knowledge.
  • Writing motion control Application Notes and Articles.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering. MET or EET also accepted. 
  • 10+ years of professional working experience.
  • 3+ years of automation experience.
  • Experience working face-to-face with customers.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to travel 15 – 50% to customer sites.
  • Critical thinking and complex problem solving skills to identify alternative and correct solutions.
  • Self-motivated and capable of completing tasks without supervision and within time limits.
  • Must be a green card holder or US citizen.
  • Must reside within the territory.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Remote office and customer on-site training, system evaluation and system commissioning.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, including lifting demo cases of 45 – 50 pounds.

 Fortive Corporation Overview:  

Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.