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Application Engineer Manager

Location: Hampton, Georgia
Job Type: Full-time
Division: Power Switching

Job Summary:

Oversees and contributes to the design and development of equipment and systems or redesign to existing equipment to fulfill the needs of customers. Ensures projects (Jobs) are completed (released) on time and within budget. Acts as advisor to applications engineering team regarding projects, tasks, and operations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage/contribute to/coach team of 4-6 direct reports and some outside or contract engineers.
    • Create 2D drawings, specifications, and bill of materials (and some 3D models).
    • Provide technical support to manufacturing and field installation.
    • Customer specification reading, understanding and implementation.
    • Improve usability of new and existing products.
    • Review processes, documents, and drawings through Value Improvement (VIP) Systems.
  • Production capacity planning and management of job drawing packet.
  • Interface with other division management (i.e. Sales and Operations) for seamless work flow.
  • Monitor and assure the quality of drawings (components, dimensions, attributes) and Bill of Materials.
  • Implement and maintain application engineering procedures (650) and engineering training (230.50)
  • Continuously train team members of all various SS products and designs.
  • Use established metrics and reports to ensure capacity planning is on track. Create new processes as needed to improve department/company goals.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: 8+ years of related work experience, 3+ years management experience
  • Demonstrate proficiency in AutoCAD/SolidWorks.  AutoCAD Electrical & SolidWorks Electrical a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in electrical equipment controls design/implementation (i.e. medium voltage switchgear, high voltage outdoor switchgear, etc.)
  • Must be able to read electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.

Application Engineer Manager

At Southern States, you will enjoy an excellent benefits package, including 11 paid holidays, 401K retirement savings, medical, dental, and other benefits.

Southern States, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employment without regards to race, color, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.