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Applications Engineer

Company: Linde
Location: New Castle
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About Praxair Surface Technologies

Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a Linde company, offers a comprehensive array of high-performance coatings and technologies to the aviation, energy, and other industries. By continuously advancing coatings technologies, PST helps customers improve environmental performance, decrease energy consumption, extend component life, improve productivity, minimize downtime, reduce operating costs and produce high-quality products.

Job overview

The Applications Engineer plans, organizes, and executes the applications development activities necessary to enable PST's Operations facilities to provide services/products to customers. This individual provides leadership and technical guidance for the identification, planning, and execution of new customer applications. Primary responsibilities include:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Facilitates New Product Introduction through the most efficient and effective means to the Operations team
  • Organizes and creates documentation necessary for new applications, including job instructions, job routers, job safety analyses, standard operating procedures, etc.
  • Leads Continuous Improvement initiatives identified by the business to improve productivity and/or customer satisfaction
  • Supports Sales team and assist with winning new business through interpretation and assessment of customer specification and blueprints to supply competitive quotes
  • Works with Quality organization to reduce Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) and achieve acceptable first pass yield
  • Monitors and reports spending of projects against budget expectations
  • Develops and Maintains expertise with the process equipment in Operations. Establishes process parameters necessary to set up new applications with an emphasis on repeatable and efficient processes.
  • Troubleshoots manufacturing equipment, part and process issues with Operations and Maintenance teams to ensure



    Required qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Engineering Technology required
    • Proven ability to combine theoretical training with practical experience in a "hands-on" environment required
    • Thermal spray coatings application development experience preferred
    • Tooling development and CAD experience with the ability to become knowledgeable on PST coating systems required
    • Must have effective project management skills with the ability to complete multiple projects independently
    • Must be proficient in robot programming
    • Must have personal computer proficiency, business administration know-how, and a working knowledge of quality control systems
    • Previous electrical experience
    • Experience with ABB robots preferred
    • Six Sigma trained, green belt or black belt preferred

      PST is a supplier which abides by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, persons considered for this position must be either a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder) or otherwise classifiable as a U.S. person under relevant ITAR regulations.

      We offer a comprehensive benefits program that supports our employees' and their families' wellbeing and provides the tools and resources our employees need to make well-informed decisions about their physical and financial future.

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Linde, Pittsburgh , Applications Engineer, Engineering , New Castle, Pennsylvania

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