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Application Engineer at SPEC Engineering

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Plainfield, Illinois

Job Description:

Are you a self motivated Application Engineer who lives to ensure customer interactions are supportive and professional?

Are you an Application Engineer who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment?

Do you strive for perfection and a high level of detail in your work?

Spec Engineering is seeking an impact player and difference maker to join our team as an Application Engineer who is focused on providing customers with technical support and regular communication. They can think outside the box when faced with new situations and radiate a sense of calm and respect while maintaining a healthy dose of urgency.

Spec Engineering is a privately held, fast growing, and stable full-service process engineering firm/turn-key system integrator with our main office located in Plainfield Il, and a second location in Chicago. We provide the latest in technology as a system integrator in the food & beverage, general manufacturing, and chemical industries. Our company purpose is “Improve lives through innovation, responsibility and trust one project at a time” because we care about our colleagues, customers and community. Spec Engineering welcomes and values diversity and we strive for an inclusive work environment that rewards employees for their individuality and uniqueness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports and helps develop strategic sales objectives.

  • Site measurements and verifications for quote development.

  • Identifies holes in quotes and budgets.

  • Drive customer satisfaction.

  • Coordinates smooth transition between sales and engineering for project hand-off.

  • Prepares quotes and proposals.

  • Involved in all stages of sales process.

  • Assists in pipeline management and reporting.

  • Establishes quoting and sales procedures.

  • Assists in training – both in-house and for clients.

  • Provides field support – start-ups, troubleshooting, customer support.

  • Assist in developing processes and procedures to maintain correct margin within product lines.

  • Assists in developing product line strategy.

  • Follows up on quotes with potential customers.

  • Initiates customer service follow-up calls to ensure satisfied customers.

  • Relies on prior knowledge, experience, and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.


Achievement Focus - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Business Acumen - Aligns work with strategic goals. Conducts cost-benefit analyses. Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition. Displays orientation to profitability. Understands business implications of decisions.

Business Ethics - Inspires the trust of others. Keeps commitments. Treats people with respect. Upholds organizational values. Works with integrity and ethically.

Managing Customer Focus - Develops new approaches to meeting customer needs. Establishes customer service standards. Monitors customer satisfaction. Promotes customer focus. Provides training in customer service delivery.

Strategic Thinking - Adapts strategy to changing conditions. Analyzes market and competition. Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. Identifies external threats and opportunities. Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or similar field.

  • 2-5 years Technical experience that includes direct customer contact, sales, customer service, and application engineering.

  • Experience in an OEM environment is preferred.


  • Competitive Salary

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • 401k

  • ESOP Program

  • Paid time off

  • Continued education support

If this sounds like you, we would like to talk with you about joining our team as an Application Engineer!