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Application Engineer

Application Engineer

Fortna
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Job Type

Full-time
Overview:
This position is part of the Lifecycle Services (LCS) Engineering department with a primary function of supporting solution and concept development and cost estimation during pre and post-sale activities related to distribution center material handling equipment (MHE) design. Specifically this role is responsible for identifying Client and system requirements, evaluating and understanding operational and system flow, designing MHE solutions, and estimating design and system implementation costs. The Application Engineering is expected to understand distribution center operations, material handling equipment technology, and material handling industry control standards to support the required functions of the role. This role requires effective communication with key external and internal project stakeholders in sales and design positions. The Application Engineer will collaborate closely with LCS Mechanical, Electrical, and Controls Engineering teams during concept and estimation phases to align concepts and cost estimates with detail design standards.
Responsibilities:
  • Collaborating with LCS Sales to understand Client challenges and requirements to develop solution and concept designs.
  • Defining data requirements, gathering and validating information, applying judgment and statistical tests, and providing recommendations related to solution and concept development.
  • Understanding MHE technology, functionality, industry standard implementation and installation process and practice.
  • Following Fortna design standards and processes and understanding Fortna Product capabilities and requirements.
  • Ability to visualize and define existing system modifications and enhancements to develop solution and concepts.
  • Reviewing and evaluating drawings, specifications, and other deliverables to ascertain necessary take-offs.
  • Identifying key scope requirements, documenting, and communicating requirements and intent with supplier partners providing equipment and service quotes.
  • Estimating equipment, professional services, and supplier partner services required to implement turnkey solutions and concepts.
  • Estimating/Validating (a) Capital Budget Estimates and (b) Contract Estimates for material handling system projects that are completed in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Validating supplier partner proposals (equipment and services) against requirements and scope requests.
  • Consulting with Fortna Associates to discuss and formulate estimates.
  • Establishing and maintaining cost libraries and databases.
  • Identifying, developing and creating opportunities for process and system improvements to maximize accuracy and efficiency.
  • Contributing to the creation of an estimating training program for Fortna Associates.
  • Supporting tool development to optimize standard costs and estimating practices.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or relevant discipline
  • 5 - 7 years of experience in consulting design or engineering experience in supply chain logistics or Materials Handling Systems and Conveyor Systems Integration
  • Comprehensive understanding of mechanical, electrical, and controls engineering functions and interdependencies related to MHE system design
  • Understanding of MHE functionality, technology, and application capabilities
  • Demonstrated 3 to 5 years of experience in Sales Engineering or estimating
  • Ability to communicate and articulate detailed design concepts at appropriate level to broad audiences with diverse technical backgrounds (Executive, Finance, Operations, IT)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally in the range of 30 – 40% of the time
  • Ability to perform essential functions of the job
  • Strong math and analytical skills, as well as an eye for detail
  • Experience with Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Excel (understanding of macros, formulae’s, lookup functions, charting, and database functions within Excel a plus)
  • Ability to flow chart and document processes
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and drive meetings to be timely and comprehensive
  • Ability to compose reports, meeting minutes, corrective actions notices, and interoffice memos
  • Ability to work flexible schedule
  • Good understanding of Project Management fundamentals (i.e., the relationship of scope, cost, and time)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Being a licensed Professional Engineer
  • Familiar with electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical installation standards
  • Experience with presenting data analyses to senior decision-makers
  • Knowledge of industry trends, cost shifts, fuel, steel, and cooper surcharges, currency rates with major suppliers and Clients outside the US
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish
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About Us:
WHAT WE DO
Headquartered in Atlanta with locations globally, Fortna is an award-winning, end-to-end design-build firm whose expertise spans over seven decades of service. Founded in 1946, we provide strategy, automation design & systems integration, and warehouse execution software to the world’s most recognized brands.

WHAT SETS US APART
At Fortna, our three mission-critical pillars connect our people across the globe and help distinguish us as a leader in the marketplace.
  • Our PEOPLE are at the heart of everything we do. We are guided by a set of business principles and ethics that are baked into the excellence we bring to each project from start to finish.
  • Our PASSION unites our Associates through our shared passion and commitment to integrity, hard work, and a collaborative approach. We love what we do, and it shows.
  • We PROMISE to be accountable, act with integrity, and deliver results for our clients. Our diverse team of global Associates work as “One Team” to deliver on our promises to Clients.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Perks and benefits: At Fortna, our people are everything – so the perks and benefits you’ll receive from being part of the Fortna team are generous. From competitive compensation packages and health insurance offerings to Associate-led committees created to drive positive change, the employee experience at Fortna is truly unmatched.
Talent Development: We believe every Associate deserves the resources and support to grow and thrive. That’s why a career at Fortna comes with powerful professional development opportunities. Learn directly from the industry’s best and brightest. Our training, mentoring and on-the-job experiences are designed to enhance your skillset – preparing you for increasingly challenging roles and accelerating your career.

As a condition of employment, all newly hired Fortna employees in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to get fully vaccinated prior to a start date. Applicants who receive an offer of employment must show proof of vaccination one week prior to their start date. Fortna will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

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