Field Applications Engineer – Automotive Connectors

Location: Detroit, MI & Vicinity
Job Description:
AVX Corporation, an established, global organization, has an excellent opportunity for a Field Applications Engineer. This position is responsible for developing new customers and products within our Interconnect Division. You will work closely with field sales, development engineering and customers to identify connector application requirements leading to customer design approvals and new business for AVX. Additionally you will provide technical capability presentations to OEM customers to promote new technology and AVX interconnect products.
Reports To:
Regional Interconnect Sales Manager - Automotive
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Working with automotive customers to develop customer specific interconnect solutions resulting in the design-in of AVX products.
  • Analyzing customer application requirements and working with Development Engineering to determine project feasibility.
  • Development of product and program implementation plans.
  • Keeping current with the latest automotive connector technology via participation on industry committees such as USCAR.
  • Tracking, monitoring, and communicating the status of project and design activities.
  • Will support application development activities on automotive interconnect.
Job Requirements:
  • Four year Engineering Degree required, preferably in mechanical engineering.
  • Mechanical experience/aptitude required.
  • Five years of experience in technical marketing/sales, preferably related to electromechanical component manufacture preferred. Automotive Connector experience a strong plus!
  • To qualify, you should have experience in design of mechatronics parts; primarily connectors along with a good understanding of plastics, metals, and plating materials for electromechanical components.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills at the sales and customer level.
  • Ability to travel 50% to 75% of the time within the Americas Region. Occasional travel to Europe may be required.
  • Ability to work independently while taking direction from Regional Management.
  • Must have basic understanding of connector manufacturing processes such as stamping, molding, and mechatronics assembly.
  • Must be capable of analyzing designs received via CAD models, drawings, sketches, and other information provided by customers and sales people.
  • Position will be based out of Detroit, MI.
  • This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 CFR 120.15 is required.
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