The Weir Group PLC

  • 2017-16476

    Posted Date 11 months ago(8/31/2017 9:53 PM)
    Applications Engineer
    Job Location
    US-MO-St. Louis
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Perform duties required to provide technical support, including interpretation and response of codes and standards to sales and marketing, customer service, quality control, and manufacturing.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to: 

    • Prepare response to customer inquiries involving technical specifications, test and inspection requirements and design criteria, including all technical data and pricing for sales.
    • Develop internal documentation on design, test, and inspection requirements during order entry.
    • Prepare quotations in accordance with customer inquiries.
    • Develop test and inspection schedules; decide disposition of material not in conformance to standards.
    • Provide customer technical assistance on equipment, including mechanical, hydraulic, and process data.
    • Analyze and resolve manufacturing and procurement problems.
    • Develop technical specifications.
    • Develop and maintain technical sales literature.
    • Review suppliers capabilities and quality and make recommendations.
    • Supervise start-up, erection, and trouble shooting at customer site.

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:

    Bachelor's degree with one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Language Skills:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.



    Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


    Computer Skills:

    Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Project manager, CAD unigraphics, Team Center.


    Physical Demands:

    When performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk. The employee may be required to lift over 15 pounds, carry, push, pull or other wise move objects with the use of a hoist. Vision ability include clarity of vision at 20 feet or more as well as 20” or less. Ability to judge distance and space relationship.


    Work Environment:

    Normal office conditions; works periodically in manufacturing environment, PPE required.

    Core Competencies

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


    Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.


    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.


    Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.


    Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.


    Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


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