The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-19699

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/9/2018 7:49 PM)
    Applications Engineer
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  • 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

    Under the general direction of the Manager of Application Engineering, respond to customer inquiries and sales orders for Company manufactured vertical turbine pumps, define the product application and performance requirement, and prepare quotations and proposals on price, delivery and performance capability.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Ensure customer equipment requirements are met by interpreting specifications and applying Company product line
    • Create price proposal either from established pricing system or cost information
    • Prepare and submit proposal to manufacturer’s representative, end user, regional managers/district managers, or dealer/distributor
    • Interface with Engineering when requirements of proposal require design modifications
    • Perform required duties on projects that are highly technical in nature
    • Defined PD objectives.  Budgeted Input, Output and PBIT objectives
    • Adherence to and achievement of department and company performance objectives
    • Teamwork and cooperation with the company management team and other Weir Group companies
    • On-time completion of targeted policy deployment objectives and reports
    • Mentoring and coaching performance of department associates

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:

    BS in Engineering preferred. Minimum AS degree or equivalent experience in Industrial Technology, Computer Drafting or other engineering related courses.  Previous engineering or IT experience an advantage. Excellent oral and written persuasive communication and presentation skills. Self motivated and proactive learning approach.


    Language Skills:

    Read, write, and speak English effectively. Work at a fast pace while prioritizing many important, urgent, and sometimes conflicting assignments


    Reasoning Ability:

    Display a positive and constructive, i.e. “problem solver”, attitude. Improve processes and procedures in order to improve team performance. Work in compliance with all applicable codes and standards.


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work is sedentary.  Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work.  However there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, books and driving an automobile, etc. 


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment and avoidance of trips and falls.  The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.

    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.

    Safety – Observes safety procedures and works safely; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions and participates in safety programs.

    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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