Application Engineer - Solution Center

Req ID:  30505
Date:  May 10, 2024

Normal, IL, US, 61761

Company:  Sonepar
Brand:  Springfield Electric

Your career grows here.

Springfield Electric is a brand owned by Sonepar and is a leader in electrical distribution.  We continue to grow our brands throughout the Midwest, including locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri. As part of Sonepar, the worldwide leader in electrical distribution, we have a global reach that allows us to offer excellent benefits and develop innovative solutions, while maintaining our strong local roots and close-knit culture. We empower our associates to contribute to our success by adopting the adapt, dare, learn mindset-- adapt to new situations and people, dare to appropriately challenge the status quo, and learn from others and our own experiences.


We have a great opportunity for an Application Engineer to join our growing team! You would be responsible for maintaining, communicating, and applying a high level of technical knowledge. This position provides opportunities to design, specify, program, test, and quality check assigned projects. In addition, the Application Engineer will work closely with associates, customers, and manufacturing partners. Our services include Control Engineering, Control Panel Building, Sub-Assemblies, Enclosure Modifications, Wire Harnessing, and Switchboard Assembly.


We’re looking for an engineer who:

  • Creates schematics, layouts, system designs and/or drawings for project solutions.
  • As required, programs products and systems including but not limited to PLC, HMI, Sensors, Safety, SCADA, Wireless, Industrial Networking, and VFD.
  • Produces bill of materials, quotations, and assists in developing proposals for assigned projects.
  • Design prototypes, proof of concepts, and provide technical assistance on projects.
  • Ability to conduct startups, commissioning, and debugging of customer’s systems including on the job site.
  • Assist with project schedules and coordination.
  • Develop and assemble system manuals for all completed projects.
  • Maintain ongoing knowledge and understanding of our products, solutions, and services.
  • Ability to work with an urgency to respond and prepare accurate and detailed information.
  • Ability to gain customer interest for additional solutions and services.
  • Assist in customer follow-up and documentation on generated quotes to assure customers are being serviced.
  • Provides engineering guidance to Assemblers to ensure successful production of projects.


What you bring:

  • College education in Engineering or related fields with experience.
  • Ability to travel in the company’s geography as required.
  • Ability to multitask, manage workloads, be detailed – oriented and problem solve.
  • Capable of gaining the trust and support of others and working in a collaborative manner.
  • Ability to communicate and share solutions with different levels within an organization.


What we offer:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plus employer paid short term and long-term disability and life insurance.
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • 401K match
  • Tuition reimbursement and employee development.
  • Annual Safety Shoe Reimbursement
  • Employee Discount on products
  • Access to a variety of trainings for personal development


Who we are:

We’re the world’s number one distributor of electrical products, solutions and related services. Springfield Electric is owned by Sonepar, a global company with over 450 locations nationwide. Whether you grow at one of our local Opcos or at one in another region, we want you to grow with us! All associates are regularly trained and we value promoting from within when possible.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Springfield Electric, a Sonepar Company is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. 


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Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL
Nearest Secondary Market: Normal