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POST DATE 5/18/2017
END DATE 8/25/2017

Benchmark Electronics Seattle, WA

Company
Benchmark Electronics
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2553
Location
Seattle, WA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree
AJE Ref #
578542418

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY
APPLICATIONS ENGINEER with our Engineering Team

At Benchmark (NYSE: BHE), our mission is to be the solutions provider of choice for high technology OEM customers, anticipating their needs and rapidly delivering comprehensive value-creation solutions during the entire product life cycle by providing:

* Innovative Design Engineering Services

* Optimized Global Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions

* World-Class Manufacturing and After-Market Support

Our mission is based on a foundation of financial strength, managerial integrity and a culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement. As a top 10 global leader in the electronics manufacturing industry, we attribute our success to the success of our customers.

For more information, please visit www.bench.com

Application Engineers are the primary technical resource for the field sales force, and are responsible for actively driving and managing the technology evaluation stage of the sales process. Working in conjunction with the sales team as the key technical advisor and product advocate, the Application Engineer must be able to identify and provide reliable solutions for all technical issues to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the sales process. The Application Engineer must be able to establish and maintain strong relationships throughout the sales cycle.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND COMPETENCIES
* Maintain expert level of electronic device knowledge, advanced technology and product applications.

* Articulate technology and Benchmark capabilities to both internal sales teams and customers.

* Provide design and specification development support to customers, project managers, and engineering teams.

* Respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs.

* Listen, understand and convey customer requirements.

* Perform technical engineering capability training for internal Benchmark sales people and account representatives.

* Assist in the development of technical presentations necessary to sell engineering services to target accounts.

* Maintain accurate records of accounts, opportunities, quotes, projects, contacts and correspondence in company approved databases.

* Travel to customer sites to preform technical presentations, information gathering, quote support and establish customer relationships.

* Resolve customer issues or difficulties in a manner that is consistent with the Benchmark mission, values, and financial objectives.

* Maintain professional business relationships within target accounts.

* Provide status of ongoing projects and future projects.

* Resolve customer issues or difficulties in a manner that is consistent with the Benchmark mission, values, and financial objectives.

* Identify customer's needs and sales opportunities to help future growth.

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
* Experience in key industries such as Medical, Automotive, Gas and Oil, Aerospace, Military and Defense.

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools including Microsoft PowerPoint.

* Ability to read architectural, mechanical and electrical blueprints and have a solid understanding of basic electrical and mechanical devices and products.

* A solid understanding of product development, new product introduction and volume electronic device manufacturing.

* Strong communication, Interpersonal and organizational skills.

* Available for Travel 25%

5+ Years in Engineering, product development and/or test development environment

BA/BS in Engineering, Technical Field, or equivalent successful experience in a similar product development or contract engineering industry role.

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. to base all employment-related decisions on principles of equal employment opportunity.
It is Our Policy to
Recruit, hire, promote, assign, compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, or any other basis protected by applicable law
Administer all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, discipline, termination, Company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, or any other basis protected by applicable law
Provide reasonable accommodation where necessary and feasible, and otherwise treat equally, qualified individuals with disabilities
Provide a workplace free of prohibited harassment, including sexual harassment

Overview

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is a strong, global company in the business of designing and manufacturing electronics-related products for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). We offer complete product development services, from concept and initial product design to detailed design engineering, spec development, and prototyping. A large portion of our business is providing tier one capabilities for NPI, volume production, direct order fulfillment and after-market services.
Advantages of a Global Presence
Benchmark Electronics serves the global market. We leverage our worldwide footprint and significant annual throughput to garner lower cost supply chain advantages for our customers. They can also benefit from our strategically placed LCR (Low Cost Region) facilities, where appropriate. We rely on robust management systems, are third-party certified worldwide, and maintain industry-specific certifications and registrations for medical, defense, aerospace, and telecommunications at specific plants. For more information on our individual facilities around the world, please visit Worldwide Locations.
Specialized Services
Our specialized engineering services, including industrial design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development, and our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to compete in the more challenging markets where highly-refined design skills and advanced technologies are required
Benchmark has been making successful products for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) since 1986. As a worldwide provider of integrated electronics manufacturing, design and engineering services, our global footprint of ISO-certified facilities provides a stable and low-risk “launching pad” for the creation and production of advanced electronics-based products.
Offering everything from product development to regional PCB build – including system level assembly, and sourcing at competitive prices in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia – Benchmark is a world-leading, top-10 EMS company.

Company Size:
5,001-10,000 Employees
Industry
Manufacturing
Founded:
1986
Social Media:
Headquarters:
3000 Technology Drive
Angleton, TX 77515

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