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Application Engineer

Founded in 1925, Festo Corporation is the leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs.  For many years Festo has been providing impetus for factory automation and offers a wide product and service portfolio – from individual components to complex customized solutions and system. As a family-owned company, we act from a holistic perspective. We take responsibility for our actions globally and locally, we want to contribute to the quality of life and conservation of resources where we operate with new technologies, knowledge and education.


At Festo, we hire people who continuously live our five core Values:

  • We are Ambitious
  • We are Determined
  • We are Visionary
  • We Value Each Other
  • We are Dependable


Summary of job contents

The Applications Engineer (AE) provides engineering, product and application support, to include routine to moderately complex designs or modifications to products, training and technical sales support to customers, working collaboratively with Sales Representatives. In this customer facing role,  AEs are expected to spend a large percentage (50% to 60%)of their time visiting customers making sales calls with Sales Representatives and providing technical product and application support where needed. 


Key accountabilities

  • As subject matter experts, AEs will work closely with the assigned Sales Representative to find the best technically sound solution for Customers.
  • AEs will troubleshoot system failures by reviewing and recommending redesigns of schematic diagrams, in coordination with Festo AG Engineering Department and may write computer operating software programs from existing programs, or may be required to write new operating software programs based on the specifications.
  • May oversee installation to ensure machines and equipment are installed and functioning in accordance to specifications.
  • Provides technical support and training for Festo software products and tools.
  • Maintains product binders, consisting of technical data, application examples, competitor information, test data and additional information as needed.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities may be assigned as required.


Core dimensions

  • Defines customer requirements and specifications and acts as liaison between the Control Systems and/or Engineering department at Corporate headquarters and customers, distributors and the local Sales Team.
  • Will provide training to Sales Representatives on all products, as needed.
  • Provides basic technical support for the Festo Field Bus Product, Sensors and Servo Pneumatics.


Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering) or technical equivalent from a four-year College or University
  • 3-5 years related experience and /or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer skills required
  • Mechanical aptitude and knowledge of fluid power preferred



Festo Corporation offers a robust benefits package, which is designed to help you and your dependents stay healthy, feel secure and maintain a work/life balance. This is just one way we strive to provide employees with a rewarding workplace. As an effort to keep pace with healthcare trends, Festo Corporation is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package to its employees which includes...Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Programs, Short-term and Long-term disability, 401k, Pet Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid time off, Educational assistance and many more.


You can expect the following with us:

  • The good feeling working for a family-owned company with a safe and solid financial basis
  • Freedom to explore, innovate and realise your own ideas
  • Competitive compensation with attractive perks and other benefits
  • Respect and appreciation for each other - regardless of gender, nationality, disability, age and identity
  • Lifelong learning with great conditions for individual further development
  • Flexible working models depending on the respective workplace for a good balance of work and private life
  • Highly modern working environment, infrastructure and communication technologies
  • Great family and health services for your well-being

You can find more information about our benefits and Festo as an employer here.

Reference code: 10726

Company:  Festo Corporation

Home Office, US

We look forward to your application!