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Application Engineer - Protection

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.


Location:
Houston, TX
Date:
04/21/2017
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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Job Postings
Application Engineer - Protection
 
Job Description:

The Opportunity

Provide technical support to the south central region of the United States as an Application Engineer (Protection) with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories! If you are looking for an opportunity to travel and solve real world technical problems, train customers on SEL products and become recognized as an industry expert in a fast growing global company, then this position is for you!

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) seeks a professional, innovative and detailed individual for our Application Engineer (Protection) position to provide technical support to the south central region of the US. If you are looking for an opportunity to travel and solve real world technical problems, train customers on SEL products and become recognized as an industry expert in a fast growing global company, then this position is for you!

The AE position will be located in Houston, TX. The engineer will be supporting customers and providing technical assistance to customers throughout the south central region of the US. Occasional travel may be required to areas outside the south central region, including the corporate office located in Pullman, WA, and throughout the US for teaching and conferences. This position will provide opportunities to share product knowledge and apply your technical expertise to our customers including mentoring associates in your focus field.

Application Engineer - Protection

Responsibilities:

  • Develop expertise in power systems, protection, and all related SEL products.
  • Help customers apply SEL products through visits, demonstrations, training courses and telephone contact.
  • Contribute to product specifications, application and testing software, and literature.
  • Participate in SEL marketing and sales activities and industry technical meetings and conferences.
  • Teach and lead in training schools for customers and SEL personnel.
  • Maintain customer application and quality information, and develop industry relationships.
  • Continuously identify, measure, follow, and improve marketing, sales, and engineering quality procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Additionally, if a Team Lead, support the Regional Technical Manager, and supervise, lead, and develop technical support staff, and serve as the point of contact and decision-maker for your team on technical customer service and support issues.
  • Additionally, if a Team Lead, manage team schedules, performance reviews, expenses, phone duty, and primary customer responsibilities.
  • Additionally, if a Team Lead, plan, promote, and organize all territory technical customer visits, SEL University courses, conferences, seminars, customer technical service, and other marketing and sales activities.
  • Continuously identify, measure, and improve processes.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, equivalent degree, or equivalent work experience
  • 6 years experience in power systems, industry practices, and protection
  • Demonstrated experience in protection and industry practices
  • Strong technical training, speaking, writing, and customer service skills
  • Ability to direct daily work activities with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Background check results satisfactory to SEL
  • Negative drug test result(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis in protection
  • Proven expertise in a specific application or discipline
  • Published application guides and technical paper at industry conference or in journal
  • Experience using SEL products
  • Focus Area = Protection
  • Protection = system protection, protective relays and their applications, settings, and testing

To Apply for This Position:

We ask all candidates to apply through our website at www.selinc.com/careers. If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit your resume for that position so that you may be considered immediately.

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of resume submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants considered regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, veteran or disability status, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other protected status.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

In January, 2015, SEL was chosen as one of the ˜Peoples Picks: 15 Great Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production by Great Place to Work®s Great Rated!„¢. This prestigious ranking celebrates the SEL 100% employee-owned culture as one of the best in the country. SEL has received numerous awards, including the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Better Workplace Award (2014 and 2009), the International and National Relief Award from American Red Cross (2013), the Fortune Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For (2012), the Puget Sound Business Journals Top 100 Largest Private Companies (2010 and 2012) and 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington State (1999 through 2003, 2010, and 2011), Inc. Magazines 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies (1990, 1991, 2008, 2010, and 2011), the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Manufacturing, Workplace, and Community Service Award (1998 through 2010), the Washington State Quality Achievement Award (WSQA), and the Washington Secretary of State Corporations for Communities Award (2010). Puget Sound Business Journal has also ranked SEL as one of Washington States Top 100 Largest Private Companies every year since 2007.

In an independent survey conducted by Newton-Evans Research Company, SEL ranks first in all performance categories including: technology, features, security against hackers, web/internet information ability, technical service and support, maintenance cost, relay setting PC software, and price. Since 2006, SEL has also held the elite VPP STAR status certification from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Less than 2,000 companies in the U.S. earn the VPP STAR status for outstanding safety and health programs.

Apply Your Talent. Make a Difference. Enjoy the Rewards.

Are you ready to be part of a highly motivated and well-equipped team? Are you a quick learner who likes new challenges? If so, then you are ready to join us at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III delivered the first commercial digital protective relay in 1984. Under his technical, managerial, and fiscal leadership, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has expanded to become a leader in the power industry, employing almost 4,000 people world-wide. Dr. Schweitzer understands and supports the need for investing in employees. In return, he expects that we hire only the best, most highly motivated team members, and that we deliver simple, reliable, and cost-effective products and solutions.

Our products and solutions must be simple and reliable because they protect the largest, most complicated machine on earth: the electric power grid. Blackouts remind us that reliable electric power is crucial to our society. SEL provides systems, services, and products for the protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering of utility and industrial electric systems worldwide.

Our company and our products exist to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. That purpose has made SEL very successful, and the company is managed with sound fiscal judgment and that purpose in mind. Profits are reinvested to fuel the companys growth.

In addition to offering a variety of challenges in a supportive, stable environment, SEL shares its success with employees through our Employee Stock Ownership Program. Its purpose is to involve employees in the companys long-term success and to encourage employees motivation, creativity, and productivity. Once employees become eligible, SEL will contribute a certain percentage of employees salaries, above their normal compensation, to accrue company stock with pre-tax dollars in their account.

In SELs 30 Years of Innovation Video, SEL employees describe the innovation, creativity, and experience of SELs products and growth over the last 30 years!

SEL has an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision for all regular full-time employees and their entire family, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance, maternity leave, education assistance programs, a very generous employee stock ownership plan, 401K, flexible benefit account, and an outstanding work environment. Our SEL Family Center, located in the center of our Pullman campus, is home to Little Edisons School Child Care, the SEL Health Clinic, and the SEL Wellbeing Center. There are a wide-range of services and benefits available to employees and family members.


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