Applications Engineer


Our dynamic, fast-paced company is seeking an experienced Applications Engineer to conceptualize, design, and present complex system solutions to top-tier food, beverage and personal care manufacturers in a wide variety of plant environments in the US and worldwide. S/he must be familiar with technical language and engage with current and potential customers to determine solution requirements. Relocation to either our Ashland, VA or Spokane, WA facility required.


  • Collaborate with Sales department to determine technical requirements of customer needs and develop a solution that meets or exceeds customer expectations
  • Partner with Project Management to transfer project details and documentation after the successful sale of the system
  • Ensure Marketing collateral is effectively communicated to end users
  • Develop and manage proper documentation and supporting materials regarding customer solution
  • Act as the technical expert and ensure concepts and solution costs are clearly explained
  • Maintain a dynamic portfolio of quoted and sold solutions for future reference
  • Up to 25% anticipated travel


  • BA in Engineering or technically-related field
  • Minimum five years experience in the packaging industry or related field
  • Training and proficiency in Autodesk AutoCAD and robotic simulation tools
  • Experience in Allen-Bradley controls systems a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to design and present secondary packaging systems and proposals that may include robotic elements and OEM equipment
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of engineering, controls, robotics, material handling and systems integration
  • Superior ability to organize and work tactfully and positively with different departments
  • Excellent technical, written and verbal communication, and organization and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


  • Base salary + performance-based incentives
  • Earning potential DOE
  • Top-tier benefit plan including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, EAP
  • 401K with matching contributions

Pearson Packaging Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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