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Project Engineer

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: US - MN - Eden Prairie, US

Company: MTS Systems

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Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.



Primary Objective:
To manage all aspects of assigned projects from point of sale to customer acceptance to maximize corporate profits. Is singularly responsible for all parameters of project performance - schedule, budget, specifications, and customer satisfaction.

Major Areas of Accountability:
1. Presale--Provides pre-sale support for sales and applications engineers.
a) Plans and commits to project costs and schedule prior to quotation.
b) Provides technical support, conceptual design drawings, and technical data in support of the sale.

2. Order confirmation--Upon receipt of order, confirms all aspects of the order as outlined in the quotation and other materials submitted with the sales order.
a) Reviews and acknowledges customer purchase order recommending revisions if appropriate.
b) Verifies order content for completeness and recommends revisions if appropriate.
c) Reviews "Acceptance" test protocol and recommends revisions if appropriate.

3. Project definition--Defines the scope of work and determines the structures of the project team needed to support the tasks.
a) Plans and establishes timetables, work schedules, and budget for entire project.
b) Conducts design reviews.
c) Sets and communicates goals and objectives to project team.

4. Manufacturing process--Oversees the project flow during the manufacturing phase of the project.
a) Creates and structures bills of material according to the quotation and customer design review(s).
b) Monitors progress of the manufacturing cycle and takes corrective action to maintain established schedules and meet the customer requested ship date.
c) Provides technical assistance for the integration technician and technical writing support staff.
d) Inventories equipment, prepares shipping documentation, and initiates invoicing when appropriate.

5. Closure--Insures the system is installed, accepted, placed in warranty, and closed when all invoice obligations have been satisfied.
a) Initiates installation notification and supports field service engineer during the installation.
b) Obtains customer acceptance for the installed equipment.
c) Sets warranty start/end date and acknowledges dates to customer.
d) Initiates and works with finance to bring the job to the financial closure.
6. Performance measures--Reports to sales, applications, and market managers the project performance as measured against the defined goals and objectives in an effort to maximize corporate profits and improve customer satisfaction.

7. Create and deliver formal technical presentations to both external customers and internal management related to job function, program status, or future technical direction.

8. Other--
a) Performs other duties as assigned.
b) Provides technical input to the team's yearly business plan.
c) Trains and mentors lower ranking Project Engineers.




Education/Experience:  BS degree in Engineering with 5 years of professional engineering experience or AA (vo-tech) degree in a technical field with 9 years relevant technical experience or 13 years relevant technical experience.

Project Risk:  Moderate/High

Level of Work:  Independent, order profile includes ETO and custom content, mentors and trains other PE's, provides sales/marketing support, proven record dealing with difficult customers, may participate in developing teams yearly business plan, recognized as an internal expert.

Ability to travel up to 25% domestic and international.


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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