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General Engineering Manager

G&W Electric Co

This is a Full-time position in Schaumburg, IL posted June 8, 2021.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Application Engineering Manager, Application Engineers play a critical role within our organization. They are responsible for the interpretation of customer specifications, plans, and project requirements. The Application Engineer analyzes technical specifications and drawings to select the most appropriate G&W product for the application and market. Our custom engineering capabilities allow for creative solutions that allow us to satisfy nearly any application or customer need. An appreciation for deep technical knowledge of the product, distribution switchgear applications, and market conditions are needed to excel in this position as well as an equal balance of negotiation and relationship-building skills.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Fully determine the technical and commercial requirements of the application.
  • Select the appropriate G&W product to meet these requirements.
  • Develop accurate cost models for both standard and custom equipment.
  • Determine and negotiate price levels and lead times.
  • Communicate these requirements to G&W?s Order Management team for engineering and manufacturing.
  • Partner with Sales Team to develop and present customer sales strategies.
  • Partner with customers and our engineering team to develop custom solutions that satisfy their needs.
  • Manage the commercial and technical aspects of the customer.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with our internal resources and Sales Team.
  • Provide timely and effective verbal and written communication to our internal resources and Sales Team.
  • Collaborating with Application Engineering management to improve department quality, throughput and to reduce scrap/rework.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from a four-year accredited college ? A concentration in Power Engineering is highly desired.
  • 5 years of experience in an Application Engineering role.
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills.
  • Strong computer proficiency.
    Strong interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with switchgear, reclosers, SF6 insulated, and dielectric insulated switches


Physical Demands / Working Conditions: 

  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less)    
  • Stooping       
  • Standing       


G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender national origin, race religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 

VEVRAA Federal Contractor