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Automation Applications Engineer




Melrose Park, IL

Job Description:

The Automation Applications Engineer is responsible for analyzing customer requirements and developing large scale, complex automated systems to meet the customer's logistics, storage, and material handling needs. The Applications Engineer is an integral member of the Robotics Sales team, supporting the Robotics Sales Representatives in providing solutions for our customers. 


  • Develop Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) solutions, including such equipment as stacker cranes, pallet shuttles, static and mobile racking, conveyors, and other material handling equipment necessary to meet customer requirements while providing a cost-competitive solution.

  • Attend customer meetings assisting the sales team, provide project presentations, respond to customer’s questions and comments.

  • Create proposal documents (quotes, BOM's, layouts, schedules, write-ups) that fully describe and define the solution.

  • Compile, review, and process incoming information (e.g. leads) and specifications for new AS/RS projects.

  • Review and integrate internal documents provided by other departments that support the AS/RS solution being developed.
    Interact extensively with external consultants, system integrators, installation contractors, and suppliers.

  • Coordinate the project handover with our Operations Department.

  • Other duties as needed 

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering

  • Two years of experience in design and build of capital equipment in the factory or warehouse automation industries.

  • An understanding of logistics and warehousing processes is desired

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and AutoCAD.

  • Excellent communication skills with focus on providing a good customer service.

  • Spanish fluency is valued.   

Interlake Mecalux offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Become part of an industry leading dynamic team with a high focus on delivering results and continuous improvement
  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match; 100% vested immediately upon contributing and no waiting period to start participating
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off with the option to cash out unused PTO every year
  • Possibility for telework days, depending on position, with flexible make-up time for exempt employees
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance plans, along with dental and vision benefits.
  • Opportunities for career development and advancement; specialize in specific areas or gain new skills in different departments.


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