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Country:  United States

New Berlin, WI, US

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Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time

Application Engineer-New Berlin, WI

Country: United States (US) 
Location: New Berlin
, Wisconsin (US-WI) 
Location details: 

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


General Position Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for all engineering application activities, hardware selection, program development, and implementation of control systems on electric overhead cranes and portal cranes. Emphasis will be on mechanical and electrical components including motors, brakes, controls, switches, PLC's, pendants, radio systems, weigh systems, camera systems, weldments, gearboxes, etc.


Essential Functions:

* Quoting crane modernizations to bring older equipment up to modern standards. 

* Quoting crane mechanical upgrades.

* Quoting crane electrical upgrades.

* Read crane electrical and mechanical drawings and designing a scope of work to perform the modernization of the equipment.

* Perform application tasks using established procedures and develop improvements to existing procedures as needed. These include but are not limited to component selection, preliminary schematic design, preliminary system layout, and preliminary automation component selection.

* Interpret customer specifications to determine scope of work.

* Ability to search company archives to find records of legacy equipment. Must be proficient in reading electrical and mechanical schematics and drawings.

* Perform optimization of components by working in an interactive Team environment to reduce costs and improve delivery schedules.


Must be self-motivated and display leadership abilities. Knowledge of the CMAA crane standards is not required but preferred. This position requires a base understanding of electricity, motor control electrical circuits, and analog and digital input/output. Experience designing and troubleshooting motor control circuits utilizing electromagnetic devices and variable frequency drives (VFD's) is essential. Knowledge of PLC programing software is plus. A qualified candidate must be proficient in reading electrical schematics and mechanical drawings. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, and Word. Verbal and written communication plays a key role in this position.


This position requires the direct interface between frontline sales, customers, production planning, factory operations, and project management. Site visits for application require the ability to work at heights up to 100 feet off the ground. Travel estimated at 5% to meet with customers, commission equipment, and witness product testing at our manufacturing plant.

Education: BS in Electrical Engineering is preferred or BS Mechanical Engineering, or work in a related field with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience working on heavy industry equipment or heavy material handling equipment. Related experience with overhead electric cranes or similar industrial equipment will be taken into consideration and is preferred.


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Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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