Shakopee MN

ENGINEERING: Application Engineer – Automation and Drives

Job Description

The KEB team is growing again! This position is for engineers who want to work directly with customers to solve problems while gaining technical sales experience.

The Application Engineer role involves the application of automation software, PLCs, variable frequency drives (VFDs), and AC motors to automated systems in collaboration with potential OEMs and system integrator customers. Additionally, you will gain technical sales experience by providing sales quotes and forecasts to our customers to grow and expand our business further.

This position offers opportunities to travel within the USA and Canada (approx. 20% of the time).


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write relevant technical documentation & manuals
  • Draft new product specifications and engineering work orders
  • Visit customer sites for product start-ups
  • Size, select, and recommend KEB products to customers
  • Offer technical support and troubleshooting over the phone


Technical Sales Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer support
  • Write relevant technical documentation & manuals
  • Create product quotations
  • Create sales presentations and other marketing material
  • Share application knowledge through writing and speaking
  • Provide product trainings in-house and at customer sites



  • Competitive pay
  • 401(k) and match
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Health saving account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Educational assistance
  • Growth opportunities
  • And more!


Why KEB America?

KEB America is an industrial automation company serving the North American Market (USA, Canada, and Mexico). KEB specializes in highly sophisticated technical industries such as elevators, medical, packaging, theatre, and plastics. With a recent building expansion, full manufacturing, engineering, R&D, and support capabilities are available at the Shakopee, MN location.

KEB America manufactures configurable industrial automation products like electromagnetic clutches and brakes, integral gearmotors, drives, HMIs, and more. With decades of experience working directly with OEMs, KEB has extensive knowledge and can solve the most challenging automated applications.


**Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.**

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