Shakopee MN

Application Engineer – Controls

Job Description

The KEB team is growing again!  This unique program/position is for engineers who are personable, are good communicators and like to solve problems. This is a dynamic hands-on position where you will work with KEB engineering and our customers to apply KEB products with a focus on automation software, PLCs, industrial PCs, HMIs, I/O, and VFD’s.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define the product strategy and roadmap for NA
  • Deliver MRDs and PRDs with prioritized features and corresponding justification
  • Work with HQ to continually exchange information which will support sales efforts
  • Be an expert with respect to own product and the competition
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product
  • Perform product demos to customers
  • Assist sales with developing solutions to solve customer challenges
  • Deliver a monthly revenue forecast
  • Develop sales tools and collateral
  • Support application development pre/post sales and implementation
  • Brief and train the sales force at regular intervals
  • Train application engineers – spread knowledge
  • Support sales management / department with customer visits as needed
  • Interact and support engineering as needed
  • Support trade show and marketing efforts
  • Influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned


Desired Skills, Abilities, and knowledge

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (written and verbal)
  • Ability to proficiently read and write in English
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Ability to effectively manage one’s own time
  • Ability to prioritize, balance, and execute several tasks concurrently
  • Ability to think analytically and problem solve
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Ability to follow all safety rules
  • Have attention to detail
  • Knowledge of electronics and mechanics
  • Solve basic math
  • Understand of ERP/ MRP systems
  • Utilize SAP and Microsoft Office



  • 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!
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