About The Company

A Global Leader in Plastics. As the global leader in high-performance machinery components and equipment for the plastics industry, our client has powerful resources to help reduce costs and increase productivity in injection molding, extrusion, and other processes.

Your Unique Role

The Applications Engineer (AE) is responsible for providing customers with technical support for the breadth of their products. The AE seeks opportunities to upsell the company’s proprietary solutions, directly interacts with the global commercial teams in a support role for technical communication with customers, defines scope of product features for quotations, and develops product success case studies for various plastics injection molding and extrusion applications. The AE communicates with customers to fully understand customer requirements and demonstrates the application of their technologies to provide process solutions. In addition, the role will:

  • Conducts technical reviews to understand and interpret customer order/project requirements and expectations.
  • Develops functional screw designs through the analysis, interpretation, and application of extrusion and/or injection process information and form/fit dimensions.
  • Utilizes predictive tools to validate screw design process capability and limits.
  • Operates within defined engineering cycle time metrics.
  • Supports product startup and troubleshooting at customer sites to ensure effectiveness of product installation.
  • Provides product technical support at trade shows.
  • Champions and/or participates in development and implementation of product enhancements or other product development project activities.
  • Participates in industry technical conferences to demonstrate innovation and leadership within the technical market space, which may include professional presentations to small or large groups of attendees.
  • Collaborates with design engineering and operations to understand and improve design-for- manufacture specifications, component fabrication techniques and materials of construction.
  • Leads root cause analysis and corrective action development and implementation for warranty due to product design/manufacture.
  • Travels approximately 10-20% (including international travel to Canada and Mexico) to provide insight support and interaction with customers and the global commercial team.

What Is In It For You

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid Time-Off Allowance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Bonus Opportunities
  • Merit Increase Opportunities

Seeking a Candidate With:

To be successful in this critical role, ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in plastics process engineering, extrusion and/or injection molding. Additionally, you will need:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a related technical position directly supporting customers
  • Bachelor’s degree in Plastics (preferred) or Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  • Highly proficient in the use of CAD software, i.e., ACAD or SolidWorks.
  • Ability to work safely in a variety of environments and without direct supervision.
  • Proactive, organized, project management skills, and able to work with a sense of urgency to meet critical deadlines.
  • High degree of competency in use of all metrology equipment necessary to characterize product geometry.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical details to non-technical people.
  • Ability to read, interpret and compare technical drawings.
  • Strong collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional team members to identify and solve problems, resolve conflicts, and optimize opportunities as well as perform as a strong individual contributor.
  • Ability to apply active listening and critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to obtain, analyze and apply information.
  • Professional demeanor and communication skills to interface effectively with customers.
  • Ability to learn and maintain a strong working knowledge of internal manufacturing procedures and capabilities.
  • Moderate to high degree of personal computer skills, including Microsoft Office products. • Ability to fluently speak, write and understand English. Other languages may be required as defined by assigned territories.

Location Information

Community Information:  Youngstown, OH Area


Youngstown, Ohio is a mid-sized city located in the northeastern part of the state, and it is the largest city in and county seat of Mahoning County. The city has a population of 60,068 people, according to the 2020 census, making it the 11th-largest city in Ohio. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren metropolitan area, which has a population of 541,243 people, making it the seventh-largest metro area in Ohio and the 107th-largest in the United States.


Youngstown was named after John Young, an early settler who established the community's first sawmill and gristmill. It is situated on the Mahoning River, approximately 58 miles southeast of Cleveland and 61 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Despite its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the city falls within the Appalachian Ohio region and is located among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.


The city was an early industrial center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, known for its steel production. However, the decline of heavy industry and the movement of jobs offshore has led to the city being classified as part of the Rust Belt. The decline in population has been significant, with a decrease of more than 60% since 1959.

Despite these challenges, Youngstown has seen significant revitalization in recent years, particularly in downtown. The area has become a center of culture, entertainment, and innovation, with new bars, restaurants, and businesses opening. The DoubleTree by Hilton, the city's first new downtown hotel since 1974, opened in 2018 in the historic Stambaugh Building, which was adapted for this use. Several businesses, such as Turning Technologies, an education technology company, are headquartered in Downtown Youngstown. The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater is also a recent addition to the area, providing a venue for outdoor concerts and events.

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