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Proposal Engineer at Makino Inc

Proposal Engineer

Makino Inc Mason, OH Full-Time
Makino is a world leader in metal-cutting and machining technology.  As a leader in advanced manufacturing machine tool technology, Makino enables its customers to realize the highest level of quality with the fastest time to market.  When companies make the parts that matter for automotive, aerospace, medical, die-mold and other industries worldwide, they make them with Makino. 
The Opportunity 
Responsible for assisting with the development of Makino proposals utilizing both company and outside company products and services, with a primary focus on motor vehicle components, including powertrain and system components.  Projects will range from single/standalone machine turnkeys to multi-machine/multi-million-dollar turnkey systems.  Work under the direction of the team leader or senior engineer of the appropriate business group.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Promptly complete assignments related to quotations or proposals which will include commercial and technical content of company and non-company products and services. 
  • Furnish all necessary specifications of customer requirements including prints, sketches, or descriptive detail as required to properly process quotation or order. 
  • Follow up as directed with other inside company or outside suppliers in the specification of requirements, analysis of response, negotiation of price, terms and conditions for vendor services if required.
  • Schedule calls on actual or prospective customers in response to sales organization requests. 
  • Communication with the team leader and distributor base for details associated with the customer requirements, proposal details and proposal status. 
  • Arrange for demonstration of product as an aid to the proposal process, as appropriate.
  • Attention to company costs and margins of proposed solutions is required.
  • Proposal status must be continuously updated and communicated to superior and all appropriate parties.
Required Skills 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of appropriate processes and accepted industry practices and competitive environment is required. 
  • Working knowledge of machining equipment processes, tooling, work holding devices and material handling process is required to effectively communicate with the applications and design engineering staff for customer translation of the proposed solution presented. 
  • Familiarity with personal computer, word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation application packages is required.
  • Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy. 
  • Communication/presentation skills, both verbal and written are essential.
Education and Experience 
  • 4 Year engineering degree (BS) in 1 with a concertation in Manufacturing Technology, Mfg. Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering or:
  • 5+ years of related experience.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in machine tool environment.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with metal cutting machining/CNC type equipment.
  • CAD and/or solid modeling experience required.  
Physical Demands 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
We believe that the interests of our company and people are inseparable, and we are committed to developing a diverse team of creative and independent professionals.   Employees enjoy a stable work environment from a company with years of success and growth in the machine tool industry.

Makino offers competitive pay, generous benefits and ongoing training. 
Makino offers competitive pay, generous benefits and ongoing training. 
Makino is proud to be an EEO/M/F/Disabled/Vets employer

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