Dayton, OH

Application Engineering Manager

Compensation: $110,000-130,000/year.


Wright Technical Services is looking for an experienced Application Engineering Manager for one of our top clients. As an Application Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for leading the technical team and driving the development and implementation of new applications. This is a highly visible position that requires a solid technical background, excellent leadership skills, and the ability to work closely with cross-functional teams.



  • Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives.
  • A strong background in the engineering / concepting of automated turn-key manufacturing systems needed to support various production requirements within the Appliance, Automotive, Agricultural Industries
  • Practical knowledge of the manufacturing disciplines used within a job shop environment.
  • Focus on competence, awareness, and training of personnel.
  • Understand and promote the positivity of impacting KPI’s.



  • Manage the Applications engineering team responsible for developing proposals for customers.
  • Assign projects and manage workflow thru the department.
  • Provides leadership to maintain a culture that is driven to estimate projects with speed and agility with proper consideration to cost, schedule and scope.
  • Compare various solutions for customers problems to identify which level of automation or complexity bests fits within proposal (customer’s solution)
  • Use past experiences of machine design, assembly, and installation to generate hours estimates associated for accurate quotes and/or oversee team completing this activity.
  • Encourages excellence, drives accountability and a sense of urgency.
  • Manages team capacity and competency to support the needs of the business.
  • Manages productivity of the Applications Engineering Department
  • Review customer needs and budget 
  • Support the quoting process by offering concept ideas that can be successfully engineered and have realistic delivery, quality and cost targets.
  • Work with Supply Chain Team for new and existing suppliers to source components and services.
  • Ability to access new technologies that support or build competitive advantages.
  • Keeps self and team current with technology and industry practices.
  • Provide technical assistance to other departments as needed or assigned.
  • Supervise the Order Entry process and personnel.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Required
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent is Required.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the machine tool and industrial automation market is Required.
  • Supervisory experience with P&L and business unit or engineering personnel Preferred.
  • Practiced knowledge of various manufacturing technologies Preferred.
  • Effective communication skills for interaction with external and internal technical resources

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