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Our inquisitiveness has made us a driving force in automation technology for decades. Today, more than 20,100 employees all over the world are working towards our vision of inspiring customers with intelligent and intuitive industrial automation.

In order to keep the world moving, we're looking for unconventional thinkers, inventive talent, and team players - in other words, employees who make a genuine contribution. We look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you better!

Project Center Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512241-687716
    • Job Location: Mason, OH
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: June 06, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • SAP Category: Professionals and Managers
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Job Description:


The Project Center Manager at Festo Corporation will support the business during the pre-sales process of handling systems and control cabinet systems sales, leading engineering group to generate design concepts, costing and support closing of the deals to ensure the successful execution of those engagements; manage, coach and motivate the team in customer solutions using knowledge related to handling systems and control cabinet systems, defining priorities and handling conflicts in line with the company processes and corporate strategy; direct department activities for conceptual design, cost estimation and proposal during pre-sale process for customer solutions systems and electrical automation projects, including proposing new designs of special products and/or modification of existing designs to meet customer’s specifications; provide direction to the team, including assignment of individual responsibilities, tasks and technical functions; confer with senior management, production, and sales/marketing staff to determine customer solutions feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products; provide expert knowledge and guidance to the team related to general engineering concepts and practices, and ensure that concept proposals take into consideration the compliance with national and global design and safety standards as required; advocate strong focus on customer’s needs and ensure that customer requirements are met, including technical proposals, communication, timely responses and professional conduct; forecast operating costs of department and participate in preparation of budget requests; support management team in defining the future customer solutions strategy based on market and technology trends; contribute to the preparation and implementation of promotion and marketing strategies for customer solutions; assist sales in marketing strategies for including presentations to customer’s executive management; prepare performance reports in accordance with management review indicators; and, perform presentations to management at Festo USA and Festo AG. This position is located in Mason, Ohio.


Experience and Skills:

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering and 5 years of experience in an industrial automation field functioning as a Mechanical Engineer, Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, or Application Engineer. In the alternative, employer would also accept a Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business Administration and 3 years of experience in an industrial automation field functioning as Mechanical Engineer, Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, or Application Engineer. In addition, the following specific skills are required:

  • 5 years of experience with the design of pneumatic and electrical control systems;
  • 5 years of experience with handling systems and/or control systems design;
  • 5 years of experience specifying, designing, and troubleshooting electromechanical motion systems;
    • 5 years of experience working directly with customers in understanding application requirements, evaluating requests for proposals (RFPs), and presenting these solutions to customers in support of sales staff;
    • 1 year of experience with mechanical drafting and design work;
    • 1 year of experience with generating bills of materials and quotations for complex solutions with an ERP System (SAP or equivalent);
    • Pre-employment drug test and background check required;
    • 20% domestic and international travel to regional sales centers, customers and German headquarters


This is a full-time position (40 hours/week), $116,385 per year.  Qualified U.S. workers are encouraged to apply for this position.  Please send your resume, including job history, to Neil Friedberg, Human Resources Director, 1377 Motor Parkway, Suite 310, Islandia, NY 11749. Festo Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Any individual may provide documentary evidence bearing this application, with information on available workers and information on wages and working conditions, to the National Certifying Office, U.S. Department of Labor, at the address below:

National Certifying OfficerAtlanta National Processing Center, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

Festo Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster