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Application Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 2022.03.23.300577
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 23, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Founded in 1925, Festo Corporation is the leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs.  For many years Festo has been providing impetus for factory automation and offers a wide product and service portfolio – from individual components to complex customized solutions and system. As a family-owned company, we act from a holistic perspective. We take responsibility for our actions globally and locally, and want to contribute to the quality of life and conservation of resources where we operate with new technologies, knowledge and education.


At Festo, we hire people who continuously live our five core Values:

  • We are Ambitious
  • We are Determined
  • We are Visionary
  • We Value Each Other
  • We are Dependable


  • As subject matter experts, the Application Enigineer will work closely with the assigned Sales Representative to find the best technically sound solution for customers.
  • Trouble shoot system failures by reviewing and recommending redesigns of schematic diagrams, in coordination with Festo AG Engineering Department and may write computer operating software programs from existing programs, or may be required to write new operating software programs based on the specifications.
  • May ovrsee installation to ensure machines and equipment are installed and functioning in accordance to specifications.
  • Provides technical support and training for Festo software products and tools.
  • Support field sales efforts by preforming technical sales presentations and training to targeted customers. 
  • Location can be flexible in the North Central Area of the US



Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical)
  • 3-5 years engineering experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Mechanical apptitude and knowledge of motion control using pneumatic and electric actuation.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Strong time management skills and multi-tasking capability.
  • Should be proficient in MS Office suite. 
  • PLC controls programming is a plus (CODESYS, Rockwell)

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