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Application Engineer

Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Norwood, MA, US, 02062

Company: Applied Industrial Technologies

Primary functions include playing a supportive role to senior engineers as well as completing and presenting proof of concepts directly to customers.  As an Application Engineer, you will work both independently and as a team member to prove out feasibility of application, design solutions, and develop project specification documents that may include cost and labor estimates.

An engineer’s responsibility at Gibson requires consistent, timely, and effective communication with peers, managers, salespeople, and customers.

All engineering positions at Gibson Engineering will include an aspect of technical support both for internal resources and customers. Providing education to our customers in a one on one, classroom, or presentation environment is often required.



  • Effectively and creatively apply technology and products that Gibson Engineering represents to solve or help troubleshoot problems.
  • Generate concepts, 2D & 3D drawings, and quotations for machine frames, guards, turnkey systems, and engineering services.
  • Regularly communicate status and expectations of ongoing support efforts to management, salespeople, or end customers as required.
  • Perform technical feasibility and proof of concept work as required to establish confidence level for potential automation solutions.
  • Leverage and build relationship with manufacturer’s support resources as necessary



  • Comfort with public speaking and presentations
  • Strong sense of teamwork and willingness to help others
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to breakdown and organize complex projects
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Hands on mechanical aptitude


  • Strong computer skills (email, word processing, spreadsheets).
  • 1+ years of SolidWorks design experience.
  • Experience in industrial automation, manufacturing, or a machine shop preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or 5+ years’ experience in the mechanical engineering field.



  • Normal office environment.
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for extended periods of time and occasionally walk in an office environment.
  • Must also be able to lift up to 30 pounds to support administrative tasks in the office.
  • Must be able to effectively type using a keyboard and use computer peripherals, such as mouse, keyboard, and monitor.
  • Work may involve periodic travel to vendors throughout the US for specialized training and regular regional travel to support customers and engineered solutions. Overnight travel is infrequent.
  • Light assembly or machining on the shop floor will be required at times.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines.

An emerging provider of next generation technology solutions, Applied Industrial Technologies has a growing automation footprint and expanding offering of motion control, machine vision, robotic and IIoT technologies, plus related value-added industrial expertise.

Founded in 1923, Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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