Application Engineer


Rockford, IL, US, 61109

Company:  9053-R.R. Floody Company, Inc.

This position is an engineering role in which the primary purpose is to provide technical support for all product lines. The employee will work closely with customers and our sales team to provide creative solutions for automation challenges. The employee will be an extension of our sales team and will help build customer relationships.  Additional tasks will be assigned as needed by the manager.

R.R. Floody Company has a highly collaborative work environment that values working together to achieve our common goals. We give our team members the opportunity to continually learn and freely share all ideas with fellow team members. We have a fun working environment that helps people thrive, grow and build on their experience and knowledge in the latest automation solutions for manufacturing.


Essential Functions:

  • Be a part of the engineering group, reporting directly to engineering manager.
  • Support pre-sales and post-sales efforts.
  • Provide technical support to customers.
  • Evaluate machine vision applications.
  • Program machine vision systems.
  • Work on industrial, collaborative, and mobile robotic applications.
  • Program PLC’s and HMI’s.
  • Size servo and VFD motion control solutions. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Experience with machine vision systems.
  • Understanding of PLC Programming.
  • Experience with automation equipment in a design or support role.
  • Knowledge of Factory Automation controls and programming.
  • Application of MS Office.
  • Ability to work independently is required.


Minimum education and work experience required:

  • Technical Bachelor’s Degree preferred; High School Diploma Required with Relevant Work Experience.
  • Proven Experience with Automation Systems and/or Factory Automation.
  • Flexibility to Travel 10% and understanding that flexible schedule is a must.


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, gender identity, 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: Rockford

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