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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Field Application Engineer in Strasbourg, France

Job title: Field Application Engineer (FAE) -

Department: Industrial Solutions Europe

Reports to: Segment Manager - Smart Factory

Are you eager to take-up a technical role within the commercial organization of one of the world's leading sensor suppliers? Then Sensata Technologies may be looking for you.

In de role of Field Application Engineer, with focus on speed/position sensors, we are looking for a colleague who can combine her/his technical expertise with a customer focused mindset to strengthen and expand Sensata’s position in the Industrial Automation market. The position is either based in Hengelo NL/Strasbourg FR or working from a home office and reporting into the European Business Center.

The Role

The role in this position is to technically support our customers with the design-in of our products in their systems and drive new product developments according to our customer’s needs. Within our Smart Factories segment this means that you partner with (big) OEMs and system integrators in Factory Automation and Process Automation industries and consult our products & technologies to provide sensor solutions.

Examples of markets where we are active in are material handling equipment, automated warehouses, packaging industry, plastic manufacturing, mining, industrial gasses, petrochemical and water/gas production and distribution. Customers we serve in this segment are such as plant engineering companies, forklift manufacturers, producers of power generation systems, processing line manufacturers and pneumatic & hydraulic equipment producers.

Job objective:

Responsible for the operational engineering and quality support for the Industrial product portfolio within Europe in several market areas. Understanding customer applications, initiating and maintaining relationships with customers, marketing & sales, customer services and operations. The FAE plays important roles, from supportive to project management, in business processes like:

  • Supporting customers (including distributors) and commercial team in selecting the right (standard) product for the customer application.

  • Identifying, justifying and launching projects for new product opportunities and/or product changes to realize customer solutions and growth of our business.

  • Supporting and advising in analyzing and solving technical customer complaints.

Global job description:

  • It will be the engineer’s prime role to be the interface to the customer’s or distributor’s technical organization in all aspects of the business.

  • Gathering information and building knowledge of applications and translate this in innovative product solutions.

  • Taking the lead in technical initiatives in close cooperation with marketing, sales, direct and indirect customers to generate new business opportunities for actual portfolio including the required business plan justifications (SWOT, Risk Analysis, NPV, etc).

  • Manage and/ or support product changes or projects in case of larger New Business Opportunities (NBO’s).

  • Stay informed on technical developments & trends and legislative matters (standards and approvals) potentially impacting applications and product portfolio.

  • Support product analysis and advising the customer in case of quality events to obtain sustainable solutions (8D, FMEA).

  • Analyzing and judging technical documentation like drawings and customer specifications.

  • Analyze competitor products on functional, quality and financial aspects.

  • Capable of translating technical input into convincing marketing communication material like application notes, data sheets, presentations, etc.

  • Experience of working with on IoT environment, preferably in a manufacturing setting

  • Understand systems flow, data source, data usage and sensors data streaming to IIoT platform

  • The position will be engaged in communication with the customers and Sensata’s product marketing and engineering for the improvement and delivery of the applications geared towards the industrial communications and data collection.

  • Ability to become the customer’s technology partner that will help them solve technology problems, improve reliability of machines , enable new capabilities of current products and demonstrate successful use cases and wins, etc.


General Responsibilities

  • Utilizes knowledge of engineering principles & practices in the design, development, analysis and release of products throughout the product life cycle

  • Act as key customer interface with an emphasis on technical problem solving. Support existing customers on new product development projects under development

  • Communicate business and technical information between the customer and Sensata

  • Develop and maintain an technical understanding of Sensata’s products and competitor product offerings

  • Key participant in failure analysis examinations and prepare Failure Analysis Reports of findings

  • Ensure projects meet customer requirements and quality standards

  • Creates design failure modes and effects analysis

  • Perform engineering analyses. Review product specifications and utilize computer aided engineering applications to apply conditions, replicate performance, and evaluate the manufacturability of products

  • Help develop and refine 'standard' product configurations that capitalize on the company's strengths and products. Provide onsite technical assistance to the sales team at industry trade shows and customer demonstrations

  • Negotiate technical specifications

  • Respond to requests for proposals and assist in the preparation of quotations for standard and custom products

  • Establish strong relationships with existing customer base at all levels; understand their business strategy and customer applications

  • Knowledge of basic electrical circuits, microelectronic assembly, statistical methods, process control fundamentals and product test processes

  • Familiarity with manufacturing methods welding, brazing, soldering, adhesive bonding, machining, stamping, molding and forming. Basic knowledge of a core manufacturing processes (Calibration, Final Function Transfer, leak testing, welding/soldering, adhesive and gel dispensing)

  • Establish and maintain customer engineering relations

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree and 2-4 years of experience (i.e. Bachelors degree) or a graduate degree and 0-2 years of experience (i.e. Masters degree)

  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers


  • Project management, analytical and financial skills.

  • A background/expertise with speed/position sensors is a plus.

  • Good communication skills, verbally and in writing, in English and German

  • Pro-active attitude for continuously improving performance and a drive for results; customer focused and can-do mentality.

  • Able to manage people in different disciplines and regions.

  • Resilient in leveraging diversity between people in for example culture, knowledge and expertise.

  • “Challenging” mindset for working in an international community and being prepared to travel and work abroad for short periods of times (10-15%).

  • Training colleagues (worldwide) and customers on field of expertise.

  • Know how to use MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).


Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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