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Fortive Corporation Applications Engineer (Remote Options Available) in Chandler, Arizona


The Applications Engineer provides technical expertise and project planning support to capture new opportunities and tailor solutions to meet customer requirements. The incumbent collaborates with Business Development to generate and nurture leads, and supports proposal preparation in response to Requests for Information (RFI) and/or Requests for Quote (RFQ). In some cases this includes supporting Design Engineering in the design, development and fabrication of limited prototype hardware.

Applications Engineering also supports product and strategic planning activities through the development of product/technology roadmaps and associated gap analysis.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Business Development to generate and nurture leads by providing and assessing technical information obtained from both PSEMC and the customer.

  • Confer with engineers, customers, vendors or others to I identify and define the product and application requirements, specifications, and interfaces to satisfy the application solution between the customer and PSEMC.

  • Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for products or systems.

  • Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of project and develop project plan.

  • Provide continuity during the transition from the lead phase to proposal phase to the prototype phase by acting as the main technical liaison between the customer and PSEMC.

  • Collaborate with the Proposal team to prepare and review budget and cost estimates for materials, equipment, labor, and installation projects.

  • Collaborate with Design Engineering to prepare documentation containing information such as descriptions or specifications of hardware, product development or introduction schedules, product costs, or information about product performance in accordance PSEMC development processes.

  • Review and evaluate work of others, inside and outside the organization, to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy and compatibility in the resolution of engineering problems.

  • Represent PSEMC at conferences, meetings, boards, panels, committees, or working groups to present, educate, or defend technical findings or recommendations, negotiate compromises or agreements, or exchange information.

  • Provide technical support and instruction to staff or customers regarding design specifications and standards, assisting with specific, difficult in-service engineering.

  • Reports on the status of assigned tasks and estimates and raises problems and concerns for resolution. Raises scope issues for resolution.

    Professional Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with government specifications and industry standards related to pyrotechnic components’ and systems’ design, manufacture, and test.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills in applying mathematics, science, and technology in product design, analyzing information, and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

  • Excellent written and communication skills with customers, supervisors, peers, or subordinates - Providing education and information to customers, supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telecommunications, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  • Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office, Project, and Visio to organize, plan, and prioritize work as well as document/record and process information.

  • Creativity - developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products.

  • Continuing Education - keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Level I: Bachelors of Science, Engineering, 5+ years related experience

Level II: Bachelors of Science, Engineering, 10+ years related experience

Sr. Level: Bachelors of Science, Engineering, advanced technical degree or business degree preferred, 15+ years relevant experience

Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit:

Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (PacSci EMC), a Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) operating company, makes critical missions possible. From concept to demonstration to delivery, we provide leading-edge energetic materials, devices and subsystems for use in military and commercial applications. With engineering and manufacturing capability in Arizona and California, our associates work together to solve the toughest technical challenges with a dedication to Safety First, Quality Every TimeTM. We enable success for innumerable missions on a daily basis, impacting the lives of military personnel, law enforcement officers, commercial airline pilots, astronauts, and oil field operators. For nearly a century, PacSci EMC’s experience and expertise has been relied upon in the times When Milliseconds MatterTM. For more information, go to

Pursuant to our subcontractor status on highly sensitive national security matters, Mechanical Assemblers and all other floor personnel who frequently shift cell assignments, as well as any personnel directly working with the following contract are subject to the following contractual provision: THAAD PRIME Flowdowns (H-Clauses) H-42 FOREIGN PERSONS, paragraph D., “All employees of all entities that make up the Contractor’s team, whether subcontractors, consultants, or anyone who works with or on behalf of the Contractor will be citizens of the U.S.” Accordingly, only U.S. citizens will be qualified to fill these roles. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment

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