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Proposal Engineer - Automation

Job Summary

Upon the identification of an opportunity, the Proposal Engineer will identify and collect information relevant to the production of a customer proposal.  The incumbent and regional manager will use the team and supplier resources to develop a ‘best approach’ to the application and analyze associated risks, generates a project budget and proposal for the prospective customer.  Incumbent works alongside the regional manager during the life-cycle of the opportunity.

Senior Proposal Engineer provides a lead role/Project Management Role during the pre and post sales activities through quoting, proposal and project implementation.  Under minimal direction the incumbent provides technical expertise to internal/external customers ensuring customer development, retention and satisfaction. 

Career path potential to; Automation Region Manager, Robotics Applications Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, and PLC/HMI Design


Essential Responsibilities and  Accountabilities

Quoting Phase:

  • Receive and compile project information from Distributors
  • Generate a project summary
  • Generate initial list of questions and discuss with the regional manager
  • Schedule a call with the distributor point of contact
  • Schedule a call with the end-user to better understand project goals
  • Generate recommended automation approach with regional manager
  • Work close with mechanical / electrical engineering team to ensure the correct mechanical / electrical content is being considered
  • Work with outside vendors for obtaining quotes for content to be included within proposal
  • Collaborate on cost budget with regional manager
  • Collaborate with regional manager and engineering manager on project risk assessment
  • Generate automation proposal
  • Generate automation concept layout (3D SolidWorks)
  • Review automation layout with regional manager and engineering teams
  • Support phone calls / customer visits to review current automation approach

Nearing Order:

  • Compile project related information
  • Schedule meeting with technical project manager
  • Review project scope with technical project manager in an effort to determine the requirements from a system build standpoint, programming, delivery schedule, etc

After Receipt of Order (Internal Kick-off):

  • Compile all information in preparation for internal kick-off – parts list, machine(s) included, manufacturing process, fixture concepts, etc.
  • Schedule internal kick-off
  • Generate system requirement documentation – including process flow, (internal / external) run-off criteria, etc.
  • Support regional manager during internal kick-off
  • Generate initial questions from technical project management, mechanical / electrical engineering team
  • Generate initial RAIL (Rolling Action Item List) Document

Customer / Distributor Kick-off:

  • Attend on-site kick-off at end-user location (or GoToMeeting)
  • Support technical overview of the content included within proposal
  • Review initial RAIL document with customer


  • During life of project attend distributor / end-user meetings as required in an effort to reduce the requirement for engineering team to attend
  • Support any customer request from a project scope viewpoint
  • Attend technical sales events performed by suppliers – ie, Fanuc, etc
  • Supports safety risk assessment review

Incumbent is required to:

  • Maintain a technical fluency with Gosiger Automation robot products, Gosiger CNC machine tool product lines and associated parts manufacturing processes.
  • Incumbent must maintain a technical relationship with distribution partners and end users.
  • Maintain a technical understanding of current past robotic applications as can be applied to future opportunities

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS or BAS); electrical, mechanical or manufacturing engineering
  • Familiarity of industrial manufacturing and/or mechanical/electrical design internship with some hands-on experience
  • Demonstrated electro-mechanical aptitude
  • Training and experience in using 3D SolidWorks Software for concept design/layout
  • Knowledge/familiarity with industrial robots and CNC machine tools
  • Familiarity with GD&T related to product design in a CNC production environment
  • Demonstrated professional personal presentation skills, customer/supplier interviewing skills, excellent verbal and written presentation skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Sense of urgency, self-motivated, and sensitivity to timeliness
  • Must have a valid driver license, a clean driving record and ability to obtain and maintain a passport.
  • Must be able to travel 10 to 15% of time

Working Conditions

Administrative environment with extended hours utilizes computer/monitor.  Frequent exposure to assembly floor where robot cells are built and operated.  During travel exposure to customer manufacturing floor and operations.

We offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and education and an excellent benefit package.  If you are interested in this position, please send your resume via email to resumes@gosiger.com or call 937-228-5174.

Resumes Welcome

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume via email to resumes@gosiger.com