Applications Engineer

Jersey Village, TX 77040

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Company Information
Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products and electrical and electronic wire and cable. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make informed purchasing decisions around technologies, applications and relevant standards. Please view our video for more information about Anixter.
Anixter offers competitive salary and a bonus program to reward your results. We are known for our exceptional training and on-going development programs to support your career growth including a tuition reimbursement. We provide our employees excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401(k) with employer match, and additional company provided retirement benefits.

Job Summary

In the role of Electrical Application Engineer you are an integral part of both the Technology Support Services (TSS) teams and will support the product management and sales organizations within Anixter to ensure that our efforts in the market are met with success. You will provide engineering support including Electrical System calculations such as ETAP and other internal software to the sales, and product management teams, customers, and end-users in the development and implementation of customer applications. Additional responsibilities include aiding in the quoting process, interpreting all electrical safety conformance requirements, assisting with detailed customer reports, and interpreting and validating assembly, manufacturing, and installation of construction drawings. You will visit customer sites and prepare customer presentations. You will be called upon to provide wire and cable and electrical solutions for Anixter’s customers.

Job Requirements

Reporting directly to the Director of Engineering, the successful candidate for this position will possess

Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • Minimum 5 years electrical engineering experience in industrial, utility, or manufacturing environments. Experience in wire and cable (especially manufacturing wire and cable) and a professional engineering license is not required but is a plus.

Job-specific knowledge:

  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret electrical single-line, schematic, and layout drawings
  • Knowledge of low and medium voltage conductor sizing calculations such as voltage drop, short- circuit, Ampacity analysis, etc.
  • General or specific knowledge of electrical wire and cable, power, control, electronic and communications cable
  • General or specific knowledge of electrical equipment such as motors, generators, transformers, motor control centers, switchgear, and electrical panels
  • Knowledge of single-phase and three-phase low and medium voltage distribution systems
  • Microsoft Office experience such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • A working knowledge of the National Electric Code (NEC) is not required but is a plus
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and ETAP software is not essential but would be an asset

Skills & Attributes:

  • Strong detail-oriented and judgment skills
  • English fluency, both verbal and written. Knowledge of other languages such as Spanish is a plus.
  • Problem solving ability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong initiative
  • Ability to travel in North America to assist with sales pitches
  • Ability to give technical presentation to end users or EPC or contractors
  • Ability to work with suppliers and execute sales strategy

Work Environment
Our founders developed the Blue Book more than 40 years ago to present the beliefs and ethos that define our business style. While we have grown and changed dramatically since we were established in 1957, one thing has remained constant: our commitment to the values presented in the Blue Book. You can review The Blue Book here.

Anixter is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran. We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.

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EEO is the Law, and we comply with every aspect of it. It's part of our values, and the way we conduct business. For more information, click here: EEO is the Law

Anixter is an Affirmative Action employer and an inclusive environment. We welcome all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, and ages, candidates who are veterans, disabled, LGBT, and we welcome diverse viewpoints and experiences. Our employees reflect our customers, vendors, and communities.

We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.

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