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Application Engineer

Company: Novaspect Inc
Location: Superior
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Novaspect, Inc., an Emerson Impact Partner, the global leader of automation systems and solutions, is currently offering an opportunity for an Application Engineer in our customer-oriented, fast paced Superior WI Field Service team. The successful candidate would assist our automation and digital transformation system customers in developing, delivering, maintaining, and optimizing our state-of-the-art automation and digital transformation solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with our customers to:

Become a Trusted Advisor by actively listening and communicating to accomplish their goals

Participate in the establishment, measurement, and achievement of customer satisfaction metrics

Provide an ongoing communication channel between them and internal teams to ensure expectations are well established and understood

Manage expectations and engagement scope to ensure a clear understanding of technological capabilities and limitations

Comply with internal and customer safety programs

Recommend and implement plant floor digital transformation technologies, including Operational Analytics, Production Data Management, and Operations Management

Recommend and implement improvement to Distributed Control Systems, PLC, and other control systems

Provide ongoing site support, which may include:

Distributed Control System configuration, commissioning, startup, and tuning

Distributed Control System, field instrumentation, and valve-related situations troubleshooting and problem resolution

Configuration optimization of both batch and continuous process control

Loop tuning

Troubleshooting field instrumentation and valve application

Interfaces to PLCs, drives, and various control bus networks


Microsoft Windows administrator functions

Ethernet IP networks

Setup and configuration of Operational Analytics, Production Data Management, and Operations Management systems

Work to grow Novaspect as an employee-owner of our ESOP

Develop new and improve existing engineering tools

Work as a team with sales to market, find, and sell solutions

Work as a team

Work independently and as part of a team supporting a customer

Coordinate with internal sales and project teams to help investigate and resolve complex obstacles

Help colleagues as they encounter situations they are not as familiar with

Provide clear and frequent communications

Perform diagnostic and troubleshooting over the phone

Create in-depth and professional engineering proposals and reports

Author whitepapers on engineering subjects

Converse with other industry experts about technical concepts

Deliver presentations to external and internal customers

Articulate and communicate solutions to both engineers and non-engineers

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology field

3-5 years of experience in the control system engineering field

3-5 years DeltaV experience preferred or 5-7 years in another DCS/PLC experience preferred

Field application of industrial instrumentation preferred

Microsoft administration and TCPIP networking knowledge a plus

Emerson Product Knowledge is a plus

Additional Requirements:

Own and maintain an individual learning and development plan of continuous learning, including soft skills and the latest technologies

Ability to travel throughout the designated service area (typically travel is by company vehicle and most events are day trips with up to 35% hotel stays depending on your home base).

Role will be onsite for 2-5 years.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift 30lbs

Ability to work extended hours on a computer

Ability to work in a loud industrial environment


Cash compensation potential: $87,000-$134,000 (inclusive of base, bonus, OT)

Company car eligible

OT eligible


Recognized with a Top Employee Benefit Plan Award in 2020, below you will find our outstanding total rewards package when you join our team including:

Generous paid time off; starting at 15 vacation days, 10 holidays, and personal time off

401K with 6% company match

Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

Excellent health & wellness benefits

Student debt & tuition reimbursement


Travel up to 35% of the time (includes overnights)

Keywords: Automation Engineer, Digital Transformation, Industrial IoT, IIoT, SaaS, XaaS, Process Control Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, DeltaV Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Computer Engineer, Chemical Engineer


Keywords: Novaspect Inc, Duluth , Application Engineer, Engineering , Superior, Minnesota

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