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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Application Engineer in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Job Description

The devices we make at SEL are embedded in the power grid. They prevent blackouts. They make outages safer and shorter in duration; they add cybersecurity, automation, and communication. They use cutting-edge technologies and operate at speeds that push other pieces of the grid to go faster. As an Application Engineer, you’ll provide solutions and services that help our customers protect and control critical electrical infrastructure and power systems worldwide. This position will be located in the Nashua, NH.

As an Application Engineer, a typical day might include the following:  

  • Maintain and improve knowledge of power systems, protection or automation and all related SEL products.

  • Help customers apply SEL products through visits, demonstrations, training courses and telephone contact.

  • Applies principles, theories, standard techniques, and concepts to provide solutions to a variety of problems.

  • Contributes to product specifications, application and testing software, and literature.

  • Participates in SEL marketing and sales activities, industry technical meetings, and conferences.

  • Can teach SEL University courses within core area.

  • Publishes application guides, notes, template guides, software tools, and/or technical conference papers.

  • Increasing contributions through customer feedback process, IMI teams, and contributing entries to AE FAQ or knowledge database.

This job might be for you if you have: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent engineering degree)

  • Typically 2+ years of experience in power systems, industry practices, and focus area*

  • Ability to travel 30%

  • Listens carefully; provides positive, helpful and professional communication to internal and external customers in a clear and concise manner.

  • Demonstrates composure and professionalism under difficult circumstances.

  • Takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks. Experiments to find new solutions.

  • Creates a positive and motivating working environment for all.

  • Proven technical training, speaking, writing, and customer service skills

  • Ability to direct daily work activities with general supervision

  • Models high standards of honesty and integrity

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

*Focus Areas: Protection, Automation

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience using SEL products

Competitive pay. Superior benefits. Inspiring work.

People are at the core of our company and we hire employee-owners. We welcome you to learn more about how we support employees.

  • We’re 100% employee owned. Retirement benefits include an employer funded stock ownership plan (ESOP) and personal 401K options.

  • We offer top tier medical, prescription, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

  • We recognize the importance of a healthy life balance and offer: 10 paid holidays, annual vacation accrual starting at 12 days, 9 paid sick days, and paid family and medical leave that covers 90% of your pay.

  • We foster growth and development of our employees through avenues such as STEM courses, apprenticeships, tuition assistance, and engineering development programs.

  • Ask our team about other benefits including wellness, fertility, adoption, and flexible spending benefits.

Pay Range Data

The pay range for this position is $79,465 - $124.315. Our pay ranges are determined by job, responsibility, and location. We base our starting pay offer on location and job-related factors such as candidate experience, training, knowledge, and skills.

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SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Vets/Disabled.

SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.