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Senior Application Engineer

North Canton, OH, US, 44720

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.


This position exists to support Customer Engineering tactics and Front End business goals by translating customer needs into new applications for Timken bearings and related products. The Application Engineer performs bearing analysis using proprietary Timken software and other programs and will promote the value of products and services to customers that are both strategic for Timken and add customer value.  A primary function is to provide engineering and technical support to field sales and service, other internal customers, and occasional on-site or remote, real-time problem-solving with external customers.


This position will be assigned to one of our key markets: on-highway, off-highway, aerospace, rail or industrial. 



  • Bearing Selection and Analysis: Perform systems analysis, bearing selection, adjusted L10 life calculations, seal, mounting method, fitting practice and lubricant suggestions.
  • Performance and Quality Issues: Perform advanced damage analysis, including evaluations of geometry, materials, and metallurgy. Review design concepts for product performance and ease of manufacture.  Provide customer ready written or verbal responses to external requests for damage analysis results.
  • Support the Sales Process: Present technical information to customers. Assist Sales Engineer in their effort to influence buying decisions of customers. Target results to known customer needs, adding value to the customer and to Timken.
  • Risk Assessment & Mitigation: Conduct project-related assessments. Generate  DFMEAs for existing application types and contribute to PFMEA when appropriate.  Apply standard processes and procedures with respect to risk analysis.
  • New Business Development: Submit ideas for improvements and enhancements to existing or new products using NPR process. Define and launch PORs and test requests to validate product performance.  Conduct industry or technology research, and identify trends. Share observations and conclusions with New Business Development associates to guide future development.



  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 4 years experience
  • Experience in customer facing role preferred
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Position level will be dependent upon years of qualified, relevant experience and education


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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