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Applications Engineering Manager

Springfield, MO, US, 65807

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. Timken Belts, located in Springfield, MO, is searching for an Applications Engineer.

Position Summary: 

Application Engineering is a key value that we provide to our customers.  The role ensures the proper use of our products and often leads directly to business won.  They often have the ear of and relationships with key decision makers within our customer organizations and are an essential asset to our sales team.  The incumbent ensures that this team is trained, effective, efficient and working on the right activity to maintain and grow our business in the markets essential to the success of the business.


Essential Job Duties: 

  1. Leads and motivates the Application Engineering team supporting belt customers
  2. Aligns resources to opportunities and as appropriate for the strategies of the belt business
  3. Ensures the responsiveness of the team to customer related requests
  4. Ensures the team is trained in the use of analysis tools and all aspects of belt design to appropriately consult with the customer on the right products for their need
  5. Responsible for managing the expense budget for the group which is largely related to travel and entertainment.
  6. Ensures the team complies with Timken policies on ethics and integrity
  7. Assures the team is engaged in problem solving and corrective action for customer quality and/or performance concerns.
  8. Provides input to the development team on product deficiencies and/or functional needs as communicated through informal and formal customer communications
  9. Stays abreast of competitive activities and offerings in the market.
  10. Works with customer and sales as necessary to support the Applications Engineers in resolution of issues.


Technical/Functional Skills Required:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Able to think at a strategic level and provide input to the strategic planning process
  • Works well cross functionally and in a team environment
  • Good engineering skills and understanding of products and their applications
  • Organized
  • Capable of building business case for new opportunities


Minimum Requirements:  

  • Broad Familiarity with manufacturing processes. Belt/Rubber knowledge is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma principles or other Continuous Improvement programs.
  • Management experience 1-3 years preferred.
  • Engineering Experience 7-10 years preferred.




Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing or Agricultural Engineering is preferred.


The Timken Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All associates and 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. For additional information please visit our website:





The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

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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