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Application Engineer 

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon BRAND: Bendix 


Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



Position Summary:


Maintain and develop customer relationship by providing technical expertise at customer location with support.


Essential Functions:


  • Manage and organize all processes of implementing and launching new and existing Bendix products. 
  • Maintain Bendix’s product and brand image by maintaining relationships with existing customers and by developing new customer relationships.                                                  
  • Lead technical training for the customer on all Bendix products.
  • Provide vehicle system technical support and insight to Bendix product development teams.                                                        
  • Manage and provide technical expertise to the customer related to all Bendix and KB products including specifications, applications, system integration, competitive differences, etc.




  • Strong understanding of all areas in the transportation industry including Suppliers, OE, Fleets, Original Equipment Service (OES).
  • Strong knowledge of the operation, design and application of Bendix and Knorr-Bremse products a plus.                                                       
  • Strong engineering skills and abilities and/or has an area of special expertise.
  • Well versed in engineering process.
  • Well versed customer processes and products.                                                           
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize complex technical projects. Participates in process design.
  • Awareness of Communication Networks and CAN architecture.
  • Technical consultant to customer.




  • 5 years’ experience in the heavy vehicle industry required.                                                                    
  • 5+ years in brake system engineering preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, test or product engineering experience with Bendix core products.
  • Experience working closely with a heavy vehicle OEM preferred




  • Strong mechanical aptitude.                                      
  • Strong written and oral communications skills and capable of formal and informal discussions at senior management level of Bendix/Knorr-Bremse and customers.
  • Executes technical solutions based on standard or accepted technical practices



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Controls or Mechanical Engineering required.


Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron