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Product Application Engineer at Gates Corporation in rochester, Michigan

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Type: Full Time

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Are you inspired by challenging the status quo* Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results* If so, Gates could be for you.

Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations.

We know that s trying to fancy the terminology think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyer belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, & 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all*


As an innovation leader, we look for ambitious, forward thinking, open-minded and well-rounded individuals to join our global team. Located in our Rochester Hills office, you will be working hands-on with our engineering customers in the field and helping design products that fit into their applications!

* You ll be working with the Industrial Product Application Engineering team and reporting to the Product Application Team Manager.

* This is an exciting opportunity for you because you will be working with customers on a variety of product applications like ATV s, sports cars, washing machines and the list goes on!

* You will help troubleshoot issues that arise with customer products and help design and recommend solutions using Gates products.

Key responsibilities (to name a few):

* Providing engineering service to customers and clients in the proper application and selection power transmission products

* Working cooperatively with North American Field Sales, Product Line Managers, and the Marketing Team to achieve organizational success

* Analyzing application requirements, providing failure analysis, selecting components and making recommendations to meet system requirements

* Troubleshooting any questions customers pose via phone, email and in-person. Building strong relationships is crucial to success in this role!

Job Requirements


* Bachelor s Degree plus 1+ years of progressive engineering experience OR 4-5 years of progressive engineering experience, required.

* Eager to be hands on working with our customers, engineers, sales and marketing teams!

* Engineering discipline with a focus on Mechanical and Fluid Power systems, preferred.

* Excellent problem-solving skills.

* Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to manage customer personalities effectively.

* Excellent written and verbal skills coupled with the ability to maintain and generate product application literature, media, and technical articles.

* Ability to travel to customers, plants and conferences as required (10 to 50%). (This will resume pending current COVID-19 safety regulations)

* Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize resources and project timelines.

* Power Transmission experience, preferred

* Proficient in Excel

* Must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship.


Founded in 1911 in Denver, Colorado, Gates is publicly traded on the NYSE. While we might operate in a vast amount of time zones we operate as One Gates and have a common goal of pushing the boundaries of materials science. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.

While we expect the best we also want to give you the best. That s why at Gates we provide an environment where people can succeed from our policy of Dress for your Day (yes - that means you can wear jeans), health club reimbursement, to our ownership of your work/life balance and more. Visit to learn more.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Gates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.