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R&D Application Engineer

Job Details

Menomonee Falls Plant - Menomonee Falls, WI
Full Time


Position Summary:

Excellent opportunity to join a family-owned business celebrating its 50th Anniversary by moving into a New Corporate Headquarters in Germantown WI. Enercon is an international leader in induction cap sealers and corona, plasma & flame surface treating equipment for the packaging and converting industries. Key to our success has been innovating new equipment designs and the new position of R&D Application Engineer will play an instrumental role in development projects.


In this hands-on position you’ll be at forefront of validating development projects, including design, research, prototyping, testing, and documentation. You’ll collaborate with engineering, sales, and marketing to develop new products that ensure our customers’ success. And, you’ll enjoy working for a financially stable company that takes care of its employees, provides a friendly work environment, and rewards employees with generous profit sharing and bonus programs. Apply now to join our winning team!


  • Develop and execute test plans for customer applications and samples.
    • Review and coordinate with Sales Department and customers to ensure testing and validation requests are understood and include the required information.
    • Utilize creative thinking to evaluate customer samples in order to provide customers with the most effective and efficient solution for their application.
    • Coordinate, schedule and conduct (as needed) test plans in multiple labs.
  • Lead, participate in or support the following project activities:
    • Prototyping and testing of concept designs and initial engineering builds.
    • Design and product verification, validation, and usability testing.
    • Documentation of testing and validation results for evaluation by a broad audience across departments.
    • Assist in the development of process and procedure documentation for new and existing products.
    • Research new materials and methods of testing and development.
  • Provide application and validation support of customer service efforts to Sales and Service/Repair teams including customer plant visits as needed.
  • Visit on-site with customers to perform technical analysis and qualification of potential customer projects. Discuss the potential sales opportunities with sales team.
  • Liaison between customers and development personnel to drive new feature requests into future product releases.
  • Perform routine inspections, maintenance, and upgrades in the Object Treating and Web Labs to maximize efficiency and minimize problems.
  • Performs other duties as required. Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to, the tasks listed on this job description.



  • Requires at least an Associate’s degree in engineering or a related field and two (2) years of related experience. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field is acceptable in lieu of experience.
  • Hands on knowledge of equipment and machinery used for production and general manufacturing, electrical, and mechanical principles.
  • Experience with the MS Office Suite of products.
  • Experience with SolidWorks and AutoCAD helpful and preferred
  • Ability to operate independently with a small amount of supervision and motivation to meet or exceed deadlines and an adaptability to find solutions to unique projects.