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Applications Engineer

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Anixter Inc

Glenview, IL

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Applications Engineer




Applications Engineer

Date Posted6/28/2018

LocationGlenview, IL

CountryUnited States of America

Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Position IdEB-6278797392

Job Description

Company Information

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical& Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, protect, and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Please view our video formore information about Anixter.Anixter offers a competitive salary and a bonus program to reward your results. We are known for our exceptional training and on-going development programs to support your career growth including a tuition reimbursement program. We provide our employees excellent benefits including medical, dental, and a 401(K) with employer match.

Job Summary:

In the role of Electrical Application Engineer you are an integral part of both the Electrical & Electronic Solutions(EES) and Utility Power Solutions(UPS) teams and will support the product management and sales organizations within Anixter to ensure that our efforts in the market are met with success. You will provide engineering support to the sales and product management teams, customers, and end-users in the development and implementation of customer applications. Additional responsibilities include aiding in the quoting process, interpreting all electrical safety conformance requirements, assisting with detailed customer reports, and interpreting and validating assembly, manufacturing, and installation of construction drawings. You will visit customer sites and prepare customer presentations. You will be called upon to provide wire and cable and electrical solutions for Anixter’s customers.

Job Requirements:

Reporting directly to the Director of Engineering, the successful candidate for this position will possess

Experience & Education:

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering

Minimum 5 years electrical engineering experience in industrial, utility, or manufacturing environments. Experience in wire and cable(especially manufacturing wire and cable) and a professional engineering license is not required but is a plus.

Job-specific knowledge:

Ability to read,understand, and interpret electrical single-line, schematic, and layout drawings

Knowledge of low and medium voltage conductor sizing calculations such as voltage drop, short- circuit, ampacity analysis, etc.

General or specific knowledge of electrical wire and cable, power, control, electronic and communications cable

General or specific knowledge of electrical equipment such as motors, generators, transformers, motor control centers, switchgear, and electrical panels

Knowledge of single-phase and three-phase low and medium voltage distribution systems

Microsoft Office experience such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

A working knowledge of the National Electric Code(NEC) is not required but is a plus

Knowledge of AutoCAD and ETAP software is not essential but would be an asset

Skills & Attributes:

Strong detail-oriented and judgment skills

English fluency, both verbal and written. Knowledge of other languages such as French and Spanish is a plus.

Problem solving ability

Excellent interpersonal skills

Strong initiative

Ability to travel in North America to assist with sales pitches

Ability to give technical presentation to end users or EPC contractors

Ability to work with suppliers and execute sales strategy

Work Environment

Our founders developed the Blue Book more than 40 years ago to present the beliefs and ethos that define our business style. While we have grown and changed dramatically since we were established in 1957, one thing has remained constant: our commitment to the values presented in the Blue Book. You can review The Blue Book here

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Anixter is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.

Job GroupProduct Management


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Company Profile
From a small family loan of $10,000 in 1957 to a global company with more than 8,200 employees in over 50 countries, Anixter has been redefining the distribution of wire and cable for more than 50 years. When Anixter wrote the Blue Book in 1968, it reached more than $10 million in sales and had 700 employees. By 1980, Anixter had more than 2,000 employees and added locations in Canada and the United Kingdom. As the millennium drew to a close, Anixter doubled its workforce, topped $1 billion in sales and had locations in Latin America, Asia and the South Pacific. In the first decade of the 2000s, Anixter achieved $6 billion in sales, had more than 8,200 employees and served markets as diverse as fasteners, physical security and data communications. For a company that speaks 30 languages and has more than 100,000 customers worldwide, Anixter has grown remarkably from the first day Alan and Bill Anixter started to cut wire to length with the help of their mother's loan.

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