Application Engineer


We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Application Engineer to join our team in Bolingbrook, IL. This role is responsible for providing technical expertise and pre and post sales support to Account Managers for specific fluid power products (electromechanical, process, or lubrication) across the business unit.

Kaman Fluid Power, a business unit of Kaman Distribution Group, is a leading provider of fluid power, motion control, electro-mechanical, robotics, machine safety, lubrication and process products and highly engineered systems and components for precision hydraulic and pneumatic applications. We are committed to providing our customers with the right solutions, focusing on their needs, and exceeding their expectations. Our people are the foundation of our success. The key to sustaining our competitive advantage is by investing in the development of our employees, driving innovation, and providing solutions for a better tomorrow.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts joint customer sales calls with Account Managers/outside sales team
  • Assist outside sales with on-site product demonstrations, product specification assistance and technical support
  • Provides technical application-based assistance to customers — gather application information, and ask lead questions to probe for other needed information
  • Grows profitable market share by presenting value-added services by keeping current with information of competitive products, customers’ machinery and process
  • Provides a high level of customer service to all customers and suppliers and ensures proactive engagement and account development activities with all assigned target accounts
  • Maintain a productive relationship with internal customer service and the Engineered Solutions Group associates through positive team work. Communicates information on new products and processes. Proactively engages the customer service and the Engineered Solutions team in relationships with customers.
  • Works with customers to identify cost savings opportunities and provides documentation of these via the Kaman Fluid Power Documented Savings program



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field required


  • Mininum 2-4 years of related experience
  • Familiarity with the distribution industry Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Fluid Power, Electrical, Motors, Motion Control, Material Handling, and Bearings) preferred
  • Knowledge of Fluid Power and/or Parker Hannifin products is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Effectively multitask; handle multiple priorities at one time
  • Ability to identify and quickly resolve issues
  • Strong math and logistical skills
  • Intermediate computer skills including knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, and database activity
  • Ability to learn and understand technical products

Certification or Licensure:

  • Valid driver’s license required

Physical Demands:

  • Capable of lifting up to 25 lbs

Benefits and Company Overview

Our comprehensive compensation package and benefit program includes: 

  • Your choice of medical insurance providers and plans, Dental insurance, and Flexible spending accounts
  • Company matching 401(k) with a great vesting schedule
  • Company paid Life (family) & STD insurances, Vacation, Holiday & Sick time
  • 100% tax-free tuition reimbursement 

Kaman Distribution Group is comprised of three business units: Kaman Automation, Kaman Fluid Power, and Kaman Industrial Technologies. We offer more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and automation, material handling, motion control, fluid power and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, we provide engineering, design, and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis, and motor management. Offering products and solutions from more than 220 locations, our people are the foundation of our success. We recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage rests among our talent. #KDG #KFP #KIT #KAI

Full time
Bolingbrook, IL 60440, US