Position Available: Applications Engineer

Oklahoma State University’s
Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources,
Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
and the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance
have an immediate opening for an


Nature of Position:

The individual in this full-time professional position will provide on-site, focused engineering and technology transfer services to small and mid-sized Oklahoma manufacturers. Responsibilities include evaluations of products, processes, and facilities for the purpose of identifying opportunities for new technologies and technical assistance. Provision of technical assistance involving analysis, design, plant layout, equipment specification/selection, technical coordination, and other broad engineering skills is also expected. The successful candidate is expected to travel and be based in southeastern or central Oklahoma. This individual will be part of a statewide team of Applications Engineers as part of the Manufacturing Design and Technology Transfer Program working in concert with the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, Manufacturing Extension Agents, the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, and the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.


A bachelor’s degree in mechanical, biosystems, agricultural, electrical or industrial engineering, or other engineering technology or manufacturing-related engineering field is expected. A minimum of five years of recent, varied experience in hands-on, customer-oriented, manufacturing or design environments is required. Priority will be given to registered professional engineers (or those qualified to be registered), and to individuals with additional evidence of professional development or certification. Understanding of product and process design, and facilities and equipment layout is expected. Lean manufacturing, optimization of manufacturing layout efficiency, Six Sigma, and Innovation Engineering capabilities are desired. Problem-solving, project management, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are critical, as is the ability to quickly and accurately assess technical issues. Computer literacy, including the use of spreadsheet and word processing software, CAD software, and the execution of database searches is essential. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include health and life insurance, paid vacation and retirement plan.


To apply for this position, submit a letter of application, resume, college transcripts, and three letters of reference through the on-line web-portal at Oklahoma State University:

Applications Engineering Position

Position No.: 430466, use: req2616 for the search

For questions about the position, please contact:

John Veenstra, Professor and Interim Head,
or Dan Thomas, Professor
Dept. of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
111 Agricultural Hall, OSU
Stillwater, OK 74078-6016
(405) 744-5431 (Voice)
jveenst@okstate.edu or daniel.thomas@okstate.edu


Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Position is available immediately upon hiring.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For assistance with the application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. For more information go to eeo.okstate.edu.