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IMI Precision Engineering Application Engineer II in University Park, Illinois

Bimba, part of IMI Precision Engineering, is a forward-thinking innovator providing industry-leading pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions that are easy to use, reliable and ready for all engineering solutions. We are a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers’ equipment. As a business we aim to understand our customers’ challenges. We then connect our products, people and expertise in order to deliver exceptional service and solutions. We call this Engineering GREAT, and we deliver it to customers through a world-class portfolio of high performance products, through close partnerships and problem-solving, and through a global network of support which ensures reliable local delivery, all over the world.


Provide application and design support to customers, outside sales force, and service center in the application of company products lines and the design of special modifications of those product lines to meet all company and customer requirements. Develop unique designs and special modifications of those product lines to meet all company and customer requirements. Also maintains existing standard products and develop/implement standard product enhancements.


  1. Review for completeness incoming work assignments such as but not limited to order processing, quote processing, sample requests and engineering request.

  2. Perform basic component stress analysis to insure the structural integrity of all components and assemblies as is required by the application.

  3. Provide engineering support to outside sales force (including our distributor network) and customers.

  4. Analyze customer application requirements and the application of standard, modified, and special unique company products and designs.

  5. Suggest possible modifications to application specifications that may materially affect engineering problems, cost, or manufacturing lead time.

  6. Provide engineering service assistance on installation operation, repair, and other customer problems.

  7. Assist external customers on RGA’s involving failures due to misapplied product. Review application and recommend solutions.

  8. Participate in new product development to assure alignment with current application requirements.

  9. Approve work done by design drafters for suitability and accuracy.

  10. Prepare various production/presentation drawings and related documentation utilizing computer aided design equipment. This includes creating new designs using 3D modeling software (Solidworks).

  11. Prepare bill of materials for all finished goods and component parts.

  12. Provide mentoring to new/other Application Engineers (I & II) including the checking of work of new Application Engineers (new= first six months).

  13. Responsible for processing quote requests for unique “specials” products. Includes working with other departments to verify manufacturing capabilities and developing costs for special components/assemblies. Also requires customer collaboration to develop specifications based on application.

  14. Travel is required to support customer technical needs. (Approximately 10%)


  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering.

  • FPS certification (or achievement within the first year of employment).

  • 7 years of related work experience in the Fluid Power industry or designing equipment that uses similar equipment.

  • Effective communication skills (written, oral, and listening). Ability to manage communications with internal and external customers in a professional manner.

  • Ability to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to define complex problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions/recommendations. Can interpret an extensive variety of complex technical instructions in mathematical or illustrative form and work with information that is both abstract and variable.

  • Understanding of the risks associated with changes to standard product; including changes driven from cost reductions, design improvements, etc.

  • 3-D CAD proficiency


  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Masters Program

  • Understanding of ERP/PLM systems

  • Exposure to a manufacturing environment heavily focused in turning and machining

  • Solidworks CAD

  • Training in FEA for structural and fluid flow analysis

Job ID 2019-31949

# of Openings 1

Category Engineering

Platform IMI Precision Engineering