Application Engineer (Simulation Expert)

Permanent employee, Full-time · US - Indiana - Hybrid

Visual components in a nutshell
At Visual Components, we build 3D simulation tools to plan factories and optimize production lines. We believe that 3D simulation is the future of planning.

Visual Components is an international company. Our headquarter is in Espoo, Finland, but we have offices in the US and Germany, along with a global partner network of partners and resellers. The Visual Components team is multinational - we have people from over 19 countries who speak at least 12 languages!
The role and the team
We are now looking for an Application Engineer to join our international team in Carmel, Indiana. You will be working in the Simulation Experts team. Application Engineers (Also known as Simulation Experts) ensure that our customers, which include machine builders, system integrators, and manufacturers, can use the Visual Components products and services successfully. In this position, continuous learning is your daily task. This means both discovering new details on the technical side and learning to understand the needs of different industries. 

In the Simulation Experts team, we have a lot of responsibilities, we share and rotate tasks and roles. We are looking for someone with excellent technical skills in automation, production, computer science, or a similar field. Ideally, you know how to write scripts to automate tasks, you are familiar with 3D modeling, and not afraid of leading training or talking to a group of people online or on-site. But most importantly, you are eager to learn and help others.
You will make an impact by
  • Teaching customers how to use Visual Components to solve their business challenges 
  • Providing the most efficient customer support  
  • Acting as a subject matter expert supporting our Sales team at product presentations and demonstrations 
  • Creating detailed product documentation and tutorials 
  • Participating in consultancy projects 
  • Developing simulation components and the component library  
  • Attending exhibitions and trade shows
You will succeed in a role if
You have:

  • Experience in programming, 3D modeling, and/or 3D simulation tools gained from previous work, studies, or hobbies 
  • Presentation skills and ability to talk to a group of people online or on-site 
  • Customer focused mindset 
  • Interest in providing customer support 
  • Patience and great communication skills 
  • Ability to travel for work (the tasks require 20% of travel) 

Skills and knowledge that are good to have, but in case you do not yet have them, we will help you to learn: 
  • Python skills 
  • Experience in production, automation, and robotics 
We appreciate relevant educational background e.g., a degree in production engineering, automation engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science – but this is not mandatory in case you have learned the skills some other way.
What's in it for you
As a company, we are flexible and adaptable when it comes to your location and have a hybrid working model in place.
We offer you:
  • Competitive salary   
  • The opportunity to further develop and expand your skills and make an impact on the development of the 3D simulation industry  
  • Flexible working times and remote work 
  • Healthcare insurance 
  • An employer who supports in various life situations  
  • Safe and stable workplace  
  • Low hierarchy and flexible and relaxed organizational culture  
At Visual Components, our most valuable assets are our employees. We treat everyone with honesty and transparency, help each other and do our work with passion. By joining us you will get an opportunity to work with a world-class team focused on developing and delivering the best software for factory and robot simulation within industrial automation.
Application and deadlines
Please send your application via applying with the form. We will hire the candidate as soon as we find the right person. 
What happens next
  • Preliminary screening takes a maximum of three weeks after the application 
  • Introductory call with our Lead Simulation Expert 
  • Test assignment to check if the skills are a match for our position 
  • Final interview with the team 
Hiring manager
In case you have any specific questions about the role, feel free to email our Lead Simulation Expert,
About us

The people of Visual Components

With over 20 years in business, Visual Components is one of the pioneers of the 3D manufacturing simulation industry.

Visual Components is a leading developer of 3D manufacturing simulation software and solutions. Founded in 1999 by a team of simulation experts, we started with a humble goal – to make manufacturing design and simulation technology easy to use and accessible to manufacturing organizations of all sizes.

Today, Visual Components is recognized as a global leader in the manufacturing simulation industry and trusted technology partner to many leading brands. We offer machine builders, system integrators, and manufacturers a simple, quick, and cost-effective solution to design and simulate production lines. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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