Applications engineering managers are in charge of supporting the design and accuracy of engineering applications for their organization. They are responsible for development and for finding solutions to production and engineering issues as they arise, as well as work to overcome obstacles for application standard compliance. They verify application requirements and create complex reports based on their findings. In all tasks, they must follow strict regulations regarding safety policies.
Other tasks performed by the applications engineering manager include supervising code development and design tasks, providing technical support to manufacturing and quality control staff, and working with other managers to achieve company objectives in a timely manner. They participate in training sessions and act as a coach for junior members and engineers. Additionally, applications engineering managers use their mechanical design knowledge to provide innovative solution in application development and implementation. They also provide volume schedules while leading a group of engineers, assist with product-planning activities to create more efficient tasks, and suggest changes to the production process.
A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, applications engineering, or a related field is necessary for this job. Previous experience in a managerial position is generally required. Industry and leadership certifications may be preferred. Applications engineering managers must have analytical skills that allow them to process large amounts of information and detect engineering patterns. In addition, they should have an advanced understanding of fluid dynamics and possess strong communication skills to interact with other engineers in their department.
Applications Engineering Manager Tasks
- Create testing frameworks, monitoring tools, release techniques, and infrastructure.
- Provide detailed applications engineering support.
- Develop and customer use cases that will be used in the development of new products.
- Provide customer and field support of technical nature.
- Develop and deliver technical training material.