Application Engineer – Mississauga, ON

PSI Engineering manufactures and integrates automated pack and sortation systems for high volume warehouse and distribution centers who serve the business to consumer (B2C) market, drastically improving throughput and accuracy while reducing labor costs.

The Applications Engineer is a key member of the sales team, responsible for assisting with developing proposals and supporting the Director of Client Solutions and Sales Account Managers. Key directives include maintaining and servicing specific customer accounts and responding to requests for quotations in a timely and efficient manner, while delivering the PSI Vision and the PSI Entrepreneurial Culture.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Create general layout drawings for tote, carton and pallet conveyor layouts using AutoCAD and/or Solid works for the various RFQ’s.  Develop animations, and simulations using SolidWorks, FlexSim, etc. software.
  • As Directed, liaise between mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and assembly manufacturing groups for technical assistance in developing concepts, processes and provide assistance in estimating labor and material costs to meet customer requirements.
  • Liaise with suppliers to obtain estimates of major material and equipment costs required for the preparation of budgets and proposals.
  • Participate in the elaboration of the list and schedule of technical deliverables for the complete project as well as the corresponding list of interfaces.
  • Develop and maintain pricing spreadsheets and/or database.
  • Work with external vendors to generate costings for selected equipment.
  • Prepares specifications and estimates costs.
  • Prepare draft budget and quotation proposals for review with the Director of Client Solutions, the Sales Manager and Key Account Managers
  • Prepare project related equipment layouts.
  • Perform system capacity analysis and modeling.
  • Write technical specifications, for both internal and external suppliers.
  • Technical follow-up during engineering, procurement & construction
  • Identify technical risks and their impact on the project & mitigate their effects.
  • Provide proactive customer design support for integrated systems.
  • Work to specific project budgets and timelines provided by Director of Client Solutions.
  • Participate in customer RFQ review meetings, either on-site at the customers or in-house
  • Work with sales team within company sales process and software to progress leads, opportunities, and projects to completion.
  • Gather data, clarify scope and work to an understood solution with customers, customer engineers or consultants.
  • Select, size, and detail company products to suit customer requirements/specifications for process.
  • Generate guiding documents to vendors and customers, such as data sheets, equipment layouts, tables, bills of material etc. to make an RFQ or RFP.
  • Read, understand, comment upon customer supplied project specifications to suit company products, goals, and processes.
  • Locate potential vendors and write RFQ for non-standard purchased components included in a project.
  • Create and update applications standard templates. Update and document system standards in a modular design for customized system solutions.
  • Create system sales tools to assist sales in qualifying system opportunities.
  • Attending trade shows, conferences, and meetings as needed for market research, technology advancements, customer follow-ups.
  • Attend weekly sales and company meetings.
  • Manage technical presentations at customer sites, trade shows, and meetings demonstrating how a product will meet customer needs.
  • Solves customer problems with professionalism.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 5 years of experience in a relevant field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or Robotics is an asset.
  • Experience in creating layout drawings and design.
  • Ability to recommend and consistently administer policies and procedures to enhance department operations and support continuous improvement.
  • Ability to innovate; recommend PSI Data Base improvements on an ongoing basis to increase efficiency throughout the company.
  • Liaise between all departments as required to ensure on-time delivery proposals and internal procedures are executed in a timely manner.
  • Strong Customer Service Skills, ability to promote positive relations with internal customers, partners, customers, and vendors, while being customer focused.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with deadlines.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with Customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • Capable written communication
  • Capable in costing and budgeting estimations


PSI Engineering will provide the successful candidate with an above average compensation package and career opportunities.

PSI is an equal opportunity employer and we would like to thank all applicants for their interest.  We will contact qualified candidates for an interview.



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