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Application Specialist

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Purpose of the Position

The automation application specialist job position has a primary focus on driving the market entry of Kistler's Integrated Solutions in North America and acquiring new customers in high-growth segments. The specialist will work to position Kistler as a leading supplier of Integrated Solution systems by leveraging their expertise in automation applications. They will collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify customer needs, design tailored solutions, and oversee the implementation and optimization of these systems. Additionally, the automation application specialist will keep up-to-date with industry trends, market demands, and competitor activities to ensure Kistler remains a key player in the market. Overall, the automation application specialist plays a critical role in driving Kistler's growth in North America by delivering effective and efficient automation solutions to new and existing customers.


Main Tasks

  • Commissioning of complex customer-specific Kistler systems
  • Customer-specific parameterization and configuration of Integrated Solutions from Kistler 
  • Development and testing of new functionalities based on customer requirements
  • Adjustment and calibration of Kistler systems
  • Responsible for final acceptance of Kistler systems at customer site
  • In-house and on-site training
  • Analysis of errors and definition of corrective measures 
  • Preparation of customer documentation (maintenance manual, operating instructions, etc.)
  • Technical contact person (m/f/d) for our customers
  • Defining service & maintenance strategies based on customer requirements 
  • Application consulting and pre-sales work 
  • Close communication with other departments 
  • Market & business development with other departments


Requirements Profile

  • Education in the field of electronics, electrical engineering, automation technology, mechatronics or similar
  • Several years of experience in the above-mentioned field
  • PLC knowledge TIA Portal / Beckhoff TwinCAT3 / Allen Bradley desirable
  • Knowledge of Kistler products would be an essential plus
  • Experience in automation technology (electrical & mechanical) desirable
  • Ability to work independently and on your own responsibility, combined with communication skills and a confident manner, as well as the ability to work in a Team and flexibility
  • Willingness to travel within the USA approx. 50% of the time


Kistler is the global leader in dynamic measurement technology for measuring pressure, force, torque, and acceleration. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular solutions. Customers in industry and science benefit from Kistler's experience as a development partner, enabling them to optimize their products and processes so as to secure a sustainable competitive edge. The owner-managed Swiss company's unique sensor technology plays a key role in the evolution of automobile development and industrial automation, as well as in numerous emerging sectors. With a broad knowledge of applications and an absolute commitment to quality, Kistler is making an important contribution to the further development of current megatrends. This includes topics such as electrified drive technology, automated and connected driving, emission reduction and Industry 4.0.


At Kistler your experience and expertise are valued and promoted. As a global company with numerous locations worldwide, we offer exciting career opportunities in an international environment. Kistler is pleased to offer a generous benefit package with medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage along with a 401k plan with a 4% company match, and generous personal and vacation time allowances. We are an equal opportunity employer.


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ATTENTION: Kistler America uses a local recruiting system. If you would like to apply for our position, please use THIS LINK.

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