Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agency | Applications Engineer Job

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, technical sales and procurement recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for an Applications Engineer for a Fortune 500 automotive parts manufacturer.  


  • Responsible for design, development and proper application
  • Managing several application projects with numerous customers
  • Proper application may require development of new designs or modifications to current products
  • Continuous improvement efforts to reduce costs, improve designs and increase productivity
  • Determines and establishes specifications through engineering calculations and layouts.
  • Oversees assembly and tests of engineering prototypes.
  • Develops accurate complex designs, layouts, and stack-ups of individual parts or assemblies.
  • Determines critical dimension and tolerance information


  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, BSME
  • 5-10 years minimum of previous application experience
  • Knowledge of TS16949 a plus



  • Ability to apply mechanical knowledge to solve problems.
  • Strong understanding of product design concepts & processes.
  • General understanding of drafting principles and standards, including GD&T.
  • Strong failure analysis and failure prevention skills.
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods.
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes and quality systems.
  • Strong risk analysis skills.