Kappa Search | Chicago Recruiter | Field Applications Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruitment agency that specializes in the recruitment and placement of engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and technical sales professionals. One of our international clients is currently recruiting for a Field Applications Engineer as follows:

  • Position requires engineering to be performed from inception to constructed completion.
  • Work includes cost estimation, proposal writing, all facets of engineering and design, scope of work preparation and project management.
  • Additional duties will include assisting the Maintenance Department with plant equipment improvements such as increasing reliability and lowering maintenance costs.
  • Candidate must be innovative, aggressive, self directing, and possess the communication and teamwork skills necessary to interact at all levels of the organization.
  • APE license is a plus with a heavy industrial manufacturing background.



  • BS degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of relevant project/plant engineering experience in a heavy industrial facility (ie. nonferrous smelter, aluminum plant, chemical plant, or refinery).
  • Must have 5 – 10yrs engineering experience
  • Experience in a Heavy Industrial Field required – Brass, Titanium, Aluminum, Gold, Copper, Chromium, Nickel – Non-Ferrous Metals.
  • Engineers who have worked mining, chemical plants/refineries, smelter factories.
  • Worked with piping, pumps, fans, rotating equipment, furnaces, spray dryers, chlorine compressors, acid dryers.