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Application Engineer
Job#: 202843
Positions: 1
Posted: 08/27/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
Department: OCA - South Carolina
Category: Engineering
Salary: Salary
Benefits: Full-time Benefits
Business Unit: OCA
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Job Description

AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company's diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL's service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.


Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.


The Application Engineer will report to the Application Engineering Manager of the Optical Connectivity Apparatus business and may be assigned to different projects as business needs dictate.  The position is located in Duncan, S.C.


This individual will provide technical support to a specific market or Customer for a product/group of products, which include creating application notes, instruction manuals and conducting training. He/she initiates NPR/NPL processes; supports RFx responses and product development activities. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide pre - and post - sales technical support to Sales, Customer Service Representatives and Customers
  • Conduct product training both internally for company associates and externally for Customers, Sales Agents and Representatives
  • Create application notes and instruction manuals for products
  • Initiate NPR and ECR processes
  • Lead RFx response efforts
  • Adhere to and promote the environmental, health & safety policies of AFL.
  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.



  • BS Degree in Mechanical, Optical, Industrial or Electrical  Engineering 
  • 0-3 years experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment is a plus
  • Familiar with Engineering/Consulting/Network Services companies servicing Independent/Rural/Competitive-Local-Exchange Carriers is a plus
  • Familiar with FTTx technologies
  • Fiber optic industries experience a plus
  • Travel 50% of the time
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment assessments, background & reference checks


Competencies for Success

  • Self-starter with integrity and confidence who strives to achieve even the most challenging environments with limited supervision.
  • Team player with well-developed interpersonal skills who is comfortable in a cross-functional, multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong presentations and technical writing skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Has a flair in Sales and Marketing
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