At Butler, we are always looking for talent.

Currently Available - Application Engineer:

Butler Automatic, a world leader in the automatic splicing technology industry, is currently seeking an Application Engineer to join their team. Butler Automatic, founded in 1956 is the inventor of the zero-speed non-stop automatic splicer, and has supplied over 17,000 automatic splicers during the last sixty years. The company serves the world market with headquarters in Middleboro, MA USA and also has a Parts and Service office in Geneva Switzerland. 

The Application Engineer is a critical interface position between the Engineering & Sales Teams. This individual will report to the VP of Engineering while having Sales support efforts prioritized by the VP of Sales. This individual has a wide range of responsibilities including Sales application support, cost-estimating, custom installation layout optimization, development of comments and exceptions to customer design specifications, and coordination of customer FATs.


  • Primary interface for Regional Sales Managers (RSM’s) for review of all new customer applications

  • Supports the RSM’s directly for the Discovery process on more-technical Opportunities

  • Responsible for customer specification review, producing a commented Customer specification with exceptions requested, options available, and separate document line item costings for the options for RSM to assemble into a quote

  • Responsible for Opportunity related material review-testing-reporting

  • Use Solidworks and/or AutoCAD for the production of system layout drawings

  • Provide technical support during and after sales process

  • Develop (along with Controls Engineer where necessary) Engineering Concepts and Cost Estimates (ECE’s) for review/approval by Engineering and Sales Management

  • Technical project management of more complex booked Orders, in concert with the RSM and customer

  • FAT management in combination with Manufacturing and the EIC responsible for the splicer

  • Provide some additional Engineering bandwidth on select projects and/or releases when time is available

  • May travel from time to time for more complex Opportunities and Clarifications, in combination with RSM


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline (Mechanical Engineering preferred) with at least 5-10 years of experience including machine design, application engineering, or project management, preferably for a packaging-related industry

  • Proficient in Solidworks and AutoCAD with the ability to work with customer factory layouts to determine splicer placement in process lines

  • Outgoing personality, able and eager to interact with sales group and customers

  • Quick study and exceptional multitasking skills

  • Proven ability for technical problem resolution

  • Experience in web-handling systems and/or vertical or horizontal form-fill-seal packaging (VFFS or HFFS) machines is highly advantageous

  • Familiarity and experience with products for use in food-processing environment is beneficial

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