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Wir stellen aus: Kötter Workshop Kolbenverdichter, Rheine

2017-07-18T11:04:22+00:00

21. Workshop Kolbenverdichter 2017

Kötter Consulting Engineers, Rheine

18. / 19. Oktober 2017

Wir stellen aus:

  • PROGNOST®-SILver: Die leistungsfähige SIL 3-zertifizierte Maschinenschutz-Hardware für Rotating Equipment
  • PROGNOST®-NT V19: Neue, verlässliche Analysen zur Überwachung von Zentrifugalmaschinen

Am 19. Oktober werden wir einen Anwenderbericht aus Kanada präsentieren.
Uhrzeit und Raum werden vom Veranstalter veröffentlicht.

Link zum Veranstalter

Wir stellen aus: Kötter Workshop Kolbenverdichter, Rheine 2017-07-18T11:04:22+00:00

Houston Turbomachinery & Pump symposium 2017

2017-07-18T11:18:55+00:00

Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium 2017

Houston, Texas, USA
September 12 – 14, 2017

Event website

The Turbo Show is coming up and we want to personally invite you to visit booth #2011 for the incredible news we will be sharing.

  • Here are just a few:
    The evolution of PROGNOST®-SILver – the powerful SIL 3 certified machine protection hardware for all Rotating Equipment.
  • Now for operation in hazardous areas without the need for expensive housings
  • For all critical Rotating Equipment
  • Learn about the unique features for avoidance of nuisance
    trips, and safe Trip Setpoint MulipliersAlso:
  • PROGNOST®-Predictor for critical gearbox applications
  • PROGNOST®-NT Version 19
Houston Turbomachinery & Pump symposium 2017 2017-07-18T11:18:55+00:00

Job Opening Germany – Vertriebsassistenz (m/w)

2017-07-21T09:01:43+00:00

Wir wachsen weiter und bieten für unseren Standort in Rheine interessante und fordernde Aufgaben. Wir freuen uns auf Sie!

 

Vertriebsassistenz (m/w)

  • Prüfung und technische Klärung von Kundenanfragen und Ausschreibungen
  • Kalkulation und Erstellung von Angeboten
  • Unterstützung des Vertriebsaussendiensts
  • Pflege der Angebots- und Kundendatenbank (CRM)

Die Voraussetzungen für diese abwechslungsreiche Position sind:

  • Abgeschlossene kaufmännische Ausbildung
  • Ausgeprägtes Verständnis für technische Zusammenhänge
  • Sichere und professionelle Kommunikation mit Kunden, Vertriebspartnern und Kollegen in einem internationalen Umfeld
  • Gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift. Weitere Sprachkenntnisse sind von Vorteil
  • Sicherer Umgang mit MS-Office-Anwendungen

PROGNOST Systems bietet allen Mitarbeitern/innen verantwortungsvolle Aufgaben in einem innovativen, dynamischen und internationalen Unternehmen.

Werden Sie Teil dieses Teams!

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre vollständigen Unterlagen, bevorzugt per E-Mail.

Job Opening Germany – Vertriebsassistenz (m/w) 2017-07-21T09:01:43+00:00

Maintenance and Reliability Symposium (MaRS) August 9-11, 2017

2017-07-18T10:09:28+00:00

Meet us at the Maintenance and Reliability Symposium (MaRS)

 

Moody Gardens Hotel Galveston, Texas, USA
August 9-11, 2017

Event website

MaRS 2017, an event for Maintenance, Reliability and Operations personnel in the Gulf Coast area.

  • Meet us during the conference at our booth and learn about our exciting SIL 3 certified machine protection hardware.
  • We also showcase powerful technologies for reliable online diagnostics of Rotating Equipment, centrifugal and reciprocating, gearboxes and bearings
Maintenance and Reliability Symposium (MaRS) August 9-11, 2017 2017-07-18T10:09:28+00:00

Job Opening Germany – Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau / Elektrotechnik (m/w) im Customer Support

2017-06-26T11:49:02+00:00

Wir wachsen weiter und bieten für unseren Standort in Rheine interessante und fordernde Aufgaben in der Kundenbetreuung. Wir freuen uns auf Sie!

 

Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau / Elektrotechnik (m/w)

Betreuung unserer weltweiten Kunden durch Seminare, Maschinendiagnose und Helpdesk

Nach der System-Inbetriebnahme übernimmt das PROGNOST-Serviceteam. Gemeinsam führen sie kundenindividuelle Systemeinstellungen und Schulungen vor Ort durch. Anschließend sind Sie der Ansprechpartner wenn weitere Unterstützung bei der Anwendung des Systems gewünscht wird. Zu Ihren Aufgaben zählen die Analyse und Interpretation von Messdaten und die Definition von Instandhaltungsempfehlungen.

Für diese kundennahe und abwechslungsreiche Tätigkeit besitzen Sie idealerweise folgende Qualifikationen:

  • Abgeschlossenes technisches Studium (Ingenieur, Master, Bachelor) der Fachrichtung Maschinenbau / Elektrotechnik oder vergleichbarer technischer Abschluss
  • Vorzugsweise erste Erfahrungen im Umgang mit Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen und deren Getrieben
  • Idealerweise Kenntnisse in der Messtechnik und Signalanalyse
  • Ein ISO 18436-2 CAT 3-Zertifikat wäre ausgezeichnet
  • IT-Kenntnisse (Fernzugriff auf Kundensysteme)
  • Gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift.

Diese Arbeit erfordert Ihren Einsatz an unserem Standort in Rheine sowie eine überschaubare weltweite Reisetätigkeit.

PROGNOST Systems bietet allen Mitarbeitern/innen verantwortungsvolle Aufgaben in einem innovativen, dynamischen und internationalen Unternehmen.

Werden Sie Teil dieses Teams!

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre vollständigen Unterlagen, bevorzugt per E-Mail.

Job Opening Germany – Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau / Elektrotechnik (m/w) im Customer Support 2017-06-26T11:49:02+00:00

Job Opening USA – Project Manager

2017-06-26T11:40:29+00:00

Job Opening – Project Manager

Job location: Houston, Texas, USA

Reports to: Managing Director

Job summary:

The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring the design, installation and commissioning of PROGNOST Asset Performance Management systems meet the specified customer requirements and internal quality standards.  Specific duties include: conducting Technical Clarification Meetings (TCMs), confirming final scope requirements following sale to client, coordinating information flow between client and Contracting and Manufacturing (C&M) group in Germany, verifying best practices and proper implementation of client installation work scope is achieved, overseeing on-site system commissioning including Site Acceptance Testing, and post-start-up support to the client until hand over to Customer Support (CS) department is completed. This position requires teamwork with internal General Manager, Sales specialists, C&M, R&D and CS colleagues, third party project personnel and direct contact with clients to ensure the safe and timely delivery of a quality product.  Project Managers continue to support completed projects by coordinating technical support as needed by the CS department.  Approximately 30% travel is required.

Educational requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science with 5+ years of experience or
  • Two-year college degree in electronics, information systems, project management, or other relevant field and 8+ years of experience.
  • Equivalent training and experience can be substituted for degree requirement.

Other requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Ability to pass a background check and initial drug screening.
  • Ability to pass on-going random drug screenings.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum of three year’s industrial field experience in project implementation of electrical instrumentation and/or computer related projects and end user support of related.
  • Experience with or knowledge of Condition Monitoring systems and Distributed Control Systems
  • Proven expertise in a related type of project work or has demonstrated proficiency in many areas of project leadership over a period of twelve months. Ex: Project Management training and certification, advanced or specialized training, certifications, etc.
  • Has developed successful client/vendor relationships.
  • Has demonstrated exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Proven excellence in customer service.
  • Advanced knowledge of related hardware, software, networking concepts, and business systems.
  • Strong understanding of personal computer based applications in a network environment.
  • Working knowledge of email, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • Strong and thorough communication skills in writing and verbal presentation.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • A valid driver’s license, use of a dependable transportation, and a certificate of insurance.
  • Capable of lifting heavy objects, up to 50 pounds, on a periodic basis.

Desired:

  • Ability to read and understand both Electrical Loop diagrams and P&ID diagrams.
  • Knowledge using a variety of test equipment, e.g. digital multi meter, 4-20ma signal generator, and oscilloscope.
  • A general understanding of Intrinsically Safe Circuits and computer equipment.
  • Computer networking and TCP/IP skills.
  • Knowledge of MODBUS & OPC protocol and experience with data communications to DCS/PLC systems.

Duties and responsibilities:

Sales/Revenue

  • Generate income by delivering on-site services. Included is the control of cost for each project and reporting of project expenses.
  • Consult with the sales staff regarding potential clients. Attend technical sales appointments to assess client’s needs, provide technical information, and develop project solutions.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

Customer Satisfaction

  • Ensure superior customer satisfaction and overall success via direct involvement in regular project meetings.
  • Track project success in terms of meeting deadlines, maintaining scope, actual vs. estimated hours and maintaining profitability.
  • Maintain a successful client relationship and bring concerns to the Lead Manager and sales.

Project Management

  • Assist in the review of project proposals, RFP Reponses and statements of work with input from project team members and lead manager.
  • Understand and adhere to the guidelines of our published process models.
  • Work with internal Sales, CS, R&D, and clients to assess project technical requirements and support proper solutions.
  • Lead team members in the formulation of project methodology, concepts, and tools. Assist in the training and mentoring of others on project methodology and project tools.
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Provide management to the project by planning, determining responsibilities, assigning & tracking tasks, creating schedules, meeting deadlines, arranging meetings, and communicating progress.
  • Maintain regular updates with management, sales, and the client providing complete and accurate information in a timely manner.
  • Keep detailed and accurate timesheets of all on-site activities.
  • Continue to educate and become knowledgeable on new technologies relating to all product offerings (hardware and software).

Team Building

  • Promote the highest level of professionalism possible.
  • Continue to provide superior service to clients.

General

  • Maintain project files on local network and within company databases.
  • Provide telephone support for clients as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Keep a record of notes from team and customer meetings throughout the project.
  • Participate in committees, events, and other growth experiences (professional organizations, client community work, etc.)
  • Attend all meetings scheduled by clients.

Standards of Performance

  • Participates in on-going activities in building revenues and reputation. A strong commitment to the customer and other members of the team. A professional dependable attitude that is oriented towards making and keeping customers and a cooperative and positive spirit in working with other team members.
  • A high level of customer satisfaction which exceeds standard levels of performance.
  • Communication skills utilized in meetings, one-on-one assistance, and client phone support is of highest quality, resulting in superior customer satisfaction.
  • Maintains a strong level of team management and technical knowledge concerning the business systems supported. Project work is frequently completed within the estimated time frame and accurately fits the client’s stated needs and goals.
  • Manage profitability of each project through appropriate project monitoring and control.
  • Demonstrates a leadership role both internally and externally.
  • Is continually increasing their technical knowledge and project management skills.

Performance Review

  • Performance reviews with respect to defined annual Agreement on Objectives and Professional Development plan are conducted twice per year.

Compensation

Compensation is salary based with an annual review. An annual bonus is available and based on company performance.

Starting Annual Base Salary: commensurate with experience

 

Job Opening USA – Project Manager 2017-06-26T11:40:29+00:00

Job Opening USA – Field Service Technician

2017-06-26T11:40:35+00:00

Job Opening – Field Service Technician

Job location: Houston, Texas, USA

Reports to: Customer Support Lead

Job summary:

The duties of a Field Service Technician are to provide technical support to customers requesting assistance with hardware and software questions related to their PROGNOST online condition monitoring systems installed across the United States and Canada and support of PROGNOST Project Managers in carrying out technical tasks associated with the installation and commissioning of these systems. Specific duties include:  responding to telephone hotline calls concerning acquisition systems and computer hardware, providing onsite hardware and software support and troubleshooting, providing initial hardware/software training to end users, verifying proper installation of field wiring and sensor installation by customer, assisting with on-site system commissioning including Site Acceptance Testing, and post-start-up support to client. This position requires teamwork with internal departments and direct contact with clients and third party contractors to ensure the safe and timely delivery of quality services and products. Considerable travel is required (approx. 30 – 40%).

Educational requirements:

Minimum of a two-year college degree in electronics, information systems or relevant field is required. Equivalent training or experience can be substituted.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum of three year’s industrial field experience, preferably in refining or petrochemical plant applications, in installing and maintaining low voltage (24VDC, 120VAC) electrical instrumentation and computer related equipment including troubleshooting and repair.
  • Must have working knowledge of troubleshooting computer equipment and computer networks utilizing TCP/IP protocols.
  • Extensive knowledge using a variety of test equipment, including, digital multi-meter, 4-20ma signal generator, and oscilloscope.
  • Strong knowledge of email, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • Ability to read and understand both electrical loop diagrams and P&ID diagrams.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Has demonstrated competent problem solving skills.
  • Experience working with personal computer based applications in a network environment.
  • Familiarity with the operation and maintenance of rotating equipment monitoring equipment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of MODBUS & OPC protocol and experience with data communications to DCS/PLC systems.
  • Has demonstrated successful client/vendor relationships.
  • Proven excellence in customer service.
  • Strong and thorough communication skills in written and verbal presentations.
  • A valid driver’s license, use of a dependable transportation, and a certificate of insurance. The ability to obtain, if not already in possession of, a US passport and TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) card.
  • Capable of lifting heavy objects, up to 50 pounds, on a periodic basis.
  • Participate in company-wide random drug screening program.

Duties and responsibilities:

Sales/Revenue

  • Generate income by delivering in-house and on-site services. Included is the control of cost during field work and reporting of travel expenses.

Customer Satisfaction

  • Ensure superior customer satisfaction and overall success via direct involvement in regular customer support meetings.

General

  • Carry a company hotline phone and provide support for clients as needed.
  • Comfortable working in a plant environment and conforming to entry requirements.

The above are the position’s primary responsibilities, which are not limited to these specific tasks and are subject to change.

Compensation

Annual base salary range: commensurate with experience.

Annual bonus related to growth of Customer Support business is defined in Compensation Development document in employee’s personnel file.

Benefits include: Simple IRA with 3% company match and generous health benefits including dental, vision, and long term and short term disability.

Job Opening USA – Field Service Technician 2017-06-26T11:40:35+00:00

Job Opening USA – Vibration Analyst

2017-06-26T11:40:41+00:00

Job Opening – Vibration Analyst

Job Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Reports to: Customer Support Lead

Job summary:

A Vibration Analyst in the Customer Support (CS) department is responsible for delivering quality machinery diagnostic and technical support to end users of PROGNOST®-Predictor online condition monitoring.  Specific duties include: conducting initial and advanced user training on PROGNOST®-Predictor client software, developing warning levels based on trends, and responding to customer requests for hardware, software and mechanical analysis support.  This position requires teamwork with internal colleagues in Customer Support, Project Management, R&D and Sales. Building and maintaining direct personal relationships with clients and ensuring timely delivery of quality services is a key element of this position. Customer Support Analyst provides support of customer needs via company telephone hotline and keeps track of outstanding issues via internal incident database. Approximately 30 – 40% travel is required.

Educational requirements:

Minimum of a two-year college degree in mechanical engineering technology or related discipline. Equivalent training and experience can be substituted.

Prerequisites:

  • ISO Category II / III Vibration Analyst (or industry equivalent), with minimum of three year’s practical experience in gathering, analyzing and interpreting machinery vibration data. Experience on large industrial multi-shaft gearboxes is a plus.
  • Minimum of two year’s industrial hands on field experience in predictive maintenance or vibration analysis.
  • Proven experience on identifying common failure modes of rotating equipment including rolling element bearings, sleeve bearings, and multi-shaft gearboxes utilizing vibration data and generating applicable technical reports with recommended corrective actions.
  • Experience with creating or maintaining Vibration databases such as fault frequencies and creating warning levels.
  • Ability to Produce technical reports with recommendations for corrective actions and repair based on vibration analysis.
  • Ability to read and understand both mechanical drawings and electrical loop diagrams.
  • Has developed successful client/vendor relationships.
  • Has demonstrated exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Proven excellence in customer service.
  • Strong understanding of personal computer based applications in a network environment.
  • Working knowledge of email, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • Strong and thorough communication skills in written and verbal presentations. Comfortable presenting to groups.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • A valid driver’s license, use of a dependable transportation, and a certificate of insurance.  The ability to obtain, if not already in possession of, a US passport and TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) card.
  • Capable of lifting heavy objects, up to 50 pounds, on a periodic basis.
  • Participate in company-wide random drug screening program.

Duties and responsibilities:

Sales/Revenue

  • Generate income by delivering on-site and remote support services including end user training.
  • Consult with the sales staff regarding potential clients.  Attend technical sales appointments to assess client’s needs, provide technical information, and develop support solutions.

Customer Satisfaction

  • Ensure superior customer satisfaction and overall success via direct contact with end user.
  • Maintain successful client relationships and bring concerns to the Lead Manager and sales.

General

  • Maintain Customer Support activities in Service database.
  • Provide telephone support for clients as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Keep a record of notes from team and customer meetings.
  • Is continually increasing their technical knowledge and analysis skills
  • Keep detailed and accurate time sheets of all on-site activities.

The above are the Customer Support Analyst’s primary responsibilities, which are not limited to these specific tasks and are subject to change

Compensation

Annual base salary range: commensurate with experience.

Annual bonus related to growth of Customer Support business is defined in Compensation Development document in employee’s personnel file.

Benefits include: Simple IRA with 3% company match and generous health benefits including dental, vision, and long term and short term disability.

Job Opening USA – Vibration Analyst 2017-06-26T11:40:41+00:00

Job Opening Germany – Anlagenelektroniker / Schaltschrankbauer (m/w)

2017-06-26T11:41:42+00:00

Wir wachsen weiter! Zum 1. Juli 2017 suchen wir einen

Anlagenelektroniker / Schaltschrankbauer (m/w)

Ihre Aufgaben sind:

  • Termingerechter Aufbau und Verdrahtung von Schaltschränken
  • Arbeiten nach Schaltplänen
  • Konfektionieren und Löten von Kabeln
  • Überprüfung von Schaltschränken, Fehlererkennung und deren Behebung

Was wir erwarten:

  • Abgeschlossene Ausbildung als Elektroniker, Elektroinstallateur oder artverwandte Berufsabschlüsse
  • Gute Kenntnisse im Lesen von technischen Zeichnungen und Schaltungs-unterlagen (u.a. Aufbau-, Stromlauf-und Klemmen-Pläne)
  • Gute Kenntnisse der elektrischen Messtechnik
  • Idealerweise Erfahrungen im Schaltschrankbau
  • Grundkenntnisse der englischen Sprache

 

PROGNOST Systems bietet allen Mitarbeitern/innen verantwortungsvolle Aufgaben in einem innovativen, dynamischen und internationalen Unternehmen.

Werden Sie Teil dieses Teams!

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre vollständigen Unterlagen, bevorzugt per E-Mail.

Job Opening Germany – Anlagenelektroniker / Schaltschrankbauer (m/w) 2017-06-26T11:41:42+00:00

Plant Maintenance Show TOKYO 2017

2017-07-18T11:14:27+00:00

Plant Maintenance Show TOKYO 2017

July 19 (Wed.) – July 21 (Fri.), 2017

Open 10:00 – 17:00

Tokyo Big Sight – East Hall (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)

 

Meet our business partner Tetsugen Jitsugyo Co., Ltd. at this years´ Plant Maintenance Show in Tokyo.
Link to Tetsugen (Japanese language): http://www.tetsugen.com/event/exhibition-tokyo-201707/

 

 

Plant Maintenance Show TOKYO 2017 2017-07-18T11:14:27+00:00
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