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Hydraulics Applications Engineer

Nairobi, Kenya


Job Description



The Application Engineer provides a high standard application support in hydraulics products, systems and subsystems mainly in East and West Africa region to drive growth in all focus market segments.

Interacts with customers to ascertain their technical requirements and surveys FC and PMC needs on equipment and creates a bill of material for these.

Provides training to customers and end users based on customer specific requirements.

Provides technical and product support to end users, sales team  and customers.










  1. Drives the overall platform strategy to meet performance expectations and requirements. Creation of product presentations


  1. Provides technical input to sales proposals based on customer needs and expectations, ensuring these match Eaton’s capability and offerings.


  1. Translates customer drawings, specifications and written requests into Eaton products / systems. Reviews industry and customer specifications for compliance.


  1. Advises and influences customers, creating and developing opportunities for Eaton


  1. Builds close relationships with key personnel within key customers to enhance long term business prospects. Has credibility with customer and in industry market place.


  1. Collects customer intelligence and monitors competitive market data. Identifies opportunities for new and extension business in short and longer term by recognizing and documenting market trends, development trends, and accurate knowledge of the competition products and the specific situation on the customer side.


  1. Plans, organizes and manages projects to completion on time. Works with other Eaton divisions to maximize corporate sales opportunities. Close collaboration with the sales, product management and engineering departments to support all activities to increase sales, customer satisfaction and long-term relationship.


  1. Uses the respective EATON-CRM, currently C360 for the administration of corporate data, for the documentation of activities, for the production of "Sales Leads" and for explaining the activity history with the customers


  1. Coordinates and organizes project activities across multiple departments.  


  1. Conducts internal and external training and ensures training documents are updated.


  1. Responsible for generating monthly reports and visit reports









1.    Specialized technical education and experience in Fluid Connectors and Hydraulics to apply products to a variety of customer requirements


2.    Recognized Mechanical Engineering Diploma or Mechanical Trade (preferably Hydraulic Fitter)


3.    A minimum of three years’ experience with hydraulic systems, components and training.


4.    Strong communication skills to influence and motivate technicians to achieve growth goals.


5.    Innovative, able to develop new concepts and implement them.


6.    Basic knowledge of applicable local laws including commercial and contract laws


7.    Knowledge of Bills of Material, Pricing and Contracts


8.    Fluent English language skills, additional languages an advantage


9.    Broad range of computer skills for Microsoft applications


10.  Service-oriented, combined with the ability to convince and inspire customers


11.  Self-motivated, ambitious, resilient, reliable & team player


12.  Independent and structured way of working


13.  Demonstrate strategic ability, and business acumen

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 057984