Application Engineer-Marine Sales

Volvo Penta has been at the helm for more than a century. From humble beginnings, Volvo Penta has become a world leader and supplier of engines and complete power solutions for marine and industrial applications. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of diesel engines for leisure boats and a leading developer of marine propulsion systems. Our philosophy, “easy boating”, is the driving force behind innovations such as the Volvo Penta IPS, Inboard Performance System and Forward Drive – groundbreaking solutions that make boating easy, enjoyable and more fun.
If you have a high level of understanding regarding boat and engine systems—both gas and diesel, and enjoy providing hands-on engineering solutions and technical sales support for a variety of marine-based customers, we invite you to become part of our Marine Sales team and apply to our position of Field Application Engineer.
The position will be field-based in Michigan in order to support boat OEMs in the regions of Michigan and Northern Indiana.

  • Interface with OEM boat builders in your respective area of responsibility to integrate Volvo Penta propulsion products into new OEM boats
  • Provide hands-on training to OEM personnel to properly install Volvo Penta propulsion systems, and assist with diagnosing and solving product installation issues
  • Work with engineering and service department personnel to solve product related issues and provide feedback on issues in the field
  • Conduct sea trials of new model boats to verify correct product application and installation
  • Collaborate with the VPA sales team to understand customer requirements and develop BOM’s (bill of material) for propulsion packages. Assist with correcting product delivery issues
  • Provide technical assistance during meetings, boat shows, and OEM dealer events
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explain products or services to customers and prospective customers
  • Must be familiar with the various stages of boat building including design, prototyping, production, design verification, etc., to include being able to read engineering drawings and interpret technical specifications
  • Must have a good understanding of boat systems and how they interface to include marine electronics and navigation equipment
  • Must be able to travel
  • Four year bachelor’s degree in engineering preferred or a technical background equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • A minimum of 1-4 years of work-related skill, knowledge or experience in the marine industry
  • Basic 2D and 3D CAD experience is not required, but a bonus
  • Requires standing; walking; climbing in and out of boats
  • May require hands-on tasks such replacing small engine parts, changing propellers, etc.
  • Individual may be exposed to rough sea conditions during boat sea trials
  • Frequent travel within Michigan and Northern Indiana by vehicle can be expected on a regular basis. Air travel within the US and internationally should be expected on occasion
Volvo Penta Region Americas offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package that includes health, life, dental and vision plans as well as a 401(k) with a company match incentive and a robust pension plan.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general level of work being performed by persons assigned to the classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job. Printed copies may not be the most current. Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action employer. E.O.E./M/F/D/V


The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

With Volvo Penta, a world-leading supplier of engines and complete drive systems for marine and industrial applications, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who works with passion, trust each other and embraces change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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