Bastian Solutions
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Solutions


The senior project engineer position serves in multiple roles as a valuable member of the Systems team.  This position will work in many functions of project delivery including detailed design engineering, concept engineering, and project management, on site integration support, customer support, and sales consulting. The individual will rotate through each participate in each function of this position based on our current workload, along with strengths and desires of the team members. The ultimate goal of the systems senior project engineer role is to put talented individuals in a position to make Bastian's large projects as successful as possible.



  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (or related degree);
  • MBA or Master Degree in Engineering a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strategic Selling Ability and customer service skills.
  • Excellent technical problem solving capability (hardware, controls)
  • Strong scheduling and organizational skills.
  • Strong understanding of financials, budgets, cash flow
  • Enjoys the Supply Chain Automation, Logistics Software business environment.
  • Willing to travel 20-40% (travel will vary depending on specific Projects, travel will be significantly less during engineering roles and higher during project implementation).
  • Enjoy working in team environment
  • Strong system engineering fundamentals.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, HyCad and other material handling design packages
  • Material Handling and Conveyor Application Experience is highly desired.


Superior Performance Objectives:

  • Excellent material handing automation designs that exceed the customer's expectations and help win the project
  • Superior Detailed design work that minimizes on site delays and installation quality drawings
  • Project execution that results in: on time delivery, meeting or exceeding budget, and a very happy customer
  • Strong consulting engineering to provide innovative methods for our customers to be more competitive in their business
  • Demonstrated Leadership and Management
  • Work to refine and utilize Bastian Design Standards for our system designs and applications
  • Work to promote the use of our ZipLine product line.
  • Promote the use of BastianCAD for our projects.
  • Work with the project team to define phased installation plans and timing expectations to assure a smooth installation and start up.
  • Work with our suppliers and partners to assure that they stay on schedule and that outstanding issues are addressed in a timely fashion.



  • Willingness to learn all facets/jobs of the systems group
  • Consistently seeks improvement and higher standards
  • Keen sense of superior customer service
  • Proactive in addressing conflicts. Always stays professional through conflicts
  • Persistence in "good" and "tough" market conditions
  • Very organized and efficient in getting the "important" objectives done as opposed to the "urgent" tasks
  • Willingness to help all Bastian Employees
  • Comfortable operating autonomously
  • Team player. Happy, Positive, Energetic Attitude
  • Eagerness to help our customers thru sound applications and attention to detail.


General Responsibilities:

  • Rotate between roles depending on current project needs
  • Work with the Systems Management team (Ryan, Derek, Gregg, Dan, and Rich) to be put in the role on project you are happy with while understanding you will have to fill all roles at some point.
  • As concepting design engineer, lead AutoCAD drawings, quotes, alternate designs, quickly and efficiently pricing a system that will win us business while ensuring the design will be able to detailed and integrated.
  • As detailed design engineer, perform detail design work laying out exact conveyor models, supporting structures, and all other items that need to be selected. Detail system layout including throughputs, speeds, elevations and installation prints for the installer. Ensure the detailing of system minimizes setbacks on site.
  • As project manager you will follow project management principles to ensure the project is completed on time and on budget with a happy customer.
  • As onsite integration assistance you will help troubleshoot system ensuring smooth flow of product and increasing rate to peak performance.
  • Consistently communicates with the Engineering/Operations Managers both good news and bad news. Completes task list items in a timely manner
  • Timely resolution of issues to assure customer satisfaction thru proactive customer support.
  • As site supervisor, assist with site installation to include material inventory, schedule tracking, supervision of subcontractors, as well as updating our customer regarding our planned daily activities.
  • Develop in depth understanding of all facets of material handling to include equipment, suppliers, and applications
  • Timely completion of all reports and logs to include time reports and travel expenses
  • Provide Customer support for ongoing and warranty projects
  • Provide input into standards and process development to include Project Manager Training Program
  • Help develop and utilize "Bastian Standards" for our systems applications as well as help develop installation standards.
  • Support Trade Shows
  • Maintain consistent positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Timely communication of all concerns and issues with the Operations Manager
  • Pursue professional training and certifications (PMP, PE, etc)



At Bastian, we have over 60 years of experience building long term business partnerships. In addition to salary, commissions and incentive plans, we offer a wide variety of benefits, services and perks available to assist employees and their families in a variety of ways. These benefits help each individual maintain a good balance in their life.  Other benefits of the role include:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a company match
  • Vacation/Holiday Pay
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Volunteer Work
  • Professional Associations, Conferences and Subscriptions
  • Company Meetings & Events

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