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Fortive Corporation Applications Engineer in Boxborough, Massachusetts

We are searching for a driven, customer-focused technical support specialist to join the Gems Setra team! The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills who is motivated by a challenge. They will be a fast learner, a great teammate, have a “can-do, no fear” attitude, and willing to roll up their sleeves to help a colleague or customer! This person will be responsible for providing technical assistance to customers, channel partners, and Sales on new and existing products.

Basic functions & essential duties:

  • Plan and develop high-value tools and content that enable rapid self-service product and application selection for customers, field sales and distribution.

  • Identify content gaps and develop marketing plans for assigned products to drive growth.

  • Pre, and post sales technical support to customers and the sales team.

  • Handle customer technical support cases through phone and email submissions

  • Assist in maintenance and development of product manuals, FAQs and customers data records

  • Partner with Sales and Product Managers to bring application expertise to the customer

  • Work on special projects including new product development testing & qualification, dynamic sales demos, kaizen events, etc.

Required skills / experience:

  • 2+ years of inside sales or customer/technical service experience, preferably within a manufacturing company and a business-to-business sales environment

  • High proficiency in English language, including conversing and writing about technical subjects.

  • Ability to articulate technical product information to people of all levels from engineers to end users.

  • Ability to create & build relationships both internally and externally.

  • Represent the company both face to face and over the phone/video with a clear and charismatic presence.

  • Maintain a service-oriented and customer-focused approach

  • Professional written and interpersonal skills are essential when communicating with customers

  • Time-management skills and the ability to establish reasonable deadlines for resolution

  • Ability to manage and prioritize several projects efficiently

    Desired skills / experiences:

  • Possessing a second fluent language (French, German, etc.) would be advantageous, but not essential.

  • Understanding of electro-mechanical industrial/medical products and Instrumentation and their use.

  • Foundational knowledge of customer end products/electrical systems/Instrumentation

  • Experience with BMS, BAS, EMS, CMS, PLC, HMI, SCADA etc. over different communications (BACnet IP, BACnet MS/TP, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, DeviceNet, Profibus or Profinet) would be an advantage.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering schematics, drawings, specifications, and standards.

  • Intermediate PC skills and the use of Microsoft Office/Outlook.

  • Strong accountability and ownership philosophy.

  • Team player, intuitive, proactive, with a fine attention to detail

  • Experience using a CRM system (Salesforce preferred)


  • Technical Bachelor’s degree in Technical or Engineering subject area or a relevant field experience.


  • Domestic and international travel may be required. (10-20%)

    Fortive Corporation Overview

    Fortive’s essential technology makes the world stronger, safer, and smarter. We accelerate transformation across a broad range of applications including environmental, health and safety compliance, industrial condition monitoring, next-generation product design, and healthcare safety solutions.

We are a global industrial technology innovator with a startup spirit. Our forward-looking companies lead the way in software-powered workflow solutions, data-driven intelligence, AI-powered automation, and other disruptive technologies. We’re a force for progress, working alongside our customers and partners to solve challenges on a global scale, from workplace safety in the most demanding conditions to groundbreaking sustainability solutions.

We are a diverse team 18,000 strong, united by a dynamic, inclusive culture and energized by limitless learning and growth. We use the proven Fortive Business System (FBS) to accelerate our positive impact.

At Fortive, we believe in you. We believe in your potential—your ability to learn, grow, and make a difference.

At Fortive, we believe in us. We believe in the power of people working together to solve problems no one could solve alone.

At Fortive, we believe in growth. We’re honest about what’s working and what isn’t, and we never stop improving and innovating.

Fortive: For you, for us, for growth.

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Setra Systems, Inc. is an Operating Company within the Precision Technologies platform of Fortive Corporation that designs and manufactures a broad line of premium sensing products including humidity, current, vacuum, energy and pressure sensing instruments. Our products are used in a wide variety of applications within the global HVAC/R, Healthcare, Industrial, and Semiconductor markets.

Applicants to and employees of this company are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Please refer to our Careers page at to learn more.

We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. Fortive and all Fortive Companies are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should ask to speak with a Human Resources representative to request an accommodation.