Applications Engineer (automotive) - Comet Yxlon (SF/ Bay Area)

Date:  Mar 12, 2023
Division:  X-Ray Systems (40000005)

San Jose, US

Requisition ID:  7595

With our innovative product developments under the Comet and Yxlon brands, we are always challenging the limits of the physically possible. Our highly qualified experts work closely both with customers in Europe, the USA and Asia and with well-known research institutions worldwide. This leads to tailored solutions that generate lasting value-added for our customers and partners.


Our x-ray systems division designs and produces radioscopic and CT inspection systems for a broad variety of industrial applications and fields. Whether in the electronics, aviation and aerospace or automotive industry, our customers are among the largest manufacturers in the world – major enterprises that place their confidence in our outstanding quality.


What will you do?

  • Perform sales applications on Comet Yxlon's Computed Tomography (CT) and Digital Radiography (DR) systems specially focused on Semiconductor and Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
  • Fundamental optimization of application methods already in use
  • Consulting support for project execution and acceptance
  • Documentation of application results and preparation of application reports
  • Support in the preparation of marketing materials
  • Demonstration of DR and CT systems online, during in-house customer visits and at trade shows
  • Internal and external application training
  • Application services for strategic customers
  • Customer support after commissioning
  • Travel 40%


Who are we looking for?

  • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Natural Sciences or other relevant degree, or comparable knowledge acquired through work experience
  • Three (3) years relevant work experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of X-ray technology and Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Preference for knowledge in the field of industrial imaging X-ray processes focusing on Semiconductor and Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
  • Demonstrates high customer orientation
  • Works effectively in an integrated teamwork setting
  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • Professional level communication skills to effectively interact with internal teams and external customers
  • Must be authorized to work in the USA or ability to obtain work authorization



Compensation for this applications role is comprised of base salary and Sales Incentive Compensation ("commission"), due to the impact to sales and business growth.  The total target cash compensation for this role is approximately $200,000 to $215,000 annual. 


*Job summaries account for a range of qualifications, skills, and experience that can be considered.  We are committed to making fair and equitable job offers based on a number of factors including but not limited to the job scope, market conditions, and candidate skill level and depth of experience.



Why join us?

  • Collaborate with diverse international colleagues from all over the world for a successful listed multinational company headquartered in Switzerland.
  • Take on inspiring projects in a highly dynamic environment and thriving industry, which is growing globally in emerging and mature markets.
  • Attractive training and career opportunities in our global locations, as well as flexible work arrangements.


Comet Technologies USA Inc. offers an excellent and competitive compensation package; an excellent work environment; and a comprehensive benefit program (including medical, dental and vision care benefits), tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan, vacation and paid sick days.




Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto