Bastian Solutions Engineering Consultant in Indianapolis, Indiana

Engineering Consultant

  • Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • Salary

  • Full Time

  • Solutions

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Bastian Solutions is an independent system integrator dedicated to helping our customers increase their productivity through proven automation, information systems, and sound operating procedures. We provide turnkey solutions from design engineering and simulation all the way through installation and project management. We take great pride in providing exceptional service and flexibility to our customers. Bastian's solutions vary in complexity from simple manual to highly automated systems such as mobile robots, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), AGV's, RFID, sortation, carousels, and conveyor systems. Every solution Bastian proposes is considered on its own merits to provide tremendous productivity gains and a quick return on investment.

Overview:This position pursues and executes automation, operations, and process engineering consulting engagements for new and existing clients, helping them to meet their business strategic goals. They will also engage in strategic sales of automation systems, either by converting consulting engagements to system sales or assisting other business units in pursuing system sales through the use of Data Analysis, Material Handling System Design, and Computer Simulation.

Superior Performance Objectives

  • Ability to develop excellent client relationships and earn their trust though superior problem solving and hard work.

  • Provide excellent analysis of customer's operational data used to design superior processes and systems.

  • Develop and communicate new concepts for improvements to client's operations.

  • Creative engineering (information and material flow) and innovative operational solutions.

  • Provide computer simulation modeling of proposed material handling systems.

  • Build confidence with clients when making formal presentations.

  • Provide excellent documentation and presentation of engineering results.

  • Close major system sales through a "top down" consultative selling approach. Provide better solutions than our competition.

  • Develop system proposals that are far better than our competition's.


  • MBA or MS preferred, with an undergraduate degree in Engineering or other technical field.

  • Understanding of supply chain and distribution systems.

  • Understanding of material handling systems.

  • Experience with computer simulation (AutoMOD, Demo3D, Arena, etc.) a plus; experience with data analysis tools (Advanced MS Excel, Access, etc.) preferred.

  • Up to 50% overnight travel


  • Enjoys helping our clients be more productive with advanced automation tools.

  • Ability to provide industrial material flow and information flow analysis and consulting studies.

  • Aptitude for data analysis, slotting studies, and simulation engineering.

  • Conducts computer simulation model development of manufacturing and/or material handling systems made up of package conveyor, pallet conveyor, automatic guided vehicles, and automated storage and retrieval systems.

  • Analyzes and interprets simulation results.

  • Performs pre-sales support activities as needed.

  • ability to communicate to all levels in a client organization with confidence.

  • High energy level and selling skills when doing "top down" sales with major clients.

  • A team player and coach for all of the various resources required on our projects

  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills, including presentations.

  • Ability to develop "trusted advisor" relationship with client.

  • Develops material and information system handling concepts based on client needs as a part of the Consulting team.

  • Understanding of distribution and manufacturing operations.

  • Energetic and Ambitious. Positive Attitude. Team Player. Self starter.

  • Great customer service skills

General Duties:

  • Conduct consulting services for our clients.

  • Assist in pursuing new clients for consulting services.

  • Coordinate with specific resources (software engineers, controls engineers, CAD / Simulation Engineers, etc.) to prepare reports and proposals.

  • Continue to enhance and refine the tools / methodologies we use.

  • Maintain your education on a wide variety of material handling automation and simulation software areas.

  • Become a thought leader in distribution systems and automation.

Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, is an independent material handling and robotics system integrator providing automated solutions for distribution, manufacturing, and order fulfillment centers around the world. 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

    Join our growing team and sell, design and implement industry leading automated material handling solutions!


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