Applications Engineer

Preferred Process Solutions is growing and we need new team members to grow with us.  Currently we have an opening for an Applications Engineer.  Our engineers work from home when not on the road.  Typically this position would be based in Charlotte, but depending on the candidate could be based in one of the other major metropolitan areas of the Carolinas.  This is a commission based sales position...compensation is commensurate with the results that you produce.  Requirements are:

  • Degreed engineer
  • Direct experience working in an industrial setting
  • Comfortable working in a professional setting (good communication skills, ability to prepare presentations and proposals)
  • Comfortable working in a plant setting (willing to get dirty, climb stairs, lift 50 pounds, etc.)
  • Available for up to ~40% regional and national travel
  • US citizen with valid passport, driver's license, non-smoker and fully vaccinated

If you are an ambitious, outgoing self-starter who is tired of commuting, punching a time clock, attending meetings and all the other hassles of corporate life, then this job could be for you.  Please send your resume to

Lester Wright Marks 50 Years of Selling SWECO


October of 2019 marked a 50 year work anniversary for Lester Wright.  Lester has been selling SWECO products ever since he started as a field salesman for the company in 1969.  Most of those 50 years have been dedicated to servicing customers right here in the Carolinas.  Lester was a direct employee of SWECO until he retired in 2015.  But he got a little restless so less than one week later he signed on with Preferred Process Solutions, SWECO’s representative in the Carolinas, and picked up right where he left off.  Some notable accomplishments from Lester’s career so far…

  • Worked more than 100,000 hours
  • Logged more than 1,500,000 miles
  • Conducted more than 1,700 lab trials
  • Established more than 1,000 new customers
  • Sold more than 3,000 machines

Lester is a true legend in SWECO lore and we are so proud to have him on our team.  Recently several of members of the SWECO management team made a special trip to Charlotte to host a dinner in recognition of Lester’s incredible milestone.  Included here is a slide show with some pictures from that celebration and a few more from Lester’s first year on the job.

TOMRA Sorter Recovers Product from Waste

This customer came to TOMRA looking to recover good ore from their tailings piles that had been accumulating for years. The tailings consisted of floats from a heavy media separation process. The customer knew that these tailings contained

a lot of good ore, but could find no practical way to recover it. TOMRA proposed using a COM Tertiary XRT 1200 sorter that employs X-ray sensing technology to differentiate good ore from waste. Bulk trials were conducted at the TOMRA lab in Wedel, leading to a decision to purchase the sorter. It was recently installed at the mine site in Nevada. The sorter’s performance has exceeded all expectations. The sorted product has higher than expected purity and the yield was much higher than projected. The net result is that this customer will be able to recover more than 150,000 tons per year of high quality ore from their tailings piles!