Sales Engineer

Location : Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
Job Ref : AL435
Consultant : Alex Lyons
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £40k - 45k per year


AL435: Sales Engineer

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking an Applications Engineer on behalf of one of our clients.

This position is responsible for selecting, quoting, troubleshooting and promoting all products, to domestic and international sales channels. All activities will be focused on assisting internal and external sales personnel and to expand product market share into key growth markets worldwide.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities for the Sales Engineer:

  • Identify key pump selection criteria by direct interaction with OEM, distributor or end user.
  • Determine major market area of end user or distributor pump application.
  • Select application appropriate products from entire product line; including pumps, valves, strainers, sight glasses, bubble traps, oil coolers, pump replacement and spare parts, and other pump accessories.
  • Prepare product quotations from published price lists and product data sheets to assist OEM’s, end users or established distributors.
  • Identify major competitor’s products and their equivalents.
  • Identify key product applications and product features along with identification of new potential applications.
  • Identify pumped liquid physical properties and match with available product materials.
  • Assist sales, marketing and engineering personnel develop and conduct product promotional and/or product training programs.
  • Participate in companywide continuous improvement and similar quality efforts to help grow the operation.
  • Able to perform daily work safely with full consideration for fellow employees and in full compliance with OSHA safety standards.
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications for the Sales Engineer:

  • Bachelors degree, preferably in mechanical engineering.
  • Ability to read and understand pump performance graphs. Knowledge of pump construction and materials selection a plus.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and electrical schematics. Familiarity with control panel logic a plus.
  • Ability to price and prepare formal product quotations. Familiarity with municipal specifications and bid processes a plus.
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude or training.
  • Familiar with sales distribution channels.
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues.
  • Must have a good business aptitude with strong customer service skills.
  • Must have very good technical and non-technical communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise variable workload.
  • Ability to use computers and software programs including:
  • MS Outlook.
  • MS Word.
  • MS Excel.
  • CAD/SolidWorks (Beneficial).
  • Experience with an ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics/Business Central a plus.
  • Can be productive with minimal supervision.
  • Has the ability to learn quickly and advance upon what has been learned.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Requires good communications and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to travel to support outside sales and training efforts.
  • Minimal travel is required, however, a 3-4 month stint will be required in the US for training.

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000

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