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Applications Engineer

Grapevine, Texas


Job Description

Eaton Corporation’s North America Electrical Sales Division, located in Grapevine, TX has an immediate opening for an Application Engineer.


The primary function of the Application Engineer is to achieve acceptability of Eaton’s Electrical products in the marketplace, while providing technical leadership and mentoring for sales engineers, OEMs, outside rep agencies, and to both internal and external customers.  This position will be responsible for leading the design, development and validation of Eaton products and service applications.  This position will be familiar with competitive product offerings and be able to position Eaton products to best compete against competitive products. 


The primary functions include; providing efficient and accurate pre-sale application and technical support by analyzing and recommending solutions to meet customer’s needs; manage daily phone and email activity while providing directions, solutions, and recommendations; effectively communicate product value proposition and product line strategies; review and provide feedback on product literature developed by product line; provide feedback to product marketing and engineering regarding information, cross reference data, renewal parts information, technical drawings, and any other technical documentation found in hard copy or on the website; serve on special teams to enhance team performance and drive process improvement , productivity, customer satisfaction, and high performance work culture; and provide training to Technical Support Engineers.


Essential job tasks include but are not limited to:


1) Calling on electrical engineers at related consulting firms across the assigned sales territory to assist with technical design and position Eaton related products in a preferred position; 2) providing support on major projects including submittals drawings and interfacing with the customer and project consultants; 3) working with institutional end users to gain acceptance and promote Eaton products; 4) conduct product seminars and training on Eaton products and solutions to: end users, consultants and sales engineers; 5) assist customers with design build opportunities.  


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum five (5) years of electrical sales and/or electrical engineering experience
  • Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license
  • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
  • No relocation is offered for this position. All candidates must currently reside within 50 miles of Grapevine, TX to be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • A Professional Engineer (PE) License
  • Knowledgeable of Eaton Electrical products, services and competitors
Position Criteria:
  • Ability to write technical specifications for new projects in a manner that will put Eaton in an advantageous position when the project is bid
  • Ability to assist with the layout and design Control and Monitoring Systems using Eaton’s assembly and component products
  • Skillful at leading teams, consensus building, and mentoring
  • Initiative and self-management skills
  • Value selling experience
  • Electrical product knowledge
  • Presentation and training skills
  • Understanding of selling techniques and Eaton’s capabilities
  • Technical knowledge regarding the application of Power Distribution products
  • Proficient on some or all of the following: Power Quality and reliability products and applications, Power Monitoring products and application, Power control products and applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with Electrical Consultant Principals and Lead Electrical Engineers, as well as Facility Engineers at Universities, Municipalities and End Users
  • Possess knowledge of products, markets channels and associated applications 
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions that provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has more than 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Sales

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: NAS North American Sales

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 048158