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Senior Application Engineer

Johannesburg, South Africa


Job Description

-        Drives the overall platform strategy to meet performance expectations and requirements  Creation of product presentations

-        Supports the sales force in analyzing customer requirements and providing appropriate technical solutions

-        Takes ownership for meeting defined platform sales goals

-        Prepares technical presentations to create platform understanding and awareness

-        Builds close relationships with key personnel within key customers to enhance long term business prospects.

-        Provides technical input to sales proposals based on customer needs and expectations, ensuring these match Eaton’s capability and offerings

-        Advises and influences customers, creating and developing opportunities for Eaton

-        Identifies opportunities for new and extension business in short and longer term

-        Collects customer intelligence and monitors competitive market data

-        Plans, organizes and manages projects to completion on time

Works with other Eaton divisions to maximize corporate sales opportunities


-        Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or comparable qualification

-        Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in application support roles

-        Excellent business understanding

-        Extensive hydraulic experience, including knowledge of hydraulic pumps, motors, valves

-        Service-oriented, combined with the ability to convince and inspire customers

-        Self-motivated, ambitious, resilient, reliable & team player

-        Independent and structured way of working

-        Fluent English language knowledge

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Sales

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

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

Requisition ID: 059498