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Technical Sales Engineer

City Of Industry, California; Bloomington, California; Van Nuys, California; San Diego, California; Burbank, California; Costa Mesa, California; Santa Fe Springs, California; Torrance, California; Bakersfield, California; Diamond Bar, California; Mira Loma, California; Fontana, California; Anaheim, California; Irvine, California; Montebello, California; Los Angeles, California; Santa Ana, California; Ontario, California; Camarillo, California; Corona, California


Job Description

Eaton’s Circuit Protection Division, a part of our Electrical Sector, is currently seeking a Field Application Engineer to join our team. This position is field based, primarily covering the Greater Los Angeles and Greater San Diego areas (Southern California).
The Field Application Engineer is responsible for creating and managing demand for Bussmann series products by driving and influencing specifications at the end customer. In this role, you will act as the subject matter expert on overcurrent protection in the territory and develop appropriate materials, articles and presentations and other training aids to achieve the desired sales goals.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
  • You will influence consulting engineers, design-build contractors, end users, OEMs and electrical design engineers on the benefits of specifying and utilizing Bussmann series products.
  • You will train and assist electrical inspectors on the benefits of enforcing National Electrical Code (NEC) sections that are most beneficial for creating demand for Bussmann series products.
  • You will assist UL inspectors on the benefits of enforcing portions of UL standards that are most beneficial for creating demand for Bussmann series products.
  • You will train customers on the benefits and application of Bussmann series products related to the proper application per the NEC.
  • You will develop specification-oriented sales materials, articles, and presentations while identifying gaps in the product offering and associated potential new products and applications
  • You will influence NFPA, IEEE, IAEI, IBEW, NECA, and NJATC members and state/local electrical code members to vote for Division-friendly changes and proposals that create demand for Division product.
  • You will become the subject matter expert or the “go-to” resource on overcurrent protection in the territory and develop appropriate materials, articles and presentations and other training aids to achieve the desired sales goals.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a consulting electrical engineer, plant engineer, OEM design engineer, electrical contractor, design-build contractor, electrical inspector, or sales engineer for switchgears, controls, or overcurrent protection
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Only candidates currently located in the Greater Los Angeles or Greater San Diego areas will be considered.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Electrical or Electronic Engineering Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
  • P.E. License
Position Success Criteria:
  • Ability to engage in highly technical sales and training activities, strong presentation skills to small and large audiences
  • Ability to work across Eaton divisions
  • Highly motivated and proven goal oriented individual capable of working from a home office with minimal supervision
  • Up to 25% travel required in the Nevada, Southern California and Arizona

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CPD UL Bussmann

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: 060250