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Technical Sales Engineer

Houston, Texas; Texas; Galesburg, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulic Division is seeking an experienced Technical Sales Engineer to be located in Houston TX or Galesburg MI. 
This role will provide technical and commercial sales project assistance support to our external sales group and channel representatives.
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.
In this role you will:
  • Provide timely, effective and economical filter application recommendations and operational advice to customers and market channel partners to assist in meeting group sales goals and in assuring filter performance viability.
  • Develop and produce professional proposal packages for systems sales to enable fast, accurate and comprehensive response to customer inquiries.
  • Reviews commercial and technical requirements of proposals, advising customer of conflicts and makes recommendations for changes. 
  • Elevates outstanding conflicts with potential order loss to management for review and further definition.
  • Perform in-house and field training on filter sizing, pricing, application and function to help in the development of market channels’ filter system knowledge and image of permanent solutions providers.
  • Assist Sales & Marketing and the Company’s overall effectiveness and efficiency through active participation in individual or team project assignments.
  • Continually looks for improvements in processes and procedures that will ultimately improve the quotation turn-around time and improve the quality of the quotation, with the ultimate goal of improving hit rate and generating more business.
  • Keep job skills and market knowledge current through participation in field study, outside educational opportunities and industry affiliations to provide maximum value to our customers, the Sales Group and the Company.
  • Provide leadership to the engineering team to support the market development and sales teams sustain current and pursue new customers.
  • Assist the Marketing Group on product brochures and literature as well as development of promotions and obtaining market information on primary product line.
  • Work closely with Engineering on product modifications and becoming familiar with Pro-Launch as a means to bringing new ideas and products to market.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.
We are 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.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Four years of technical sales experience within the Oil& Gas industry
  • Filtration product experience
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of the work location will be considered
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Solid understanding of technical terms and mechanical or chemical process.
  • 3 Years’ experience in Technical Based Selling Role or Process industry experience
  • Applications engineering experience 

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: HYD FFD Fluid Filtration Division

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, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 061242