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Automation Applications Engineer

Wadeville, South Africa


Job Description

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As an Automation Applications Engineer, you will effectively establish an environment to support and drive sales of all our automation products.  The responsibility of this position involves utilizing technology to improve, streamline and automate manufacturing process. The specific focus is on industrial automation and commercial applications where small and medium complexed processing applications are required.


You will work within the ICPD/PDC Sales Team and will report to the Sales Manager, ICPD/PDC.


Your main duties:

  • Identify new opportunities for automation within our target markets

  • Engage in the planning, pricing proposal, programming and final commissioning of automated projects.

  • Create own leads and application sales

  • Support and assist sales team with proposal and planning of leads generated

  • Support system integrator program with product selection, programming and application knowledge

  • Identify and establish a “standard price list” for common product items (in communication with PLM)

  • Promote product sale by proactively engaging in events and training

  • Proactively engage in forecasting sales and project pipeline



What we are looking for:


  • Appropriate degree or proven track record in this specific field

  • 3 years’ experience in electrical related business

  • network protocol certification will be an advantage


What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package (/you can list the benefits here/)

  • Permanent contract in fast growing global company

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

  • Culture & Values – We are more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day

  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully



Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening

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: Africa

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: 066775