Technical Sales Associate

Company History

Power/mation is a nationally recognized distributor specializing in advanced automation hardware and software products as well as solutions. We help our customers improve their manufacturing processes by assisting them in the application of unique automation solutions in the following technology areas: motion control, logic control, software, sensors, vision, safety, power transmission, panel components and solutions.

Power/mation began in 1961 and has grown to multiple locations within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas.

Responsibilities

Individuals in the Technical Sales Associate role are viewed as Power/mation’s future technical sales engineers (Account Representatives). As a Technical Sales Associate you are a vital and highly valued member of the Power/mation Team.

 

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Expand knowledge of Power/mation products and technologies

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Develop and demonstrate technical sales and customer support competencies

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Develop a strong understanding of the capabilities of the Power/mation Solutions Group

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Support the Sales efforts by making customer visits with our technical sales engineers (Account Representatives) or Automation Specialists.

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Assist in the preparation and delivery of customer needs assessments and application solutions

Timeline

The 18-Month Technical Sales Associate training program is designed to develop those skills and knowledge required to be a successful technical sales engineer (Account Representative). You will develop extensive knowledge in all areas of customer servicing roles including the following: 

 

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Inside Sales/Quotations

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Order Entry

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Business Development

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Power/mation Solutions Group

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Account Representatives

Qualifications

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Students shall be pursuing an Engineering degree or degree related to factory automation. We will accept candidates from Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering programs.

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Excellent communication skills

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Self-motivated and highly organized

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Strong technical problem-solving capabilities

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Ability to handle multiple changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Benefits

Medical and dental plan, life insurance with AD&D, short term and long term disability, health savings accounts, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, voluntary life insurance, voluntary vision insurance, 401K with company match feature, discretionary profit sharing plan, educational assistance, paid time off, paid holidays including birthday and service anniversary.