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.


Individuals in the Technical Sales Associate (technical sales trainee) role are viewed as Power/mation’s bench for potential future technical sales engineers. The Technical Sales Associate is responsible to learn about our business, grow their knowledge of our products and technologies and develop and demonstrate their technical sales and customer support abilities. Training begins in our inside sales department assisting customers with their industrial product selections and problem solving, provide quotations, order entry and expediting orders and proactive sales and marketing to build and grow business at a profitable margin. Continual learning of high-tech automation technology and the application of products is offered regularly.



Engineering/Technical degree related to mechanical, electrical, science, factory automation and/or equivalent technical experience


Previous consulting, sales or customer service experience desirable


Must be a motivated, high energy "people" person with excellent communication, customer relations and sales skills to establish customer relationships in a sales environment


Strong technical problem solving capabilities and the ability to handle multiple changing priorities required


Medical and dental plan, life insurance with AD&D, 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.