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Date Added: Mon 01/05/2023

Technical Sales Engineer

Warrington, WA1, UK
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Company: KARPA TALENT SOULTIONS LTD

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £33000 - £43000/annum + holidays + pension + bonus

Technical Sales Engineer

Our business partner are looking for a Technical Sales/Applications Engineer to join their experienced team of product and applications engineers working primarily with OEM Customers throughout the UK. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and competence in helping customers, by providing high quality, technically optimised mechanical solutions and will be results-driven with an ability to work to deadlines. While office-based, this is a customer interactive role, with significant time spent daily communicating with customers (primarily OEM). Opportunities to visit customer sites as part of a technical & commercial team will become more common as the candidate's experience and skills develop, as well as some opportunity for international travel to other sites for training and development.

Responsibilities:

* Qualification and prioritisation of customer RFQ's.

* Communicate with customer & sales team to interpret customer & application requirements and clearly define relevant application data.

* Interpretation of detailed technical specifications, drawings and hydraulic circuits to ensure that offered products and solutions meet the required technical requirements.

* Select products & develop solutions & proposals of primarily mechanical (but also electronic & Hydraulic) products to satisfy customer application requirements.

* Define and manage small modifications to standard product in order to replace competitor or obsolete products.

* Commercially cost & prepare proposal of these solutions to point of negotiation by sales / commercial team.

* Liaise with suppliers to source products & technically support pre & post sales.

* Contract reviews, technical handover to sales support / purchasing and production teams & project kick-off meetings to ensure the specification is correct prior to supply.

* Visit customer sites on occasion to better understand application needs & define optimal solutions, help promote and develop business.

* Offer technical support & occasional project management to see projects through to delivery.

* Support colleagues and customers in commissioning or aftermarket problem resolution or warranty issues.

* Visit customer site on occasion to support commissioning or aftermarket activity.

* Support & drive development of company & team technical ability & competence in all relevant departments (Sales, Technical, Workshop).

* Help develop technical tools & selection processes, efficient working practices & information sourcing & communication.

* Work with & develop supplier relationships to define best sources of product & technical support.

Location:

Based at our Warrington office, candidate must reside within manageable commute and have own transport.

Qualifications & Skills:

Ideal Candidate:

* Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent combination of qualification + experience.

* NFPC to stage 2 or Electronic Equivalent qualification (or equivalent experience). - Not Essential

Essential skills include:

* Comfortable with basic calculations & formulae (BODMAS). Candidates will be tested.

* Ability to interpret Engineering drawings.

* Knowledge of Electric Motors & Controls.

* Understanding of Hydraulic principles & Product Function.

* Basic knowledge of Electronic / hydraulic products & applications.

* Excellent communication skills & phone manner.

* An appreciation of the commercial side of engineering.

* Ability & Aptitude to identify & develop commercial Opportunity beyond the initial RFQ or Technical Query
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