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Lead Sales Engineer

Company: Transwest
Location: Wathena
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Summit Truck Bodies, a division of Summit Truck Equipment, in Wathena, KS is looking for a Lead Sales Engineer to

use product, organizational, and customer knowledge to influence customers and assist them in applying our

products to their needs. The Sales Engineer will provide input and participate in the marketing, market planning,

and technical development of products. They will also serve as link between outside sales force and internal

systems including engineering and manufacturing.

We offer competitive wages and a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability insurance, 401(K), paid holidays, paid vacation/personal time, and an employee car discount program.


* Actively participate and lead a dedicated team of Sales Engineers.
* Act as the liaison between the outside sales team and drafting.
* Oversee quote log and review of incoming and outgoing quote requests.
* Oversee pricing sheets and ensure they are kept up to date.
* Coordinate truck reviews between Sales Engineers and Drafting.
* Proactively work with fellow team members to further optimize processes where applicable.
* Lead all aspects of the sales engineer process and assist with the development of documented work processes and training where applicable.
* Perform functions and duties of the job that may require additional or different tasks to be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technology developments).
* Maintain and review profitability on new builds, fabricated parts orders and fabricated refurbs/remounts.
* Communicates openly and constructively with all levels of staff and customers.
* Occasional overtime and odd hours are required with travel less than 5%.
* Review and correct employee time cards daily.
* Complete and present employee performance appraisals.
* Maintains a clean and safe work area, maintains and wears all required personal protective safety equipment.
* Participates in all continuous improvement programs by offering suggestions and exhibiting initiative in areas within direct control.
* Other duties as assigned by management.


* Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stopping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, copier machine and other office equipment.
* Requires eyesight correctable to 20/20 to read numbers, reports and computer terminals. Requires hearing within normal range for telephone use. Occasional high stress work may require dealing with customers/clients.
* Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires dexterity and data entry skills.
* Requires working occasionally in areas that are not ventilated or air-conditioned.
* Requires working in a fast paced environment.
* Must understand vague and implicit instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people.
* Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action for the organization at any given point in time.
* Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this position.
* Must handle novel and diverse work problems on a daily basis.
* Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner.
* Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. Must have a long attention span in order to listen to people, perceive the real problems and bring issues to a successful conclusion.


* Associates degree or equivalent.
* Must have basic knowledge and understanding of AutoCAD, cost estimating, steel fabrication, truck manufacturing and hydraulic and electrical (DC) systems.
* Superior customer service skills.
* Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
* Strong attention to detail.
* Must have excellent computer skills. Must also have an in-depth knowledge of spreadsheets such as excel and Google docs.
* Ability to successfully pass a General Abilities Assessment and Post-offer background check, physical and drug screening.

Date Posted: 09-14-2022

All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Transwest, Saint Joseph , Lead Sales Engineer, Sales , Wathena, Missouri

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