Summit Truck Bodies, a division of Transwest in Wathena, KS is looking for a 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.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & REPONSIBILITIES:Develops and maintains system to be used for quoting products to sales force including pricing.Develops and maintains system to communicate design and drafting needs to engineers and drafters to meet customer orders.Develops and maintains system to be used for issuing work orders to the manufacturing plant to meet customer orders.Works with Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing to develop order delivery dates.Has an understanding of the product line such that option conflicts are avoided.Has an understanding of the product s work environment and provides feedback to engineers and drafters for use in design and evaluation.Provides technical feedback to sales and/or customer relating to use, operation and maintenance of equipment.Understands financial aspects of the product including cost and dealer price. Works to meet profit and sales goals of the company.Communicates openly and constructively with all levels of staff and customers.Has good communication skills including correct grammar.Has strong organizational skills and is able to work periodically with minimal supervision.Occasional overtime and odd hours are required with travel less than 5%.Documents actions by completing production and quality forms.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 supervisor.WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ABILITIES: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.Ability to receive and analyze data and input into the computer.Ability to do simple math calculations, input data into the computer and analyze data as required.Must understand people and be able to communicate effectively with them.REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: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. Mus 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.Transwest is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, veteran status, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other status protected by state or local law. It is Transwest s intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.
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