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Electric Automation Business Development Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512241-781631
    • Job Location: Troy, MI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 19, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • SAP Category: Sales Professionals
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Job Description:

Festo Corporation is looking for an Electric Automation Business Development Specialist to develop and implement business strategies based on his/her specialized knowledge of electric automation products and systems. 

  • Primarily responsible for pre-sales support of all motion controllers, electric drives products (servo & stepper drives, actuators, and PLC‘s Knowledge of typical applications is required
  • Drive the sales of electronic products through Festo Sales Engineers, Industry Segment Managers and selected distribution. These will be considered your “internal customers“
  • Maintain good working knowledge of new products and their applications.
  • Works closely with US Product Management, Industry Segment Managers, District Sales Managers and the E-Drives application engineers
  • Additional work hours in excess of normal business hours may be necessary to perform essential duties and responsibilities.
  • Travel may be required via any means of transportation determined by Company for business reasons such as, training, customer sites/visits or a company business event.

Experience and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or Mechatronics Engineering and three years of experience in Mechatronics Engineering Presale Support.  In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, employer will also accept an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering and three years of experience in Mechatronics Engineering Presale Support.  In addition, the following specific skills are required: 

  • 2 years of field experience sizing/selecting, commissioning and diagnostics of Mechatronic products in an industrial environment.
  • 2 years of experience with typical applications such as food processing equipment, light electrical assembly machines and automotive production equipment.
  • 60-70% travel required domestic and international.

Festo Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster