Sales Application Engineer

Galesburg, IL, USA


$75k - 90k (DOE)

Job Number: 5982

Work for a world leader in modernized processing equipment used in food, pharmaceutical, and other industries worldwide. They’ve been in business since 1950 and offer competitive pay and great benefits.

In this role, you will be the support arm of the sales team, working as the technical support resource throughout the sales process. Your duties will include a mix of pre-sales engineering, cost estimating, and quote content creation.


  • B.S. in engineering, related technical field, or equivalent experience with food equipment.
  • 3+ years of experience in cost estimating or sales engineering.
  • CAD experience including 2D layouts required, 3D experience is a plus.
  • Understand manufacturing methods and predict costs.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Frequent travel
  • Experience with FMEA, CRM, and SAP is a plus


  • Application Engineering:
    • Make customer site survey visits, as needed, to confirm needs, fit, function, and constraints.
    • Review customer specs and documents to determine scope of project supply.
    • Perform equipment sizing calculations like conveyor speed and loading calculations.
    • Use AutoCAD to generate pre-sale Conceptual Layout Drawings (CLD) in 2D.
    • Use Autodesk Inventor to generate Conceptual equipment blocks in 3D.
  • Estimate, using SAP to create cost estimates for custom and manufactured equipment.
  • Generate quotes based on customer needs and quote text library.
  • Create sales presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Utilize Microsoft Dynamics CRM to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Drive the sales handover process to the project team upon order receipt.

Why work here?

Excellent salary and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K with company match, paid holidays, your birthday, PTO, and sick and vacation!


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