Sales/Quotation Engineer – Custom Systems

Position Title: Sales/Quotation Engineer – Custom Systems
Department: Engineering
Reports to: VP – Engineering

Position Summary 

The Quotation Engineer is responsible for putting together the technical information for a quotation package for custom-designed laser-based equipment for the Preco sales team.  Developing the quotation package may include reviewing the customer's expectations, estimating material costs, estimating labor costs, creating conceptual layouts/renderings, getting quotes from sub-suppliers, developing PowerPoint presentations and writing the technical portion of the quotation.  The quoted package is expected to have accurate cost estimates, evaluated risks and defining what is necessary to meet the customer's expectations.  The Quotation Engineer has a leadership role in coordinating internal cross-functional teams to get accurate estimates and input on the sales opportunity.  The cross functions team may consist of sales, engineering, process development, assembly, service, sub-suppliers and Preco’s management team.  The sales team will have the lead with communication to the potential customer and the Quation Engineer will provide the technical support.

Primary Responsibilities 

  1. Evaluate a customer's application
  2. Lead or participate in team selling activities
  3. Directs, coordinates and/or performs activities for developing a quote package
  4. Performs design calculations, researches design alternatives and performs cost analysis to meet or exceed expected cost and performance targets
  5. Design, test and analyzes prototype components
  6. Develop system concept and layout drawings/renderings and functional automation if required
  7. Fixture concept designs
  8. Provides technical assistance during the sales process
  9. Directs and coordinates the handoff of information from sales to engineering after a sale is made
  10. Works closely with the sales staff and engineering to communicate the status of quotations
  11. Work and attend trade shows and technical conferences
  12. Assist in developing product sales materials including catalogs, brochures, product specifications and competitive selling tools
  13. Stay abreast of all relevant process and technology developments within the company and in industrial sectors
  14. Special assignments as required

Hiring Qualifications

  • Four-year engineering degree and a minimum of six years of engineering experience
  • Demonstrated experience with effective customer communications relating to technical, and logistic matters
  • Experience with all phases of developing industrial automation equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to estimate costs of equipment that meets the customer's expectations
  • Technical writing skills
  • Experience in at least two of the following areas:
    • Materials handling components such as dial tables, feeder bowls, pick-and-place mechanisms, and robots
    • Automated material processing systems such as welding or cutting systems that process individual parts
    • Automated web and/or sheet converting systems for materials such as paper, plastic, fabric, and composite films
    • Tooling and fixture design for locating individual parts
      • Machine design experience
      • Knowledge of manufacturing process
      • Sheet metal design
      • Weldments
      • Geometric tolerancing and drafting standard
  • Experience with SolidWorks, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), etc.
  • Experience with SolidWorks composer a plus

Physical Demands

  • Direct and phone communications with customers, component suppliers, company personnel, and contract personnel
  • Travel to customer facilities for sales related activity
  • Extended hours of sitting and viewing a computer screen
  • Up to 20% travel

All Preco, Inc. employees are empowered to stop production and notify their supervisor/manager if an unsafe act or product quality concern is occurring.  Also, each member of the Preco – Somerset team is responsible for identifying continuous improvement opportunities and participating in problem-solving teams as necessary.

To Apply 

Send resume to: hr@precoinc.com
This position is located in Somerset, WI