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Company: Gibson Engineering Company, Inc.
Location: Tonawanda, NY
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


An Automation Sales Engineer at Gibson Engineering Co., Inc. is a customer-facing outside role that has the primary responsibility of growing sales with our existing customers, generating business with new customers, and improving relationships with the manufacturers that we represent. The automation sales engineer uses a combination of commercial and technical competence to drive long-term, profitable relationships with our customers with a technical focus on robotics, machine vision, safety, motion control, sensing, machine control, and data/visualization.


An Automation Sales Engineer position at Gibson Engineering Co., Inc. has the following expectations for activity during a typical workweek:


  • Proactive planning and execution of sales calls/customer visits
    • 12-15 face to face (zoom or in-person) customer interactions per week
    • Pre-call Planning
    • Product demonstrations
    • Identification of customer needs
    • Product selection
    • Project scope definition/setting expectations
    • Customer visits and strategic account planning with partner manufacturer sales engineers
  • Maintain an accurate forecast of your business potentials with your customers and the manufacturers we represent.
  • Formal and self-guided product training
  • Product selection – determining product compatibility
  • Quote generation and Sales Process Documentation
  • Territory planning and overall business strategy planning



  • 3-5 years in a technical sales role,  3-5 years in a technical, engineering role considered
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or comparable real-world experience

In accordance with applicable wage transparency law requirements, the typical estimated total compensation for this position is $70,000 - $120,000 per year depending on experience. This includes salary and commission and/or potential bonus opportunities. The bonus opportunities for this position can be tied to company, location and/or individual performance, but no specific amount is guaranteed. All full-time associates are eligible for typical employment benefits expected from an industry leader (including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, life insurance, time off, employee assistance, etc.).


Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

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