Xylem Sales Representative - Mokena, IL in Mokena, Illinois

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company’s more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com .

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Sales Representative to work in our Mokena IL office. The Sales Representative will be responsible for soliciting orders, selling the company’s product line and accessories, and representing the company in accordance with company policies in the area assigned; including maintaining an awareness of local competitive conditions. This is an exciting opportunity to join Xylem and to work with people who share in the passion to face global water challenges.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work with local end-users, operators, plant/utility manager or director, and consulting engineers to meet or exceed customer pumping needs by utilizing Flygt products.

  • Conduct, lunch and learn presentations to inform customers of latest Flygt products

  • Act as a liaison between the operations/ maintenance departments and engineering departments within a commercial municipal customer site to ensure better station design utilizing Flygtproducts

  • Monitor bid boards for opportunities and work with inside sales staff on job quotations.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Civil)

  • 2+ years of technical sales or sales related experience (pump industry preferred) in the Commercial/Municipal markets . \This position may require overnight travel.

  • Individual must possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record, have a high mechanical aptitude, superior customer service, computer and presentation skills, and have solid logical troubleshooting capability.

  • Underground construction experience is a plus.

  • Experience with pumps, mixers, electrical controls, hydraulics, and ability to read electrical and mechanical schematics is a plus.

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Occasional heavy lifting (50-70 pounds); job site environment

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Intermittent exposure to job site conditions; e.g., gas fields, petrochemical refineries, mills, mines, construction sites, industrial/power plants, waste water treatment plants, etc.; intermittent exposure to shop noise and fumes.

  • Standard office environment free of disagreeable elements.

  • Travel as required to fulfill the duties listed above or as required by the Company.

EOE including disability and veteran