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Automation Specialist

Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Coquitlam, BC, CA, V3K 6A8

Company: Sonepar

With over 60 years of industry experience, Gescan has 26 branches located across Western Canada. Gescan is a proud member of the Sonepar Canada family, one of the largest B-to-B electrical distribution networks in the world. Sonepar Canada has over 1900 employees working out of 114 offices between the unique brands. At Gescan, we leverage our strong global resource base, our local expertise, and our family-oriented values to deliver the best service to our customers and suppliers.

 

Are you ready to start a challenging new career? Are you a team player, enthusiastic, and motivated to achieve great things? Start a career like no other at Gescan, one of the largest electrical distribution networks in the world. We are passionate about offering our employees challenges, responsibilities, coaching and learning opportunities to bring their careers to the next level.
 

The Automation Specialist is a technical sales role. Key product line responisiblity is for the Emerson (vendor 8152) Machine Automation Solutions: hardware and sofware products. Additional product knowledge is needed for Horner,Secomea, and other general full line products that complement the Emerson line for industrial end users.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Sales and after sale support for Emerson PACSystems product line, including hardware, software and engineering services
  • Some full line sales responsibilities for coded accounts
  • Scheduling appointments and visiting existing customers to review product needs and determining other opportunities.
  • Providing product quotes as required.
  • Organizing and attending joint sales calls with Vendors and Outside Sales Representatives
  • Opening new accounts.
  • Continuously updating customers on product changes and modifications.   
  • Providing solutions to customers’ problems.
  • Attending Trade Shows and Conferences (if applicable).
  • Product introduction of new releases.
  • Liaising between customers and the company for up-to-date status of service, pricing and new product release launches.
  • Preparing reports for marketing and sales and keeping expense accounts.
  • Performing maintenance and updating of customers’ accounts including contact names for future sales.
  • Keeping up to date on new products, services, procedures and tools by attending training and departmental meetings
  • Maintaining Automation Specialist compulsory training status on Emerson Global Training site
  • Travel to customers within the designated sales territory
  • Other duties as assigned.

 


Education/Training/Experience

  • High school diploma required
  • Completion of post-secondary electrical trades or instrumentation program required
  • Certified Engineering Technologist designation or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an Electrical Technologist or equivalent experience as an electrician with exposure to programmable logic controllers, instrumentation, drives and sensors.

 

Benefits & Perks

  • We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including:
  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching.
  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a career path.
  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability.

 

We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. Gescan is very thankful for your interest in joining the team, only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.  

 

More information on Gescan:  

Website: www.Gescan.com  
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