Sales Engineers:

Sell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $91,360.00
Average Time to Fill 71 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,574
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 15.09 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Oral Communication
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Customer Service
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate engineering project costs
Bid work projects
Estimate business operations related project costs
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate demand for products or services

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Explain products to customers or customer representatives
Explain technical product or service information to customers
Write product descriptions
Explain financial information to customers

Getting Information

Interpret sales related information from diagrams, schematics, or technical drawings
Review engineering data or reports
Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Contact current or potential customers to promote products or services
Advertise products
Sell products or services

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Track financial transactions such as deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Track sales activity or trends
Monitor market conditions or trends

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Conduct progress and production reviews
Evaluate costs of completed projects
Grade products according to specifications

Training and Teaching Others

Train others in the use of sales related equipment
Prepare sales or marketing based reports or presentations
Train sales personnel

Documenting/Recording Information

Prepare financial reports
Prepare sales or other contracts
Maintain records of sales or other business transactions

Thinking Creatively

Develop proposals for current or prospective customers
Develop sales presentations
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting

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