Sales Engineer Posted Dec 07
Smalley Steel Ring Company, Lake Zurich, IL
Smalley Steel Ring Company is the market leader in the industrial retaining ring and wave/compression spring manufacturing business. Our ingenuity, dedicated associates, engineering expertise, and technical ability are driving our success, holding over 50 years of manufacturing experience supplying the aerospace, automotive, and other industrial markets. We take pride in ourselves, the quality of our innovative products, our focus on continuous improvement, and the service of excellence that we provide to our loyal customers.

We have an opening for a Sales Engineer in our Sales Engineering Department. This group of engineers is responsible for the sale of our products, as well as technical support to customers. The Sales Engineer is responsible for managing customer relationships and needs, as well as maintaining and developing their assigned sales territory by following up on quote requests, attending tradeshows, and partnering with marketing on leads, among other methods.


Monitor customer sales activity and nurture new leads and opportunities
Plan and travel to visit customers in given territory(s)
Responsible for developing assigned territory through frequent customer contact, quote follow up, and visits
Developing assigned territory by expanding targeted accounts, working with marketing on various campaigns, hot leads, and attending tradeshows
Act as the primary contact for customers in assigned territory, including phone and email contact
Work directly with various internal customers (including: Marketing, Customer Service, Estimating, Quality, etc.) on pricing, contracts, territory development etc.


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field
A minimum of 3-5 years’ technical sales experience required with strong direct customer contact
Must possess the ability to develop and maintain customer relationships through excellent communication (knowledge of any CRM system and/or sales system a plus)
Travel, up to 8-10 weeks a year
Ability to work under deadlines in a fast paced environment
Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis

Smalley offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401(k) savings plan with company match; profit sharing, health, dental, vision. Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD; supplemental life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and 10 company paid holidays.

To learn more about our company, please visit our web site at