From the automotive industry to process automation, from the food industry to the packaging industry: our inventive spirit is at home in over 35 industries to develop tailor-made solutions for automation technology. But what would our technology be without the people who inspire others with it? That is why we are looking for sales engineers with passion and vision. Who find exactly the freedom they need to inspire our customers again and again with the best solutions. Welcome to Festo.

Sales Engineer - Portland, OR

Founded in 1925, Festo Corporation is the leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs.  For many years Festo has been providing impetus for factory automation and offers a wide product and service portfolio – from individual components to complex customized solutions and system. As a family-owned company, we act from a holistic perspective. We take responsibility for our actions globally and locally, we want to contribute to the quality of life and conservation of resources where we operate with new technologies, knowledge and education.


At Festo, we hire people who continuously live our five core Values:

  • We are Ambitious

  • We are Determined

  • We are Visionary

  • We Value Each Other

  • We are Dependable


Summary of job contents
Identifies and develops prospects, sells and services existing accounts within a defined territory in order to increase market share of Festo's Pneumatic and Control Systems products by performing the following duties.


Key accountabilities

  • Identifies and targets potential customers, services and maintains existing customers and improves customer relations in order to increase market penetration.
  • Establishes professional customer relationships with appropriate customer personnel (purchasing, engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, management, or other key personnel) and develops new accounts, maintains and increases current customer base.
  • Secures orders from existing and potential customers by means of visiting the customer facility and/or contacting by phone.
  • Follows up on quotations submitted to customers.
  • Establishes, maintains and transmits local customer data on any Sales Force Assistance System which may be in place.
  • Develops in conjunction with management sales strategies to sell applicable product lines and services and implements such in order to achieve predetermined annual sales target.
  • Analyzes and identifies customer requirements and provides solutions through the application of Festo's products and services.
  • Prepares and presents sales presentations to all relevant customer personnel and management.
  • Generates, submits and follows up on proposals and quotations presented to customers.
  • Generates and maintains correspondence with prospects and customers.
  • Visits customer facilities, maintains contact and consults in order to secure sales to existing and potential customers.
  • Provides sales forecasts of assigned territory to management, as needed.
  • Performs after sale follow-up and contact to ensure that products are performing according to specifications.
  • Assists customers in resolving problems pertaining to product, service, deliveries and billing.
  • Attends relevant trade shows to prospect for sales leads and applications.
  • Participates in trade show exhibitions as directed by management by attending to potential and existing customers inquiries.
  • Generates and submits applicable reports to management within predetermined deadlines.
  • Analyzes and researches pertinent information in order to respond to Customer inquiries regarding product features and performance, product application, product substitution and special application requests.
  • Provide technical support to troubleshoot moderately complex problems and system failures.
  • Recommends replacement of components.
  • Will be working with distributors on an ongoing basis as assigned.
  • Travel within territory required.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities may be assigned as required.


Core dimensions
• Experience in engineering/Outside or Inside Sales environment. 

• Courses in fluid power particularly pneumatics preferred 

• Process automation


Experience and Education preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or Technical equivalent

  • 2 - 4 years experience in engineering/Outside or Inside Sales environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Special experience in a particular industry segment: Courses in fluid power particularly pneumatics preferred / Process automation courses

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills.

  • Self Motivated, self starter and well organized.

  • May work in Regional office as needed.



Festo Corporation offers a robust benefits package, which is designed to help you and your dependents stay healthy, feel secure and maintain a work/life balance. This is just one way we strive to provide employees with a rewarding workplace. As an effort to keep pace with healthcare trends, Festo Corporation is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package to its employees which includes...Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Programs, Short-term and Long-term disability, 401k, Pet Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid time off, Educational assistance and many more.


You can expect the following with us:

  • The good feeling working for a family-owned company with a safe and solid financial basis
  • Freedom to explore, innovate and realise your own ideas
  • Competitive compensation with attractive perks and other benefits
  • Respect and appreciation for each other - regardless of gender, nationality, disability, age and identity
  • Lifelong learning with great conditions for individual further development
  • Flexible working models depending on the respective workplace for a good balance of work and private life
  • Highly modern working environment, infrastructure and communication technologies
  • Great family and health services for your well-being

You can find more information about our benefits and Festo as an employer here.

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Company:  Festo Corporation

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We look forward to your application!