Kaman Distribution

  • Applications Specialist I

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Job Title
    Applications Specialist 1
    Requisition ID
    Sales (Inside/Outside)
    Kaman Distribution
    Shift : Location Code (External ID)
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    1 month ago(1/13/2020 11:27 AM)
  • Overview



    We have an exciting opportunity for an Applications Specialist to join the Kaman Automation Team in Portland, OR.


    If you enjoy the art of sales combined with problem solving and engineering capabilities, this role is for you! As an Applications Specialist, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive pre- and post-sales technical expertise to external and internal customers for a product or product group to promote customer satisfaction and sales growth.


    Kaman Automation, a platform of Kaman Distribution Group, is comprised of Minarik, Zeller, and G.C. Fabrication, is a leading provider of motion control, automation products, systems and solutions to original equipment manufacturers, industrial production plants, and infrastructure facilities throughout North America. We are committed to helping our customers achieve high performance by providing quality and state-of-the-art products with the technical support to back them. Our people are the foundation of our success and we recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage is by investing in the development of our employees, driving innovation, and providing solutions for a better tomorrow.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide basic technical engineering support for products and their applications by telephone, web, or on-site assistance within general guidelines
    • Research customer technical specifications and estimate the costs, resources, time, and technical requirements of modifying, configuring, and installing products or solutions
    • Design standard solutions in accordance with customer specifications
    • Deliver presentations and product demonstrations to customers and sales representatives for promotions and training purposes
    • Collaborate with internal resources (customer service, outside sales, engineering, etc.) to identify and pursue business development opportunities to increase sales and promote ESG solutions
    • May possess some capability for the installation component of product/service solutions and develop prototypes to demonstrate the feasibility of product solutions
    • May have a continuing role in customer support to address and resolve customers' issues in product usage
    • May resolve/troubleshoot implementation problems and conduct initial user training
    • May escalate difficult issues to more senior personnel



    • Bachelors degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics or similar major. 

    Work Experience

    • 0-3 years industrial automation experience preferred, but not required


    • Requires a valid drivers license 


    Our comprehensive compensation package and benefit program includes:

    • Your choice of medical insurance providers and plans, Dental insurance, and Flexible spending accounts
    • Company matching 401(k) with a great vesting schedule
    • Paid Vacation, Sick time, and Company Holidays
    • 100% tax free tuition reimbursement

    Kaman Distribution Group is comprised of three business platforms: Kaman Automation, Kaman Fluid Power, and Kaman Industrial Technologies. We offer more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and automation, material handling, motion control, fluid power and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, we provide engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. Offering products and solutions from more than 250 locations, our people are the foundation of our success. we recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage rests among our talent. #KAI #KDG


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