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IDEX Sales Application Engineer in Benton Harbor, Michigan

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses at around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Drive sales/revenue growth by providing engineering technical leadership to customers and sales team on proper product application and derivative product development. This is done by gathering critical-to-application criteria from the customer to develop winning solutions that benefit the customer as well as drive increased revenue.


  • Interface with customer and sales team to clearly determine and understand criteria critical to the customer.

  • Assemble/assess/communicate business case to justify investment in major derivative products.

  • Manage timelines and actions for larger projects and new business opportunities.

  • Write/perform/review lab tests to validate product durability, performance and suitability to customer application.

  • Troubleshoot application or performance issues with customer product in the lab or in the field.

  • Initiate and process documentation required to setup new product model numbers in Gast system.

  • Coordinate and oversee processing and shipment of prototype models to customers.

  • Facilitate product validation process for first production builds of new models.

  • Work with procurement department to obtain quotes on new or prototype parts

  • Assemble prototype BOMs and work with accounting department to determine accurate product cost on derivative models.


  • Engineering experience and knowledge in industrial manufacturing. Some sales experience ideal but not required

  • Self-motivated maintaining high ethical standard while showing initiative to anticipate/prevent issues by using advanced problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrates ability to work well across all levels of the organization from Sr. staff to manufacturing employees.

  • Welcoming personality with sales and marketing acumen.

  • Ability to build followership and win respect of discerning customers, expert communicator.

  • Solid command of oral and written communication, knows which to use when and why.

  • Project management experience. Ready to take ownership of entire project and willing to hold others accountable to ensure project timelines are met.

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritize as required.

  • Some knowledge of AC motors, air compressors and pumps preferred.

  • Proficient in MS Office applications, experience with SolidWorks ideal but not required.

  • Ability to read and write in English.

  • Basic understanding of how to read prints and interpret GD&T. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering preferred

  • 3- 5 years of work experience in a related field preferred, 5+ years ideal.

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Gast is unable to provide sponsorship at this time.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.