Technical Sales Engineer

Costa Mesa, - Direct Hire - Job ID #1894

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Job Summary:

High level responsibilities include engineering application solutions based on gathered product requirements and collaborating with sales/engineering to programming electronic controllers per requirements, designing/building electrical panels & valve componentry, and then supporting the startup/commissioning of equipment.

Reports to:

  Technical Sales Manager

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work within the Technical Sales Engineering team to support all Cla-Val Specialty products.
  • Review customer specifications of electronic valve applications and collaborate with sales & engineering to clarify requirements as required.
  • Provide significant input to R & D new engineering products and e-Line product improvements and assist with development when required.
  • Program the valve controllers using Cla-Val’s proprietary computer language.
  • When required, design/modify an electrical panel that house the controller and supporting electronic equipment.
  • When required, assist with manufacturing/inspection of electrical panels.
  • When required, create/modify wiring diagrams for electricians installing the equipment.
  • Support and maintenance of technical software such as cavitation, valve sizing analysis, valve performance analysis, and valve asset management.
  • Participate in domestic and or international trade shows.
  • Make technical presentations at engineering seminars or service training schools.
  • Create marketing material including technical manuals, operating instructions, how to videos etc.
  • Provides startup assistance to field sales personnel, particularly on electronic products either directly or over the phone.
  • Communicates with/assist Engineering Department, specifically Eng. Mgr., Asst. Eng. Mgr., and Design Eng., regarding special products support and development.
  • May handle performance evaluations for direct reports, as applicable.
  • Regular punctuality, attendance, and absence reporting in conformance with company policies is essential to the successful performance of this position; and
  • Fully comply with company rules, policies, procedures, and safety guidelines to ensure safe and effective operations.


  Any combination equivalent of, but not limited to, the following:

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or related engineering field; thorough experience in field sales, engineering and service principles and practices; and considerable experience in technical sales, training, and presentation of products and systems applications.


  • Considerable knowledge of hydraulic control valve operation methods and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of water distribution operating systems, including pumps, valves, tanks, piping, fittings, and related components.
  • Considerable knowledge of valve applications, installation, operation troubleshooting, and maintenance procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing methods and product field applications.
  • Able to explain operation methods and product field applications to customer representatives, engineering personnel, water district supervisors, and sales personnel both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with other department representatives.
  • Able to read and interpret blueprints, engineering drawings, schematics, and project specifications.
  • Able to structure and organize training programs to meet established goals.
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally, as needed, to perform training and/or sales presentations or startups; and
  • Knowledge of company sales practices and operating procedures.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb to different work site locations to demonstrate equipment applications, evaluate systems operations, and troubleshoot the causes of major problems; and
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to perform essential functions of the job, as defined; and
  • Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to travel on company business as required.
  • Possession of a valid driver license and passport; and
  • Must have and maintain an acceptable driving record.

Monday – Friday 
6:00 am to 2:30 pm 
$75k – $85k DOE

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