Alexandria, Minnesota (US)
Job Type:
Full Time

Commercial Sales Engineer Position Summary

The Commercial Sales Engineer provides professional support, estimates, and sales to all existing and potentially new commercial customers. Estimates will primarily focus on replacement equipment and small remodel projects associated with each of the trades Ellingsons and Automated Technologies offers; HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Building Automation Systems (BAS), as well as planned maintenance programs to complement each trade.

It is the Commercial Sales Engineer’s responsibility to take ownership of their customer base through adequate communication, maintaining their planned maintenance agreements, service requests, and planned or unplanned replacement options.

Essential Job Functions

  • Seek potential commercial customers for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and BAS equipment replacement by cold call, phone, email, mailings, etc.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with commercial customers
  • Create, sell, update, and maintain commercial planned maintenance contracts
  • Produce estimates pertaining to sales opportunities
  • Project manage job order, from start to finish
  • Document and report all sales activity to the VP of Business Development
  • Create new construction sales opportunities for Ellingsons and Automated Technologies
  • Stay current on commercial equipment, technology, rebates, and grants associated with trade specific opportunities

Required Qualifications

  • 10 years of installation/service experience in the commercial mechanical industry
  • Ability to design and estimate custom commercial mechanical and electrical solutions
  • People-oriented
  • Results-driven
  • Organizational skills
  • Solution thinking
  • Ability to deliver on departmental metrics
  • Ability to manage small to medium commercial projects
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word/Excel, Outlook, and web search
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills to develop relationships throughout the company and customer base

Commercial Sales Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mechanical, electrical & DDC equipment knowledge/application
  • Plumbing, electrical & HVAC code knowledge
  • Foster teamwork
  • Proven working experience in service or installations
  • Promoting process improvement
  • Building relationships
  • Organizational astuteness
  • People skills


  • free family health, dental and vision insurance
  • free life insurance
  • free short-term disability insurance
  • tuition assistance
  • scholarship program
  • 401k match
  • HSA and flexible spending accounts
  • uniform allowance
  • paid time off and paid holidays

About Us

Founded in 1980, Ellingsons provides customers with the best mechanical and electrical solutions. With over 100 employees in Alexandria, Minnesota, as well as Dickinson North Dakota, we serve these communities while maintaining a family-like environment.

Our highly-trained staff works closely with residential and commercial customers. We design, install and maintain our customers’ plumbing, HVAC, electrical, fireplace, fabrication, service, and commercial building automation needs. Learn more.

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Posted: November 15th, 2021

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