Sales Engineer
Lancaster, PA Pelletron
Job Type

Pelletron, part of the IPEG Industrial Group, is the global leading supplier for dust removal systems for plastic processors and plastics manufacturers. Besides the plastics industry, the dedusting technology is also used in the food, mineral and recycling industries. In 2003, the company began to expand into the pneumatic conveying field and developed a new pressure conveying process, trade named pellcon3®. Pelletron has a wide range of pneumatic conveying components such as rotary valves, diverter valves and shut-off valves, specially designed for conveying of pellets and powders. The Pellbow®, a special pipe elbow, another Pelletron invention, is used in the plastics industry to prevent dust and streamers in the conveying process.


The primary responsibility of the Sales Engineer is to sell Pelletron’s products. Secondary responsibilities include developing and executing relevant sales strategies and general sales department support like maintaining cost sheets and proposal templates under the direction of the Director, Sales & Marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Quickly interpret customer’s inquiries and develop technically and commercially correct proposals ($2,000,000-5,000,000/year bookings annually).

-  As needed, generate quotations for Pellbows, Mini-DeDuster®, DeDuster® systems and other related pneumatic conveying components.

- Develop and manage customer relationships by way of in-person meetings, group presentations, trade shows, telephone and email. 

-   Understand P&ID drawings, detailed engineering drawings and project specification documents related to engineered systems.

- Generate process flow diagrams (AUTOCAD 2D) to illustrate concepts that are developed by yourself or colleagues. 

- Obtain quotations from sub-vendors making certain the opportunity’s specifications are considered.

- Accurately process new sales orders (SAP and other business processes) and lead kick off meetings to hand off pre-sale knowledge to Project Engineering.  

- Maintain price lists, cost calculation sheets, sales drawings and templates under the direction of the Director, Sales & Marketing. 

- Provide Director, Sales & Marketing with regular market analysis and other input toward general sales department strategy.


Qualifications and Work Experience

- 4-year degree in mechanical engineering or other technical field and at least three years of related experience. Other combinations of education, technical competency and/or related experience will be considered.  

- Ability to write proposals and produce other general business correspondence like sales reports and technical statements.

- Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously

- Demonstrated superior communication, teamwork and organization skills.

- Ability to use creativity to develop “out of the box” solutions for customers.  

- Ability to use AutoCAD 2017+ for 2D CAD

- Familiar with Salesforce and SAP

- Knowledge of pneumatic conveying technology equipment, bulk material handling equipment dust collection equipment and selling custom engineered systems is a plus. 

- Travel up to 50%.

The IPEG Industrial Group is a family of leading brands serving the global plastics, recycling and industrial heat transfer markets. IPEG, Inc. is a corporate entity which provides best-in-class manufacturing and business support services to its brands in order to create a competitive advantage for each of the brands to drive better solutions for customers.

At IPEG, we focus on two things: Customers and Employees. And we have a saying that if we do right by both of them, everything else takes care of itself. We have formalized this into IPEG’s Purpose: To foster excellence and inspire confidence in our customers and employees.

IPEG offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package including profit sharing, bonus plans, 401(k) with company match, medical insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, health club reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, wellness program and employee referral bonus program.

IPEG, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and offers employment opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement), veteran status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, HIV-positive status, possession of the sickle cell trait, genetic characteristics, political views, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.