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    Now Recruiting: Trainee / Graduate Technical Sales Engineer

    The world is your oyster: a superb opportunity for you to join our award-winning team as a trainee technical sales engineer…

    We’re a hydraulics hub – working across 80 brands and supplying to customers in 20 sectors and 130 countries worldwide. The UK Government’s Department for International Trade has recognised our ambition, success and track record by accrediting Hydraulics Online with its “Export Champion” status since 2019. We are the only hydraulics company to be recognised in this way.

    Based in Alsager, South Cheshire, we are independent in our product offering and provide unbiased advice and technical support. We work with around 150 manufacturers and distributors, in the UK and overseas, to constantly prioritise and respond to our customers’ needs.

    Hydraulics Online Export Champions

    We believe that sourcing hydraulic equipment and solutions should be quick, easy and customer led. Our mission is simple: provide personal service and unbiased choice. Every time. Our vision is to become the world’s leading provider of customer-centric fluid power solutions – an independent ‘hub’ connecting a fragmented technical and product-led marketplace.

    … because they are independent and not tied to any one manufacturer, I know they are giving us the best solution and the best products for that solution.” Chris, Technical Director

    Our Values

    Deliver customer-centric solutions: We listen and take time to understand individual customer needs. By utilising 100 years of combined technical expertise and our independent status, we develop optimal solutions and added value. We’re renowned for our tenacious, personal approach and willingness to go the extra mile.

    Drive quality and innovation: Our business is built on family values of trust, respect, integrity and accountability. We ensure our people have the vital skills and confidence to continually deliver exceptional service to peers and customers, always challenging the status quo and raising the bar in terms of quality and innovation.

    Nurture global relationships and inspire others: We’re focused on building and nurturing solid, long-term partnerships with customers and suppliers across the globe. We also make time to “pay it forward” and support schools, universities and other businesses and projects in our local community and beyond.

    Our Approach

    Honest, professional, but with personality. We are unpatronizing and human. A force for good.

    See what our customers have to say about us here.

    Can you let the team know that they are providing us with great service, parts and information in all locations. Your service is prompt and reliable; you’re our ‘go-to’ guys when it comes to hydraulics.

    The Opportunity: Trainee / Graduate Technical Sales Engineer

    This is a superb opportunity for a suitably qualified mechanical engineering graduate to be fully trained as an internal technical sales engineer and develop strong hydraulics industry knowledge.

    Hydraulics Online has established a global footprint in search engines online: the company’s website attracts traffic and generates high volumes of inbound enquiries from a diverse, UK-wide and international visitor base.

    You will receive training to enable you to become a key member of our dedicated sales team, assisting customers by providing technical support and quotations, and overseeing orders through to dispatch. A confident and organised team player, you will increasingly work on your own initiative and be at ease with cloud-based technology and operating systems. Above all, you will be customer-focused. These qualities are fundamental to our ongoing success.

    Key Responsibilities:

    The successful applicant will receive the training required to complete the following scope of work:

    • Servicing domestic and international enquiries; determining appropriate component and technical specifications and generating corresponding customer quotations.
    • Managing the sales pipeline and keeping customers informed of progress etc.
    • Developing customer relationships to position Hydraulics Online as their “go to” hydraulics partner and source of supply.
    • Identifying business development opportunities and improved ways of working across the company’s diverse supplier base.
    • Assisting with the receipt of “goods inwards” from suppliers and preparation of “goods outwards” for despatch to customers.
    • Maintaining customer, prospect and supplier data records on cloud-based software and other office systems.

    Personal Skills and Attributes:

    The requirements for the Trainee / Graduate Technical Sales Engineer are, but are not limited to:

    • A degree-level qualification in a mechanical engineering discipline.
    • An interest in forging a career in the hydraulics industry.
    • Ambitious, professional, honest, and values-driven with personality.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail and highly effective in assimilating and conveying data.
    • Good time management and ability to prioritise.
    • Uses own initiative, is self-motivated with a “can do” and tenacious attitude.
    • Shares ideas and information; always looking for ways to improve and develop self and team.
    • Enthusiastic, adaptable team player, who thrives under pressure and whose glass (or coffee cup) is always half full.

    All-Important Details

    Remuneration: Competitive basic salary with progression to an extremely competitive uncapped commission scheme

    Working Week: Monday to Thursday: 08:30am to 5:00pm, Friday: 08:30am to 4:00pm. Office-based  at ST7 2QR

    Holidays: Twenty-five days annual leave per annum, plus statutory bank holidays.

    Trainee Technical Sales Engineer – How to Apply:

    Please apply, in confidence, with your CV and covering letter to: Mark Tonks, Managing Director, Hydraulics Online, Unit 2 & 3, Townend Farm, Audley Road, Alsager, ST7 2QR or email: careers@hydraulicsonline.com

    Closing Date: There is no set closing date for applications – we’ll simply keep looking until we find that rare individual who has what it takes… We’ll know when we’ve found them and therefore encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. 

    A truly integrated hydraulics supplier – not simply the sales extension of another company.