Field Engineer - Structural (Minneapolis)
What's the role?
Our Field Engineers provide technical support and drive the sales of specified products to salesforce and customers (buying and non-buying) consistent with Hilti’s strategy. In this position you will educate design communities concerning proper use and advantages of Hilti fastening and protection products. This position capitalizes on Hilti competencies to secure commitments for specification or approval of Hilti Products while adding value by assisting design community and influencers in solving design problems using Hilti Products. A Field Engineer protects the company from liability exposure through the use of sound engineering judgment and provides leadership and coaching to new and less experienced team members.
Who is Hilti?
If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service. With some 28,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.
What does the role involve?
Provide technical support as requested. This may include the following:
Face to face, telephone, and electronic communication with territory salesperson, strategic business personnel, sales managers, contractors, designers, specifiers, or officials of codes and approvals
Competent written communication with customers (buying and non-buying); such communication must be technically accurate, minimize Hilti’s exposure, and demonstrate common sense problem-solving capabilities
Visit jobsites and company offices with or without salespeople or strategic business personnel to assess application problems, opportunities, and provide technical education and solutions
Investigate product failures in the field and provide product management feedback on local issues as needed
Explore business opportunities in the field by participating in Customer Surveys as needed for product and market development
Participate in local sales strategy development and at sales management review and improve sessions
Obtain specifications and approvals for use of Hilti products, concentrating on high potential designers, specifiers, and owner groups:
Administer professional educational seminars and presentations for A/E firms to inform them of Hilti products, their performance characteristics, applications, and product limitations
Prepare competent recommendations to engineers, architects, and other designers on specific applications using sound engineering judgment; educate specifier on technical advantages of Hilti solutions not covered by test data
Provide field testing to determine appropriate capabilities in situations not covered by test data
Review project specifications or calculations for engineers and architects; provide feedback to designers regarding accuracy, suitability, and code compliance
Utilizing software provided by Hilti, maintain accurate records of contacts and specifications; coordinate with salesforce to ensure that key opportunities are capitalized on
Create and coordinate jobsite management within CRM system utilizing Hi Site; includes creation of specific jobsites, applications, and active participation in the monthly sales management meetings (with RM)
Communicate application specifications with design community to sales team utilizing CRM system, assigning tasks and action items to applicable AMs for conversion of specification to sale
Work with local/regional code and approval agencies to obtain necessary approvals:
Understand construction methods and local building codes, as they relate to Hilti products
Provide input on technical approvals and reports related to Hilti’s products
Active in local organizations of the design and construction community, i.e. CSI, ASCE, Structural Engineer’s Association
What do we offer?
We’ll give youeverything you need to excel in your role, including ongoing training and lotsof responsibility from the start. In return for your exceptional performanceand consistent results, you’ll receive one-to-one career mentoring, as well asexciting opportunities domestically and internationally.
Why should you apply?
We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with little or no construction experience. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.
What you need is:
Bachelor’s degree in Structural or Civil Engineering required; Master’s degree (technical or business) preferred
Knowledge of construction methods and practices preferred
2 years minimum experience in engineering/construction role preferred
Minimum of 20% travel required.
Walking construction projects according to the jobsite safety regulations.
Climbing ladders and scaffolding in order to perform effective jobsite demonstrations.
Occasionally lifting up to 65 pounds of Hilti product to store/transport.
Must wear hardhat, steel toe boots, and other safety equipment as required.
Hilti, Inc is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.