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IMI Critical Engineering Outside Sales Engineer - Aftermarket, South in Any city, United States

IMI CCI is the world's leading expert in providing engineered valve, actuation, and control solutions that enhance performance and reliability in critical plant applications. Power generation, oil and gas production, petrochemical, and pulp and paper facilities worldwide all rely on IMI CCI’s high integrity control systems for the safety of their operations. With nearly sixty years of providing critical service applications to clients, IMI CCI has over 2200 employees worldwide and revenue of approximately $600 million. This global organization has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, Austria, the Czech Republic, South Korea, and Japan; with sales and services offices in over fifteen countries and representatives in over sixty other countries.

IMI CCI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Conduct sales activities for the assigned region, pursuing and securing bookings of spare parts, field service, repairs, new valves, and upgrades of existing IMI CCI equipment. Candidate will interface directly with current customers, pursue new customer base, and be responsible for meeting established sales goals and growing the area’s business (The South). This position will be mainly focused on power generating facilities.


Support current installed base andintegrate new business growth and products into existing IMI CCI Aftermarket model, with identification and execution of initiatives to meet the yearly sales targets.

  • Make regular calls at end user plants & corporate offices and meet with operations, maintenance, engineering, and purchasing personnel to promote inspection and maintenance programs as well as promote IMI CCI products to replace competitor installations.

  • Must be able to develop and implement strategic sales plan to close orders and meet and/or exceed annual sales goals, for the region of responsibility.

  • Must provide input and be able to direct factory sales engineers in preparation of proposals, including input on strategy.

  • Must be able to build strong relationships with existing IMI CCI customers and develop new customers, not currently using IMI CCI products.

  • Identify and track all significant outage/turnaround activity, and arrange support activities.

  • Must utilize IMI CCI software for routine sales activities and outage management / territory development

  • Conduct and facilitate Severe Service Valve Training Seminars promoting IMI CCI products, product training, and preventative maintenance training programs to end users.

  • Must prepare and review region sales activities and marketing plans with co-workers and supervisors on a weekly basis, including creating accurate itineraries for each week.

  • Develop and implement strategies for increasing IMI CCI customer base within the region of responsibility.

  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the company's engineered product design, functions, applications, and specifications.

  • Review IMI CCI’s installed base and identify less active accounts as well as new accounts.

  • Develop and implement strategies for improving level of Aftermarket sales to these accounts.

  • Ability to provide technical and marketing support to other IMI CCI sales personnel and sales representatives if applicable. Represent company at trade association meetings to promote products and services. (i. ISA Local Meetings).

  • Track budget to keep expenses within guidelines.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must have experience selling valves and/or instrumentation.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Must have knowledge of control valve sizing and specification.

  • Must have customer relations skills.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to plan and conduct negotiations with customers.

  • Must be able to make informative and persuasive sales presentations to customers.

  • Must have knowledge of principles and theories of mechanical engineering and fluid dynamics.

  • Knowledge of severe service control valve competitor products is preferred.

  • Must have skills and experience in closing major sales.

  • Power plant or paper mill, or refinery experience highly preferable.

  • Good organizational skills preferred.

  • Able to work in a multi-task environment is preferred.

  • Detail oriented is preferred.

  • Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is preferred.

  • Skills in identifying prospects for company products are preferred.

  • Must be willing to travel: 60+%

  • Preferably based out of Southeast region (e.g. Jackson, MS, Birmingham, AL, or Memphis, TN)

Education or Experience

  • B.S. in Engineering or 3 to 5 years of experience in related field or similar role; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Job ID 2019-32001

# of Openings 1

Category Sales

Platform IMI Critical Engineering