Technical Sales Engineer

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Looking for a sales representatives job? Are you a dynamic sales and business development professional with experience of working within a compressed air, engineering or industrial environment? Do you have a passion for delivering excellent customer service?

Are you interested in developing your career with a high-profile role as a Technical Sales Engineer for a progressive, innovative, successful and established Scottish business?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our expert team of specialist engineers, specifying and selling a range of quality, market-leading products and systems.

Technical Sales Engineer Vacancy

We are seeking an outgoing and professional sales representative to join and strengthen our busy, experienced and expanding team as a Technical Sales Engineer.

Covering Central & Southern Scotland, the successful candidate will manage customer accounts and increase sales, identifying and developing potential new customers while meeting personal sales goals.

Assisting customers with the design, specification, selection and investment in our quality, energy-saving products, systems and innovative solutions, you will be responsible for delivering low compressed air costs with maximum availability.

The successful applicant will be based out of our Glasgow (Head Office) Sales & Service Centre. You may also be required to travel to customers throughout Scotland to provide sales assistance and technical guidance in support of our expert Sales & Service Centre teams in Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness.


Responsibilities of this interesting role include the following:

  • Excel at sales to customers.
  • Provide technical sales support to existing and new customers over the phone or in person.
  • Build rapport with customer account contacts, business owners and our market-leading suppliers.
  • Manage accounts and larger projects.
  • Ensure customers know the benefits of quality products and services to quote and sell them successfully.


Ideally, applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • At least two years of practical sales experience selling industrial equipment or a similar technical product.
  • Transferable knowledge and skills from a sound industrial or engineering background.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to finding new business and developing sales opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, a positive ‘can do’ attitude, and a ‘hands-on’ approach to their responsibilities.
  • A willingness to contribute to driving and achieving growth.


In addition to the above, we are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Excellent negotiation and closing techniques.
  • Good time management and organisation.
  • Good communication and IT proficiency.
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy.
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure as an individual or part of a busy team.
  • Excellent telephone manners.
  • Good command of the English language (written and spoken).
  • Numeric and good mathematical skills.
  • The ability and desire to meet deadlines and achieve targets.


Previous experience in the compressed air industry is desirable and preferred but not strictly necessary. We will provide a structured training programme for the right candidate.

As previously mentioned, evidence of a minimum of two years of practical sales experience with transferable skills is required. Ideally, applicants should also have good communication and organisational skills while demonstrating a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a ‘hands-on' approach to their sales responsibilities.


In addition to a generous salary (related to experience and skills), there is the opportunity to earn a performance-related commission.

We will provide a structured training plan, the opportunity for career development, 25 days of paid holiday plus seven statutory days, a discretionary company bonus, a pension scheme, life insurance cover, private healthcare and a company vehicle.

To apply for a role with us, you must reside in the UK, be eligible to work in the UK and hold a full, preferably clean, UK driving licence.

If you would like to apply for this interesting role and have the necessary skills, enthusiasm, and experience, please email your CV with a cover letter introducing yourself and briefly explaining what interests you about this opportunity to join the Kerr Compressors team to:
Mr Cameron Kerr, Director -

The closing date for applications is currently Friday 23rd February 2024

Kerr Careers & Sales Vacancy


Award-winning compressed air, nitrogen generation and fluid power specialists in Scotland for over 40 years and 5 Star Rated on Google, we provide expert, professional assistance and advice for all makes and types of air compressors and compressed air equipment.

Four established and highly regarded Sales & Service Centres in Glasgow (Head Office), Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness, contribute to our success in Scotland as a respected supplier of compressed air systems and services. Our Sales & Service Centres offer a diverse range of quality compressed air products, services and solutions, delivering low compressed air costs with maximum availability.

You will find our energy-saving systems and installations throughout Scottish businesses and industries. Our expert team of specialist compressed air engineers is multi-skilled, factory-trained, and has a wealth of experience installing, servicing, and maintaining compressed air systems.

From simple modifications of existing installations to designing and installing complete new compressed air systems, all of our work is completed within the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) Knowledge Base and 'Best Practice Guides’ and in accordance with the Pressure Systems Regulations 2000.

We are committed to continued investment in our people, equipment, technology, infrastructure and processes. In addition, we provide expert training while encouraging personal learning and development to nurture and encourage our employees to build professional career paths.

Established in 1980, we have been the sole Industrial Authorised Distributor in Scotland for KAESER Compressors / HPC Compressed Air Systems since 1990. Since their inception, we have achieved the HPC Authorised Distributor of the Year Award for 13 consecutive years (2010/11 to 2022/2023). In addition, we are the preferred partner and approved distributor for a range of market-leading supply partners and quality products.

You can find further information regarding our company and our experience, plus details of our quality products, parts, solutions and services, here on our website and by visiting our LinkedIn page to view our recent posts.

Alternatively, please CLICK HERE to view our KERR CORPORATE BROCHURE

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