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Inside Sales Application Engineer 

About the Organization Cogent is a growing, midwest company that provides creative and innovative fluid processing solutions. Our companies include Automatic Engineering, BRI, Fluid Equipment, Lee Mathews, Industrial Measurement and Control, iME Solutions, Vanco, Vandevanter Engineering, Velocity and Water Technology Group. Cogent companies are committed to providing compelling, pertinent and logical solutions while serving the local Industrial, Municipal, Commercial Building Trades, Oil & Gas markets. Our people make the difference. Our shared values define us as a team and bring our vision to life. We are an employee owned business where more than 220 employee owners expect their teammates to work hard, be creative, and get engaged and together we build our future and share in the outcome!


Are you looking for a new opportunity? Are you looking for a company that knows you by name? Are you interested in understanding and taking part in an employee owned company? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and wish to work where that is appreciated? Do have a willingness to learn in a healthy environment and chase your vocation? If so, we may have a spot on our team for you!

Cogent is currently seeking an Inside Sales Application Engineer. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree (either engineering or science related preferred) along with previous experience in inside sales and technical support. A good understanding of pumping equipment and applications is desired.

Typical Duties of an Inside Sales Application Engineer may Include

  • Works closely with salespersons to determine essential strategic approaches for sales; provides technical assistance, pricing strategy, competitive review, installation and service information
  • Performs specification review, interpretations and quotation preparation
  • Compiles submittal documentation for bid approval and conducts a final review on approved submittals
  • Sources product quotes from vendors
  • Analyzes customers requirements and engages in consultative selling with clients; provides value-added services and products to solve customer problems
  • Provides timely and accurate responses to customer inquiries
  • Completes work order forms for purpose of order entry and invoicing
  • Handles cancellations or changes in sales orders and communicates changes to appropriate personnel
  • Reviews purchase orders to ensure the customers technical needs are met
Position Inside Sales Application Engineer  
Position Requirements

Qualified Candidates will have the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of administrative processes, policies, and procedures related to a sales department and material flow
  • Previous experience with engineered solutions preferred. Experience in the pump and pump processing industry highly desired
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Word and Excel
  • Ability to read and interpret dimensional drawings. CAD drawing experience is highly desirable
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Highly energetic and self-starter
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and plan work; ability to multitask with shifting priorities
  • Ability to work alone and within a team environment

The desired candidate will also be highly motivated, willing to challenge and improve the Company's existing processes, and must be adaptable to perform other duties as needed.

What We Offer Above and Beyond Competitive Pay

  • Employee Ownership Stock (ESOP)
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • Generous PTO and Holidays
  • And much more!


We value a great attitude and hard work and in return provide competitive wages, employee ownership, benefits, training and career growth opportunities. To begin a rewarding career with Cogent, apply today at




EOE Statement Cogent, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Fenton (Cogent)  
Category Customer Service  
Division Cogent, Inc.  

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