Senior Inside Sales Engineer - Motion Control and Photonics | MKS

Aug. 19, 2022

Date Posted: 

 Friday, August 19, 2022

Position Location: 

 Lake Mary, FL and Irvine, CA

Job Description: 

Spectra-Physics, Ophir, Newport, and Photon Control are brands within the MKS Instruments Photonics Solutions Division. We provide a full range of solutions including lasers for precision industrial and scientific research applications, laser and LED measurement, beam profiling, precision motion control, optical tables and vibration isolation systems, photonics instruments, opto-mechanical components, fiber-optic sensors, and optical elements. MKS Photonics solutions enhance our customers’ capabilities and productivity in the semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research and defense markets.

Are you naturally curious? So are we at MKS. Our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications such as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, clean drinking water and space exploration. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity and inclusion. As a valued and trusted partner to our customers, we are continually pushing the boundaries of possibility. We believe in creating technology that transforms our world and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you.

We are seeking an exceptional Inside Sales Engineer to work with a diverse group of optical, electrical, and mechanical engineers and scientists. Engage with the broadest range of customers imaginable – every day we learn something new by helping our customers solve challenging optics and photonics problems and develop technology to improve the human condition and make the world a better and safer place.

We are often the first to interact with a customer that has visited our website or called our 800 number, making us a key technical resource to support new sales or answer questions related to a product they already own. If you have a passion for selling, learning new technology, providing best-in-class technical support and a great customer experience, we invite you to join us!

In addition to your enthusiasm, you will bring to our team your:

  • Curiosity to learn our products, identify our customer’s needs, and share our value propositions leading to new sales opportunities.
  • Desire to provide excellent sales and technical support to screen and qualify all inbound leads, converting those with potential to sales opportunities
  • Keen mind focused on solving customer issues as they deploy our products including troubleshooting technical problems and replicating customer issues with similar hardware
  • Commitment to documenting the details of your interactions in Salesforce and other applications to ensure all stakeholders are informed and up to date

We are looking for an exceptional person who has…

  • A BS degree related to Optics, Photonics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience in motion control technology desirable including programming in C++ or Python, and knowledge of .NET
  • Demonstrated success in a customer-facing role with a track record of meeting or exceeding sales goals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated consultative and collaborative skills to partner and consult with our sales and product teams
  • Proficient computer, software, and data analysis skills including Salesforce, SAP, Microsoft Office or equivalent programs
  • Demonstrated initiative, resiliency, flexibility, time-management, and organizational skills

Benefits:  This position is eligible for a variety of benefits, including health insurance coverage, 401(k), life and disability insurance, paid holidays, sick time, vacation, and parental leave, [and for participation in any stock programs, etc.].

Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds.  However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.”  “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

As MKS is a federal contractor, you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and show proof of same by start date as conditions of employment, except where an exemption (due to a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that prevents you from receiving the vaccine) has been approved by MKS. 

MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies. 


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