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Valmont Industries, Inc. Technical Sales - Remote NE/CO/KS/TX/OK in Remote, Nebraska

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

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The Field Automation Specialist (FAS) is responsible for the sales and support of Valley Technology Products (ie - AgSense, BaseStation, ICON, VRI) to new and existing customers. This position reports into the Commercial Director for their region.

The FAS is responsible to maximize the opportunity for sales within an assigned region and support the overall Valley Irrigation and Technology sales teams by maximizing the coverage to gain market share. The FAS provides input to management from their direct market knowledge on policies, programs, objectives, and procedures as they apply to product, service, training, warranty, market share, distribution, parts, innovation and technology. The FAS works in conjunction with the Valley Territory Manager to provide full support and training for the Valley Dealers and territory sales staff in that Territory.

The FAS works with appropriate staff within Valley Irrigation groups to resolve any dealer and grower satisfaction issues. This position is responsible for assisting the service department regarding warranty of Valley technical products and services for dealers in the assigned territory that require assistance.

The FAS is responsible for ensuring that the dealers and territory sales managers in their territory are properly trained on sales, installation and operation of Valley technical products and services. FAS will conduct Dealer training with support from appropriate subject matter experts and will travel to dealer and grower locations to perform the training.

Essential Functions:

  • Understands the needs of end users and Dealers in their assigned territory to further the adoption Valley technology products in services to grow market share and revenue

  • Meets with Dealers and territory sales managers in assigned territory on a regular basis to maintain current knowledge of the end users, preferences and opportunities for sales

  • Achieving sales goals is a primary focus along with preparing sales plans and reports, analyze sales results and revise plans accordingly to maximize sales

  • Supports the development and implementation of new product rollout plans that the Service groups will need for training

  • Supports the creation and execution of the release of new product training plan

  • Maintains current knowledge of emerging and advances technologies and work collaboratively with Director of Technology Sales to identify potential new products that could be integrated into the Valley product line

  • Participates in the successful product launches in conjunction with product marketing and sales

  • Attends dealer open house events, product shows, and industry conferences to present technical subject matter and answer product questions.

  • Recommends product changes and enhancements to existing products based on input from customers, dealers and internal personnel

  • Stays informed regarding competitive products and activity and shares that knowledge with other Valley Irrigation staff

  • Identification of new irrigation product opportunities

  • Responsible for maintaining a close, positive working relationship with Dealers in assigned territory, Sales, Product Management, Marketing, Engineering and Operations

  • Supports cross-functional new product development teams to ensure timely product introductions into the market place and the product is developed per market requirements

  • Ensure the timely resolution of service issues for Dealers in assigned territory

  • Supports the Valley Territory Managers when requested for Valley technology products and services

  • Acts as the first line interface for reliability and durability issues that are presented by end-user customers or dealer personnel

  • Collect and analyze product reliability information related to the product lines and advanced technologies which includes technology trends, opportunities and customers’ expectations

  • Participates in the development of the annual service training

  • Maintain professional relationships with government and university extension and industry research personnel

  • This position reports into the Commercial Director of Sales and has no direct reports

  • This role requires up to 50% travel including overnight stays

  • Assist with incoming technology sales and support phone calls on an ‘as needed’ basis when in office

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Preferred Bachelors with 6+ years experience or Associates Degree with 8+ years of experience or 10+ years experience

  • Two years’ experience working directly with dealer sales and service personnel

  • The ability to travel in local area and internationally, if assigned, up to 75% of the time

  • The ability to resolve complex problems and large challenges

  • The ability to establish and cultivate excellent working relationships with dealers and customers

  • Strategic thinking ability with tactical and detailed execution

  • Expertise in the use of influence, team participation, consensus building and dealer/customer/grower communication

  • The ability to work within a broader sales team to achieve company goals beyond assigned territory

  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

  • Agricultural background

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • A degree in Engineering, Business, Agricultural Mechanization and Business, Agricultural Sciences (agronomy, soil science, crop production, etc.), Mechanized Agriculture or Agricultural Economics is preferred

  • Experience with mechanized irrigated agriculture preferred

  • Experience with irrigation scheduling preferred

  • Experience working with RTK GPS equipment

  • Experience with single and multi-frequency GPS equipment

  • Experience with cellular communications networks

  • Experience with solar equipment including sizing and maintenance of the solar equipment.

  • A strong understanding of electronics, computerized control modules, VHF (very high frequency)/UHF (ultra-high frequency) communication methods, satellite and cellular communication technologies, PLC (programmable logic controllers) and GPS (global positioning system) technologies is preferred

The annual base salary range for this position in most major metropolitan areas is $93,700 - $153,700. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. Valmont Industries considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, and market and business considerations when extending an offer.



Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Wellbeing benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location and can include the following:

  • Healthcare (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan with company match

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability including maternity leave

  • Work Life Support

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, one-on-one health coaching, mortgage services and more

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Valmont is here to modernize vital infrastructure and increase agricultural productivity, sustainably and reliably. We galvanize steel to last a century with minimal environmental impact. We modernize irrigation to feed a growing population by utilizing the latest technology. We harden the electrical grid to enable the delivery of reliable power to millions of homes around the world. And we help make communities everywhere safer, cleaner and more connected through our smart infrastructure technology.

Valmont serves two primary markets — agriculture and infrastructure — and seven diverse product lines: Utility, Lighting and Transportation, Telecom, Solar, Coatings, Irrigation and Ag Tech. We manufacture products in 85 facilities spread across six continents, and we do business in 100 different countries.

That’s what Valmont does. We conserve resources and improve life, finding ways to make innovation and technology beneficial in the real world.

  • That’s the value we add.