Field Sales Engineer

LEISTER Technologies LLC - Minneapolis, MN


Job Description

Leister Technologies, LLC has an immediate opening in the Minneapolis metro area for a Field Sales Engineer on our Industrial Heat & Plastic Welding team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our rapidly growing company. Position is remote(based out of a home office), full-time with competitive salary and benefits.

Reports to: National Sales Manager, Plastic Welding and Process Heat

Job Description:

Hot air and plastic welding tool sales in the Upper Midwest (WI, MN, NE, SD & ND). The chosen candidate will operate out of a home office environment. The role will focus on being in front of the customers and demonstrating how Leister's products and services can benefit their production throughout.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop new business through customer visits and product demonstrations.
  • Engage existing customer base and analyze/grow Leister opportunities.
  • Cultivate new customers in territory.
  • Become an expert at specifying the proper tool/equipment to satisfy each customer’s unique hot air application.
  • Participate in a wide variety of activities to ensure optimum networking opportunities with partners, trade associations, customer supplier open houses, etc.
  • Develop strong relationships with OEMs and automation machine builders creating Leister specific repeat business.
  • Build upon Leister’s existing and historical quality leadership.
  • 50% travel required

Desired Skills & Experience:

Two to four years of outside B-to-B sales experience required. Experience in the plastics industry or other technical field is a plus. Candidate will be involved with industrial applications varying from stationary hot air devices for drying/curing,to handheld plastic extruders for plastic welding or walk behind tools for banner and sign assembly. Ideal candidate will be results oriented, have an entrepreneurial mindset, excellent communication skills and have a good working knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel.

Company Description:

Leister Technologies LLC (, with U.S. headquarters based in Itasca,Illinois, and a satellite office in Tiverton, Rhode Island, is a subsidiary of Leister Technologies AG. These offices support the sales and service of Leister’s full line of process heat, plastic welding, laser and microsystem products through its wide network of distribution partners across North America.

Leister Technologies AG is a Swiss-based company belonging to the Leister Group; it has a global market presence and prides itself on lasting customer satisfaction.The highest product quality, high innovation rate, extensive experience of its employees and outstanding services are clear benchmarks of this.

For over 60 years, Leister has been a world leader in plastics processing with hot-air,hot-wedge and extrusion welder technology. To assure customers can always rely on the renowned Leister quality, the company develops and produces all products and accessory parts in Switzerland in compliance with the strict ISO 9001 standard. Ninety-five percent of Leister’s products are exported.

The classic product portfolio of the Leister Group is subject to continuous further development and has been extended by high-tech machines and components involving laser and micro-technology. Leister Laser Plastic Welding produces powerful and cutting edge laser welding systems for plastics. Axetris AG develops and produces laser gas detectors, micro-optics, mass flow rate sensors and infrared sources for industry.

Job Type: Full-time

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

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