Senior Application Engineer

Posted Date 9 months ago(5/10/2022 2:59 PM)
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Come work for the largest equipment dealer in North America! Are you a hardworking individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment and looking to take your career to the next level? If so, then come join our award winning team!


We provide our employees with the following tools and resources to be successful:

  • Training
  • Outstanding benefits package (BCBS PPO, Delta Dental and EyeMed Vision, plus much more!)
  • 401(k) with match
  • Competitive wages
  • Company laptop and cell phone 
  • Paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays


Our Material Handling division is growing, and this is a newly created position to further support our company needs. We are seeking a full-time Senior Application Engineer for our Bolingbrook, IL branch.


Vision:  The vision for this position is to help Alta future proof their motive power team.  We need help solidifying our sales approach, application engineering, project management and field support activities.  Our goal is to build a scalable energy platform which can be leveraged by dealerships as they are acquired by Alta Equipment Company.  We want to outpace the material handling market regarding new technologies and become HYG’s benchmark dealership for Emerging Technologies. 


Responsibilities:  The role will support Alta’s Connecticut, New York, and Massachussets APR.  It is expected the candidate will work out of the Bolingbrook branch and support sales activities and travel on an as needed basis. The candidate must possess a broad knowledge base of the motive power industry, including lead acid battery manufacturers, lithium ion, opportunity charge and fast charge technologies.  They must be able to self-perform power studies, write proposals and help Alta sales representatives identify and close motive power opportunities.  It is expected the Sr. Application Engineer remain agnostic regarding vendors, power solutions and always take care of our customers and act in their best interest.


The candidate must be adept at advancing the sales rep relationship and bring value to their relationship.  The reps must see the value in the sales engineer and want to bring them into deals to help credential Alta and close business.


The candidate will need to provide forecasting and to senior management and work to establish a pipeline of activities managed and reported out of the CRM.


  • HS diploma or GED required; Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Computer Skills - Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Language Skills - High: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Mathematical Skills - Basic: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
  • Reasoning Ability - Basic: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
  • Physical/Sensory Functions: Regularly will use hands, talk/hear, sit, will reach with hands and arms; Occasionally will stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Lift and/or Move Functions: Frequently will lift up to 10 pounds; Occasionally will lift up to 50 pounds


About Alta:

Culture is Job #1. Alta Equipment Company prides itself in the 3 P’s of business: People, Process and Product. By investing in the best people and creating a “one team” approach, Alta Equipment Company earns customers for life.


If you have a passion for excellence and are ready to make a difference within our organization, we’re ready for you. Whether it’s selling the world’s-best big iron, rolling up your sleeves and servicing our industry-leading construction and material handling product brands or being a difference maker behind the scenes, we can use your skillset.


At Alta Equipment Company, we believe in mutual respect and are committed to diversity while inspiring our employees to reach their maximum potential. Voted a “Top Work Place USA”, our employees across North America are committed to excellence. It’s the Alta way.


So, let’s start the conversation. Click the link to apply and begin the journey of a lifetime.


What We Look For:

At Alta Equipment Company, we are looking for candidates who are a cultural fit with our organization and understand that every task and job goes toward fostering customers for life. Along with that, a great attitude that embraces mutual respect and delivering a consistent high energy level that exudes a passion for excellence. Also, we are searching for a skill set that has a high aptitude for the position with a continual focus on investing in one’s profession through additional training and learning.

Other Opportunities at Alta

Please visit our careers page at to view other openings that may be of interest to you!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.


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