Business Development Associate

Lafayette, CO 80026
Salary: $35,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year

Job Purpose: To progress to a position with responsibility to Drive Sales of Manual Magswitch products in the North American market through Major Account Management and Product

Training. This is an entry level developmental career position where the successful candidate will be given broad training and promoted through the ranks as skills are mastered and results achieved. The initial three months will be dealing with Customer service for sales, enquiries and developing an understanding of Salesforce CRM system and account management. By assisting the VP of Business Development, the applicant will develop involvement with Major (Golden) customer accounts.

This is mainly an office-based position however, up to 15% travel may be required.

Essential Duties:

Business Development:

· Drive sales of Magswitch products, firstly through general customer sales enquiries, small accounts and progressing to Major account development and management.

· Develop the Magswitch knowledge base with wholesale and distributor sales representatives

· Answer incoming customer calls and inquiries as required

· Support our direct distribution customers and their field teams by communicating regularly and providing relevant technical information, quotes, promotions etc.

· assist with custom product applications, including coordinating with engineering and quoting projects/custom solutions

· Cultivating Preferred Partner relationships along with other distributors and wholesalers

· Assist other Magswitch sales people with designs and solutions of lifting applications

· Help identify new channels and develop sales programs for these channels that can be replicated by other Magswitch sales people as well as wholesale and distributor sales people

· Provide product feedback to product management and engineering in order to drive continuous improvement

· Collaborate with Marketing on development of selling tools and quarterly promotions

Outside Field Support/Training/Tradeshows:

· Make end-user calls as needed with distributors and independent rep agencies as needed gaining field knowledge

· Implement training programs customized to meet various needs of customers, including upper management, field sales, inside sales, counter sales, and business development/productivity specialists

· Schedule training programs to meet customers availability

· Deliver training appropriate for the customers’ needs and abilities

· Continuously improve training programs by incorporating application examples as well as customize training for specific customers

· Develop library of content for application solutions and product knowledge which can be shared internally as well as externally

· Attend Tradeshows/Open House as needed to promote the Magswitch line of products


· Ability to quickly absorb and understand technical information relating to Industrial markets and magnetic technology.

· Experience or ability to quickly learn ERP and CRM systems (NetSuite and Salesforce preferred)

· Ability and confidence in selling solutions and value to the customer

· Eagerness to thoroughly learn and successfully communicate the Magswitch line of products

· Ability to develop Training programs using Powerpoint/Webinars

· Strong presentation skills

· Confident phone manner

· Articulate and clear communicator

· Strong organizational and project planning skills

Automation Engineer

Wixom, Michigan
Salary: $70,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year

Job Purpose:

Magswitch Technology is an international leader in switchable magnetic technology. From initial development, design and engineering to manufacturing, final delivery and distribution, Magswitch has paved the way for innovation in multiple industries across the globe. Magswitch has evolved from manufacturing magnetic tools to engineering innovative technology to increase safety, productivity and speed in industries such as automation, welding, fabrication, manufacturing, heavy industry, shipbuilding and woodworking.

Magswitch is looking for a well-rounded automation engineer with experience within the automotive industry to facilitate the transition to electric automation products.

Essential Duties:

Job responsibilities will include;

·        writing code for PLCs and internal product configuration,

·        working with customers to plan and troubleshoot automation controls pertaining to Magswitch products,

·        collaborate with new product development team on best practices in automation electrical design, and

·        documenting technical information for customer spec sheets.

·        Domestic and international Travel will be required to customer sites and Colorado HQ when necessary.



·        Must understand automation processes, process timing, and control architecture with field debugging experience

·        More than competent in ethernet and fieldbus communication protocols (E/IP, Profinet, EtherCAT, I/O Link, CANopen)

·        Firm grasp of core coding principles and ladder logic

·        Proficient in multiple programming languages (Python, C, others)

·        Experience with multiple PLC platforms (Allen-Bradley, Turck, others)

·        Ability to program robots (Kawasaki preferred)

·        Willing to travel up to 50% and ability to obtain a passport

·        SolidWorks capability is highly preferred but not required


Benefits Include:

·        401K Matching

·        A variety of fully and partially subsidized Medical plans

·        Fully subsidized basic Life and Disability Insurance

·        Voluntary Dental, Vision and Life plans

·        HSA and FSA plans

·        PTO and MLFC