Chicago technical sales recruiter seeks a Sales Engineer / Estimator

Position: Sales Engineer / Estimator

Location: Chicago, IL

Salary: Competitive, including bonus and benefits

Overview: Kappa Search, Inc. is a leading technical recruiting firm based in Chicago that specializes in the placement of candidates into permanent careers. We are currently looking to fill a Sales Engineer / Estimator position for our manufacturing client located in the South Chicago area. The Sales Engineer / Estimator will direct sales and accounts, such as reading blueprints, performing customer service duties, estimating, and buying.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing own accounts with growth opportunity to move on to very large projects
  • Demonstrating products’ technical features
  • Offering outstanding customer service
  • Recognizing and addressing customer needs
  • Assessing manufacturing costs
  • Providing customers with quality products
  • Blue Collar and open office environment and will move around a lot going into plant


  • Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering
  • Some related experience in sales and/or project management preferred (structural or construction type background)
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Excellent math skills (must pass an engineering math test-thickness, diameter, radius etc…)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced work environment