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Engineering Technical Sales Internship

Technical Sales Undergraduate Internship 
Ecolab is seeking Technical Sales Interns to learn our approach to account management, customer service, and how technical expertise is used to solve problems for customers and develop business within an essential industrial business. These industrial businesses could include the opportunity to work inside a paper mill, oil refinery, data center, food & beverage manufacturing facility, power plant and many other environments.  
This internship will help identify and propose solutions to preserve energy and water, minimize our customers’ environmental footprint and increase productivity overall. You will learn how to take a consultative sales approach with a primary emphasis on strong account leadership skills and retention of strategic accounts. You will also learn how to build long-term relationships with a large customer base by understanding their key business drivers, executing system assurance programs, and offering new technologies. 
What’s in it For You:  

  • 10–12-week paid summer internship for you to grow both professionally and personally 
  • The opportunity to take on some of the world’s most meaningful challenges, helping customers achieve clean water, safe food, and healthy environments 
  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth 
  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives, and ideas to achieve our best 
  • Apply what you learn in the classroom to meaningful projects that have genuine business impact 
  • Grow your professional network through one-on-one meetings with Ecolab leaders, professional development workshops, and peer get togethers 
  • Finish your internship with a realistic job preview of what a “day in the life” of an Ecolab associate looks like 
  • Be considered for a full-time job offer (to start upon graduation) at the end of a successful internship with us. 
What You Will Do:  

  • Complete an independent project under primary trainer’s direction to yield calculated ROI 
  • Complete safety training & technical lessons that serve as an introduction to water treatment applications 
  • Observe and participate in service as it is provided to customers to assure accurate chemical application, process optimization and documentation 
  • Complete introductory training of the consultative sales approach 
  • Visit multiple customer sites (commercial institutions, food/beverage/brewing manufacturing, paper mills, mining facilities, refineries, etc.) across the region (40-60% of training time spent in field) to learn best practices and types of unit applications and treatment approaches 
  • Build key relationships and interaction with departments and personnel that will be critical to success in the field 
  • Work within various regional sales districts and customer locations to build specific technical knowledge and gain sales experience 
Position Details: 

  • Nationwide locations available in urban, suburban, and rural environments (dependent on specific industry) 
  • Relocation assistance is available for those meeting requirements 
Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Pursuing undergraduate degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial) or Life Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) graduating in December 2022 or Summer 2023 
  • Must have a valid driver's license, access to a personal vehicle, and acceptable motor vehicle record 
  • Willingness & ability to work off hours, including nights & weekends 
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without any sponsorship, now or anytime in the future 
Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills 
  • Willingness and ability to learn water treatment chemical applications and automation 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude 
  • Willingness and ability to work in commercial and manufacturing environments 
  • High computer application literacy (including Microsoft Office Suite and ability to