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Job Openings at Tallman

Ours is a pretty exciting business. The Electric Utility Industry is an important, fast-paced, and necessary field.  Work here, and you’ll be surrounded by eager and motivated folks who truly care about helping our customers succeed. 

We’re always on the lookout for smart and motivated people from a variety of fields and support positions to keep our customers elated with Tallman. If you are interested in a long-term career with great benefits in an exciting industry, then, by all means, get in touch with us.

Current Job Openings at Tallman Equipment Company


JOB TITLE: Outside Sales Representative

Location: Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa

Company Overview

Since 1952 Tallman Equipment Company has been a trusted manufacturer and distributor of tools and equipment supplying a multitude of utility markets. With an experienced and customer-focused sales and service team, we confidently serve the electrical utility, transmission, distribution, telecommunications, and industrial markets. Tallman Equipment is staffed with expert tool specialists who are available to advise our customers on nearly any product or tool need including: stringing, lifting/rigging, fiberglass, rubber goods/cover-up, and grounding & jumpering. We are currently seeking a Tool Specialist to join our sales team. The Tool Specialist will be responsible for sales growth and business development through electrical utilities, contractors, electrical cooperatives, and distribution. This position will be centrally located for the territory in order to support the region of Southern Indiana, Southern Ohio, and Kentucky.

Detailed Description

  • Has a passion for sales in the electrical transmission & distribution markets
  • Perform product demonstrations while on-site at customer locations
  • Differentiates Tallman Equipment products and services from competition utilizing product and non-product factors
  • Has a strong commitment to providing customer service within a team environment
  • Overcome the objections of prospective customers
  • Carefully plan the use of time by scheduling activities in advance to provide maximum time to efficiently maintain existing and new territory accounts
  • Build and foster a network of referrals to create new opportunities for territory growth
  • Manage key customers accounts through consistent exposure for Tallman Equipment and an understanding of the key drivers to their business and spending
  • Collect and report trends and strategies of competitors to Sales Management

Critical Competencies

  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
  • Well organized relative to time and territory management
  • Ability to prioritize and work the necessary hours to effectively execute the job responsibilities
  • Use technical knowledge of product offerings to support and build sales
  • Responsible handling of expenses, demo and trial equipment, and other company assets
  • Proficient in computer-related skills
  • Travel to and attendance of industry-relevant trade shows as necessary

Education & Experience

  • At least two years of successful outside sales experience preferred
  • PC Skills using spreadsheets, word processing, and other office management applications required
  • Utility industry experience preferred
  • Ability to work with customer relationship management (CRM) software

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive and travel by airplane
  • Remote in-home office
  • Travel percentage 50% (average 2-3 overnights per week)
  • Required to organize and coordinate schedules

Tallman Equipment offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package.