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As our world changes rapidly around us in the years to come, one thing we can be sure of is that it will be powered by electricity. We have a great company, selling electrical products, control systems and software that serve homes, buildings and industry. It is a wonderful place for creative, energetic people to build careers in our supply chain, branches, and advisory teams.

Thank you for giving us a look.

We are seeking a Automation Specialist to join our Gexpro team at our Union City, CA location:


Summary of Key Responsibilities: 

  • Prospect and qualify automation-related sales opportunities in various vertical markets
  • Define new customers and markets for emerging automation product technologies
  • Identify customer needs, propose solutions and support orders for assigned automation products
  • Become subject matter expert in the assigned product category
  • Assists sales staff and customers with product selection and questions
  • Provide product training both internally and for customers. Both in person and remote.
  • Manage demo product room and keep updated



  • Working experience with automation hardware and software products. Preferred familiarity with GE/Emerson MAS Machine Automation Solutions
  • Ability to identify customer needs, propose solutions and assist orders 
  • Able to identify and affect customer internal support processes which affect purchasing decisions
  • Ability to promote the value-add of the assigned products in competitive situations
  • Effective listening, communication, negotiation, and consensus-building skills
  • Ability to transform product and service opportunities into sales opportunities when appropriate
  • Strong arbitration skills to effectively listen, communicate and gain consensus
  • Leadership Skills
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct training workshops and technical sales seminars
  • Ability to work with Project managers, the Operations teams and Inside/Outside Salesforce 
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with vendors




  • A four-year engineering or technical degree or appropriate experience, Electrical preferred, Mechanical accepted
  • Ability to identify and demonstrate technology solutions for customer applications
  • Valid driver's license for region of business operation with a good driving record
  • Previous experience with customer service
  • Excellent communication skills/phone etiquette
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Customer service mindset
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to leverage the entire organization to achieve results
  • A desire to learn and become an expert in their field
  • Self-motivated
  • Computer-savvy and high comfort level with technology
  • Must be able to be successful and productive in a fast-paced environment


Rexel USA (A VEVRAA Federal Contractor), and its affiliated companies, is an EEO/Disabled/Veterans employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email to staffing@rexelusa.com or call 888-739-3547 to let us know the nature of your request.

Automation Specialist

Union City
Branch Field Sales
Customer/Sales Support