Thompson Electronics Company
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • 905 S. Bosch Rd, Peoria, IL 61607
  • Travel
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Life Safety and Security Sales Engineer

Life Safety and Security Sales Engineer

Thompson Electronics Company is a full line Systems Integrator with a focus in Low Voltage Systems including, but not limited to Pro Audio/Video, Life Safety (Fire, Mass Notification), Security, Communications and Service.

With our overall growth, we are actively seeking an additional Sales Engineer in the Illinois Market to procure new business in some or all of the above-mentioned areas. We are looking for a team player that isn’t afraid to get out in front of potential customers and find business opportunities.


Position Summary: 

Familiarity with consultative sales approach and solution-based selling. Pipeline management as well as time management skills are essential. Position involves prospecting, qualifying, proposal development and closing skills.

Must be able to develop and maintain customer relationships in order to grow the business. Ability to ask questions and seek a solution for our customers and not just “peddle” and quote products.  Ability to endure longer selling cycles and still produce regularly.

Must have the ability to present solutions to groups of people in a professional manner and continue to evolve and adapt to ever changing technologies and market landscape.

Willingness to learn across product lines and business platforms as well as attend pertinent training and trade shows. Ability to call on and make presentations to schools, architects and engineering firms, electrical contractors and healthcare institutions.

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • College Degree (preferred)

  • Outside Sales Experience

  • Experience in Life Safety/Security market (preferred, not required)

  • Ability to manage $1 million plus sales activity

  • Team Player

  • Ability to work unsupervised at times

  • Reliable transportation and the ability to travel 

  • Good Organizational and Time Management skills

  • Excellent Computer skills

  • General Business Acumen

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written


Base Salary plus Commissions, Company phone, Computer, desk space. Health Insurance, 401K, Section 125, Vacation. 

Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and background check required. You must be able to obtain a security clearance from the State of Illinois.

Thompson Electronics Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, or race

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