Power Generation Services Sales Representative

Carol Stream, IL posted on February 14

Interstate Companies, Inc. is a dynamic organization that provides rewarding careers for approximately 1,400 employees in its corporate office and five operating units – Interstate AssemblySystems, Interstate BearingSystems, Interstate IndustrialSystems, Interstate PowerSystems and I-State Truck Center.

Interstate Power Systems is a distributor for Detroit Diesel Engines, Allison Transmissions, MTU-Engines, MTU Onsite Energy Generators, Deutz Engines, Carrier Transicold Refrigeration and Waukesha Engines and Generators.

As we have since our founding in 1957 as one of the world’s first Detroit Diesel Engine distributors, we continue to recruit career-oriented individuals who want fulfilling work and opportunities for professional growth. Our employees’ commitment to the company and its “Pride in Service” motto helps Interstate Companies deliver exceptional customer service every day.

Interstate PowerSystems is seeking an experienced Outside Sales Representative. This position with actively promote product sales and service in the assigned territory. This position is currently located in our Bloomington, MN location but will be relocating to our new facility in Lakeville, MN Spring 2017.

Job Duties:

  • Secure orders from new and existing customers for new generator service contracts
  • Actively identify and develop new customer contacts to expand market share
  • Assist customers in solving problems and provide technical support
  • Ensure that customers are kept up to date regarding new product and service features and developments
  • Establish and maintain relationships with facility managers and maintenance managers to promote Interstate PowerSystems products and services
  • Act as a liaison between the customer and company as needed to ensure that the customer needs are adequately met

Desired Skills/Qualities:

  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership and communications skills
  • Proven background with sales
  • Must possess strong attention to detail
  • Ability to travel overnight

Position Requirements:

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years recent/relevant outside sales experience
  • Experience in distribution, industrial and/or heavy duty equipment a plus
  • Clear driving record
  • Ability to travel overnight


  • Competitive compensation program that includes base salary plus commission (DOE)
  • Company vehicle and cell phone
  • Generous benefits including insurance options, vacation, holiday, and sick pay, 401(k) with employer match

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
I-State is an Equal Opportunity and we encourage all qualified and interested persons to apply for this position by submitting a resume for consideration.