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Switch Gear Specialist in San Antonio, TX at Crawford Electric Supply

Date Posted: 11/3/2018

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Gear Quotations Specialist

In 1990 Crawford Electric Supply opened its first store in Dallas, Texas and began a tradition of excellence. Within five years of opening, the store was ranked #1 in the twin city market. Crawford has grown from one location and six associates to 30 locations across Texas and Louisiana and more than 750 associates. Over the last 25 years, Crawford Electric has lived up to, and exceeded, its motto of 'Whatever it Takes!' Crawford is a subsidiary of Sonepar USA.


To provide a value to our sales force and customer base with switchgear product knowledge, pricing, product and application knowledge.


  • Responds to requests from customers and salespersons on matters pertaining to the application and operation of gear project quotations
  • Point of contact for gear manufacturers on projects
  • Provide alternative options on switchgear projects
  • Responsible for all quote accuracy and profitability through effective negotiations
  • Provides exceptional service in all bid processes to customers’ gear project quotations
  • Ability to meet and exceed customer needs and project deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills with a “Whatever it Takes” attitude
  • Develops and maintains strong vendor/manufacturer relationships. (Gear, TVSS, UPS, Med voltage, Transformers, Generators)
  • Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with specifying engineers
  • Provide technical assistance and other product and system support to the engineering community by working independently or in conjunction with manufacturer’s representatives
  • Services external consulting engineers to enhance and uphold Crawford’s image and products
  • Negotiate job pricing and special levels with partner manufactures
  • Develop a plan to move Crawford into medium voltage and emergency system gear sales through self-sufficiency and create demand in the Region
  • Hire and develop specialist in the medium voltage and emergency systems markets
  • Determine with the RVP what the best options are moving forward to differentiate Crawford from other distribution and manufacturing


  • Electrical Engineering Degree or equivalent Switch Gear manufacturer experience
  • Knowledge of switchgear is required
  • Expert ability to read and comprehend electrical plans
  • Working knowledge of Electrical Contractor business and product supply chain
  • PC literate with knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel,& Power Point)
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ecommerce/Digital experience

Benefits include:

401K Plan, Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Discounts and more.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran                      

Business Unit: Crawford


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