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Full-Time Job


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Attend product and application training at our Keyence Career Development Institute.

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Keyence products and applications through classes, seminars, and on-the-job training.

  • Work with experienced salespeople to develop sales skills through real life examples and role-plays.

  • Satisfactorily complete mentorship program providing sales training and an overview of Keyence’s culture of success.

  • Provide technical consultation and service to customers to help solve their applications using Keyence’s products.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in adapting to Keyence’s expectations and the challenges customers present you.

  • Travel to customer locations three days a week and work successfully in a wide variety of manufacturing environments.

*The Technical Sales Development Program is the premier opportunity for you to learn consultative, solution-based sales.

At Keyence, sales professionals work in a highly professional and fast-paced office an average of two days a week, while three days a week they visit manufacturers in a sales territory so that they can consult face-to-face on solving customers’ critical quality control, reliability, and research or design applications.

The Technical Sales Development Program is your opportunity to gain the training necessary to become an entry-level, direct sales professional. Sales Associates enter a program consisting of classroom training, on-the-job learning, and mentorship.

The training program begins with a period of classroom training which typically lasts 1 to 3 months dependent on product line.

While Keyence products are highly technical, you will receive the training to become an expert on our products, solving applications, following our pro-active sales process, and conducting successful sales consultations.

After successful completion of the Sales Associate classroom training, you will be promoted to Sales Engineer, initiating the on-the-job training phase of the development program. Included in your on-the-job training is a formal mentorship program, typically lasting from 4 to 6 months, which utilizes coaching to reinforce product and application training and develop your sales skills while you become responsible for customers in your own sales territory.


  • Four-year college degree.

  • Interest and aptitude to master Keyence’s highly technical products.

  • Interest in working in manufacturing environments.

  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to listen and pro-actively react to customer questions and requests.

  • Goal-oriented and extremely hard working with a desire to make a measurable contribution to Keyence’s success.

  • Desire to better yourself through our intensive training, mentorship, engaged management, and pro-active, process-oriented sales approach.

  • Understand and abide by all company policies and procedures: including professional dress code, punctuality, attendance, and sales process policies.

  • Willingness to travel 60% of the time, including the possibility of overnight travel.

  • Ability to lift and carry 35~ 85 lbs. of demonstration equipment in and out of vehicles onto a dolly.

  • Position requires the use of a personal vehicle. Larger vehicle may be required dependent on product line equipment size. Must have a valid driver’s license at all times.

Apply if:

  • You are passionate about beginning a career in technical sales.

  • You are interested in visiting manufacturing environments.

  • You are interested in technology and have a strong technical aptitude.

  • You have a strong work ethic and want to work hard.

  • You are interested in working at a professional and disciplined company.

  • You want to the opportunity to advance within one company.

Do not apply if:

  • You are not interested in a career in sales.

  • You are neither goal-oriented nor pro-active.

  • You are not looking for an entry-level position.

  • You are not a morning person.

  • You do not like speaking to people either on the phone or in person.

  • You have a negative attitude or do not go the extra mile.

Compensation & Benefits


Competitive total compensation package, including salary plus commission


Benefits include paid on-the-job training, medical, dental, vision, 401K matching and generous paid time off.

About Keyence Corporation

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Who we are

As a leading supplier of sensors, measuring systems, laser markers, microscopes, and machine vision systems worldwide, KEYENCE is at the forefront of factory automation. We strive to develop innovative and reliable products to meet the needs of our customers in every manufacturing industry.

In addition to our world-class products, KEYENCE offers a full range of services to further assist our customers. Our technically trained direct sales force is able to solve tough applications and answer technical questions about our products. We also provide fast shipping so customers can improve their processes as quickly as possible.

KEYENCE is dedicated to adding value to our customers by combining superior technology with unparalleled support.

Fun Fact: Approximately 70% of our new products are ”industry’s first” or “world’s first”!