Product / Sales Engineer

Zehnder Rittling is seeking candidates for the position of Product / Sales Engineer.  The following is representative of the general details and knowledge, skills and abilities of this position and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements or qualifications that may be inherent in the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential position functions.


Position Summary:

This position will serve as the Ceiling Systems and Inside Sales Engineer for all products within the Zehnder Engineered Ceiling Systems segment. The primary role of the position is to become “the subject matter expert” for the Zehnder ceiling product Engineering, Applications, Design / Design support, and sales team. In addition the position will require working directly with external customers on new projects and providing detailed project packages including; Quotations, submittals, equipment schedules, shop drawings, product detail drawings and written specifications.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Engineering, Purchasing, and Product Design to create part numbers and descriptions for the transition of products into MFG pro (Enterprise System).
  • Create and review BOMs for new orders and current products
  • Support configurator updates
  • Update and create 3D models and 2D drawings in SolidWorks / PDM
  • Use SolidWorks simulation software for the product design to meet customer requirements, calculate capacity, and airflow.
  • Interpret and understand HVAC building plans
  • Execute building plan takeoffs to create equipment schedules, quotations,  specifications and full project submittal packages
  • Utilize selection software to provide unit performance and selections
  • Provide technical assistance to customers through general product questions as well troubleshooting concerns
  • Utilize AutoCAD to layout Zehnder engineered ceiling system products on reflected ceiling plans, coordinating with building and system designs provided by our MEP consulting partners
  • Identify trade conflicts or design issues and suggest alternative solutions as required to complete mechanical plans 
  • Assist with internal project management, coordinating quantity takeoffs with manufacturing and production release schedules to meet jobsite coordination needs.
  • All other duties as assigned by Manager.


Education and/or experience:

  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • HVAC industry specific knowledge and MEP design experience are highly desirable

Other skills:

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, and Solid works
  • Understanding of MRP systems
  • Experienced with Bill of Material creation and review
  • General understanding of Commercial Construction and MEP Industry
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to take on individual projects
  • Ability to manage deadlines for large project milestones
  • Good verbal/written communication skills.
  • High technical comprehension skills and ability to present ideas into easily communicated messages.
  • Good leadership and interpersonal skills

Computer skills:

  • AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or equivalent software.
  • Microsoft Windows Office, Word, Excel.
  • Revit experience a plus.

Zehnder Rittling offers a highly competitive compensation and fringe benefits package including options for medical, dental, vision insurance, supplemental short term disability coverage, life insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, tuition assistance and relocation assistance.

If you are looking to join a team-oriented, fast-paced organization and meet the above qualifications, please forward resume and salary history to:

Zehnder Rittling
100 Rittling Blvd.
Buffalo, NY 14220
ATTN: Human Resources
E-mail: (as Word attachment only)

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