Metalworking Specialist

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: MILWAUKEE, WI, US, 53202-5903

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.

You Will:

Reporting to the Regional Metalworking Manager, you will:

  • Understand customer goals and be responsive to changing customer needs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of market data and access to resources to quickly respond to --new developments in the customer's business.
  • Educate customers on changing market trends and technology and impact to their business.
  • Expand customer understanding and use of Grainger's standard product and service capabilities.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the customers' products and services to create business strategies to improve revenue..
  • Establish customer and market priorities to implement a strategic course of action to accomplish goals.
  • Develop and implement account reach strategies to include regular business reviews for main customers to maximize sales.
  • Leverage available resources including internal Grainger teams and manufacturers to support solutions for customers.
  • Document and understand impact of customer-focused activities to increase productivity and sales including documenting value within assigned customers.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree (BSE) or the equivalent work experience is required.
  • 5+ years cutting tool and machine tool manufacturer or distribution experience.
  • Previous field sales experience with cutting tools and machine tools.
  • Knowledge of major machine tool and cutting tool brands and applications, and the ability to distinguish market offers and capabilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of CNC operations including turning, drilling, and milling
  • Demonstrated understanding of the aspects of metal cutting including speeds and feeds, materials, tool types is required.
  • Basic CNC programming knowledge.


This position is salaried and will pay between $71,800. and $107,700 for base salary plus generous uncapped commission.

The range provided is a guideline and not a guarantee of compensation. Other factors that are involved in offer decisions include, and are not limited to: a candidate's experience, qualifications, geographical area, and internal equity of the team.

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs