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Abbotsford-BC full-time

Position Overview

Our Inside Sales Engineer (ISE) will professionally represent the products and services we provide in our fast – paced business environment. The main scope of this in office technical sales position is to increase business and support our Stormwater Management Division. The ISE will have civil construction experience, be an expert in building relationships, possess strong organizational skills and have the technical drawing & design abilities to create customized solutions that supports the division in new business opportunities. The ideal candidate will have strong initiative and possess a “can do” attitude.

Specific responsibilities

  • Develop expertise in products, applications and technical service ability through self-learning and working through actual situations with customers and other team members
  • Provide drawing and design support mainly for Stormwater Management Division and occasional support for other Divisions.
  • Provide accurate quotations, technical support, literature, and other support materials to customers
  • Provide technical support and maintain relationships with engineering firms, general contractors, and customers/influencers for large and small-scale infrastructure projects.
  • Maintaining accurate project notes and customer information in ERP/CRM systems to maintain real-time Sales and Inventory records
  • Full management of own projects from quality oversight to shipping of final product
  • Presenting and selling value-added customization services
  • Responding to emails, web leads, phone calls and assist with walk-in customers
  • Meeting/exceeding established sales objectives and other duties
  • Process orders on the ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Position requires technical field support and on-site visits.

 Qualifications include

  • Two years minimum of inside technical sales & project coordination experience in construction, civil or mechanical environment
  • Post-secondary education required (preferably a certificate, diploma, or degree in a technical discipline – i.e., Civil or Mechanical Technologist
  • 2D/3D AutoCAD/Solid Works knowledge and ability is required
  • Civil/Mechanical aptitude, with the ability to read and understand drawings with the ability to contribute and hold technical discussions with contractors and engineers
  • Proven organizational skills and efficient use of technology tools
  • Exceptional customer service skills with an interest in building business relationships
  • Excellent active listening, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively over the phone or in person.
  • Must be fully fluent in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong influencing, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Candidate must be able to work in a team environment as well as work independently
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Hands on civil construction or mechanical experience considered an asset
  • Small project estimating background considered an asset
  • General knowledge of liquid and materials handling considered an asset


Salary offer will be competitive, determined on applicant’s level of experience with the ability to grow based on performance. You will receive three weeks of vacation. The position offers a benefit package which includes Extended Health / Long Term Disability / Life Insurance / Accidental Death & Dismemberment (ADD) / Dental. Life/ADD & Long-Term Disability is paid 100% by employee so any benefits collected are free of income tax.

About BARR Plastics

BARR Plastics is a family-run firm located in Abbotsford, BC Canada that has been serving customer for over 55 years. BARR Plastics is known throughout North America as a prominent, innovative provider and custom fabricator of plastic tanks and liquid handling systems for a very broad range of applications. Our focus is centered on environment-enhancing applications related to the best handling of water, wastewater, rainwater, food, and chemical solutions. BARR prides itself on maintaining and growing a viable and profitable enterprise with product and service divisions that are in high and enduring demand. We maintain a highly engaged and motivated team of individuals who produce exceptional results based on our customers’ needs. Each team member plays an active role in providing products and solutions that benefit our environment, our customers and the communities in which they operate. 

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should match their skills and experience to our requirements. If this is you, submit a recent copy of your resume with a cover letter stating how your true abilities and experience match the requirements of this role to Peter Kumar at and Nikki Barrett at referencing the Inside Sales Engineer employment opportunity.

No agencies or phone calls please. BARR Plastics thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.