Technical Sales Engineer / Technical Sales Manager

About us

CKF are an established UK Automation system integration specialising in robotic handling and all aspects of conveying. The company has been operating over 34 years and offers full turnkey solutions to a range of customers using our in house engineering expertise. CKF’s customers range from global blue chip manufacturers to SMEs who all receive the same professional approach.

Our expertise ranges across the food & beverage, logistics, e-commerce, automotive and pharmaceutical industries. 

CKF Systems premises in Gloucester UK

Based on continued business success CKF are looking to grow their vibrant sales team.

The role’s working environment and opportunities:


  • Modern manufacturing facility based in Gloucester
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working team which looks out for each other
  • Specialist company which has a long record of repeat business with well known blue chip clients
  • Combination of home and office work is offered with this role
  • Role is based on the road visiting customers as well as office based to develop concepts

This role will suit:

  • • An automation engineer, qualified to at least HNC level with automation, robotics (not essential) and conveying experience
    • An engineer experienced in similar systems integration or automation environment. Who is conscientious, hardworking, with excellent IT and communication skills
    • Capable of dealing with global blue chip companies and SMEs alike, across different sectors, maintaining relationships and company reputation
    • A person experienced in solution based selling with a passion for developing the solution from concept to sale
    • Related industry experience – Food, Pharmaceutical or Automotive preferred
    • Working knowledge of 2D drawing packages such as AutoCAD is essential for this role
    • Ability to develop and create conceptual designs from their own knowledge and skills, allowing them to have in depth engineering discussions with the customer in real time

The job will involve:

• Technical and commercial evaluation of sales enquiries, ensuring that all relevant information is available
• Guiding the customer on available solutions, initial concepts and information required
• Actively generating proposal drawings, tender documents and estimation cost sheets in accordance with customer requirements and the appropriate standards alongside the proposals engineering team
• Become a key contributing member of the CKF proposals and engineering teams
• Lead, contribute to and / or convene technical review meetings to assess proposals when required
• Maintain accurate records of all tenders submitted, including associated documentation
• Support weekly sales meetings and prepare weekly status reports of proposal activity where required
• Liaise closely with the senior management team and provide support to other areas of the business i.e. design, projects, manufacturing, controls and the installation / commissioning teams
• Site visits to accurately and reliably gather all relevant information to allow the development of a solution i.e. site dimensions, interface requirements (mechanical and electrical), routings, obstructions and site specific specifications

To apply for this role please send your C.V and covering letter to

Our customers


CKF Systems Limited | Pavilion One | Olympus Park | Quedgeley | Gloucester | GL2 4NF
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