Customer Service Rep / Inside Sales


Corpus Christi, TX, US, 78408

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

Customer service professionals—don’t pass up this opportunity for a great new job with a global industrial distribution company that allows you to do far more than just taking orders and fielding complaints. Join our team at Applied Industrial Technologies!

In partnership with more than 4,000 world-class manufacturers, we are an industry-leading value-added distributor of a wide variety of innovative, efficient, and reliable industrial products. Since 1923, we have been committed to always having the right part in stock and always getting it to the customer when they need it. We are currently seeking an experienced Customer Service Representative to help us to maintain that commitment as we continue to grow.

In this position, you will join a tight-knit team that serves loyal, long-term customers via inbound calls and builds established business relationships. You will be assisting not just with product orders and questions, but also with finding solutions to more complex matters such as equipment breakdowns. As we believe in developing our employees through ongoing training and promoting from within, this is a great starting point from which to grow toward a sales or management career. If you enjoy the challenge of finding just the right part or the right solution to fulfill a customer’s needs, and you have the background we’re looking for, we want to talk with you!

Customer Service Representative (Industrial Distribution Sales)

As a Customer Service Representative, you will provide customers with expert assistance to a wide variety of questions and problems. Build ongoing business relationships with our customers through repeated contact and consultation. As this is a service and parts center, our ability to get customers’ business often depends on your ability to quickly and efficiently provide them with just the right parts and/or solutions – especially when customers are experiencing costly equipment breakdowns. You will also occasionally have hands-on duties that will require mechanical aptitude.

Your specific duties in this role will include:

  • Assisting customers by phone, email, and in person at our facility
  • Helping customers get the parts they need
  • Interacting extensively with customers to clarify their needs, research, and recommend parts
  • Meeting or exceeding monthly sales goals while increasing customer satisfaction
  • Providing quotes
  • Taking orders
  • Providing post order service
  • Physically measuring specs on a wide variety of parts
  • Pulling orders / putting away stock
  • Delivering products / orders to customers as needed


Our Customer Service Representatives are self-motivated and driven by a desire to exceed expectations. Use your strong prioritization and multitasking skills, sense of urgency regarding customer follow-ups, and sense of humor. The right attitude where customer is king and teamwork prevails is key.

Specific qualifications for the role include:

  • 1+ year proven customer service, inside sales, or purchasing experience preferably in an industrial parts or counter sales environment
  • Mechanical and mathematical aptitude
  • Excellent telephone skills and English (verbal, written, grammar)`
  • Ability and desire to learn new systems and processes quickly
  • Multi-tasking, problem solving, attention to detail, sense of urgency, sense of humor
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Excel
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record (MVR)
  • Bilingual English / Spanish a plus
  • SAP / ERP experience a plus
  • Knowledge of industrial distribution products and hydraulics, preferred


As a Customer Service Representative with Applied Industrial Technologies, you will be part of a stable and established company with consistently strong performance and growth. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with competitive compensation plus great benefits.

Here is just some of what we have to offer:

  • Base salary and bonus opportunities
  • Health, vision, and dental coverage
  • 401(k) w/ company match
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and company holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Personalized training and development program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities

Build a rewarding career with a global leader in industrial distribution!

Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Corpus Christi

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