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Technical Sales Associate

Location: On-Site

Employment Type: Full-Time

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Why Choose
Zero Point Cryogenics?

At Zero Point Cryogenics, we're not just a company, we're a hub of cutting-edge scientific innovation. If your passion lies in pioneering technology and you thrive in an environment of deep technological exploration, we offer you a unique opportunity. As part of our rapidly growing team in Canada, you'll join a proud collective of educated and skilled professionals dedicated to solving some of the most complex problems in the field of cryogenics. We value each team member's unique contributions and ensure that work-life balance is not just a concept, but a practice.

What We Do

At Zero Point Cryogenics, we specialize in the development and commercialization of state-of-the-art dilution refrigerators – the cornerstone technology for quantum computing and research. Originating from a low-temperature physics research group at the University of Alberta, our focus on excellence and innovation is unwavering. We're committed to improving our existing systems and innovating new solutions to meet our diverse clientele's needs. ZPC’s clientele includes quantum computing companies, academic institutions, and government laboratories.

Who We're Looking For

We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply, even if you don't meet all the qualifications below. We're seeking a highly technical, customer-centric cryogenic expert to join our team as a Technical Sales Associate. The ideal candidate should have experience running and/or installing dilution refrigerators and similar cryogenic systems. Previous sales experience is considered an asset. This role is vital in our journey to commercialize our core product.

Our Core Values:

  1. Pursuit of Innovation: We embrace mistakes as stepping stones in our journey of discovery and innovation

  2. Built Through Teamwork: Our best solutions and products emerge from collaborative efforts

  3. Standard of Quality: We hold ourselves accountable to deliver only the highest quality in everything we do

  4. Enjoy Life: We believe in finding daily satisfaction and purpose, balancing work with personal life.

Commitment to Fair Hiring

ZPC is dedicated to a fair, unbiased hiring process. We welcome all candidates and are committed to providing accommodations for disabilities throughout the hiring process. Please reach out to us for any assistance required.

Accommodations 

ZPC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including those with disabilities. If you require any accommodations, please email kailey@zpcryo.com and we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply.

Safety Note

Please be aware of intermittent high magnetic fields in our facility, which may pose risks to individuals with certain medical implants. Contact us for more information regarding these safety considerations.

Application Process

Submit your application via our website. We review applications as they arrive.

Your Role

  • Interact with customers and prospects to learn about what is important to them and help them with their cryogenic needs.

  • Build key customer relationships with new and existing clients

  • Manage existing clients to ensure ongoing satisfaction and retain business

  • Research and respond to tenders published by government and academic prospects

  • Identify business opportunities, generate warm leads, and seek out partnerships

  • Learn our product line by physically spending time working in our assembly facility directly with our physicists, machinists, and technicians

  • Assist with negotiations and closing of business deals

  • Handle client inquiries, clarify information, emphasize the benefits of working with ZPC, and providing a positive customer experience

  • Predict clients’ future needs and help management devise strategies and action plans to meet those needs

  • Attend industry functions and provide feedback and information on emerging trends

  • Consult with and present to senior management on business trends to develop new services, products, and distribution channels

  • Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s sales management system

Qualifications

  • PhD or MSc in physics, engineering, or equivalent experience

  • Experience with dilution refrigerators in industry or academia

  • Passport and ability to pass security clearances for customer site installations if necessary

Skills Desired

  • Strong background in, and comfort level with, thermodynamics, cryogenic platforms, and dilution refrigerator technology and applications

  • Independent work ethic and strong team integration skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship management skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy

  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability

What You'll Bring

  • Strong motivation and a collaborative mindset in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • A commitment to technical excellence and continuous self-improvement

  • Adaptability to take on new challenges and learn from diverse team members

  • Proven work or academic history and solid references

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Contractual agreements will also be considered

  • Immediate eligibility for comprehensive group benefits including health & dental, paid vacation and paid statutory holidays

  • Relocation assistance is available

  • Participation in profit-sharing and potential equity options

Location and Schedule

This position is based at our Edmonton facility at 9773 45th Ave NW. Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, Canada, and is the fifth-largest city in Canada. It is a major cultural and educational centre and is referred to as “Canada’s Festival City”. Further, it is one of Canada’s youngest and fastest-growing cities, thanks in part to excellent affordability and a growing technology and innovation ecosystem.  

Join Us

Be a part of a team where innovation, quality, and a balanced life are not just ideals, but everyday practice. At Zero Point Cryogenics, your contribution matters in shaping the future of quantum technology. Apply now and embark on a journey of professional growth and discovery.

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