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Patten CAT Rental Sales Representative - Tractor in Oglesby, Illinois

Working Hours/Days

Monday through Friday 7am-5pm


The purpose of the Rental Sales Representative role is to target and drive rental revenue and increase market share. This position is responsible for promoting rentals and the rental concept to customers, educating them in proper equipment applications along with technology advancements that enable greater productivity. Rental Sales Reps are focused on building customer relationships, completing jobsite visits and identifying rental opportunities within the assigned territory.

Basic Duties

  • Meet or exceed 100% of business plan revenue quotas.

  • Complete 20 sales contacts per day. Contact must be a decision maker to qualify. A “contact” is defined as:

  • A face to face office visit with a customer or prospect

  • A face to face jobsite visit with a customer or prospect

  • Completed phone call to a customer or prospect

  • Create an ongoing and proactive territory call itinerary plan in Saleslink with 100% of completed activities to be updated and submitted each day.

  • Prospect to earn at least 1 new customer per week or 50 per year.

  • Divide territory into workable sub-territories and spend 1 full day per week in each.

  • Log 100% of missed rental opportunities in iRental System.

  • Respond to customer calls/pages in a timely basis with a sense of urgency.

  • Respond to team member calls/emails/texts in a timely basis with a sense of urgency.

  • First sales call to be made by 7:00am every day. Be available 24/7 as needed.

  • Maintain database of customers/prospects, opportunity pipeline and project information.

  • Use various reporting services, association contacts, and other database means to prepare for upcoming projects in the area.

  • Must maintain good organizational and time management skills for effective territory coverage.

  • Meets regularly with the Credit Department to assist in past due account collection.

  • Meets with Operations Manager as customer damage or service issues demand.

  • Maintains an adequate supply of sales tools including company brochures and promotional items on hand and utilizes them creatively to meet customer demands.

  • Works closely with Rental Coordinators to make sure all rental contracts have customer signatures, PO numbers, insurance and accurate information.

  • Promotes clear and concise communications.

  • Must be perceived by the customer as a problem solver, handling follow-up calls and customer problems effectively, involving the Rental Manager when necessary.

  • Must be easily accessible by customers and staff by phone, email, etc.

  • Occasionally delivers rental equipment in conjunction with regular jobsite visits to maximize company transportation efforts and satisfy urgent customer demands.

  • Is involved in local trade associations to network and further develop solid customer relationships.

  • Some customer support may require after hours efforts to maintain customer satisfaction.


  • Must understand construction phases, job situations, and project conditions for timing of approaching customer and rental products application suggestions.

  • Must be knowledgeable of entire rental fleet and be able to demonstrate equipment whenever appropriate to increase customer awareness of product offerings and product applications.

  • Must have working knowledge of business software such as Outlook, Saleslink, iRental, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, DLMS, etc.

  • Military encouraged to apply

  • Preferably a 4 year college degree or associates degree with industry experience. Experience in closely related industries such as heavy equipment, material handling, construction, engineering or equipment distribution would also be a plus

  • Knowledge and understanding of the equipment rental industry

  • Outside sales experience of at least 3 or more years

  • Ability to write concise and professional proposals, emails, memos

  • Ability to provide basic rental application training on all products, operations and service capabilities

  • Must be well spoken, polite, highly engaged and professional

  • Must be able to communicate well with various levels of people within various organizations

  • Must be a good listener and naturally curious

  • Must have a positive demeanor and outlook

  • Must be empathetic

  • Must have winning attitude

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

This position works in an office environment most of the time and occasionally travels to customer sites. Office environment will include sitting at a desk for a period of time to answer phone calls or use a keyboard to complete documents and communicate through email. The noise level at the customer’s site may be moderate to low and the office environment is usually low. May be required to wear appropriate safety equipment (IE- Safety glasses or side shields, steel toe boots, hard hat, etc.) when needed. May, on a continuous basis, walk, bend and lift up to 25lbs. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. Occasional travel will be required. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran .

Why Work for Altorfer?

At Altorfer, our iron is just the beginning. Our people make our company successful, and we would not be who we are without them. As a third generation, family-owned company created in 1957, we bring our values into how we do business. Everyone from technicians, sales representatives, administrative professionals, or somewhere in between is part of the “A-Team” and is crucial to our success. Here at Altorfer, we have over 35 locations and 1300 emp loyees with long tenure for you to learn from . We have a collaborative, family valued culture, with a great reputation in the industry . A company that offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a remarkable team of people to work with.

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Req No.2024-4796



TypeRegular Full-Time

Union or Non-UnionNon-Union


CompanyAltorfer Industries Inc.