We have a Full-Time Job Opening
Company: Applied Industrial Technologies
Company website: www.applied.com
Position: Sales and Management Trainee – COMET Program
Date Available:
Location: Nationwide
Deadline for Application: 08/15/14
Submitted by: Erin Owen
Email Reply: [email protected]


Company Information:
With more than 500 facilities and 5,000 employee associates, Applied Industrial Technologies is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than five million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training and inventory management solutions that provide added value to its customers. Sales for Fiscal 2013 totaled $2.46 billion.

Our Career Opportunity and Management Employment Training (COMET) is the exclusive award-winning, fast track training program of Applied Industrial Technologies. COMET is for recent college graduates who desire a challenging role in the sales and distribution of industrial components. You will learn about the business from the ground up. Be part of an organization with a bright future. Your training program will include 10 months of personalized training and coaching by managers and peers, many of whom started in the same position. You will receive product training and soft skills training in sales, communications, and customer service through one-on-one, small group, web based methods, and on-the-job training. We will introduce you to our sales and operations processes, technology, and strong company culture focused on customer satisfaction, personal mastery, and individual/team contributions. Our program, which runs from September through May of each year, has produced sales professionals, local managers, national account managers, regional managers and area vice presidents for Applied®. Our service center locations are flexible with the date of hire for their COMET associate, beginning as soon as January of 2014. They will work with the ideal candidate to find a start date that is mutually beneficial. That means you will not need to wait until September to start a successful career with Applied.



•Bachelor’s degree

•Valid driver’s license and clean driving record Preferred:

•Internship or related work experience in a customer facing role

•Proven leadership skills

•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering Technology, or Communications Desired characteristics:

•Strong desire to build a sales career

•Mechanical interest

•Results oriented, attention to detail, and good time management skills

•Potential to fill leadership roles in the future


How to Apply:
E-mail resume and cover letter to [email protected].