Career Opportunities with Lesman

Lesman Instrument Company is an established specialty products distributor with an installed base of equipment in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Eastern Kentucky, Upper Peninsula Michigan, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State.

We sell process instrumentation that measures temperature, pressure, level, and flow at industrial plants, as well as burner control and combustion products, process valves and accessories, and industrial hygiene and safety instrumentation to keep your plant and workers safe.

Our primary customers are in the food and beverage, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power and steel industries. We have an outside sales force supported by an inside sales team, and also market our products over the web and through internally developed catalogs and direct mail.

A Great Place to Work

In addition to offering competitive salaries, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for career progression, we offer a large selection of benefits to help promote our associates’ health and well being, including:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Basic life and AD&D
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid time off
  • Company paid holidays

Available Positions

Account Executive

Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin

The Account Executive is responsible for generating revenue from potential industrial process customers and increasing wallet share by networking, visiting, calling or other means. They are required to grow and retain existing accounts by planning persuasive approaches and presenting new solutions and services to convince customers to increase their business volume with the company. The Account Executive works with senior level management, business development managers, inside branch sales and technical staff, and marketing.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Uses company-provided selling tools to jointly develop account strategies and tactics with the team and to maintain accuracy in customer data and the sales funnel

  • Listens to and manages resolution of customer concerns by investigating problems, developing solutions, and making recommendations to the team for supporting the customer’s and the company’s shared goals

  • Proactively conducts sales calls, utilizing probing questions to identify the customer’s needs and opportunities, learn about the customer’s business, our competitor’s actions, our technology, and the customer’s industry

  • Meets and maintains all minimum sales activity levels to include attainment of sales revenue/margin quotas, calendar activity, quote, opportunity, and project lead follow up monthly, quarterly, and annually

  • Develops and implements sales planning strategies to achieve all goals and total spend opportunity associated with assigned accounts

  • Works collaboratively with team members as necessary to maximize sales opportunities while not diverting from core sales responsibilities

  • Creates and maintains account management plan for all assigned accounts

  • Provides exceptional personal customer service to all internal and external customers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate/bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of five years of related work experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn and use company software

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to travel

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Thorough knowledge of Industrial Process applications and products, the solutions/services the Company provides, the role of the Company’s customers, OEMs, integrators, engineering firms, contractors, and end users

To apply for this position, please send your resume to

Order Entry Clerk

Bensenville, IL 

The primary role of the Order Entry Clerk is to enter orders and information into the company’s operating systems, answer and process incoming phone calls from customers and other departments, and assist with projects and clerical duties as needed.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Enter and acknowledge orders placed via fax, mail, and e-mail

  • Answer incoming phone calls, qualify those calls, and forward them to the appropriate personnel/department

  • Assist Sales department with a wide variety of projects as assigned

  • Perform clerical and office duties as needed to support Sales or other departments within the organization

  • Assist customers with use and navigation of the company’s website and catalog

  • Handle literature requests for pricing, data sheets and other requested information

  • Monitor and release web orders as required

  • Retrieve and accurately enter orders received via customer’s electronic PO portal, acknowledging as necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year of related work experience

  • Excellent verbal communication and data entry skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Ability to learn and use company software

  • High school diploma or equivalent

To apply for this position, please send your resume to

Accounting Specialist (AP)

Memphis, TN or Bensenville, IL

The Accounting Specialist supports the accounting department in its accounts payable function.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Checks and approves all vouchers for payment, reviewing and verifying that the invoice is charged to the correct general ledger account and department

  • Processes invoices for payment

  • Prepares invoice deduction notices, as necessary

  • Answers vendor inquiries

  • Prepares weekly accounts payable check run

  • Prints accounts payable reports and maintains accounts payable files

  • Assists in Accounts Payable end of month closing procedures and reconciliations

  • Reviews and verifies vendor statements

  • Reviews open stock receipts report on a weekly basis and makes adjustments as necessary

  • Researches and works with purchasing, accounts payable assistant and/or vendor on discrepancies of vendor accounts

  • Allocates invoices among departments

  • Performs daily invoicing and related tasks

  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two to four years of undergraduate work, associate’s degree or applicable certification

  • Minimum of one year of related work experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Ability to learn and use company software; experience in Microsoft Dynamics NAV software preferred

To apply for this position, please send your resume to

Warehouse/Assembly Associate

Bensenville, IL

The Warehouse/Assembly associate performs outbound, inbound, and picking tasks and assembles various instrumentation products while demonstrating the ability to work in a safe manner, ensuring accuracy in all transactions and meeting and maintaining the position’s production requirements.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Performs inbound tasks to include receiving, storing, and issuing equipment, material, supplies, merchandise, or parts and compiling stock records in warehouse

  • Performs picking tasks to include replenishing and picking customer orders

  • Performs outbound shipping tasks to include verifying and keeping records on outgoing shipments and preparing items for shipment

  • Organizes parts to be assembled and places parts in specified relationship to each other

  • Bolts, clips, screws, and fastens parts together

  • Calibrates, configures, and runs pressure tests

  • Operates power tools, such as drill press and cordless drills

  • Regularly refers to vendor literature to review wiring diagrams and instructions to complete the assembly process

  • Contacts vendors for technical support to complete the assembly process

Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to work in a safe manner while ensuring accuracy in all transactions

  • Ability to lift/move up to 35 pounds unassisted

To apply for this position, please send your resume to

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