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

Field Technician

Bensenville, IL

The Field Technician performs field start-ups and provides customers with technical support for various systems.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Perform field start-ups and provide on-site technical support to customers
  • Provide all information needed to assist with field start-ups
  • Execute customer support program tasks as scheduled
  • Complete and submit service orders and reports covering all aspects of each assignment and activity and other necessary information on a daily and/or weekly basis
  • Make decisions and recommend solutions
  • Test and verify system readings, ensuring optimal system operation
  • Perform system checkout and assist in automation systems startups
  • Work with other service providers/vendors to arrange service and resolve problems
  • Provide in-house technical support for gas detection systems, configurable controllers, recorders and instrumentation assemblies, including valves and isolation seals
  • Provide backup to fabrication and warehousing areas as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two to four years of undergraduate work, associate’s degree or applicable certification
  • Minimum of one year of related work experience
  • General working knowledge of MS Office and ability to learn and use company software
  • Ability to lift/move up to 35 pounds

To apply for this position, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.


Account Executive

Central Illinois, Southwest Indiana/Western Kentucky

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 customer

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate/bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years of related work experience
  • Technical, electrical and mechanical aptitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn and use company software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to travel occasionally
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

To apply for this position, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.

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