Position Description

Route Sales Representative with Delivery - Starting Salary 45k+
Location IA - Slater
Job Code 2019-259.1
# of Openings 1
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Small company, BIG opportunities!  Be part of an important industry with Hawkins, a trusted and well-known leader in the chemical industry for 80 years. This is your opportunity to learn and develop a career at Hawkins. In this role you can become part of Water Treatment Group as a Technical Route Sales Representative – a delivery, service, sales, and support role. 



Hawkins, Inc. is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals and reagent grade laboratory chemicals sold to municipalities and businesses throughout the Central United States. Thousands of organizations across a variety of industries have depended on Hawkins for the chemical products they need since 1938.


Learn more about us at  www.hawkinsinc.com/careers.




Our Water Treatment division provides services a wide range of clients; water treatment systems, municipal and commercial swimming pools, industrial process and wastewater facilities, food manufacturers, and the oil and gas industry. This is our fastest growing division and we look to continue to provide excellent support to our customers and expand our territory.


The Technical Route Sales Representative combines sales, customer service, delivery and travel throughout the region. Our branch teams are small, efficient and flexible. Each member of our team must be a strong team contributor and help us meet our objectives of customer satisfaction, sales and safety.  


This job provides paid, on-the-job training!



  • Call on existing and new customers to maintain and grow business through selling, problem-solving and support.  Develop productive, professional relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Develop and grow territory within a regional market.
  • Efficiently and safely deliver chemical and other products to customers with company truck.
  • Provide "hands-on" service of Hawkins’ and customers’ equipment, which may include visually inspecting and repairing chemical feed equipment.
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness and responsibilities of the branch team, including warehouse functions.






  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Quick learner who will soak up on-the-job training.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making and prioritization skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous materials endorsement.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical and pre-employment drug screening. 
  • H.S. Diploma. 
  • Ability to regularly work 10-12 hour shifts.
  • Ability to regularly travel/drive a territory/route, including occasional overnights.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently and 75 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift.
  • Able to perform manual dexterity tasks.
  • Ability to follow and meet all safety standards and requirements.




Hawkins offers a competitive compensation and benefit package and is an award-winning employer and organization!  Learn more about us at  www.hawkinsinc.com (NASDAQ: HWKN).



All resumes/applications must be submitted online.


Hawkins, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.


Hawkins, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace Employer



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