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Flowserve Corporation Senior Product Engineer in Cookeville, Tennessee

Company Overview:

If a culture of excellence, innovation and ownership is what you’re searching for, consider putting your experience in motion at Flowserve. As an individual contributor, or as a leader of people, your enterprise mindset will ensure Flowserve’s position as the global standard in comprehensive flow control solutions. Here, your opportunity for professional development and industry leading rewards will be supported by our foundational commitments to the values of people first, integrity and safety. Thinking beyond opportunity and reward, at Flowserve, we are inspired by working together to create extraordinary flow control solutions to make the world better for everyone!

Role Summary:

In this role, the candidate will be responsible for product line engineering for assigned quarter turn valves. The Senior Product Engineering role entails activities dealing with issues of product design and manufacturing, sales / quoting support, production costs, feasibility, quality, performance, reliability, serviceability and customized user features. Addressing these product characteristics includes product and component design, development, transitioning of the product to manufacturing, and supporting the sales and service teams in quoting and repairing the product.

Preferred Experience / Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree.

  • 10+ years’ experience in valve design.

  • Experience with castings, forgings and machined components.

  • Knowledge of various materials utilized in industrial products, such as steel alloys and non-metallic sealing elements.

  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

  • Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) certification, Green Belt minimum

  • Experience in driving down product cost through tools such as Design to Value, VaVe, etc.

  • Mastery level application of advanced engineering processes including CFD, FEA; use of ANSYS

  • Recognition as a qualified engineer by external certifying bodies, as indicated by Professional Engineering license, IMechE, or other Engineering accreditation

Site Specific Details:

  • Manages design projects involving complex designs, including oversight of resources and technical issues

  • Demonstrates ability to handle multiple product lines, interfacing with sales, manufacturing, quality and other plant personnel as needed to support assigned product lines.

  • Develops engineering standards and work procedures

  • Ensures on-time performance of assigned tasks

  • Successfully implements project deliverables

  • Drives product cost reduction

  • Supports other functions in CIP type activities and insuring product quality

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Take ownership of engineering design support for assigned valve line, coordinating and enforcing global product design consistency across all operations and sales organizations.

  • Ensure engineering design and standards documentation is complete, accurate, and sufficient in support of global manufacturing and quality assurance activities. This includes generating or checking bills of material, manufacturing drawings and sales order drawings.

  • Provide technical and customer service support for new customer inquiries, including the design of special products, technical evaluations of project sales quotations, application and troubleshooting assistance, and evaluations of returned goods.

  • Lead product development and improvement activities addressing manufacturability, material cost, reliability and performance enhancements, coordinating across global engineering product resources as needed.

  • Implement engineering best practices and Flowserve standards.

  • Maintain up-to-date awareness of relevant national, international and industry standards and initiate any product improvements of modifications to ensure the product line meets these requirements.


  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously utilizing advanced project management tools, methods, and applications

  • Familiarity with and understanding of various International Standards relating to valves

  • Computer-Assisted Design/3-Dimensional design, Solid works and/or Inventor

  • Engineering analysis using appropriate methods, such as calculation, testing or FEA.

  • Capable of reading, interpreting and creating engineering drawings, especially relating to manufacturability and tolerancing.

  • Effective oral and written communications

  • Must have a collaborative style that encourages the flow of communication, removes obstacles, and promotes problem solving and teamwork. Interpersonal communications skills are critical for working with cross-functional departments, customers and vendors.

  • Must have high sense of urgency to plan and execute project deliverables to meet schedule milestones. Able to work independently, with organizational skills to establish priorities and drive tasks to completion.

Primary Posting Location: Cookeville, Tennessee US

Job Advertising Title: Senior Product Engineer

Job Posting Category: Engineering/R&D

Employment Type: Full time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 52921BR

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