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Flowserve Corporation Engineering Manager in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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:

This role is located at the business unit which will manufacture products in the Assemble-to-Order (ATO) and Manufacturing-to-Order (MTO) or Engineering-to-Order (ETO) workflows. The manager is responsible to ensure that the engineering team provides high quality engineering output with lead times that are aligned with the needs of the business. The manager will leverage flexible capacity within GTEC India/Budapest, Global Engineering Services, and Product Engineering resources to apply the best available resources to support to custom and standard orders along with technical requests. This position is a key member of the Business Unit Leadership team, responsible for engineering leadership, talent development, and overseeing the activities of the engineering organization. The position will report directly to the Director, NA AMSS Seals and Systems Engineering, with matrix reporting relationships to the site Plant Manager. This role will office in either Kalamazoo, MI or Temecula, CA.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Actively function as a key member of the site and regional engineering leadership team

  • Drive a culture within the Seals Aftermarket and Order Engineering team based on customer focus, ethics, and a strong commitment to designing products for safe and reliable operation

  • Lead the assigned engineering teams to ensure that the annual operation plan is achieved, engineered solutions are aligned to business requirements, and those solutions are customer-centric

  • Champion a highly collaborative, cross-functional approach to providing technical solutions and contributing engineering expertise to business initiatives

  • Ensure product safety and regulatory compliance through implementation of rigorous design control procedures and protocols

  • Drive effective usage of the GTEC engineering teams to fully leverage their value as a flexible source of engineering capacity

  • Ensure custom engineering designs follow established engineering standards as defined by the Design Authorities/Product Engineering teams to maximize part re-use and design standardization and minimize overall product design variants

  • Partner with Operations, Sales, Quality Assurance and other stakeholders as necessary to provide customer centric and highly responsive support to resolve product performance issues in the field

  • Lead an ongoing effort to continuously improve engineering productivity through a focus on the Aftermarket Engineering process improvement, workflow automation and effective use of engineering tools

  • Develop leadership and engineering talent through recruiting, development and programs aimed at engagement and retention to ensure sustainability of key technical competencies and capability

  • Make effective use of rough-cut capacity planning tools to ensure that engineering capacity and capabilities are well aligned to forecasted fluctuations in the needs of the business

  • Track and use metrics to drive desired engineering performance for quality, responsiveness and productivity

  • Act as an effective change agent, driving adoption and long-term acceptance of engineering best practices in alignment with strategic imperatives

  • Support the performance test bench with technical resources and in the resolution of issues

  • Manage root cause analysis of equipment failures and technical customer issues


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering required, Master of Science degree preferred

  • 5 - 10+ years of experience in engineering management in a manufacturing or manufacturing service environment, with a minimum of 3-5 years of current/recent experience in the applicable industry.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to apply technical and continuous improvement tools to drive performance improvement in alignment with business and stakeholder needs

  • Demonstrated success in leading design teams with a strong process orientation

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage strong team, customer, and internal relationships including a history of developing collaborative relationships

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to compose concise reports and presentations

  • Proven ability to adapt to changing organizational environment and business needs

  • Exposure to working in an international, matrix structured organizations.

  • Willingness to travel from base to global engineering centers, plant facilities and customer locations with travel requirements of up to 10 percent.

  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated commitment to staff development through mentoring and coaching

  • Basic fluency in the English language

Preferred Experience / Skills: Key Performance Indicators

  • Ensure the team meets timelines for engineering documentation

  • Ensure the team meets customer satisfaction, accuracy and timeliness of customer documentation

Other Posting Location: Temecula, California US;

Primary Posting Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan US

Job Advertising Title: Engineering Manager

Job Posting Category: Engineering/R&D

Employment Type: Full time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 52044BR

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