Flowserve Corporation Applications Engineer in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Company Overview:

Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.

Position Requirements:

BS Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering degree required

Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with various levels of internal organization and


Mechanical aptitude, ability to utilize measuring equipment (i.e. dial calipers, micrometers, etc.), ability to utilize basic tools for inspection

Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities in a self-directed environment

Proficient in Microsoft Office and ability to adapt to new programs/software

Able to identify problems and utilize advanced problem-solving and troubleshooting skills to reach appropriate solution

Strong work ethic with positive attitude

Communication skills to interact with many levels of Flowserve and Customer personnel comfortably

Detail oriented to ensure all aspects of the seal application are being considered

Ability to multi-task and work well with changing priorities

Motivated / Self-Starter

Energetic / Passion to learn

“Hands On” Personality

Ability and desire to learn quickly

Shows Ownership and Sense of Urgency for their areas of responsibility

Position Description:

The Compressor Seals and Systems Engineer’s primary functions are to review customer RFQs and generate technical proposals; review customer POs and job specifications and generate Engineering requirements via EIS records; review customer POs and generate manufacturing requirements via SODs; facilitate the inspection and/or product failure analysis of returned products and to provide technical support to customers direct or through internal channel as applicable.

General Description:

Technical sales support functions, including gathering market intelligence, customer relations;

technical presentations; commercial proposal preparation, compressor project tracking, follow-up, and

closing sales.

Responsibility for technical seal and control system design discussion with Sales Engineer, customers, on-site seal installation supervision, maintenance training, and seal and control system trouble shooting.

Working with sales team to build effective and create Value Propositions for compressor products and


Working with the Compressor & End User team Analyze Business Opportunities and build and grow existing

compressor business in Flowserve

Responsibilities include:

· Manage routine repair business of compressor products and services in collaboration with the respective End User sales teams

· Provides project management on complex inquiries and/or high-value engineering jobs

· Interact effectively with customer without supervision

· Demonstrates acquired specialization in multiple products

· For all products, identifies correct Flowserve solution to fulfill customer requirements

· Proactively seeks out maximizing financial drivers such as tracking costs, expenses, receivable, and inventory to improve financial performance of the Corporation

· Drive a consistent offering to our Global customers preventing regionalization of our product offerings

· Engage with all level of management and EUSE to participate in pricing strategies

· Confirm the Sales Approval Process is followed for all firm bids and cost estimates are prepared and qualified

by Business Unit leaders as expected costs for products and services requested in RFQ

· Consistently leads Corrective Action Requests - takes initiative outside direct area of responsibility to drive

quality improvements in organization

· Ensure proposals utilize our best technical offering, most cost effective operation, and capacity utilization

· Ensure proposal support is done in a timely and professional manner and consistent across Flowserve


· Drive and facilitate selective bidding as required based on current workloads and user locations

· Personally calling on customers as required for both Project and After Market opportunities

· Coordinate and host facility visitors

· Provide First Level of Trouble Shooting and On-Site Evaluation

· Provide Compressor Seal training for Rotating Equipment Specialists


Knowledge of rotating equipment, marketplace customers, customer processes, and industry standards

Able to do Failure Analysis of seals

2-5 years related experience with compressor products.

Job Posting/Business Card Title:

Applications Engineer

Primary Posting Location:

Kalamazoo, Michigan US

Percentage of Approximate Travel Required:


Job Posting Category:



United States of America

Employment Type:

Full time

Relocation Eligible:


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