Associate Application Engineer

Engineering | Morton Grove, IL, United States
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Xylem zīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.


The Role: Xylem seeks a Associate Application Engineer to join our America’s Commercial Team in the Customer Service department. The Assoc. AE will liaise with customers, edit and manage customer orders, coordinate inquiries with internal departments, as well as provide general assistance to the Customer Service Supervisor and Manager. The Assoc. AE should have previous customer service experience, excellent communication skills; working proficiency of a CRM system is preferred. This role will be based out of the Morton Grove, IL office.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives order input and ascertains product specification, clarifies customer order language condensing where possible and verifies product construction. Refers special product orders to proper department for pricing and special construction details.
  • Edits customer orders and assigns codes for statistical tabulation and commodity identification. Defines method of shipment, tag information and product pricing.
  • Performs on-line entry of customer orders for standard product in Merit OE system. Enters orders via Merit, eLogia and ESP-REP for Domestic and all other BTO and engineered-to-order product.
  • Communicates with customers through verbal, written and personal contact concerning delivery issues and complaints such as material shortages, incorrect shipments, lost material, incorrect pricing and product availability.  Interfaces with necessary departments to effect solutions.
  • Maintains on-line customer information and customer order database including addresses, ship dates, product, quantity, price, routing, tagging, order additions and cancellations.
  • Generates inter-departmental inquiries regarding availability of delinquent BTO product and requests to expedite product.
  • Evaluates stock product availability by analyzing customer backlog status with respect to acknowledged shipping schedules, commodity in stock and stock out positions.
  • Other duties as assigned by Customer Service Supervisor or Manager
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

The Associate AE will also:

  • Deliver results.  A CSR possesses the ability to build collaborative relationships with customers, team members and other departments to consistently meet customer needs and concerns.   They stay focused, achieve goals and are motivated by timely outcomes.
  • Build through teamwork.  A CSR acts as liaison between the customer and the facility.  The CSR establishes good interpersonal relationships to further effective communication with other departments and deliver results quickly and satisfactorily. 
  • Lead with Character.   A CSR leads by example and is always honest, credible and trustworthy.  They keep their word and follow through on commitments.
  • Inspire Commitment.  The CSR is a facilitator who is able to motivate others toward common goals. They help people feel valued, appreciated and included, and in the process, gain the commitment of others.
  • Create the Future.  The CSR provides appropriate training and guidance to team members where necessary. They are continually learning and working toward self-improvement.  They are unafraid to drive changes that ensure improvements to work tasks.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Must have a working knowledge of order processing and marketing policies and procedures. Should also have a basic knowledge of products, customers, pricing and traffic. 
  • 4-5 years of experience preferably within an engineering Customer Service environment. BS in Engineering preferred.”
  • Demonstrated customer advocacy skills
  • Technical aptitude & solid math skills
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently  
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment welcoming change and growth
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience working with CRM system (Siebel,, Microsoft Dynamics) a plus
  • Proficiency in second language a plus
  • A strong commitment to working with a team, providing excellent customer service, and maintaining
    professionalism is required
  • Ability to process a high volume of transactions with proficiency, accuracy and integrity
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize accordingly
  • Effective verbal/written communication skills.
  • Strong business acumen, organizational, time management skills and attention to detail required

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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