R&D Process Engineer II

Research & Development | Tewksbury, MA, United States
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We’re Hiring for a R&D Process Engineer II to join our team!  

If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark

Xylem seeks to hire a Process Engineer for the Xylem Treatment team based in Tewksbury, MA. This R&D Process Engineer opportunity is part of the Research and Development (R&D) Department of Xylem comprised of engineers, scientists, and technicians, supporting development of new products and improvement of existing products. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has experience in water chemistry, electrochemistry, developing, testing, and improving water treatment products. This person will research, plan and perform technical duties relating to products in the purification and remediation of water and wastewater. Duties include: (i) developing novel electrochemical and other technologies to maintain competitive edge; (ii) developing and improving material formulations related to water treatment products; (iii) transferring new formulations from the laboratory to the product development organization; (iv) conferring with scientists or engineers to interpret test results (v) maintaining laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and troubleshooting malfunctions; (vi) writing technical papers or reports of preparing standards and specifications for processes, products, or tests; and (vii) compiling/analyzing test information to report out to management.  Role also includes learning and understanding various applications for products and testing/developing products to tailor performance for various applications.  

This position will interface with other areas within the organization, including business development and intellectual property. Expect to work in a cross functional team to develop new products, test and improve existing products, and evaluate alternate and competitive technologies. An understanding of project management, business principles, and risk mitigation is desirable. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Development of Electrochemical Filtration Devices
  • Develop test plans, drive testing execution, analyze, document results and report out to management
  • Lead and guide technician(s) priority, workload, technical understanding
  • Learn critical market drivers/needs and understand product applications
  • Manage projects or sub projects including timelines and budgets and work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Lead product troubleshooting, failure analysis, and root cause analysis
  • Analyze water samples in house using tools and equipment
  • Effectively presents and explains engineering concepts both orally and in writing. 

Required Knowledge, Experience, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Civil, Environmental Engineering or Electrochemistry
  • 2+ years experience in a related position involving the development and characterization of electrochemical products
  • Understand water treatment technologies and products
  • Understanding customer applications, needs, and product implications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and quick to learn new software
  • Experience with: (i) electro-membrane separation technologies, electrocatalytic reactions; (ii) the use of electrochemical technologies for the removal of specific contaminants in water
  • Background in electrochemistry/dissolved ion filtration is a plus
  • Project management experience (including budgeting/scheduling) and working in an interdisciplinary team preferred
  • Experience with creation/use of Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, required
  • Safety-first mindset, ability to follow all safety rules and wear all required safety equipment (PPE)
  • General water filtration experience is a plus including an understanding of water treatment processes such as membrane filtration, media filtration, carbon absorption, ion exchange, disinfection, and advanced oxidation. 

Additional Information:

  • Location: Tewksbury, MA.  Role is primarily an in-office position but some hybrid with office/WFH is acceptable. 
  • Travel: Some light travel anticipated (up to 10%)
  • Employment Status: Full-Time Employee
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, self-managed PTO
  • Other: All candidates required to pass a background check/drug screen 

At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors.  

Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. 

Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.

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