Field Process Engineer

Engineering | Zelienople, PA, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

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!

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Field Process Engineer to work with a dynamic team of engineers. A Field Process Engineer conducts water and wastewater treatment studies by applying unit processes of Coagulation/Flocculation, Clarification, Filtration, Denitrification and others at selected testing sites and maintains an office of record at the company’s primary business location for report writing and other assigned duties. Field Process Engineer is also expected to be able to design, prepare technical drawings, and build experimental set-ups (bench and/or pilot scale). Field deployments of 2 to 4 weeks are not uncommon and total field deployment time in excess of 20 weeks in a given year may be experienced.

We are looking for a self-motivated, initiative-taking individual with a can-do attitude and eagerness to learn and build expertise in water/wastewater treatment processes.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:                     

  • Operate, maintain and repair mobile and stationary pilot test equipment including pumps, mixers, instruments, valves, chemical delivery systems, sensors, control systems and other equipment associated with the company’s field-testing units
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of water treatment & control processes, join regular meetings with experts in the field and contribute to answering research questions
  • Design, draw and build bench or pilot scale test set-up
  • Conduct water analyses in a laboratory environment or in field using bench top and process analysis equipment
  • Conduct water treatment studies using bench scale lab equipment
  • Conduct assessments of full scale installations and prepare reports with process and mechanical recommendation
  • Work within Xylem and customers to arrange transportation of pilot systems to and from the field
  • Conduct process startups and performance tests on pilot scale test installations
  • Prepare pilot operation and maintenance manuals, train and guide clients on the pilot operation and maintenance
  • Assemble and prepare pilot testing reports
  • Other associated duties that may be assigned
  • Participate in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

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

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Working knowledge of pumps, valves, instruments, and electrical and control systems
  • Ability to disassemble, repair and/ or replace malfunctioning equipment
  • Experience in working with common hand and power tools
  • Experience and willingness to perform plumbing of field equipment
  • Understanding of safeguards and general working knowledge with 230/ 460 volt - 3 phase and 120/ 240 volt - single phase powered equipment
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel
  • Possess good written communication, oral communication, and good reading comprehension skills in the English language
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior lab experience with general understanding of how to use a pipette and common lab equipment is preferred
  • Up to two years of previous experience in the water/wastewater industry is considered a plus
  • AutoCAD knowledge is preferred but not required

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, Working Parents Networks and Non-Native English Speakers and Allies.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Light lifting (25-50 lbs.), office environment, field
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Office: Standard office equipment
  • Field: Wastewater or drinking water treatment plants
  • Laboratory environment
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

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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