Senior Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer

Engineering | Auburn, NY, United States
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We’re Hiring for a Senior Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer!


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!


THE ROLE: Xylem seeks to hire a Sr Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer to lead, participate in, cross-functional projects to address and resolve product and manufacturing issues with regard to the sustainment of and continuous improvement of products, processes and methods to improve safety, quality and delivery, while reducing operational costs for the business. This role is full time on site. We offer a full benefits package to include Flexible Time Off (FTO) for salaried positions, health, dental, vision, investment savings plan, and additional miscellaneous benefits.   


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 


  • Provide the production facility with the support resources to maintain, document and improve existing processes, programs, tooling and standards to satisfy production requirements.
  • Lead and participate in safety/ergonomics teams, projects and initiatives with goal of identifying and eliminating safety/ergonomics risks and hazards.
  • Leading, through pre-planning, supervising, coordinating the development and implementation of capital projects, including the ownership of on-time spending and thorough reporting to the site Capital Manager.
  • Create or revise production standard work instructions (SWI), Standard Work and other relevant manufacturing documentation (i.e. Checksheets, Tool Glossary, pFMEA, etc.)
  • Sustain and/or improve production processes, primarily with Lean manufacturing techniques, but occasionally through use of Six Sigma methodologies to improve safety/ergonomics, increase process uptime (OEE), eliminate waste and deliver products to customer's expectations.
  • Observe, evaluate and troubleshoot production downtime incidents for root cause and identify and implement corrective actions (Just-do-its or projects), utilizing formal problem-solving tools such as A3 or 8D analysis, PFMEA's, Control Plans, etc., to resolve or eliminate all root cause(s).
  • Select, procure, and implement new production equipment, including new assembly cells and complete production lines, whether it be for purposes of replacement or technological/process enhancement, through leading and following the New Equipment Release process.
  • Design fixtures and tools, using 3D CAD, for the safe and efficient manufacture, in-process inspection, and testing of custom-engineered (low volume) or high-volume products.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow (routings), space requirements, and preparing and maintaining production area/floor layouts.
  • Write and/or revise CNC equipment programs, select tooling, and select or design work holding for CNC machines, including horizontal lathes, vertical turning centers, vertical mills, and swiss lathes.
  • Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting experiments; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from production Operators.
  • Perform lease vs. buy, or make vs buy, investigations and value analysis studies for cost reduction or cost prevention.
  • May facilitate continuous improvement Kaizens or action items from Kaizens throughout the facility. Utilize Lean tool expertise (5S, Standard Work, SMED, etc.) to drive continuous improvement.
  • Coordinate input and formulate manufacturing methods for new products or changes in processing of existing products. 
  • May be responsible to supervise other full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary Engineers, Technicians, Interns, Machinists, Tool & Die Makers, other Skilled Trades or similar job positions, including managing workload, prioritization and performance evaluations.
  • May, at times, assist the Human Resources Department in handling protest, grievances and arbitration in area of responsibility.
  • Any other relevant duties as assigned to help support the Manufacturing Engineering department, Maintenance Department, Product Engineering Department, and the production facility to achieve the organizational goals and objectives.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities




  • Bachelors degree in following curriculums: Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET), Manufacturing Engineering, or Electro-Mechanical Engineering (EMET)
  • 8-10+ Years in designated Engineering field
  • Proven experience in Lean manufacturing concepts and Six Sigma methods
  • Ability to apply formal problem-solving methodologies
  • Ability to design in 3D CAD and apply GD&T methods
  • Proven abilities in Project Management
  • Applied knowledge of material properties
  • Experience in assembly, forming, machining, stamping, electrostatic coating and testing processes in a manufacturing environment
  • Design for Manufacturability or Design for Assembly training
  • PTC Windchill (Product Life Cycle management)
  • Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, PPT and Project
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • CNC programming




In this role, the working environment is a typical office environment within a manufacturing facility. One must be able to sit, stand and walk throughout the facility. One must also be able to lift no more than 35 pounds.


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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