Flowserve Corporation On-Site Application Engineer in Chesapeake, Virginia

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 Description


  • Dedicated technical resource for the end-user sales team to act as the primary source of information regarding design, products, application, installation, and operation of mechanical seals.

  • Act as the engineering liaison between the Flowserve North American factories, Engineering, Seal Quick Response Centers, Sales Engineers, and external customers.

  • As the technical resource and liaison, the Application Engineer is responsible for the coordination, support of product selection, support of seal support system selection, creation of proposals, status tracking, and completing the following items for Sales Engineers and external customers.

  • Seal selection recommendations for applications

  • Seal proposal designs/drawings for an application

  • Entry into the engineering design system (EIS record entry)

  • New seal support system design engineering

  • New seal design engineering

  • Commercial proposals for new applications

  • Technical/dimensional requests

  • Status of tracking

  • Providing information to the outside Sales Engineers, Application Engineers and End_Users

  • Collaborate with applied technical services team regarding more complex issues for external customers

  • Participate in evaluation of failed components to determine appropriate recommendation

  • Collaborate with QRC team members on execution of proposed work

  • Research key information to determine critical design information for customers such as appropriate equipment, configuration, process conditions, successful installed solutions, equipment modifications, industry standards, customer specifications, etc.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • A self-motivated candidate with mechanical seal and centrifugal pump background is preferred.

  • Ideal candidate will have mechanical aptitude and a strong history in rotating equipment and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

  • Thorough knowledge of pump hydraulics and design as well as mechanical seal application in rotating equipment is required.

  • Ability to penetrate and work effectively within multiple customer levels including; engineering, production, operations, procurement, and maintenance is ideal

  • BS in Engineering or equivalent experience is required.

  • 4 or 5 years of experience in rotating equipment sales or similar experience is preferred.

  • Excellent verbal/written communications skills, inter-personal skills, and strong PC experience is required

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

  • Able to multi-task and work well with changing priorities

  • Motivated self-starter

  • Passion to learn

  • Hands On personality

  • Strong work ethic

  • Positive attitude

  • Show ownership and sense of urgency for their areas of responsibility

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to measure seals and equipment they are using

  • Proficient in assembly/tear down of seals and equipment

  • Responsive

  • Communication skills to interact with many levels of Flowserve and customer personnel comfortably technically and commercially

  • Communication savvy - Do's and Don'ts - emotional intelligence



  • LCA support as part of LCA Agreement. 1. Increase Seal MTBR. 2. Implement seal standardization plan. 3. Conduct seal failure analysis. 4. Take route data at BASF for CDPM. 5. Manage Flow Star data base. 6. Contributing member of LCA AIT.

  • Vibration Training and/or Experience

Job Posting Category Sales

Employment Type Full time

Percentage of Approximate Travel Required 20%

Remote Worker Yes

Other Posting Location

Relocation Eligible No

Country United States of America

Req ID 35509BR