Flowserve Corporation Drafter in Houston, Texas
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.
The Engineering Drafter Houston role is intended for a highly technical and experienced designer/drafter. This engineering drafter is very experienced with multiple different valve applications and designs including engineered to order and custom special valves that are found from our most complex customer applications. As a recognized technical leader in the industry, this engineering drafter advances the functionality, reliability and cost-effectiveness of Flowserve valve products including aftermarket solutions in a way that improves Flowserve’s competitiveness in the marketplace. This will also be in alignment with our strategic imperatives. This Engineering Drafter works closely with the senior engineers in Houston and other locations that are experts on their respective product lines. This engineering drafter will support the engineered valve factories across the business with a focus on the Sulphur Springs Texas factory. The engineering dafter will also work with our design center in Bangalore India and manufacturing center in MM Nagar India. He/She works with our engineers to present our technical expertise to our customers and gain the confidence of our customers to win orders and be recognized as a solution provider for complex and/or special applications. He/She should be willing to transfer their knowledge throughout the local and global engineering teams to improve the performance of these teams. At times it will be required to work directly with the engineering teams in creating designs, drawings and BOM’s. He/She will also oversee and support the assembly and testing of complex products during the production, testing and validation process.
Nature and Scope:
This engineering drafter typically is in our Houston office he/she will report directly to the Engineering Manager. He/She will be required to work at a more detailed level when required. This engineering drafter will have a working relationship with each plant and engineering manager at each site to oversee and ensure the engineering drafter teams are qualified and able to produce special valves designs, drawings and BOM including the production, assembly and testing required to validate. Similarly, they will also have a good working relationship with our commercial operations team leaders to help support the quotation efforts on special high pressure and complex valve projects to make sure our products are sized and specified correctly.
Engineering drafting and 3D modeling using SolidWorks applications.
Data management using corporate PDM system (Windchill).
Ensure product safety through proper review/design and worksite safety through championing FLS policies and procedures
Provide excellent responsive and customer-centric support to both internal and external customers. Establish communication and collaboration as the standard for FLS
Support the capture and documentation of engineering/R&D best practices and know-how - for both products and processes - to ensure that knowledge can be transferred effectively throughout the organization and that other associates are able to benefit from the collective wisdom embodied within the technical community
Collaborate with Product Management to identify existing or anticipated technology gaps in our product or services portfolio and then act as lead investigator in researching new or alternative technologies to meet the defined needs in alignment with Flowserve market imperatives.
Work with the other valve drafters in the Flowserve business in the technical aspects of products or applications.
Advance Flowserve’s technical standing in the marketplace.
Serve as a technical mentor and trainer to facilitate effective knowledge transfer in area of expertise to targeted technical staff in Sulphur Springs factory and sales and quotation teams. Advance Flowserve’s technical capabilities and sustain our long-term competency in these areas.
Education: Associates Degree in Engineering Technology or Drafting
Exceptional communication and relationship skills across all disciplines in the business & factories
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in production engineering & design, production and manufacturing support (Machine shop & Assembly).
Experience with engineering modeling tools (SolidWorks, AutoCad, Catia, etc.) Significant drafting experience within the Valves Market.
Individual should be detail oriented, deadline driven, customer focused, a strategic thinker and problem solver Strong knowledge transfer and mentoring skills in group and individual situations
Demonstrate a high degree of competency and dedication to educating both customers and the Flowserve engineering community on the development, deployment and application of the associated technologies and products or services Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a cross functional team Excellent reputation, with the ability to influence change in a matrix management environment.
Experience in Oracle or SAP MRP systems Understand and implement the Continuous Improvement Process for projects and processes (CIP).
Demonstrate a high degree of understanding of international methods and tools for protecting intellectual property, included but not limited to Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, and Copyrights, as well as the ability to pro-actively apply them intelligently on an as-required basis
Associates Degree in Engineering Technology or Drafting
English, Italian are required. German and other language skills are helpful
Percentage of Approximate Travel Required: 50%
Primary Posting Location: Houston, Texas US
Job Posting/Business Card Title: Drafter
Job Posting Category: Engineering/R&D
Employment Type: Full time
Country: United States
Remote Worker: Yes
Auto req ID: 46881BR
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