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Design Engineer I

Company: Mueller Water Products
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

We value our talented employees, and whenever possible strive to help one of our associates grow professionally before recruiting new talent to our open positions. If you think the open position you see is right for you, we encourage you to apply!

Our people make all the difference in our success.

Mueller Company, a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products and publicly traded company (NYSE: MWA) is the nation's leading manufacturer of flow control devices for the water and gas distribution industries and North America's largest and only full-line supplier of potable water distribution products, has an opening for a Design Engineer 1 (Mechanical) based in our Chattanooga, TN plant.

We are seeking a mechanical engineer to lead product development and support for our gate valve product lines. Mueller will provide a challenging opportunity to apply experience, skill, and creativity to product manufacturing. Candidate will be involved with engineering, product design and manufacturing. In addition, research and development projects as directed, utilizing education, experience, and special training to bring assignments to a successful conclusion.

Essential Duties

  • Track engineering projects and metrics.
  • Provide engineering support for assigned products lines, implementing improvements to better meet customer and company needs.
  • Provide Creo & AutoCAD models and working drawings according to requirements and completed on schedule.
  • Develop engineering and quality control tests and metrics for production reliability.
  • Uses applicable industry specifications to develop product. Coordinate all activities with approval agencies for new or modified products, as well as the associated follow-up activities.
  • Work with internal and external customers, such as manufacturing personnel, customer service, and the sales force to provide product support on problems related to products, processes, application, and installation of products.
  • Communicate and engage those customers regarding design changes, manufacturing difficulties caused by product design, and cost reduction ideas requiring product alterations and/or manufacturing improvements.
  • Generate Bill of Materials, Process Sheets, and Labor Routing information for assigned product lines.
  • Keeps informed of the company's product offerings within assigned area of involvement and support leadership for key manufacturing initiatives, including Kaizen events, standard work events, value stream map events, safety improvements, capital projects and labor efficiency improvements.
  • Develop new production techniques and assists with troubleshooting the manufacturing process.
  • Support Product Management/Engineering through development and clarification of customer needs relating to the product life-cycle such as Materials, BOM's, Submittal Drawings, Configurations, New Product Development, Testing, Product Maintenance, etc.
  • Identify, document and present cost savings ideas with justification and ROI calculations.
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
    Required Skills
    • Outstanding PC/Systems knowledge and skills including 3D CAD software and PLM databases.
    • Strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills with ability to interact with all levels of employees, customers, and outside professionals.
    • Knowledge dealing with manufacturing situations, quality standards, product development, CAD/CAM, technical specifications, and project management.
      Education
      • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar technical degree.
        Required Experience
        • 0 to 2 years of product engineering and/or manufacturing environment experience. Direct experience in valves, meters, or similar applicable industrial products is desirable.
          We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by law.

Keywords: Mueller Water Products, Chattanooga , Design Engineer I, Engineering , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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