R&D Engineer

Research & Development Strzelin, Dolnośląskie


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! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com​. 

About the role:

The Sustaining Engineer will be the connection between the company’s engineering staff and the site, to become the technical guidance to other employees in activities where the design of the product is involved and/or technical expertise is needed. Having specific education and experience, he will be focused on electro-mechanic features of the product as well as on their interaction with in-built monitoring and controls.

The Sustaining Engineer will take care of all the activities related to the design maintenance of products released to Manufacturing for ongoing production and/or spare components; this means support for production problems and or improvements, support to sourcing for vendor related issues/improvements, product update for regulatory compliance, customer-driven customizations and OEM projects. It shall also encompass activities oriented to value engineering, cost reduction, new processes introduction and support to after sales organization in solving field issues.

  • Becomes accountable to Management for duties/activities related to product design and for reporting project status and/or specific problems requesting technical competencies
  • Supports internal and external customers with technical guidance on product design as well as on technical related topics; specific attention on technical support for Production Departments
  • Together with company’s engineering staff, takes care of product maintenance for agency listings (UL, CSA, WRAS, TUV, IMQ, etc.), design standards (Machinery Directive, Technical Standards, etc.) and safety and environmental aspects (RoHs, REACH, etc.)
  • Creates and maintains engineering Bills of Materials, 3D models (Pro-E platform), 2D drawings (AutoCAD platform) and components specification (Commercial specs, Design specs, etc.) to ensure conformity to reference standards and to customer requirements
  • Assists in updating technical documents (Instruction manuals, technical literature, etc.)
  • Puts into effect Engineering Change Notices for design of products built on site
  • Elaborates Product Change Requests and implements them according to Engineering Change Notice approval and release, following the existing company policies
  • Collaborates with Quality, Production and Manufacturing Engineering to monitor production processes as well as product testing capabilities and results; so, to identify and prioritize problems in daily activities, defining details of changes as/where required;
  • Participates in the Failure Analysis and Correction Teams and processes to identify and prioritize analysis of product problems/issues in customer applications
  • Participates in Value Engineering Teams and Value Optimized Design to optimize the product cost and (additional) features along the product life cycle
  • Participates in Productivity Improvements
  • Consults and coordinates with Production and other departments on site to ensure best fabrication practices are taken into consideration during design process (Production FMEA)
  • Is part of multifunctional teams to monitor failures generated in-house and in the field to identify potential requirements for product improvements in future design (Product FMEA) 
  • Concur in validation process for Xylem Product Development (XPD) projects to meet performance and reliability objectives. 


  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of related work experience
  • Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Mechatronics  Engineering (different background and relevant experience could be also considered)
  • Be proficient in the following programs: MS Office, Pro-Engineer and AutoCAD design software (preferred). 
  • Familiar with basis of ERP software use (BoMs, routings in production environment, understanding of part/product cost calculation)
  • Basical understanding of Engineering Change process,
  • Good communication and technical writing skills in English (additional languages are a plus) 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Ability to work in team 
  • Ability to work in multi-language and cross-country environment 
  • Analytical mindset 
  • Problem solving orientation 

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.

 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.