Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Design

Engineering Seneca Falls, New York


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!

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Mechanical Engineer. We are looking for a mechanical engineer to be responsible for the development of current and next generation products, systems, solutions and technologies from engineering perspective for Xylem AWS’s global water business, encompassing turbomachines and other fluid handling systems. Accountable to achieve cost, performance targets and schedule completion for the projects assigned.  Work sponsorship is NOT available. Permanent resident status and ability to work within USA is required.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work within the design engineering team and engage in executing and leading the development of new products from conceptualization through product launch and support in ensuring all aspects of the mechanical design meet performance, schedule, quality, and cost requirements.
  • Work on should-costing and sourcing activities for new product development projects with cross-functional project teams located globally within the Xylem.
  • Use and develop both proprietary & commercial tools to analyze and solve design & engineering problems. 
  • Work hands-on on the development, testing and evaluation of prototypes and final products and systems.
  • Secure patents of core inventions that materialize from the work at the company.
  • Participate in market research and customer interface activities, if required.
  • Develop costed bills of materials and component load into business systems.
  • Other duties as assigned by the engineering supervisor.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is must.
  • 3+ years of experience with product/component design including internship/Co-Op experience.
  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling software and data management tools is required. 
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast paced team environment where you will interface regularly with other cross-function team members.
  • Desire and ability to work in a hands-on testing environment, learn new tools, processes, and design techniques.
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations on should-costing, sourcing, cost control, reliability and manufacturability issues and to execute on aggressive development schedules.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to convey technical concepts and design in business terms.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in application and design of rotodynamic (centrifugal) pumps.
  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Knowledgeable in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software tools.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Creo (Pro Engineer) and Windchill experience.
  • Experience with tolerance analysis and GD&T. Understanding of different design standards, such as, ANSI, ISO, HI, etc. 
  • EIT or PE designation.

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.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, Working Parents Networks and Non-Native English Speakers and Allies.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

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.  (Will be listed on all positions in the United States)