R&D Design Engineer

Research & Development Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Salary: USD 95000 - 115000 Annually


We’re Hiring for a R&D Product Engineer III to join our team!  

If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark

This R&D Product Engineer opportunity is part of the Research and Development (R&D) Department of Xylem supporting design and development of new products, improvement of existing products, and sustaining engineering. An ideal candidate would be a self-starter with experience in mechanical design, analysis, material selection and testing, project management, data collection and analysis, and report writing.  This candidate may also support installation, start-ups and field testing, troubleshooting products, repairs and maintenance to our water treatment equipment and products. There will also be hands-on work developing and executing test plans and communicating results in a timely manner. This position will support the factory/quality on performing issue root cause analysis to resolve performance related issues and propose solutions. Writing and resolving ECN as needed.  This position will work closely with engineering, manufacturing, quality, sourcing, sales, vendors and product management personnel.  Duties include part design, 3D CAD, component and material selection, qualification of new material/components, assembly design, and engineering documentation.  The expectations are that we will work from a product roadmap from the product management team to drive growth and expansion of the product lines. This includes new product innovation, value engineering and sustaining, and product improvement. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Part design, material selection, design analysis, design documentation
  • Product design, development, testing, validation/qualification
  • Lead product troubleshooting, failure analysis, and root cause analysis
  • Steer projects or sub projects including timelines and budgets and work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Lead and guide engineers/technicians priority, workload, technical understanding
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures SOPs, test plans, and reports
  • Optimize designs for cost, manufacturability, and reliability/performance 

Required Knowledge, Experience, Skills, and Qualifications

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field required with 5+ years professional experience preferred.  Masters degree is preferred. 
  • Hands-on work in a research and development environment including experience in piping and plumbing and water treatment technologies
  • Experience with water (i) electro-membrane separation technologies across water treatment applications; (ii) the use of electrochemical technologies for the removal of specific contaminants in water is a bonus
  • Bill of Materials (BOM) generation, and engineering change process and documentation
  • Project management experience (including budgeting/scheduling) and working in an interdisciplinary team preferred
  • 2D and 3D CAD and part design and documentation.  Autodesk inventor software is preferred
  • Knowledge of SAP or other ERP systems is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Suite and quick to learn new software
  • 5S and safety-first mindset, ability to follow all safety rules and wear all required safety equipment (PPE) 

Additional Information:

  • Location: Tewksbury, MA
  • Travel: Some travel may be needed (<10%)
  • Employment Status: Full-Time Employee
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, self-managed PTO
  • Other: All candidates required to pass a background check/drug screen


At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors. 


Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.


Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.