Intern - Application Engineer - Summer 2023

College-University Recruiting Zelienople, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Raleigh, North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Description

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​.

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire an Applications Engineer Intern.  This position will be responsible for providing cordial, timely, and accurate Vertical Turbine Pump product application and quotation assistance to customers and distributors.  This role will work together with marketing, and field sales to understand the needs and desires of the customers and provide them with service levels that meet or exceed customer expectations.

Xylem Summer Internships typically last 10-12 weeks and are an opportunity to get hands-on, professional experience while making a lasting contribution to Xylem as an organization. Our internship program is intended to create a pipeline of talented undergraduate students who are interested in a career in the water innovation technology industry. Interns are our primary talent pool for all full-time early career positions and rotational programs. The Summer Internship is a great opportunity to learn more about Xylem and see if a career in water technology is right for you.

The hourly rate for an intern is dependent on a variety of factors including major, year in school and geographic location. The average hourly rate for an intern is between $21.00 - $27.00/hour. Locations of internships will vary based on the specified project and function, and will either be on-site, hybrid or fully remote.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide optimal design selections based on customer duty requirements.
  • Select materials based on application requirements while also being cost effective to both the factory and end user.
  • Work with purchasing team to obtain costing for components for nonstock items.
  • Provide selection and quotation training to external customers. 
  • Prioritize projects according to need and ability to win.
  • Maintain CRM funnel to ensure opportunity visibility by field sales team.
  • Receive customer purchase orders for quoted projects and gather pertinent information for submittal creation and order execution.
  • Achieve annual standard margin targets.
  • Achieve annual revenue targets.
  • Customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Update and research recommendations for product and system improvements.
  • Project pricing and lead time negotiations.
  • Execute negotiations for large project terms and conditions.

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

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited University pursuing an Engineering degree in either junior or senior year.
  • Coursework or knowledge in pump sales and service.
  • Salesforce, MathCAD, and Pump Selection Software experience is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship building skills with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with ambiguity, manage multiple projects at once, and to review technical documents.
  • Ability to take a leadership role in group meetings and projects

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, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work 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.
  • Safety protocols and PPE to be closely observed.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours with extended hours as required to meet customer requirements

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.