Flowserve Corporation Applications Engineer in Houston, Texas

Company Overview:

Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.

Position Description:

The Applications Engineer will increase business by supporting distributors/representatives and customers with technical and commercial information. Answer technical questions regarding trunnion mounted ball valves, trunnion mounted control ball valves, and the appropriate automation system. Answer commercial questions regarding terms of contracts, lead times, and documentation requirements. Additional responsibilities include general problem solving and hosting visitors by giving informative facility tours and appropriate entertainment. Limited travel required to develop business by making presentations and training.

  • Ability to work effectively with difficult people.

  • Technical knowledge of fluids, corrosion, erosion, materials, valve specifications, engineering drawings.

  • Time management skills are essential as work load is high.

  • Organization of projects, files, workload and documentation of quotes and training.

  • Prioritization of workload.

  • Must have a basic knowledge of the production process from order entry to shipment.

  • Basic knowledge of commercial issues including payment terms, shipping terms, and contract review.Timely response to customer and representative inquiries.·Review all valve orders for completeness and correctness.Must resolve all issues before passing order to the Order Management Group for entry.·Must train distributors/representatives to better understand our product, update of services, policies, to help them be more self-sufficient, competent, and profitable.·Correctly apply applicable industry standards.·Prepare professional and persuasive quotations to win orders.·Assist other departments as needed.·Review and approve commercial terms of contracts.·Disseminate un-printed technical information to the representatives.·Proper application of technical knowledge of control valves, noise, cavitation, pneumatics, materials.·Correctly identify and apply QA procedures to meet customer requirements.Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear.The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.The employee must also occasionally lift twenty-five pounds or less.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.Work Environment:This job is located in an office environment but will occasionally require visiting a plant environment and working near moving mechanical parts.

Position Requirements:

· Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete


Engineering Degree preferred.

Knowledge of Control and Ball Valves preferred

Job Posting/Business Card Title:

Applications Engineer

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Primary Posting Location:

Houston, Texas US


United States of America

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Employment Type:

Full time

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