Senior Product Engineer at Mueller Water Products

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Kimball, Tennessee

Job Description:

Mueller Water Products is the nation's leading manufacturer of flow control devices for the water and gas distribution industries and has an immediate opening for a Senior Product Engineer in our newest Kimball, TN facility. For over 160 years MWP's manufacturing commitment has ensured one of the world's most precious resources, clean drinking water, reaches millions of people daily. Come be a part of something that sustains and enriches the lives of every human being.

Job Description:

Mueller's manufacturing commitment ensures one of the world's most precious resources, clean drinking water, reaches millions of people daily. Come be a part of something that sustains and enriches the lives of every human being.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering support for assigned product lines, implementing improvements to better meet customer and company needs.

  • Provide SolidWorks, or Creo & AutoCAD working drawings according to requirements, ensuring timely schedule completion.

  • Track engineering projects and metrics.

  • Develop engineering and quality control tests and metrics for production reliability.

  • Use applicable industry specifications to develop products. Coordinate all activities with approval agencies for new or modified products, as well as the associated follow-up activities.

  • Work with internal and external customers, such as manufacturing personnel, customer service, and the sales force to provide product support on problems related to products, processes, application, and installation of products.

  • Communicate and engage those customers regarding design changes, manufacturing difficulties caused by product design, and cost reduction ideas requiring product alterations and/or manufacturing improvements.

  • Generate Bill of Materials, and Process Sheets for assigned product lines.

  • Remain informed of the company's product offerings within assigned area of involvement and support leadership for key manufacturing initiatives, including Kaizen events, standard work events, value stream map events, safety improvements, capital projects and labor efficiency improvements.

  • Develop and maintain manuals, procedures, and practices required for ISO certification maintenance and maintain good working relationships with approved agencies such as UL, ULC, FM, NSF, and ISO.

  • Support Product Management/Engineering through development and clarification of customer needs relating to the product life cycle such as Materials, BOM's, Submittal Drawings, Configurations, New Product Development, Testing, Product Maintenance, etc.

  • Identify, document, and present cost savings ideas with justification and ROI calculations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge and experience in Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma tools.

  • Outstanding PC/Systems knowledge and skills including 3D CAD software and PLM databases.

  • Familiarity with programming and logic sequencing.

  • Strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills with ability to interact with all levels of employees, customers and outside professionals.

  • Knowledge dealing with manufacturing situations, quality standards, product development, CAD/CAM, technical specifications, and project management.

  • Knowledge of electrical systems, pneumatics, and hydraulics.

  • Travel may be required for training purposes.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or similar technical degree.

  • 7 to 10 years of product engineering and/or manufacturing environment experience.


  • Direct experience in valves, controls, or similar applicable industrial products is desirable.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt desired.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to remain in stationary position or standing position for prolonged periods and alternate between

  • Ability to repeat gross or fine manipulation that may include the use of wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including, but not limited to, safety glasses, steel-toed or metatarsal-guarded shoes, and/or ear plugs, while working in an industrial and/or manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to constantly communicate with others to exchange information in person, via phone, or via use of computer.

  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects up to 25 pounds in weight in all directions.

  • Ability to occasionally reach overhead or at or below shoulder level.

  • Ability to occasionally stoop, crouch, or kneel.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by law.
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