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Company: Flowserve Corporation
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

**Company Overview:**

If a culture of excellence, innovation and ownership is what you're searching for, consider putting your experience in motion at Flowserve. As an individual contributor, or as a leader of people, your enterprise mindset will ensure Flowserve's position as the global standard in comprehensive flow control solutions. Here, your opportunity for professional development and industry leading rewards will be supported by our foundational commitments to the values of people first, integrity and safety. Thinking beyond opportunity and reward, at Flowserve, we are inspired by working together to create extraordinary flow control solutions to make the world better for everyone!

**Role Summary:**

The Global Engineering Leader is responsible for managing and leading multiple global teams of product engineers, drafters and technicians that provide engineering delivery across orders, services, product development and sustaining engineering. This role is accountable for the design and engineering support for the at least $200M FCD electric actuator business and for the actuation products of the at least $450M control valves business globally.

The Global Engineering Leader of Actuation Products reports directly to the FCD Director of Automation and Control Valve Engineering. This leader must have the ability to cultivate an innovative, enterprise and global mindset in their organization and the ability to work seamlessly with FCD sales, product management and operations. This person will have direct involvement with customers and end users and will be required to develop strong customer relationships. The leader must possess proven leadership capability and a strong technical background with electric and fluid actuation, industrial automation, digital control, and communication protocols including IOT, as well as experience in the actuation of 3rd party valve and other products. The leader is responsible to retain and attract top talent, support training and development of engineers, and manage the performance of the actuation products engineering teams globally.

The Global Engineering Leader of Actuation Products can be based out of the following Flowserve sites - Lynchburg, VA, Springville, UT, Raleigh, NC, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX or Bethlehem, PA.

**Responsibilities & Requirements:**

Work with sales and product management to set direction and strategy for the actuation team. Establish, lead and direct the product development plans for the technical teams.

Support product initiative projects for new technologies and products and manage improvements to existing products.

Lead and manage the team of actuation products engineering leaders and provide direction for their engineering and operational needs and requirements.

Manage and drive continual improvement of the actuation products engineering teams. Monitor key performance indicators and establish action plans to maintain or improve performance and be a part of a global team. Optimize engineering capacity by running the RCCP process for the full actuation products engineering team. Work with the central Global Engineering teams as needed to drive global Flowserve goals inside the engineering teams.

Utilizes experience and knowledge of automation, actuation, and controls to manage the timely execution of development initiatives for major Flowserve actuation brands such as Limitorque, Valtek, Automax, Accord, NAF, Worcester and Norbro.

Oversee the development and training of engineers/drafters and technicians to establish Flowserve as a developer of industry recognized talent.

Globally support the machine shop, production, supply chain, and assembly and test benches in the operations.

Make effective use of capacity planning tools (RCCP and Engineering OTD) and business forecasts to identify and address current and anticipated gaps in engineering capacity for all projects. Balance the efforts to optimize the usage of low-cost engineering resources as appropriate to augment engineering capacity.

Continually develop and implement improvements within the team to improve operational performance aligned with corporate objectives and customer requirements. Improve working processes, procedures, and define possible areas for standardization and the appropriate usage of low-cost engineering resources to improve productivity of the engineering organization.

Participate in improvement project activities such as Lean manufacturing, lean practitioner etc.; to continually improve the operational performance for the actuation products teams.

Ensure products are safe and compliant with appropriate industry requirements (e.g. FM, CSA, ATEX, PED, API, Machinery Directive, etc.). Ensure proper due diligence in processes and documentation to support that compliance.


Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degree plus 15+ years of track record in delivering and sustaining products in some of the following areas - electric actuation, pneumatic actuation, fluid power actuation, electric drives, automation and control systems, and mechatronics systems

Ability to produce professional engineering reports and presentations. They must also be able to deliver these presentations to management teams, industry committees, employees, and customers.

Excellent time management and organization skills

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and must be Fluent in English verbally as well as in written communication. Other language skills are beneficial.

Ability to travel globally approximately 30-40% of the time.

**Preferred Experience / Skills:** Track record of at least 10 years of managing people, and at least 5 years of managing global teams in matrix organizations.

Demonstrated understanding of automation stack, such as Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Asset Management System (AMS), Plant Asset Management (PAM), Safety Instrumented System (SIS), Safety Integrity Level (SIL); significant understanding of Foundation Fieldbus, HART, Modbus, and Profibus is a plus.

Track record in development and deployment of technology in products that delight customers and end users; ability to create strong Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio to drive differentiation

Ability to manage and lead teams in an Agile way allowing fast adjustment to new market direction.

Must be self-starting and have motivational skills and a high sense of urgency to drive and execute production and development schedules.

Interpersonal skills are critical for optimum communication with internal and external customers including the Flowserve management team and employees.

**Other Posting Location:** Bethlehem, Pennsylvania US;, Dallas, Texas US;, Houston, Texas US;, Raleigh, North Carolina US;, Springville, Utah US;

**Job Advertising Title:** Global Engineering Leader - Actuation Products

**Primary Posting Location:** Lynchburg, Virginia US

**Job Posting Category:** Engineering/R&D

**Employment Type:** Full time

**Country:** United States

**Auto req ID:** 51213BR

Flowserve is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. Click here to learn more. Flowserve will also not discriminate against an applicant or employee for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers Click here to learn more.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an e-mail to In order to quickly respond to your request, please use the words "Accommodation Request" as your subject line of your email. For more information, read the Accessibility Process.

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