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Flowserve Corporation Global Engineering Leader, Linear Control Valves in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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 of Linear Control Valves 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 $450M control valves business globally. The Global Engineering Leader of Linear Control Valves 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 valve design and sizing in industrial applications including severe service. Exposure to industrial automation, digital control, and communication protocols including IOT is helpful. The leader is responsible to retain and attract top talent, support training and development of engineers, and manage the performance of the linear control valve engineering teams globally.

The Global Engineering Leader of Linear Control Valves can be based out of the following Flowserve sites – Springville, UT, Lynchburg, VA, Raleigh, NC, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX or Bethlehem, PA.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Work with sales and product management to set direction and strategy for the linear control valve 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 linear control valve products engineering leaders and provide direction for their engineering and operational needs and requirements

  • Manage and drive continual improvement of the linear control valve 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 linear control valve 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 valve design, sizing and configuration and controls to manage the timely execution of development initiatives for major Flowserve control valve brands such as Valtek and Kammer.

  • 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.

  • Help ensure positive customer experiences by providing required support to the MRO End User Services organization. Support root cause analysis of equipment failures and technical customer issues.

  • 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.

  • Develop and implement personnel development plans including mid and year end PMPs, career profiles, and succession planning for all personnel. Identify training needs and work to make training available to staff.

  • Support HR in new talent acquisition and assessment.

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


  • Engineering degree plus 8+ years of track record in delivering and sustaining products in some of the following areas – control valves, isolation valves, actuation and automation, custom special valves for complex customer applications

  • Track record of at least 5 years of managing people, and at least 2 years of managing global teams in matrix organizations

  • 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

  • Ability to travel globally approximately 20-30% of the time

Preferred Experience / Skills:

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

  • 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

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

Job Advertising Title: Global Engineering Leader, Linear Control Valves

Primary Posting Location: Springville, Utah US

Job Posting Category: Engineering/R&D

Employment Type: Full time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 52185BR

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