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Product Development Engineer

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Date: Sep 25, 2022

Location: Waukesha, WI, US, 53189

Company: Evoqua

Evoqua has the strength of a major global business while embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup.  Our innovative products have been solving the world’s water problems for more than 100 years.  Today, we are building on that strong history of success – transforming water for our customers enriching the lives of consumers.  


Evoqua’s unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and services helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and equips the leisure and commercial industries to maximize productivity and profitability.  Every day, millions of people and thousands of companies rely on Evoqua Water Technologies to help meet their needs for clean water.


What does it mean to work here. . .


Our Mindset:  We put customers first.  We know we succeed only when our customers succeed. To that end, we make decisions at lowest possible levels, at fastest possible speeds – freeing employees to respond to customers quickly and effectively without sacrificing safety or quality.


Our organization: We work as “One Evoqua”.  We collaborate across our global enterprise. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, no single product, group or unit succeeds on their own, no matter how remarkable they are.  We are one team.


Our People: We hire for brains and heart.  We are industry experts who foster great relationships with colleagues and customers.  We value technical knowledge and experience, alongside business insight and people smarts.  We nurture both the hard and soft skills of our talent.


Our Leadership: We lead from where we are.  We take ownership.  We lead from all levels.  We value the opportunity to grow, as a business and as people.  We hold each other accountable to make the right things happen for maximum performance. 


Our promise:  Grow with the Best. We grow with the best.  We are on the move.  As the world’s first choice for water solutions, our workplace will continue to evolve and expand, and so will the opportunities.  This is a workplace that nourishes talented people.  Immerse yourself . . . in Evoqua. 


Apply today to join our 4000 professionals around the world as we pursue our purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life.


The Product Development Engineer position has responsibility for completing initiatives related to product line improvement, development, cost reduction, standardization, and marketing for the product.  The position reports to the Product Manager, Biological and Digestion and works closely with various teams in the organization including sales support, engineering, procurement, and project management.  The position requires a strong working knowledge of the products and the ability to coordinate and complete complex assignments.  This position will support activities related to Biological, Aeration and Digestion product lines. 


Responsibilities include the following:


  • Assist in identifying and evaluating new product development initiatives.  Take lead role in implementing these initiatives to improve and advance the product line.
  • Value engineer product to realize savings through reduced material cost, fabrication time and reduction in design engineering.
  • Assist in evaluating component suppliers to ensure system requirements while attaining best cost and quality.
  • Identify, coordinate, and engage with resources needed from other functional teams to complete assignments.
  • Develop and maintain design tools and standard specifications for the product line.
  • Assist Sales team with pricing and bid strategy
  • Analyze data from customer sites and provide recommendations to resolve specific project issues and/or to improve the product line.
  • Periodically visit customer sites to gather and maintain firsthand knowledge of the product and any product line issues.
  • Review and analyze market data – bidding results, competitor information, papers, etc. to assist in the product line strategy.
  • Work with the Product Manager and various stakeholders to assist in the development a product strategy and roadmap that aligns with business objectives


Benefits for our Product Development Engineer position

  • Self-Managed Personal Time Off (SMPTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Dollar-for-dollar 401k match up to 4% of annual salary, with a profit-sharing component becoming available after 1 year of employment.
  • Customizable benefits package with a multitude of options. Benefits effective immediately provided enrollment is completed within 30 days of hire date.
  • Career progression plans
  • Reward and Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Company Wellness Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Retirement Plan


The above is only the beginning of what Evoqua has to offer. With over 160 locations spread throughout 10 countries, room for growth is essentially in your hands. If you believe that we would be the right fit for you, please apply today.


The position requires good communication and organizational skills and the ability to take initiative to find solutions while working with diverse groups across departments and teams.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working with products and technologies in the wastewater industry.
  • B.S. in a related engineering field.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with product development, value engineering, marketing strategies and market dynamics
  • Knowledge of these specific product lines or closely related products is highly desirable.  Ability to travel up to 40%, with the majority of the travel being to our manufacturing facility in Thomasville, GA.
  • Inventor or SolidWorks ( highly desired)  


Evoqua Water Technologies prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Evoqua Water Technologies takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee