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Design Engineer in Tampa, FL at CIRCOR Career Site

Date Posted: 3/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


BUSINESS:   Industrial 


DIRECT REPORTING:  Sr. Manager, Engineering




Position Summary

Designs specialized fluid control components using computer aided design and drafting (CADD) tools to meet customer requests; and collaborates as necessary to generate details, assembly drawings, models, bills of materials (BOM), design analysis, reports, and procedures. This position requires interactions with the assigned designers, suppliers, and other applicable (production, sales, quality, et cetera) departmental assignees to solicit technical information as well as production capabilities to develop feasible design solutions. Hands-on participation in the test laboratory and related design validation as well as product preparation activities, with various service media and pressures, will be required on an as-needed basis.

 The Design Engineer participates in the design and evaluation of production processes for both new and existing products and systems to provide improvements in cost, performance or the facilitation of manufacturing processes using the fundamental principles of mechanical, electrical, industrial or other engineering disciplines

 Principal Activities

  • Works with Sales and Engineering management to develop the technical specifications for fluid control devices.
  • Reviews customer RFQ and specifications and develops preliminary design concepts.
  • Provides design layout and proposal drawing and models or sufficient data for a designer to layout.
  • Provides technical guidance for the preparations of technical proposals.
  • Checks outputs from Designers.
  • Prepares stress and strain calculations as required by assignments.
  • Performs preliminary analytical and/or experimental tasks as necessary to demonstrate soundness of conceptual design.
  • Follows through on experimental designs to correct design deficiencies and make improvements.
  • Investigates production problems when called upon and searches for solutions; advises and assists other department members on design issues.
  • Completes forms and relevant documentation within the Engineering department for procurement, fabrication and testing.
  • Collaborates with Designers or be able to perform all their activities.
  • Generates applicable test and assembly procedures and reports for design verification and manufacturing.
  • Initiates requests for fabrication of prototypes and order special materials when required, as well as any fixtures and tooling needed.
  • Compiles record of project progress.
  • Collaborate with other functional departments (Manufacturing, Quality, etc) to ensure quality product realization in time.
  • Prepares and delivers training material to Designers, Design Engineers, Application Engineers, Sales and Customers as needed

Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of solenoid actuators a plus
  • MathCAD or Equivalent Engineering Software Tool
  • 3D Modeling (Solidworks) a plus
  • LabView software experience a plus but not necessary
  • ASME B16.5 & B16.34 – Working knowledge
  • ASME Y14.5 - Familiar
  • Stress Analysis - Linear (FEA and/or analytical)
  • Seal Design - Working
  • Fluid Mechanics - Flow Calculations
  • Structural Mechanics - Fastening Methods, Torque Design
  • Machine Elements in Mechanical Design - Strength of Materials, Processing, Finish, et cetera
  • Heat Transfer
  • Tolerance Analysis – Assemblies
  • Technical Writing - Assembly and Test Procedures, Test Reports
  • Compatibility - Lubricants, Service Media, Materials
  • Contamination Control - Familiarity
  • Valve Design Experience a Plus
  • Qualification Testing - Familiarity
  • Knowledge of related standards and codes
  • Ability to effectively work in a cross-functional team. Microsoft Office – Strong with Word and Excel
  • Results oriented, with sound judgment. 
  • Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, and strategic skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage changes during design phase.
  • Resourceful and well organized.

Education & Experience

  • Typically requires a minimum level of knowledge that is acquired through a four-year college degree in an applicable field and three years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • US Citizen

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