R&D Mechanical Engineer (20190083)

Mueller Systems Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 1 week ago

About 25% of the world's drinking water leaks out of aging underground pipes before reaching anyone's tap. Echologics is helping to lead a global charge to change this through technological innovation. Our innovative technology and services allow water utilities to manage their pipelines based on reliable information about their condition simply by placing sensors on valves and fire hydrants. With custom-engineered technologies for detecting and locating leaks, as well as distinguishing healthy pipes from degraded ones, Echologics offers our customers a truly unique set of information-gathering tools.

Echologics is currently searching for a Mechanical Engineer based in the Company's Mechanical Engineering Center of Excellence R&D location in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The successful incumbent will be responsible for designing, developing, qualifying, and maintaining the mechanical portions of our products. They will be required to perform a range of mechanical engineering activities including: requirements specification, documentation, concept design, detail design, design for manufacturing, DVT, and supporting QA and production. They will also participate in project planning to achieve prescribed objectives.

Why Echologics:

  • a division of Mueller Water Products, a large and stable US company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and with over 160 years of history

  • Cutting edge technology within the niche industry of leak detection

  • Best Smart Water Solution 2015 & 2016 at the Smart Water Summit for EchoShore-DX

  • Innovate@IWS 2016 award for next generation technologies in water sustainability

  • Outside the box thinking colleagues with whom to collaborate and have fun

  • Energetic, diverse, and inclusive culture

  • Diverse global network of resources with visibility and support of a unique regional client base

  • Demonstrated record of developing team members professionally and personally to reach their career goals and potential

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design enclosures for our embedded electronics systems

  • That will be left outdoors for 10+ years

  • Anywhere in the world

  • In all weather conditions

  • And can be submerged under water for years

  • And are low cost and easy to assemble


  • Easy, right?

  • Support our production facilities in building our products

  • Come up with new and innovative ways to solve design problems including trying things you've never done before (bonus points for trying things NO-ONE has tried before)

  • Other development duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • You're a Solidworks ninja

  • You love a challenge

  • You love getting your hands dirty

  • Experience with rapid prototyping and other techniques to speed up the design process

  • Experience designing with plastics, including injection molding (including designing advanced features such as plastic snaps) and ultrasonic welding

  • Solid understanding of GD&T (ASME Y14.5-2009)

  • Experience with designing seals to protect against moisture & pressure

  • You have brought designs from napkin sketch to mass production

  • You have tested your designs to validate against design requirements

  • You have a solid background in low- & medium-volume manufacturing techniques and how to select the best technique(s) to meet design goals

  • A solid understanding of how to QA & QC test a new electromechanical design

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Demonstrably excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as a team contributor

  • Ability to produce detailed technical documentation

  • Candidate must be eligible to travel to Canada and maintain a valid passport

Position Assets:

  • Experience with PTC CREO CAD

  • Experience using ANSYS for simulation modelling

  • Experience with Windchill PLM

  • Prior experience with engineering change management processes

  • Knowledge of vibration and acoustic physics

  • Prior experience designing industrial and/or consumer products

  • An eye for the aesthetics of a design

  • Experience applying Lean, Agile, or similar methodologies to the mechanical design process

Surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, Chattanooga and Hamilton County, Tennessee, offer a little bit of everything - the fastest internet service in the western hemisphere, a thriving innovation business district and a booming downtown along the Tennessee River brimming with shops, dining and history. Awarded Outdoor Magazine's "Best Town Ever" title for two years, the Scenic City always delivers. Chattanooga is a vibrant city and has been named a Top 100 Best Places to Live, Top 10 Downtown, and Top 10 Beer City among its accolades. Chattanooga's entrepreneurial ecosystem and 10-gig broadband have made the city a startup magnet.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.


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