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Principal Engineer

Date: May 27, 2019

Location: Andover, MA, US, 01810

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  7705  


Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.



We have an immediate need for a Principal Engineer at our new electronics facility in Andover, MA. This position is responsible for creating robust new designs for new products, improving older designs and developing new technologies. The position requires a self-starter who has a natural curiosity, a drive for self-improvement, and able to teach and lead other engineers.



  • Design new products in a team based, stage gate development process. Day to day direction will be provided by a Project Manager. It is likely that you will lead other engineers within a given project.
  • Assist with production and field failure problems. Conduct effective root cause analysis using a structured process to solve problems quickly and completely.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the science behind the design through appropriate engineering analysis, statistical methodologies, design of experiments technique, simulation, calculation and other engineering methodologies.
  • Investigate and develop new technologies to be applied to future products.
  • Create designs that are easy to manufacture and have minimal impact to the environment.
  • Prepare clear and concise documentation that includes CAD models, documentation of designs, inspection instructions and occasionally work instructions. Prepare knowledge briefs or white papers.
  • Lead and coach other engineers in formal and informal settings.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization both orally and in written fashion. Coordinate engineering activity with other Sloan partners and design sites. You may participate in setting design standards across the organization.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and at least 15 years of related work experience, or a Master’s degree in Engineering at least 10 years of related work experience, or a PhD degree in Engineering and at least 8 years of related work experience.
  • Five to seven years of experience in the design of electro-mechanical products and systems that meet relevant agency standards such as ASME and IAPMO standards. Design experience with machined, cast and injection molded components is necessary. A strong knowledge of a variety of materials is preferred, including brass, ceramic and plastics.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills. This includes at least 4 years of experience directing other engineers within a project environment.
  • Demonstrated capability with Pro Engineer, Geometric Design & Tolerance methodology, Finite Element analysis, mold flow analysis and proficiency in Design for Manufacturing concepts are required.
  • Have a working understanding of the concepts of verification and validation of designs. Demonstrated capability in the use of statistics to support engineering decisions is required.


Preferred Criterion:

  • Experience developing plumbing, valve or water handling products or other commercial building products.
  • Experience designing products that minimize environmental impact is highly desired.
  • Fluid dynamics simulation experience is preferred.


Please apply online or email resume to



We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, Rx coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
  • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, and HSA, FSA
  • Employer matching 401K, PTO, holidays, EAP, wellness programs, on-site medical staff and fitness center


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs:

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world




For additional company information please visit our website at

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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