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Mechanical Engineer II

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Date: Jul 19, 2022

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  10221  


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.



Sloan is looking to hire a Mechanical Engineer II to join our team at our corporate headquarters located in Franklin Park, IL.  The Mechanical Engineer II will be a leader on the forefront of game changing touch-free, water conservation product technology.  Work in a dynamic, challenging environment, leveraging your engineering skills and leadership potential to bring people and products together in new and exciting ways.  This role is a strong contributor to the design and development of Sloan’s growing product portfolio. This position requires mechanical engineering (fluidics, hydraulics, etc.) and manufacturing knowledge (castings, machining, injection molding), but must also be familiar with electronics and sensor integration.  Responsible for engineering analysis, prototyping, and experiments to support new product development and production, ensuring high standards of quality.  Utilize, develop and promote the use of best practices in engineering such as DFMEA, tolerance analysis, DOE.  Develop specifications and proposals and collaborate with multi-site internal engineering resources and outside design partners to execute mission critical projects contributing to Sloan’s future growth.



  • Design new products in a team based, stage gate development process in cooperation with the PMO.  Design and document components & complex assemblies. Develop and document engineering specifications and material requirements as required. Process ECNs. Follow established document control procedures.
  • Plan effective component and system level experimentation to verify and validate engineering designs to product requirements.  Capable of designing unique R&D tests.
  • Analyze and resolve design challenges and quality issues via a solid understanding of the science behind the design through appropriate engineering analysis including FEA and CFD, tolerance analysis, statistical methods, design of experiments, simulation, calculation and other engineering methodologies.
  • Prepare clear and concise documentation for designs, including drawings, inspection requirements, calibration procedures, and work instructions. Prepare knowledge briefs, white papers, and engineering reports.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with all levels of the organization both orally and in written fashion. Coordinate engineering activity with Sloan partners and design sites. Participate in setting design standards across the organization.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering with 3-5 years of relative experience or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 1-2 years of relative experience.
  • Proficiency and expertise in 3-D Modeling.
  • Comfortable working in multiple software packages and complicated surface profiles. 
  • Ability to produce supporting documentation including 2-D models and FEA analysis
  • Working knowledge of die casting, injection molding, machining and/or fabrication.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong oral communications skills (English)
  • Strong analytical skills in hydraulics/fluidics, mechanisms, dynamics and tolerance analysis


Preferred Requirements: 

  • Experience in design of hydraulic systems, plastic injection molded parts, zinc and brass castings, seals
  • Knowledge of 6 sigma and design of 6 sigma principles
  • Experience using Creo, FEA software, statistical software
  • Knowledge of statistics, failure analysis and design of experiments


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, HSA and FSA
  • Employer matching 401K, PTO, holidays, EAP, wellness programs, on-site medical staff and fitness center


Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion at Sloan
At Sloan, inclusion and belonging are at the core of what we do every day, and we empower and celebrate the diversity of our workforce. We encourage and value different perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, and solutions. Be your authentic self at Sloan.


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




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We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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