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Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  10242  


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 seeking to hire a Sr. Mechanical Engineer to join our R&D team based out of Franklin Park, IL.  The Sr. Mechanical Engineer requires strong 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 lead multi-site internal engineering resources and outside design partners to execute mission critical projects contributing to Sloan’s future growth.



  • Design new products and develop innovative solutions that maximize the efficiency of water utilization in complex and variable plumbing systems, building a deep understanding of the interactions between plumbing system components and different installation environments.   Develop and document engineering specifications, material requirements and process ECNs.
  • Plan and execute robust experimentation, validation, and verification of new and improved product design performance as part of a fully integrated plumbing system.  Develop R&D test plans to validate engineering designs to product requirements.
  • 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, engineering reports, and work instructions.
  • 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.
  • Leads other engineers in major development projects - makes work assignments and follows up on work content. Instructs junior engineers on process and problem solving.
  • Investigate new technologies to be applied to future products.  Research, recommend, and implement cutting edge technologies and techniques related to product prototyping and manufacturing.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of relative experience or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 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
  • Familiarity and basic working understanding of Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • 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



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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