Product Development Engineer - Full Time - La Porte (TX)United States


Sulzer is a leading engineering company with a proud heritage of innovation. Join our global team to grow your expertise and develop innovative solutions that enable a prosperous and more sustainable society. 



We are looking for a/an [[Product Development Engineer]]  to join our [[Sulzer]]  team in [[La Porte, Texas]] .


Your main tasks and responsibilities:  


  • Utilize contact and non-contact technology for the purpose of defining the dimensional requirements for production.  Excellent knowledge of and ability to use precision hand gages as well as scanning technology such as laser and structured light.
  • Creating 3D digital representations of objects using both direct and parametric modeling techniques
  • Creating standards-based models & 2D drawings to define & guide manufacturing processes.
  • Use various technologies, processes, and resources to define material properties beyond chemical composition, such as mechanical properties and the processing / manufacturing steps to achieve the desired condition.
  • Able to apply knowledge of a variety of manufacturing processes for the development and production of parts and tooling.
  • Eagerness to learn the details of engine design, manufacturing, and assembly through development of parts for a variety of the units we service.
  • Document technical information through design reports and project summaries.
  • Evaluate a process and develop tools / fixtures / documentation necessary for performing the process to meet operational requirements. 
  • Establish dimensional, metallurgical, and manufacturing requirements for parts to be installed in customer units and qualify internal and external vendors to produce these parts.


To succeed in this role, you will need: 


  • Continually strive to learn and apply knowledge to develop a high level of efficiency in the required skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in mechanical engineering or closely related field of study.
  • Experience with CAD / CAM using Siemens NX or similar tools.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with personnel from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability learn technical and design aspects for Rotating Equipment parts and repairs.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with varying schedules.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to customer sites to perform reverse engineering.
  • Applicants with equivalent experience will be considered.


What we offer you: 


  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • 15 Paid Time Off (PTO) Days
  • Medical, dental, vision, life & disability
  • 401K with 6% company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Bonus Programs
  • New onsite cafeteria, all meals subsidized (La Porte Service Center) 

No visa or work permit support can be provided for this role



Do you have a question about the role? 


Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and are committed to offering an inclusive work environment. 
We are proud to be recognized as a Top Employer 2024 in Brazil, China, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

About us


Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering and chemical processing applications. We specialize in energy-efficient pumping, agitation, mixing, separation, purification, crystallization and polymerization technologies for fluids of all types. Our solutions enable carbon emission reductions, development of polymers from biological sources, recycling of plastic waste and textiles, and efficient power storage. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 160 world-class manufacturing facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2023, our 13'130 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN).

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