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Application Engineer (Electric Controls - Hybrid Eligible)


At Pentair, you will work along-side passionate problem-solvers who are committed to the future of our planet. We put our purpose into practice, inspiring people to move, improve and enjoy life’s essential resources for happier, healthier lives. From our residential and business water solutions to our sustainable innovations and applications, our 11,250 global employees serve customers in more than 150 countries, working to help improve lives and the environment around the world.

As a Pentair employee, you would enjoy a wide array of benefit options to help keep you and your family healthy and protected, a generous 401(k) and ESPP to help you save for retirement, plus paid time off and wellness programs to encourage a healthy work/life balance.

We have an opportunity for an Application Engineer (Electrical Controls) to join our Commercial & Infrastructure Flow team in Ashland, OH. This facility manufactures sustainable water disposal pumps for infrastructure use in residential neighborhoods, commercial buildings, and industrial or municipal use. You will work in the Application Engineering department, responsible for sizing, specification, selection, and general layout design of the manufactured products. You will work primarily with our distributor partners, answering technical questions, making product specification recommendations, processing quoting or order requests, and/or resolving customer technical issues. This is a great opportunity for an early-career electrical engineering professional to join a growing company that values and promotes career development!

** Once fully onboarded, you can work a #hybrid work schedule (2 days/week on-site in Ashland, OH minimum). **

You will:
  • Provide technical information, calculations and cost estimates relating to bids on new equipment, specifically as it relates to electrical components and auxiliary equipment.
  • Provide technical information in response to field inquiries, including troubleshooting system functions and component operation, as well as investigating and resolving reported field problems after shipment.
  • Propose and coordinate design changes to resolve repeated problems with various controls design vendors.
  • Design and engineer custom quotations to meet customer specifications and requirements.
  • Assist in determining special requirements and recommend conceptual design for special orders to meet customer requirements.

Key Qualifications: 
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S) in Electrical Engineering. Other engineering degrees will be considered with equivalent electrical engineering experience.
  • Have 1+ years of professional experience working in product development, design, application engineering, and/or technical support in a durable goods manufacturing company.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and understand component level operations/function.
  • Experience working with the development and integration of automation components (e.g., drives, motors, etc.) into electro-mechanical systems or experience working with electrical control design and/or VFD application & testing is a plus.
  • Knowledge of fluid handling products or rotating equipment a plus.
  • Proven ability to communicate professionally with individuals both within and outside the organization. 

Pentair is an Equal Opportunity Employer