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Pilot Engineer
Chaska, MN

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This position is responsible for designing solutions for challenging water treatment applications and acting as a consultant to internal and external stakeholders prior to project award. Additionally, this position manages the pilot program to assist in supporting the growth of sales with respect to pilot contracts and the resulting full-scale opportunity linked to the pilot. This includes but is not limited to: sales support for bidding and winning pilot contracts, management of customer projects, coordinating the development of testing protocols, customer service for pilot projects, field support of pilot equipment, data analysis, system optimization, technical report writing, as well as fulfilling R&D needs of the company as they arise. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Assists in evaluating customer specifications to designate the proper treatment solution and produces accurate BOM’s and capital/operating cost estimates. 
• Completes bids and proposals by required due date. 
• Confirms product performance by designing and conducting operational tests or research. 
• Reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports. 
• Creates preliminary PFD, P&ID, and layout drawings. 
• Provides engineering support by answering questions and requests from inside or outside the organization. 
• Seeks outside resources to assist with implementing operating procedures, resolve system malfunction and to seek technical support/information. 
• Works closely with the sales and engineering teams to support sales, grow commercial pilot program and maximize utilization of all pilot assets and accessories. 
• Works with Sales and Marketing to influence marketplace through whitepapers, 
presentations and case stories at regional/national trade shows and industry 
• Provides hands-on and remote field support to troubleshoot, maintain and optimize pilot equipment including: instrumentation, pumps, valves, controls and other typical water treatment components. 
• Assists in the Field Service group when necessary. 
• Develops and updates the project schedules and clearly communicates specific task expectations to team members and stakeholders.
• Effectively manages pilot projects by ensuring customer agreements, change orders, invoices and payments are created, reviewed, approved, and received.
• Responsible for writing pilot reports that summarize the pilot data and provide pilot study conclusions and recommendations.
Miscellaneous Duties and Responsibilities
• Other tasks, duties and projects as assigned. 
• Ability to travel up to 30% for customer needs and sometimes on short notice.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from four-year college in Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, or similar discipline; two years of related experience preferred.
• An understanding of water chemistry and sampling/analytical methods and/or process knowledge of water/wastewater treatment (biological treatment, membranes and filtration, adsorption, reverse osmosis, oxidation and disinfection) is a plus. 
• Must reside within a 25-mile radius of our Chaska location.
• Experience with AutoCAD preferred.
• Experience designing piping systems preferred.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
• Knowledge of inventory software preferred; Internet software; Spreadsheet software (Excel) 
and Processing software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat) required.

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