Design & Application Engineer


Position Summary:

    • Pump systems account for nearly 30% of all power consumption in the United States, using $80B in energy annually. Since 1938, industry has relied on Carver Pump to supply custom-engineered pumps to maximize efficiency and service life while minimizing costly downtime. The Design and Application Engineer fills a key role in this process by applying expertise of pump design and material properties to solve the unique challenges of individual pump testing and applications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

        • Read and interpret customer technical specifications
        • Collaborate with sales team members to prepare quotations and proposals
        • Create or modify pump designs to meet customer requirements
        • Utilize pump-specific formulae to predict pump performance
        • Evaluate technical data and create reports for submittal to customers
        • Prepare 3-D models, assemblies, and drawings using Solidworks
        • Utilize FEA to predict design robustness
        • Create test plans and assure successful completion
        • Help test lab personnel source new equipment and set it up for new tests
        • Support shop and test lab personnel regarding part manufacture or testing
        • Contribute to continuous improvement activities across all departments

Essential Skills:

        • Knowledge of CAD modeling and drawing practices including GD&T
        • Understanding of general manufacturing practices
        • Knowledge of pump application and design
        • Knowledge of ISO procedures
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills
        • Ability to manage a dynamic workload

Background Requisites:

        • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field
        • 1-3 years relevant training or work experience


        • Reports to Manager, Engineering
        • No direct reports

Physical/Environmental Conditions:

        • Indoor office/shop environment
        • Occasional overnight travel

Physical Abilities:

        • Light physical daily activity with occasional moderate activity related to lab / shop areas

Successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment criminal background check, drug screen and physical required.

Carver Pump Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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In All Positions: Carver Pump follows the principles of Lean Manufacturing, which has transformed the company into an ever improving and exciting place to work. If you are goal oriented, desire a rewarding career and want to work for a challenging company, please forward your resume to: 

Carver Pump Company
Attn: Human Resources
2415 Park Avenue
Muscatine , IA 52761
Phone: (563)263-3410
Fax: (563) 262-0501

Pre-employment/post-offer criminal background check and physical including drug screen required

Equal Opportunity Employer