**Company Overview:** If a culture of excellence, innovation and ownership is what you’re searching for, consider putting your experience in motion at Flowserve. As an individual contributor, or as a leader of people, your enterprise mindset will ensure Flowserve’s position as the global standard in comprehensive flow control solutions. Here, your opportunity for professional development and industry leading rewards will be supported by our foundational commitments to the values of people first, integrity and safety. Thinking beyond opportunity and reward, at Flowserve, we are inspired by working together to create extraordinary flow control solutions to make the world better for everyone! **Position Description:** Flowserve is seeking a Senior Application Engineer for its Houston, Texas Commercial Operations team. The Sr. Applications Engineer will have the opportunity to increase business by preparing proposals for valve & automation products in response to requests for quotation (RFQ’s). The Sr. Application Engineer’s proposals will be focused on trunnion mounted ball valves, trunnion mounted control ball valves, and automation systems with the possibility of other products. Additional responsibilities include general problem solving, specification review and customer support. Limited travel required to develop business by making presentations and training. This position reports directly to the Commercial Operations Supervisor and will influence both sales and operations. Responsibilities •Prepare professional and persuasive quotations to win orders. •Technical knowledge of fluids, corrosion, erosion, materials, valve specifications & engineering drawings, along with working knowledge of ASME, API & other international standards. •Use quotation tools and software as well as ERP database for product pricing and costing. •Develop pricing and delivery for quotations by understanding customer needs, competitive landscape as well as company's capabilities. •Work closely with the engineering department when necessary to properly define and communicate a product offering including details such as performance criteria and customer specifications. •Must have basic knowledge of the manufacturing process from order entry to shipment. •Correctly identify and apply quality procedures that meet customer requirements. •Review all valve orders for completeness and correctness. Must resolve all issues before passing order to the Order Management Group for entry. •Ability to work effectively with difficult and challenging situations in professional manner. •Time management and organization skills are essential to meeting customers’ expectations. •Knowledge of commercial issues including payment terms, shipping terms, and contract review. •Ability to train distributors/representatives to better understand our product, update of services, policies, to help them be more self-sufficient, competent, and profitable as needed. •Lead continuous improvement projects within Commercial Operations. •Maintain CRM database regarding quotation activity, cost, price and quoted lead time for each opportunity. **Position Requirements:** •BS Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical Engineering or related technical degree. • 3-5 years’ experience with valves and/or piping systems. •Knowledge of API and ASME, ANSI codes. •Good writing and presentation skills as well as good technical aptitude. •Fluent in MS Office products such MS Word, EXCEL etc. **Preferences:** •Minimum 5 years’ experience in application engineering, inside sales or related discipline. •Knowledge of API 6D •Automation and control valve experience preferred. •Ability to understand customer's technical processes and applications and find suitable, competitive solutions. •ERP experience such as ORACLE or SAP. **Job Posting/Business Card Title:** Senior Applications Engineer Valves **Percentage of Approximate Travel Required:** 10% **Primary Posting Location:** Houston, Texas US **Job Posting Category:** Sales **Employment Type:** Full time **Country:** United States **Auto req ID:** 48774BR Flowserve is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. Click here to learn more. Flowserve will also not discriminate against an applicant or employee for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers Click here to learn more. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access www.flowserve.jobs as result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. In order to quickly respond to your request, please use the words "Accommodation Request" as your subject line of your email. For more information, read the Accessibility Process.