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Pump Applications Engineer

DXP Enterprises, Inc

This is a Full-time position in Odessa, TX posted August 18, 2021.

Do you want to grow with us? At DXP we are passionate about what we do and driven to be the best solution for our industrial customers. Since 1908 DXP has been dedicated to the highest quality of customer service through our expertise of the products we distribute and the technical services we perform with a sense of individual pride and company spirit. Throughout your career with DXP, we will encourage and empower you to take an active role in identifying and driving your development, so you feel total confidence in your ability to achieve ongoing success. We aspire to be the best solution for the Industrial customers’ needs for MROP products and services through our Innovative Pumping Solutions, Metal Working, Supply Chain Services and Service Centers.

This role will create quotations and technical proposals based on inquiries generated by outside sales, incoming calls/emails, walk-ins, or vendors.

Opportunity for remote work if located outside of Odessa, TX.

Responsibilities of the Pump Applications Engineer include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare proposals within customer deadlines using vendor software, sales catalogs and cost estimates according to technical and performance requirements.

  • Aid in the design and development of equipment and systems, and redesign of existing systems when necessary.

  • Articulate technical features of products and assist customers in proper selection and sizing. Work closely with sales, fabrication and vendors to facilitate the sales effort and meet customer requirements.

  • Assist outside sales with our packaged solutions and technical engineering questions when necessary.

  • Proficient with CAD/SolidWorks to support and execute final documentation of projects.

  • Understanding of ASME piping and pressure vessel codes and standards.

  • Provide direction to mechanics, electricians, and other staff disciplines to support projects and maintenance efforts.

  • Understanding of maintenance best practices and asset management including tribology, vibration, thermography, ultrasonic, and other PT&I techniques.

  • Provide maintenance reliability support to rotating equipment including compressors and various types of pumps such as H-Pumps, ANSI, P/D, Progressive Cavity, Rotary Lobe, API 610, Vertical Turbine, etc.

  • Review equipment failures and recommend corrective actions (RCFA).

  • Initiate and manage maintenance related projects to improve reliability.

  • Work with outside vendors on repairs and assist in overseeing offsite equipment repairs.

  • Check inventory and delivery matrix in our accounting software to ensure proposal recommendations match the customer’s expectations.

  • Email quotes and technical proposals to the customer and/or the outside sales rep and cc management and the vendor if applicable.

  • Enter all pertinent information into Quote Logs/CRM daily including the proposal, follow up dates, future actions, sales cycle, % to close, etc.

  • Complete order forms and pass on to shop for processing and scheduling.

  • Provide relevant updates to customer, outside sales, vendor, and management whenever applicable.

  • Assist in creating case studies, white papers, website content, literature, vendor app/portal, etc.

  • Participate and assist in lunch and learns, training sessions, sales calls, and webinars whenever needed.

Qualifications of the Pump Applications/Sales Engineer include, but are not limited to:

  • 5+ years application/inside sales experience related to pumps/rotating equipment applications.
  • Preferred knowledge of H-Pumps, ANSI, Positive Displacement, Progressive Cavity, Rotary Lobe, API 610, Vertical Turbine, other fluid handling equipment & fabricated pumping systems
  • Must be able to work independently to achieve targeted results
  • Well-organized & self-motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills
  • Effective negotiating skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Project management experience and team work skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Possesses integrity, strong work ethic, positive attitude and a team player


Physical Demand: None

Working Conditions: Office Environment

Shift Time/Overtime: Not required

Education: Bachelors Degree engineering related or equivalent experience

DXP is always looking for individuals who want to join a team of employees who have the desire to achieve remarkable accomplishments together. The culture of the organization is supportive and goal oriented with high expectations, yet it is an environment where the team spirit inspires everyone to do their best. All DXP employees play a vital part in the organization and are treated with respect. By applying to DXP, you will have the opportunity to speak with some of the most respected professionals in the industry.

DXP offers a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, 401(k), paid holidays, Life and Disability Insurance, and additional supplemental products. EOE/M/F/D/V

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