Senior Applications Engineer

Dover Precision Components
Houston, Texas
Apr 21, 2024
Apr 22, 2024
Engineering, Software
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Bearings Plus (BPI) sets the standard for the engineering, manufacture and repair of fluid film bearings and sealing solutions, servicing the fast turnaround needs of the petrochemical plants along the Gulf Coast, Bearings Plus has its roots deep in the rotating machinery industry and has established itself as a leader in the design, manufacture, and servicing of fluid film bearings and seals.

BPI Bearing Engineers are responsible for executing repair orders and new built for field retrofit which entails inspecting incoming "used" parts and to provide repair procedures or specifying the manufacturing of new parts by reverse engineering or replacement solution to resolve customer issues.

They will act as the primary customer liaison for resolution of technical matters and the development of products for customer projects by interpreting specifications and design requirements and developing those into an engineered solution. They will assist / instruct Designers and check assembly drawings for accuracy of design intent and information.

What You Will Bring
  • Master's Degree in a Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering - ideally relating to rotating / turbo machinery or fluid film bearings, or Bachelors Degree plus;
  • A minimum of 5 years' of post-graduate, full-time work experience in engineering and design of rotating equipment; ideally involving fluid film bearings / rotor dynamics and applying FEA.
  • People who have experience of working with and undertaking root cause analysis RCA on the following types of equipment are likely to be of particular interest; Pumps, compressors, gearboxes, turbines, generators and motors.
  • Working knowledge/experience with measurement tools such as micrometers, depth gauge, calipers etc. is desirable.
  • Experience with using simulation software; NASTRAN/ANSYS and MATLAB.
  • Working knowledge of 3D CAD.

What You Will Do
  • Prepare engineering proposals for new, repair and field retrofit projects; identify requirements, analyze product designs, interpret results and determine optimum solution to the customers' problem
  • Develop close working relationships with customers' technical contacts, ensuring that business opportunities are recognized and responded to appropriately at an early stage. Significant customer interaction with respect to the engineering and management of projects, pre and post contract.
  • Participate in customer meetings, RCA meetings. Respond to customer concerns and resolve any technical problems to ensure that company products are working effectively and the customer is satisfied with the service provided. Provide feedback to relevant company departments to determine root cause / corrective and preventive actions.
  • Perform Rotor Dynamic Analysis, bearing and brush seal calculations for customer proposed field issues and retrofit.
  • Check general arrangement contract drawings for accuracy of dimension and detail, and manage their subsequent delivery / approval with customers.
  • Support engineering process development, engineering work instruction, design and incoming inspection procedure and checklist, and design for manufacturability efforts through specific assignments as directed by Engineering Leaders.
  • Lead fluid film bearing training seminars at customer and/or internal sites as needed and be able to fine-tune the training to the specific needs of the audience.

What You Will Receive
At Bearings Plus, we value the talent and experience of our team members and their role in the success of our business by offering competitive pay, and an industry leading benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, 401K contribution plan, life insurance, employee discount programs and more.

A Culture of Inclusion
Our dedication to cultivating a diverse work force is foundational to our inclusive culture and reflected in our core company value of "respect and value people" which serves as a guidepost for our DEI efforts. Our customers win through the innovation that is realized when our team members unique skills and expertise are allowed to flourish and grow. It is through our DEI efforts that we can continue our growth trajectory, while maintaining our market leadership and driving overall company success.

About the Company
Bearings Plus is the aftermarket arm of Waukesha Bearings and part of Dover Precision Components, who in turn are part of Dover Corporation's Pumps & Process Solutions segment.

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy & Fueling, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Climate & Sustainability Technologies. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 65 years, our team of over 25,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at

Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.