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Equipment and Automation Sr. Engineer

ChemTreat Nationwide US Full-Time
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Job ID: CHE002131

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ChemTreat, Inc. is the nation's largest and fastest growing specialty chemical company dedicated solely to industrial water treatment. We have over 2,000 associates working throughout North and South America. Our entrepreneurial spirit helps drive our company's success and extends into our customers' facilities. We help our customers save millions of dollars every year, enabling us to achieve unparalleled growth in the water treatment industry.



The Equipment and Automation Senior Engineer provides equipment and automation technical support to sales force, Corporate technical/Sales staff, customers and equipment group. This position maintains technical equipment knowledge and reviews quotes for technical accuracy. Communicates and trains others on technical changes, product improvements, and industry requirements. 

The successful candidate will work with purchasing on pricing, standardizing equipment, vendor selection and management as well as develop, design, engineer, test, and implement automation solutions and standard offerings working with R&D, Technical Service, Corporate Sales and field Sales.


  • Provide technical support to inside personnel, sales force and customers on equipment selection, feed and control methods, pricing and troubleshooting of equipment issues

  • Based on VOC from Corporate, Technical and Field Sales and working with R&D develop, design, engineer, test, and implement automation solutions and standard packages to address growing competitive pressure from the main competitors use of automated solutions. 

  • Answer incoming plane calls through ACD and emails to the ETS mail box 

  • Obtain training on existing and new equipment and pass knowledge to other departments 

  • Provide equipment expertise and guidance to equipment department members to raise the overall knowledge base of the group

  • Work with purchasing to provide input to existing and future vendor evaluation, selection for non-standard equipment and review and testing of new equipment

  • Obtain training on existing and new equipment and pass knowledge to other departments.

  • Design custom equipment systems either through bid specs or based on customer needs and manage equipment projects from design phase through commissioning.


  • Market equipment technologies and products through internal groups and supplier relationships 

  • Provides ETS support, input and guidance for departmental projects and equipment system or component issue resolution and establishing standardized equip. packages 

  • Provide back-up to rotation equipment scheduling, inventory and literature management 

  • Assist with new sales representative orientation and new employee training 

  • Serve as a strategic member 

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • College degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field and minimum 8 years’ experience in Water Treatment
  • Experience in equipment design and engineering, field installation, maintenance, or equivalent related field 
  • Direct experience with automation, instrumentation, pumps, liquid storage and delivery systems
  • Technical knowledge of water treatment equipment applications for food, power, refining, chemical, paper or similar industrial fields.
  • PE preferred.
  • Technical, Analytical skills and business knowledge
  • Communication and Interpersonal skills; Teamwork and leadership 
  • Organizational skills; Self-management
  • Constantly required to sit and occasionally required to walk, stand, climb (includes stairs), balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell
  • Constantly using hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. 
  • Routinely required to reach with hands and arms, squat, turn/twist, or reach, lift, carry, push, or pull up to 70 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Up to 50% travel to off-site plant, customers, or supplier sites
  • Required to wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for deliveries which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective apron, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields.
  • Occasionally in extreme heat conditions
  • Required to use ear plugs for hearing protection 
  • Both Indoor and outdoor sites may have high noise levels
  • Site location may be at a boiler house 
  • Outdoor site can be located at a cooling tower, water plant, wastewater plant, or a process area. 
  • Use of hazardous chemicals is routine.
  • Some equipment lifting and working with electrical, plumbing and chemicals.
  • Collaborative working environment working; position touches all levels within the customer organization                          
  • Trust and respect for customers and ChemTreat field and leadership teams

Employment with ChemTreat is on an at-will basis, which means that either the employee or ChemTreat can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason (or no reason), with or without notice, unless the employee and ChemTreat have entered a written agreement signed by the employee and a duly authorized representative of ChemTreat.


ChemTreat, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.

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