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Emerson Field Engineering Specialist (Process Tuner) in Des Moines, Iowa

If you are a Field Service Engineering professional looking for an opportunity to grow your career, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you with our Power and Water Solutions team! This role can be based in our Houston, TX location or possibly remotely (near major airport).

This key contributor will play a major role in managing resources associated with the development and generation of our service & field projects business. You will also provide matrix supervision to a large group of Field Engineer personnel in handling all aspects of these businesses in dealing with customers in the power industry.

In This Role, Your Responsibilities Will Be:

  • Contact customers to review and promote their needs for service, maintenance contracts, systems adds, and stand-alone system requirements.

  • Develop and advise the implementation of "engineered system" projects or systems adds using current and non-current technologies.

  • Provide project management on large projects during installation, start-up, or where it is required to supervise our subcontractors (such as system installers).

  • Apply highly specialized knowledge and skills in an advisory or technical assistant role to engineering and management teams on complex technical or related problems.

  • Provide advanced process tuning for Boiler and BOP processes

  • Develop and implement startup and tuning activities for major retrofit projects.

  • Conduct site acceptance and performance testing for major retrofit projects to meet contractual performance targets.

  • Work with plant operations teams, while at site, to ensure effective tuning of plant processes for optimized productivity of steam and electricity.

  • Generate and store tuning reports for all site tuning.

  • Work with simulation group to startup and tune high fidelity systems for different customer units.

  • Provide recommendations to hiring of Field Engineers and participate in interviews, performance evaluations, etc.

  • Monitor changes that affect the scope of projects or programs, ensuring that the lower classified field engineers have sufficient technical and administrative support to perform efficiently and effectively.

  • Analyze, investigate, and resolve customer warranty and policy claims. This requires an in-depth knowledge of the obligations and restrictions set forth by warranties and policies so that claims may be settled promptly and efficiently.

  • Become certified on divisional products where appropriate.

Who You Are:

You serve as a strategic partner to build, grow, and maintain profitable and long-lasting relationships with key accounts. You show a tremendous amount of initiative in tough situations and are exceptional at spotting and seizing opportunities. You set stretch goals and objectives, pushing individuals or teams to perform at higher levels.

Required education, experience & skills:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree with 8+ years of field related experience, or will consider experience in lieu of degree.

  • Strong understanding of power plant operation and controls.

  • Strong understanding of control schemes for Boiler and Turbine on conventional and combined cycle plants.

  • Demonstrated experience tuning conventional & combined cycle plants.

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 70-80% of time, primarily in North America.

  • Capable of displaying a high degree of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and competence in day-to-day technical activities. Recognized as an authority in the industry and have demonstrated competence in related fields.

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications That Set You Apart:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related.

Our Offer To You:

We recognize the importance of employee wellbeing and know that to do your best you must have flexible, competitive benefit plans to meet you and your family’s physical, mental, financial, and social needs. We provide a variety of medical insurance plans, with dental and vision coverage. Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, employee resource groups, recognition, and much more. Our culture prioritizes work-life balance and offers flexible time off plans, including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their unique experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas and diversity of thoughts, that inspire innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers.

The philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values ( and about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Emerson ( .

Our training programs and initiatives focus on end-to end development, from onboarding through senior leadership. We provide a wide range of development opportunities, including face-to-face and virtual training, mentorship, and coaching, project management, and on-the-job training.



Our Commitment to Our People

At Emerson, we are motivated by a spirit of collaboration that helps our diverse, multicultural teams across the world drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. And we want you to join us in our bold aspiration.

We have built an engaged community of inquisitive, dedicated people who thrive knowing they are welcomed, trusted, celebrated, and empowered to solve the world’s most complex problems — for our customers, our communities, and the planet. You’ll contribute to this vital work while further developing your skills through our award-winning employee development programs. We are a proud corporate citizen in every city where we operate and are committed to our people, our communities, and the world at large. We take this responsibility seriously and strive to make a positive impact through every endeavor.

At Emerson, you’ll see firsthand that our people are at the center of everything we do. So, let’s go. Let’s think differently. Learn, collaborate, and grow. Seek opportunity. Push boundaries. Be empowered to make things better. Speed up to break through. Let’s go, together.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1(including those with OPT or CPT) , H-1, H-2, L-1, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Emerson is a global leader in automation technology and software. Through our deep domain expertise and legacy of flawless execution, Emerson helps customers in critical industries like life sciences, energy, power and renewables, chemical and advanced factory automation operate more sustainably while improving productivity, energy security and reliability.

With global operations and a comprehensive portfolio of software and technology, we are helping companies implement digital transformation to measurably improve their operations, conserve valuable resources and enhance their safety.

We offer equitable opportunities, celebrate diversity, and embrace challenges with confidence that, together, we can make an impact across a broad spectrum of countries and industries. Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or a recent graduate with an advanced degree, you’ll find your chance to make a difference with Emerson. Join our team – let’s go!

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Requisition ID : 23008745

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.