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Employee Testimonial

I joined Southern’s Houston operation in May 2009. I started as a temporary employee but was soon offered a full-time position in August 2009. By starting out as a laborer, I was able to gain knowledge and experience in different workshop areas, which included welding and boilermaker skills. I’ve also worked in the field doing on-site repair work with shell and tube heat exchangers.

It’s great to be working for Southern. Every day is a challenge that allows me to learn and perfect my skills. I’m happy to be on board with such a great team!

Employee Testimonial

Tim Emmons

I began my career as a CNC Programmer at Southern in June 2013.  As the CNC programmer, I help to achieve maximum utilization of our equipment and assist in design for fabrication improvements.  I started with CNC programming as a career mostly out of necessity to provide for my family.  My interest in the field grew as I became accustomed to the work, and I now enjoy it on a personal level.  I grew up in Kentucky, but I am enjoying my new life in Alabama with my wife and two daughters.  Even so, I still remain a loyal fan of the sports teams at The University of Kentucky.
I love it. This is one of the best jobs I have ever had. Everyone has been great to work with and the community is welcoming as well. This seems like a perfect fit, and it didn’t take long to get acclimated.

Position Description
Main Objective:
Direct and indirect sale of shell and tube heat exchangers and pressure vessels. Work
collaboratively with the outside sales team as a technical advisor and product advocate.
Serve as the primary support resource for our customers, partners and outside sales team.
Reports to: Sales Engineering Department Head
Relationships to:
Quality Control
Human Resources
Material Suppliers
Outside Services Contractors
Software support
Key Responsibilities and Expected Results
• Review request for quotation requirements
• Thermal design of shell and tube heat exchangers
• Mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers and pressure vessels
• Cost estimate of shell and tube heat exchangers and pressure vessels resulting from
the thermal and mechanical design performed
• Prepare bid documents and pricing for proposal that result from customer supplied
• Complete contract (purchase order) review including commercial and technical
compliance with bid documents and company policy
• Execution, distribution, maintenance and project management of customer orders
according to established company policy and procedures

• Manage customer accounts and maintain professional business relationships with
target or assigned accounts
• Travel as needed to support outside sales, customer needs, and trade show activities
• Resolve customer issues or difficulties in a manner that is consistent with the
company mission, vision, values and financial objectives
The foregoing is an outline of your key responsibilities and expected results. Due to changing
circumstances and SHECO’s desire to constantly improve systems and processes, you may
be required to perform other duties deemed to be within your capacity after consultation
with you.
Education Required
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
No experience necessary
Knowledge & Skills
• Must be highly motivated, results oriented and a self-starter to perform in a team
• Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to interact professionally with
employees, customers, and contractors – in person, over the phone, and through written
• Read and interpret engineered equipment drawings
• General understanding of thermal engineering
• Ability to interact with varied personalities in a fast-paced environment
• Effective communication skills, both oral and written
• Thorough and detail-oriented with strong follow-through skills and abilities
• Problem Solving
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects