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At Trane Technologies® we Challenge Possible. Our brands – including Trane® and Thermo King®  - create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind. We boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.

Job Summary:

This Senior Gas Heat Product Engineer is a key member of the product development team which works closely with other teams, such as product management and operations, to create competitive designs for unitary packaged and split system commercial HVAC equipment to meet the needs of demanding customers such as big box retail, schools and restaurants.  The selected individual must have the technical expertise to develop and lead gas heat system product design projects, supervise product validation testing, drive to root cause for quality and reliability issues, interpret technical agency standards and conduct projects in accordance with standard engineering practices.

Core Job Responsibilities (others may be added):

  • Assist in the development, testing, sustaining of gas furnace products.
  • Review and understand the technical feasibility of product and internal requirements.
  • Support gas heat concept generation, selection, testing, analysis and interface optimization working closely with gas heat Subject Matter Experts and other subsystems engineers.
  • Work closely with design team to create/generate models, assemblies, and drawings for experimental components, subsystems and other mechanical assemblies.
  • Assist/lead the Light Commercial Gas Furnace product development activities following ANSI Z21.47 / CSA 2.3 standard as well as DOE standards.
  • Develop gas heat systems to meet performance, regulatory, quality and cost requirements.
  • Help drive Standard Work discipline through process development, documentation, and implementation.
  • Participate in product improvement activities to identify opportunities to improve product performance and reduce cost.
  • Design and select robust and cost-effective components and developing engineering specifications.
  • Complete system integration tasks such as engineering design, layouts and design reviews.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to designers, lab technicians and other team members.
  • Develop laboratory test plans and analyze test data to ensure product performance and quality.
  • Use knowledge of light commercial applications to diagnose field problems and design products that will be robust to field conditions. 
  • Knowledge of combustion chemistry, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics.
  • Use appropriate six-sigma, design for reliability, DFMEA and corrective action system such as FRACAS.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically approximately 5%.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and at least 5 years of engineering experience is required.
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering is a plus.

Essential Skills/Knowledge:

  • Detailed understanding of gas heat system functions including combustion, heat transfer, airflow and thermal stresses
  • Understanding of basic refrigeration (a plus).
  • Experience within Product Test Labs and testing processes (UL, ETL, and AHRI etc.).
  • Working knowledge of the application of computer simulation tools, such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
  • Experience with application of various components used in gas heat systems such as burners, igniters, gas valves, flame sensors, fans, heat exchangers and controls.
  • Familiarity with ANSI, CSA, ASHRAE and DOE requirements.
  • Familiarity with managing projects and fluent in MS Office applications.
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work seamlessly across functions and at multiple levels of the organization.
  • Excellent technical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good teamwork skills, strong interpersonal skills and decision-making ability.
  • Ability to follow internal engineering design processes and best practices.
  • Work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently understand and organize information necessary to make engineering decisions.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

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