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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Airflow

Trane Technologies

Trane Technologies

Other Engineering
Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024

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. Trane Technologies is a diverse and inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce; including minorities, females, individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities, individuals with disabilities, and United States qualified protected veterans.

Thrive at work and at home:

  • Benefits kick in on DAY ONE for you and your family, including health insurance and holistic wellness programs that include generous incentives – WE DARE TO CARE!
  • Family building benefits include fertility coverage and adoption/surrogacy assistance.
  • 401K match up to 6%, plus an additional 2% core contribution = up to 8% company contribution.
  • Paid time off, including in support of volunteer and parental leave needs.
  • Educational and training opportunities through company programs along with tuition assistance and student debt support.
  • Learn more about our benefits here!

This position is eligible for a Hybrid work schedule (3 or more days on site a week) and will be based out of our Clarksville, TN location.

This Senior Mechanical Engineer – Airflow role 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 Trane Commercial Unitary Packaged and Split System equipment to meet the needs of demanding customers such as big box retail, schools and restaurants. The selected individual must have the skills needed to lead 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):

  • Lead project team or sub-team in the development, testing, and sustaining of Unitary products, with a focus on fans, motors, and air-movement technologies.
  • Review and understand the technical feasibility of product and internal requirements.
  • Lead concept generation, selection, testing, analysis and interface optimization working closely with 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.
  • Drive Standard Work discipline through process development, documentation, and implementation.
  • Design and select robust and cost-effective components and developing engineering specifications.
  • Develop laboratory test plans and analyze test data to ensure product performance and quality.
  • Use appropriate six-sigma, design for reliability, lean and corrective action systems such as FRACAS.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically approximately 5-10%.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Essential Skills/Knowledge (Mentoring will be provided):

  • Project team leadership including ability to translate market requirements into product concepts, test plan development, schedule creation and tracking execution to plan.
  • Understanding of cooling and heating system functions including combustion, heat transfer, airflow and thermal stresses (a plus).
  • 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).
  • 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 complete tasks/deliverables in a multi-tasking environment (several concurrent assignments) on time.
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently understand and organize information necessary to make engineering decisions.

Base Compensation Range is $­­64,000 to $112,300

o Disclaimer: This base salary range is based on US national averages. Actual base pay could be a result of seniority, merit, geographic location where the work is performed

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.