Product Engineer/Sr. Product Engineer

Job Title
Product Engineer/Sr. Product Engineer

Oklahoma City OK

Min Salary

Min Years Experience


The candidate will be a key member of the engineering organization responsible for leading design, development and implementation of HVAC products that meet or exceed best-in-class performance and reliability targets across multiple platforms and product families, as well as manufacturing support for existing products. The candidate will lead product development, sustaining and cost reduction projects; interface with customers, suppliers, technical support personnel, field engineers and relevant internal functions such as manufacturing, quality, supply chain, sales and marketing. The candidate will employ a balanced combination of advanced analytical techniques and experimental methods. The applicant will have access to the test laboratory and model shop facilities and will support manufacturing operations and technical service personnel. The candidate will work in the cross-functional team environment and will closely collaborate with the engineering teams. The applicant will be responsible for guidance and professional development of the junior technical personnel and seamless operation within the organization environment. The candidate will have firsthand knowledge and sufficient experience in the areas of HVAC system design and applications, manufacturing and assembly methods, industry standards and agency compliance, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, controls, compression, air management, aeroacoustics, structural analysis, design for manufacturing and assembly, DAQ and experimental techniques and simulation tools. The candidate will have strong business acumen and familiarity with new product development (NPD) process and operational excellence (OPEX) culture. The candidate will play a key role in establishing the standardization principles and technical discipline rigor across the company and will utilize synergistic approach to support comprehensive product offerings. Throughout his/her career, the candidate will have technical and project management assignments of increasing responsibility to be able to grow professionally and become a critical contributor to strategic initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead NPD programs, sustaining and cost reduction initiatives as well as manage projects throughout the complete product development cycle
  • Develop technical strategy and technology differentiators in system, components and controls design and operation
  • Assume ownership for maintenance and updates for purchased part engineering drawings, standards and specifications
  • Provide technical expertise and support to manufacturing, sales & marketing, quality and supply chain functions
  • Interface with vendors, customers and field personnel
  • Lead design, optimization and qualification of HVAC systems employing advanced analytical methods and experimental techniques
  • Manage product qualification and agency compliance test programs
  • Conduct analytical studies employing state-of-the-art simulation tools
  • Assume responsibility for reliability growth and productivity improvement opportunities
  • Control product cost and program expenses
  • Assist in guidance, training, growth and professional development of junior technical personnel
  • Generate technical specifications, summary reports and standard work instructions
  • Conduct presentations for senior engineering and business personnel
  • Interface with regulatory agencies and test facilities such as ASHRAE, AHRI, UL and ETL and provide liaison function to research consortia and Universities

Skills & Abilities:

Education: Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required, with a preferred emphasis on HVAC system design; MBA is a plus

Experience: Minimum of 15 years with HVAC system design and applications; minimum 5 years in a technical leadership role

Computer Skills: Experience in state-of-the-art simulation tools; familiarity with computer programming languages, LabView, EES. MatLab, CFD and FEA is a plus. Familiarity with the engineering level office productivity software

Other Requirements:

  • Intimate familiarity with the system components design, integration and interactions
  • New Product Development process, Design for Six Sigma and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly principles
  • Proven record in program management, schedule adherence and cost control
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods used in HVAC&R field; direct industrial experience is a plus but not required

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