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Mechanical Controls Engineer

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: Tyler
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

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.

This Mechanical Controls Engineer is a member of the Systems and Controls Engineering Team and responsible for developing control systems and algorithms for implementation into Residential HVAC products. This role will have the responsibilities detailed below and work as part of the team to achieve the organization’s overall goals.

Core Job Responsibilities (others may be added): 

  • Work with product development teams, control system engineering, and advanced engineering to develop control systems and algorithms.  Includes:
    • Problem definition and scoping
    • System modeling using tools such as MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow
    • Feedback control development and associated algorithms
    • Simulation of proposed control systems
    • Rapid prototyping and model in the loop testing
    • Hardware in the loop simulation
  • Requirements development and documentation for the control system and algorithms.
  • Performing Failure Modes and Effects Analyses of algorithms.
  • Develop design guidelines and standards for documentation and communication of control system algorithms.
  • Work with reliability engineering to develop standard reliability test plans around control systems and algorithms.
  • Work with enterprise modeling teams to enhance simulation capabilities.
  • Work with testing lab to order/build automated test setups in support of controls system and algorithm development.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and at least 5 years experience with mechanical or feedback control applications is required.
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering is a plus.

Key Competencies:

  • Thorough thermal systems knowledge (thermodynamics, psychometrics, fluids, heat transfer).
  • Thorough understanding of mechanical control system theory.
  • Experience with development tools such as MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow.
  • Familiarity with model-based design.
  • Control system flowcharting, state diagram creation, and algorithm development.
  • Thorough understanding of mechanical engineering principles and ability to apply to real-world problems.
  • Experience with automated test development and execution.
  • Ability to create design guidelines and standards.
  • Problem assessment and problem solving skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Works effectively in an open consensus-oriented team environment.
  • Conflict management skills.
  • Results-oriented individual with an emphasis placed on achieving overall team performance.
  • Familiarity with PC based Windows programs (Excel, Word, Access, etc.). 

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.

Keywords: Trane Technologies, Tyler , Mechanical Controls Engineer, Other , Tyler, Texas

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