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Lead Aerodynamics Engineer

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Job Description:

At - and through our businesses including and , we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what's possible for a sustainable world. We're a team that dares to look at the world's challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go.

This Lead Aerodynamics Engineer will join our Applied Compression Network of Excellence (NoE). - At Trane Technologies, our Networks of Excellence are teams that develop advanced concepts and products through application of leading technologies in the HVAC sector. - The Performance & Prediction Group performs the aerodynamic design of centrifugal compressors for refrigeration products. -The qualified individual will perform centrifugal compressor aerodynamic design and analysis, including the development and application of advanced analytical tools, use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with laboratory testing, and data analysis to achieve optimum performance, reliability, manufacturability, and reduced sound levels. - A subject matter expert designing new products in addition to improving and maintaining existing products and processes.

Core Job Responsibilities (others may be added): -


  • Plans, conducts, coordinates, and supervises engineering assignments, typically involving major projects. - - Identifies appropriate personnel to support the work.
  • Works independently as expert with minimal supervision. - Operates with substantial latitude in the decision making process.
  • Application of tools to design new or improved compressors or aerodynamic flow path components for refrigeration applications with consideration for manufacturing processes.
  • Test plan creation, instrumentation specification, and review of experimental test data against predictive design tools outcomes.
  • Modification of models or process to reflect new learnings (closing the design loop).
  • Continued development of grid generation processes (commercial or internal) and CFD pre- and post-processing tools to facilitate modeling integration into our centrifugal compressor design system to improve component performance.
  • Effectively meet the needs of internal and external customers, through documenting, reviewing, and prioritizing customer requirements.
  • Support the development of Design Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (DFMEAs).
  • Interacts with management, customers, suppliers, and sales teams.
  • Provides technical communication externally to universities and research groups.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and abroad up to -one week at a time. - - Able to attain necessary visa for travel when applicable. - - Expected travel time - 10%.



    Minimum Qualifications:


    • Ph.D. Degree in Aerospace or -Mechanical Engineering (or directly-related engineering discipline) and at least 10 years of work experience in product development is required.



      Key Competencies:


      • Theory: - strong background in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and CFD. - Courses and design experience in centrifugal turbomachinery preferred, with some knowledge of refrigeration cycles. - Experience with two-phase flow modeling and/or phase change modeling is preferred.
      • Software: - programming background and working knowledge of AutoCAD or Creo. - Experience with meanline, inviscid, and optimization design tools is preferred. - Basic skill in Excel, Word, PowerPoint with preferred programming capability in Python or C++ . - Adaptable to running on both Windows and LINUX Operating Systems.
      • Practical: - CFD background and become proficient with ANSYS CFX or Cadence Fine-Turbo, including the coding of macros to automate CFD. - Must have grid generation capabilities and develop a working knowledge within ANSYS Workbench or Cadence Fidelity for fluids applications. Emphasis will be on centrifugal compressor component DESIGN. -
      • Good verbal communications skills and good technical writing, documentation, and presentation -skills. - This will drive ability to communicate requirements/results with internal designers, consultants, and software providers.
      • Must be a self-starter with a high energy level.
      • Ability to quickly and efficiently understand, condense, and organize information necessary to make engineering decisions.
      • Provide periodic technical guidance to less experienced professionals or technicians assigned to work on common projects while having ability to work as an effective member of a team.
      • Ability to make progress by producing deliverables and completing projects in a multi-tasking environment (several concurrent assignments).
      • Excellent technical, analytical, and problem solving skills.
      • Demonstrated capability for future small group leadership.



        Base Compensation Range is $83,000 to $174,000 annually. - Total compensation for this role will include an Incentive/Bonus plan. - Disclaimer: - This base salary range is based on US national averages. - Actual pay is a result of seniority/experience level, merit and geographic location where the actual work is performed.

        We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

Keywords: Trane Technologies, La Crosse , Lead Aerodynamics Engineer, Engineering , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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