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Senior Compressor Technology Engineer

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: October 9, 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 Senior Compressor Technology Engineer will join our Applied Compression Network of Excellence (NoE).  At Trane Technologies, our Networks of Excellence are teams that develop advanced capabilities and technologies by leading research & development programs, leveraging internal competencies and managing external partnerships.

The Technology & System Evaluation Group will develop and maintain compression technology strategic roadmaps and lead the Strategic Business Unit’s (SBU’s) system engineering teams in deploying cutting-edge technology.  The ideal candidate will have high technical expertise in vapor compression theory/technology and possess the ability to understand and assess new technologies quickly, selecting concepts for deeper exploration through modelling and physical testing.  These activities will include key partnerships with internal & external cross-functional groups.

Core Job Responsibilities (others may be added):

  • Identify, propose and validate new technologies across vapor compression platforms
  • Explore new non-vapor compression cooling/heating technologies and applicability to Trane Technologies products.
  • Conduct analysis to evaluate and screen technology candidates for further development.
  • Develop technology roadmaps in collaboration with Strategic Business Units.
  • Lead regular enterprise-wide technology forums.
  • Develop application guidelines for new technology implementation into SBU’s system teams.
  • Support product problem solving efforts as required.
  • Create roadmap of future capabilities leading to fully integrated system/product digital models, based on multi-physics as well as data patterns, and full virtual labs to reduce product testing. 
  • Manage full value chain of external compression related projects.
  • Overnight and/or global travis is required; approximately 20%.

Influencing and Leading:

  • Work closely with Strategic Business Units (SBUs) Engineering & Technology Teams to assure the right strategies are executed (i.e. developing and leveraging partnerships, homegrown technologies, etc.) and the right tools/processes are used for products to meet customer expectations and other technical requirements.
  • Leadership experience to leverage external partners including but not limited to universities, government research entities, other companies and consortia, etc.
  • Build capability in the compression space and transfer capability to SBU’s
  • Build and maintain key relationships with academia and industry partners


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering and at least 10 years’ work experience in advanced compression technology and/or product development is required.

- OR -

  • Ph.D. in Engineering and at least 7 years’ work experience in advanced compression technology and/or product development is required.


Essential Skills or Knowledge:

  • HVAC/R industry experience is preferred.
  • Strong understanding and application of modelling and simulation of compression devices and related systems
  • Solid understanding of the vapor compression cycles and component performance characteristics across compression platforms. i.e Scroll, screw, rotary, centrifugal etc…
  • Ability to formulate a problem, efficiently execute an analysis and clearly summarize conclusions and recommendations
  • Ability create validation plans and perform feasibility studies for new technology
  • Strong skills in writing reports and communicating to senior leadership through a presentation format
  • Ability to interact and communicate with others in a collegial manner
  • Experience in a Corporate Technology Center with a proven track record of technology deployment across the enterprise.


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, La Crosse , Senior Compressor Technology Engineer, Other , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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