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Trane Technologies Modeling & Simulation Engineer in Davidson, North Carolina

Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Davidson NC 800B Beaty St, Davidson, North Carolina, United States


Requisition # 2300570

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AtTrane TechnologiesTM and through our businesses includingTrane®andThermo King®, we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. Were a team that dares to look at the worlds 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.

Job Summary:

Join an industry-leading Team focused on cutting-edge technology and engineering principles

In this position, you will apply engineering problem-solving to a multitude of cross-functional applications with goals to:

  • Reduce product physical testing by developing and validating leading-edge modeling capabilities for vapor compression systems across the Enterprise

  • Lead and support engineering component selection by creating capabilities and technologies to link the product architecture requirements to our existing supply chain

  • Develop and Support advanced computer vision and manufacturing modeling for our next generation factories

Your application areas will include engineering, manufacturing, service, product management, and marketing.


  • Desire to learn and think outside of the box

  • Understand customer expectations and the evolving strengths and weaknesses of both our products and competitive solutions, including the pace of adoption of new technology

  • Understand, drive and consistently apply processes and engineering design tools in a methodical and technical approach to problem solving and product improvement

  • Apply knowledge, skills, tools, techniques, and standard work to project activities to meet required business case and deliverables

  • Apply engineering principles in the design, manufacture, operation and sustainment of innovative, efficient, and cost effective equipment, systems and software

  • Use data and technology to design for desired outcomes

  • Anticipate possible design weaknesses and failure modes and develop design validation plans to mitigate risk


  • Develop and define digital concepts and manufacturing processes for, and as an integral part of, all new product introductions and product enhancement programs, using advanced engineering techniques such as DFM / DFA (Design for Manufacturability and Assembly), FMEA, 3P (Production, Preparation Process), 7-Ways, and Lean Six Sigma Methodology.

  • Using simulation software, evaluate and implement innovative, cost-effective, safe, manufacturing processes and techniques, which will improve the effectiveness of the manufacturing operations and business systems.

  • Enable plant MEs to develop manufacturing planning, initial tooling requirements and costs, capability requirements, control plans, and assessments, which facilitate the definition and specification of the manufacturing processes.

  • Provide modeling and simulation expertise and leadership for the timely resolution of manufacturing process and product design problems. Serve as a resource for cause/effect analyses, investigations, statistical studies, and corrective action planning.

  • Develop manufacturing flows, workstation layouts and organization, and station controls, which optimize value-added operations, operating costs, and product/process quality.

  • Integrate closely with various functional team members collaborating while enhancing design for manufacturability and ease of integration to manufacturing facility.

  • Project management knowledge and skills. Estimates the time and resources required to complete a project for self and cross-functional partners. Develops plan and process for viable project. Maintains and uses lines of communication with other areas to keep project on track. Utilizes common project management tools to track progress (GANT charts, matrix, maps). Brings people together and drives everyone toward a common goal.

  • Translate customer needs into actionable tasks that drive a solution

  • Follow and improve upon standard work for the application for users and developers

  • Collaborate with research and capability development teams

Key Competencies:

Must Have

  • BS Engineering or equivalent technical degree

  • 5+ years of manufacturing engineering work experience, with experience in fabrication or assembly processes and equipment

  • Ability to derive salient conclusions from simulation data sets

  • Proficient with spreadsheet, presentation software and typical computer applications

  • Proficient with 3D CAD/modeling software

  • Experience with Delmia Virtual Factory a plus but not required

  • Experience with detailed requirement gathering from a customer

  • Ability to understand and document customer use cases

  • Ability to develop business cases based on technology implementation

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Ability to travel 25% within the continental region

  • Ability to teach effectively and influence others at many levels of the corporation

  • Ability to work effectively and safely in an industrial environment

  • Experience with leading process changes or business transformations


  • Lean Manufacturing experience

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or equivalent training

  • Experience with project management, PMP

  • Experience with simulation, FEA, CFD, or 1D mathematics

  • Experience facilitating x-functional teams

  • Experience with new product launches

  • Scripting language experience (C#, Python, Matlab, VBA, etc.)

This role is located in Davidson, NC.

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.

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.

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