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Trane Technologies Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Minneapolis MN 314 W 90th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


Requisition # 2100859

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AtTrane Technologies® we Challenge Possible. Our brands – includingTrane®andThermo 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.


The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for executing critical product design improvement projects. This individual will support and lead a diverse mixture of product development projects by applying Engineering principles and technical rigor to develop solutions that satisfy product requirements, cost, quality and schedule. This individual will lead or support cross-functional project teams to align product requirements, determine root cause of failure, develop solutions, direct validation activities, and support team members to implement solutions in production.

Core Job Responsibilities (others may be added):

  • Generate, evaluate, analyze and develop design concepts for mechanical components and assemblies to meet product requirements provided by Product Management.

  • Develop and lead project plans, prioritize tasks, and write clear technical requirements in collaboration with product development teams and suppliers, and present materials in formal and informal environments.

  • Apply systematic problem solving skills to define issues, identify root causes, and develop and implement corrective actions to meet customer needs

  • Develop DFMEA and DVP (design verification plan), execute test plans, and analyze and summarize test results

  • Conduct design reviews, provide status updates to stakeholders, and present projects to leadership for approvals as part of our phase gate process

  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of engineering designs, drawings, documentation and Bill of Materials.

  • Maintain orderly project records. Analyze, condense and present data results and recommendations.

  • Provide guidance and leadership to lab technicians and other team members.

  • Author lab test plans, conduct testing, analyze and interpret results and execute design updates based on the results.

  • Domestic and international travel (up to 20%) may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and at least 5-7 years experience in engineering or product development is required.

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering is a plus.

Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge of refrigeration system technologies, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics is a plus.

  • Ability to quickly and efficiently understand, condense, and organize information to make informed engineering decisions.

  • Familiarity with problem solving processes, tools and techniques (8D, 6 sigma / DMAIC, root cause analysis tools- DFMEA, 5-why, fishbone etc.)

  • Experience with product development phase/gate processes

  • Developing new concepts, conducting feasibility studies, and developing and executing validation plans

  • Pro/Engineer or Creo proficiency preferred. Familiarity with Windchill is an advantage.

  • Self-motivated with strong collaboration skills. Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams spread across multiple geographical regions.

  • Strong project planning / management and organizational skills.

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.