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Trane Technologies System Applications Engineer in St Paul, Minnesota

At Trane Technologies TM and through our businesses including Trane ® and Thermo King ® , 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.

Do you want to help save the planet? Do you want to directly contribute to an organization committed to reduce its customer carbon footprint by 1 Gigaton of Carbon Dioxide? As a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, it’s our responsibility to put the planet first. For us at Trane Technologies, sustainability is not just how we do business—it is our business. Sustainability is at the center of our strategy and influences how we make every decision.

Are you a person that is looking for opportunities of innovation in your career? Gaining an opportunity to learn and innovate within your career? Someone who is open to push the envelope and innovate? A Systems Applications Engineer role is critical to Trane Sales and Fulfillment organization success delivering HVAC controls and system integration solutions. This position will lead the development of building automation system applied, sourced, and integrated solutions. Typical applied systems require the selection, configuration, and programming of Trane and 3rd party controls products to deliver repeatable, reliable system solutions. Delivery of integrated solutions requires documentation (technical and end-user), training, webinars, office presentations, and other methods of technical outreach. This position will also support Controls Product Management teams by enabling new product feature development in the Tracer Controls portfolio.

Thrive at work and at home:

  • Benefits kick in on DAY ONE for you and your family, including health insurance and holistic wellness programs that include generous incentives – WE DARE TO CARE !

  • Family building benefits include fertility coverage and adoption/surrogacy assistance.

  • 401K match up to 6%, plus an additional 2% core contribution = up to 8% company contribution.

  • Paid time off, including in support of volunteer and parental leave needs.

  • Educational and training opportunities through company programs along with tuition assistance and student debt support .

  • Learn more about our benefits here (https://careers.tranetechnologies.com/global/en/benefits) !


  • Provide technical expertise for the development of HVAC system applications, interfaces, and integration to 3rd party systems.

  • Develop integrated solutions – including HVAC, lighting, and other smart building technologies and supporting documentation.

  • Collaborate with Product Management and System Engineering on system initiatives. Key responsibilities include representing market, industry, business, and customer needs

  • Provide guidance and support to the product development process, testing, and commercialization.

  • Engage with key industry associations to represent Trane and our customers' needs in the development of industry standards and guidelines.

  • Conduct voice of customer activities to identify business, customer, and user needs based on stakeholder interviews, focus groups, “day-in –the-life” studies, and advisory panels. Represent the needs of end customers, controls and service business in all activities.

  • Ensure system requirements are fulfilled through traceability and testing to system designs.

  • Collaborate with engineering teams to evaluate concept feasibility and resolve technical issues.

  • Direct support of critical customer projects, including job site work.

  • Provide commercialization support, specializing in field office operations.

  • Author and/or review Engineering Bulletins, Application guides, Best Practices, Project Specifications, etc.

  • Present and instruct technical topics to internal and external audiences.

  • Participate in field events (seminars, shows, etc) and customer visits.


  • BS degree; BS Engineering or other technical degree preferred

  • 5+ years significant experience in building systems operation, design and/or support required

  • Demonstrated high level of understanding of HVAC, controls, and open standard protocols including BACnet, Modbus, and/or LonTalk.

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and present technical information (oral and written) to technical and non-technical users including telephone and collaboration software.

  • Ability to work regularly, dependably, independently, and in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to cope with stress and maintain a pleasant and cooperative temperament with internal and external customers.

  • Computer systems and applications knowledge (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Base Compensation Range is $110,000 - $140,000. Total compensation for this role also will include an incentive plan.

Disclaimer: This base salary range is based on US national averages. Actual base pay could be a result of seniority, merit, geographic location where the 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.