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Engineering Control Systems and Data Acquisition Manager

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

At Trane TechnologiesTM 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.

Thermo King is hiring an Engineering Control Systems and Data Acquisition Manager in Minneapolis, MN. This position has been designated as On-Site. This exciting role leads a team in the Research and Development engineering laboratory with responsibility for coaching, motivating, and managing a team of engineers and technicians while also providing in depth knowledge of lab test system controls and data acquisition processes.

  • Collaborate with the Product Managers to understand emerging data needs and set priorities for acquisition targets given upcoming product development. Focus on electrified products.
  • Work closely with Data Operations (Data Science & Modeling and Simulation teams) to understand any data ingestion requirements and be able to articulate data layouts to potential contributors.
  • Collaborate with IT to develop potential API connections to new data sources or design specific data exchanges to attain new data sources. Research and implement AWS Cloud based data storage.
  • Participate in Commercial Line of Business strategy discussions to understand priorities and understand future data needs.
  • Contact potential data contributors to secure their participation in data management and working toward standardized test set ups.
  • The role works closely with local and global engineering groups, requiring strong project management and communication skills. Ensuring quality data driven results essential for success. Responsibilities
    • Coordination of work with all members of design teams (data science, engineers of all disciplines, modeling, and simulation, etc.)
    • Demonstrated ability to identify the source of system deficiencies and apply innovative solutions to technical, logistics and team challenges
    • Ability to interpret and prepare circuit diagrams, technical specifications, drawings, and reports and generally to communicate effectively, in writing and face-to-face
    • Demonstrated understanding and practical skills with (i) TCP/IP networking
    • Strong in linear & non - linear control system fundamentals
    • Ensures adherence to all Health & Safety procedures
    • Follow Management of Change process to maintain/update equipment configurations as needed
    • Manage and follow software versions and revisions
    • Maintain data acquisition equipment including calibration, spare parts for critical tests and estimate needs and ensure vendors and equipment are loaded into the Asset Management system
    • Develop training materials on control topics
    • Perform root cause analysis (RCA) on incidents
    • Contribute to the development of new test related processes and methods
    • Develop the business case for capital projects
    • Actively participate in team-based problem solving and continuous improvement initiatives (Kaizen, 5 Why, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Brainstorming)
    • Maintain technical competency with emerging technology
    • Current knowledge of budget management, cost control, scheduling
    • Experience with PLC selection is required
    • Knowledgeable in Control Systems and PLC Ladder Logic and function block diagrams required
    • Ability to analyze metrics and data and identify system and machine optimization opportunities
    • Experience designing and installing instrumentation and control systems in hazardous areas
    • Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped positions in small openings and climbing hand over hand
    • Physical effort with some handling of light weight supplies or materials (0 to 25 lbs.)
    • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends when needed, flexibility required
    • Development and design of the control system strategy and architecture
    • Recommend and design optimization programs to the operational areas using the data provided by the automated systems
    • Provide technical support to Engineering and Maintenance Departments in the design, selection, and installation of new equipment Qualifications
      • Bachelor s or advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics (essential)
      • 3+ years developing data assets leveraging traditional product management methodologies
      • Working knowledge of database architecture and data management principles
      • Knowledge of the marketplace with understanding of emerging data sources
      • Strong technical and mechanical aptitude
      • Proven success managing projects
      • Refrigeration system knowledge preferred but not required
      • Clear dedication and orientation around safety
      • Strong communication skills, written and oral.
        Base Compensation Range is $68,000 to $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.

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