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Prototype Fabrication Manager

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Trane Technologies™ 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.

Join our team as a Prototype Fabrication Manager in Minneapolis, MN! The scope of the Prototype Fabrication Manager involves leading a team of 8+ to perform all aspects of product development. This includes planning, execution, analysis, and documentation of work assigned. The primary measure of this position is the ability to plan and execute the work while meeting the customer requirements. Technical familiarity with the transport refrigeration industry and equipment is a plus.

This role will focus on supporting the proof-of-concept prototyping and build of our Thermo King products. Product designs focus on areas of Refrigeration, Controls, Electrical and Mechanical prototyping, and the buildup of a single component to complete units. Managers need the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams spread across multiple geographical regions. This requires strong project planning/management and organizational skills.

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!

    Work arrangement: This position has been designated as On-Site.

    • Provide coaching and direction to engineering technicians to meet deliverables
    • Review work requests, drawings or prints, set meetings with requestor to determine the outcome of testing results
    • Maintain integrity of our engineering systems, encouraging adherence and creation of standard work.
    • Perform advanced engineering support functions including, but not limited to DFMEA (Design Failure Modes & Effects Analysis) and DFS (Design for Serviceability) collaboration with engineering project teams
    • Provide coaching/feedback to engineering project teams on requested work and risk evaluation
    • Maintain awareness of industry standards and best practices, particularly in the areas of technology and safety
    • Establish and maintain metrics appropriate to the performance of their area
    • Provide on-going technical training to engineering community and others as needed
    • Recognize future needs and drive strategies to improve project plans


      • This role requires 5+ years of industry experience
      • People leader experience required (ideally 2+ years)
      • Bachelor's degree in related engineering field or equivalent related experience required
      • Strong technical and mechanical aptitude
      • Project management experience required
      • Refrigeration system knowledge preferred but not required

        Base Pay Range: $111,000 - $157,800 annually
        Additional Compensation: Total compensation for this role also will include an incentive plan.
        Disclaimer: This "range" could be a result of seniority, merit, geographic location where the work is performed, education, experience, travel requirements for the job, or because of a system the employer uses to measure earnings by quantity or quality of production (so, for example, positions that may not have traditional salary ranges).
        *Benefits vary by region, business alignment, union involvement and employee status.

        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.

Keywords: Trane Technologies, Minneapolis , Prototype Fabrication Manager, Executive , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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