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Electrical Engineer

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Trane Technologies® we Challenge Possible. Our brands – including Trane® and Thermo 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.

Be a part of our mission!  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.


Our Thermo King business is connecting our transport HVAC and refrigeration products and providing digital solutions to help our customers efficiently protect drivers, passengers, and cargo.  Using our connected solutions, our customers reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and downtime while increasing the comfort and safety of passengers and shelf life of cargo, including essential cargo like food and pharmaceuticals.


The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for executing critical product design improvement projects. This individual will support 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 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):  

  • Optimize the design of power electronic components, motors, sensor and other electrical components to improve reliability, durability, performance, safety and reduce cost.
  • Apply systematic problem solving skills and investigate product Quality and Reliability issues to find root cause, containment, and permanent corrective action design change recommendations.
  • Perform in-depth analysis, model based simulation, and design in the application of electromechanical rotational machines, power electronics and control systems by utilizing analytical tools available in industry. 
  • Write clear technical requirements, specifications and reports, and present the materials in formal and informal environments.
  • Generate, evaluate, analyze and develop design concepts and assemblies to meet product requirements provided by Product Management.
  • Lead design reviews, design failure mode and effects analysis (DFMEA) and design validation plan and report (DVP&R) activities.
  • Author lab test plans, conduct testing, analyze and interpret results and execute design updates based on the results
  • Analyze, condense and present data, results, and recommendations. Maintain orderly project records.
  • Domestic and international travel (up to 20%) may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or equivalent and at least 0-5 years of experience in engineering or product development is required.
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering is a plus.

Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge on sensor technologies, harness design and other electrical components.
  • Ability to perform detailed calculations to compute and establish electrification standards and specifications.
  • Strong proficiency with verbal and written communication skills, analytical problem solving, and creativity.
  • Problem-solving ability, experience with standard analysis and reporting tools. Examples: (A3, 8D, DFMEA, Fishbone/5-whys etc.) is an advantage.
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently understand, condense, and organize information to make informed engineering decisions. 
  • Experience with product development phase/gate processes.
  • Knowledge of multiple power electronic modules: DC to DC, Inverters, Power Conversion Units (AC-DC-AC), motors.

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.

Keywords: Trane Technologies, Minneapolis , Electrical Engineer, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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