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Senior Durability Test 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.

The Senior Durability Test Engineer is responsible for ensuring quality designs through comprehensive structural testing and validation.  Specifically, we are looking for an individual that can develop and execute strategies to utilize and elevate our durability validation methodologies. The ideal candidate possesses a passion for leadership, change, teamwork, technical excellence and enthusiasm. The vision for our test department is to be a highly credible, influential, and world class operation that consistently delivers.

This position offers the opportunity to work on a variety of different components, materials, and products in many different project settings. The position requires leadership and technical expertise to develop and execute durability testing programs, drive to root cause for quality and reliability issues, and conduct projects in accordance with the highest quality standards.


Core Responsibilities (others may be added):

  • Develop and execute a strategy for world class testing methodologies to ensure component and full systems meet durability requirements.
  • Participate in DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and DVP&R’s (Design Verification Plan and Report).
  • Standardize test procedures through the development of test guidelines.
  • Ensure alignment with modeling and simulation activities, model correlation.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to designers, lab technicians, and other team members.
  • Prepare schedules and achieve milestones for assigned projects.
  • Communicate regularly on testing status and trajectory.
  • Oversee test execution ensuring data integrity
  • Oversee various sized single axis shake tables and load frames

Expectations:

  • Full understanding of how to establish structural requirements, create an accelerated test profile, and correlate test results to simulation predictions.
  • Lead Test Technicians, manage workflow of activities in the lab, and provide status updates.
  • Be a structural SME and grow the technical domain throughout the engineering organization.
  • Drive diligence and collaboration in requirement setting, analysis, DFMEA, testing, and acceptance criteria.
  • Establish and advance standard work.

 

Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and at least 5 years of NVH or durability testing experience is required.

- OR -

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and at least 3 years of NVH or durability experience is required.
     

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Required
    • Strong education and experience with digital signal processing
    • Electromagnetic and hydraulic shaker tables experience
    • Accelerometers, LVDT, strain gauge, and damage analysis – expert level
    • Accelerated drive file creation – random, sine dwell, sine sweep, swept sine on random, time waveform replication
    • Demonstrated success correlating simulation and test results
    • Hands on mechanical aptitude
  • Preferred
    • Shaker table fixture design
    • Finite Element Analysis – static, modal, random, transient, thermal
    • Transport HVAC and refrigeration products
    • Composites and plastics durability testing


Tools and Equipment:

  • LMS Scadas, HBM EDAQ, MTS Tensile and torsion load frames, electromagnetic and hydraulic single axis shake tables, LMS Test.Lab, HBM nCode GlyphWorks, SimCenter 3D, MatLab are the types of equipment and software that this role will use on a regular basis. Demonstrated usage of similar equipment and software is required.

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 , Senior Durability Test Engineer, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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