Johnson Controls International

Principal Mechanical Engineer (HVAC) - New Freedom

New Freedom, PA

Job Description

Principal Mechanical Engineer (HVAC)

Posted: Saturday, 5/18/2024

What you will do

The Test Engineer will “manage” a test throughout the process from test design and planning through execution to completion including preliminary analysis of data results. This individual possesses a working knowledge of HVAC/R equipment and its application.  This individual has experience with component or system testing, test procedure development, and mechanical fluid or airflow system design, troubleshooting or operation.  They are required to singularly manage the testing process for individual test subjects in order to successfully and efficiently complete testing within the product area.  They will conceive, develop, and evaluate plans for solving complex testing challenges. An advanced level team contributor with strong technical expertise in HVAC who will assist in training of personnel in the laboratory as well as defining and supporting the implementation of operational improvement of testing.

How you will do it

  • Provide technical communications for test engineering to project customer(s).

  • Plan and execute tests of chillers and components.  This may include:

- Participate in the development of and/or receive and review test specifications from customer group; seek out and acquire needs from other areas/disciplines who may wish to benefit from testing a particular subject.

- Significant track record as lead project management over successful mechanical HVAC/R installations

- Use input from the customer group(s) to facilitate test plans and identify resource (human, physical) requirements.

- Meet with product engineering, product management, product technical support or equivalent groups to agree upon and issue test plans.

- Work within the test engineering team to schedule tests and required resources.

- Provide oversight and input to test technicians for set up of data acquisition software configurations.

- Work with labor, test support, and engineering resources to actively manage the test from set up to completion.  This includes daily monitoring and planning, communication, direct data acquisition, review data acquired, provide engineering analysis of data acquired, problem resolution, and other activities necessary in order to efficiently perform and complete testing in a timely fashion.

- Maintain a proficiency in understanding chiller test data to guide the customer engineering teams as necessary to acceptance or assist in explanation of data results. 

  • Drive, and participate with creation, of standard procedures, test standards and processes.

  • Works independently with minimal direction. Independently develops approach to solutions.

  • Use experience to develop new procedures, processes, and resources as necessary to provide more efficient, accurate, or advanced testing services.

What we look for

  • BS required

  • A minimum combination of seven (7) years direct work experience in the following: HVAC/R equipment development, servicing or testing, with a good understanding of HVAC/R systems, concepts, and diagnostics.

  • Desired background in engineering and development testing, with use of a variety of test instrumentation to perform test data acquisition and data analysis, test troubleshooting and diagnostics, technical reporting, and related communication at various levels is required.

  • Works under minimal supervision. Ownership of assignments, which are carried out collaboratively within lab team and customer groups. Spear-heads process initiatives within department.

  • High level of product family competency. Recognized expert in one or more technical and operational disciplines within HVAC platform development.  Experienced in environments ranging from laboratory to manufacturing/testing facilities to field sites.

  • Able to work in fast-paced, schedule driven work environment.  Possess the agility/adaptability to quickly move from one task to another when required.

  • Strong people management & communication skills; willing to confront issues in an open, but tactful way

  • Strong organization and problem-solving experience

  • Ability to guide or mentor less experienced technical personnel within team

  • Strong group communication skills, presentation skills

  • Demonstrated strong financial and analytical skills (desired)

  • Excellent computer and data analysis/management skills with proficiency in Microsoft Suite Applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) as well as internet software and e-mail  



Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law. To view more information about your equal opportunity and non-discrimination rights as a candidate, visit EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit here.

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