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R&D Engineer (Mechanical)

Location: North Prairie, WI
Date Posted: 01-09-2019
The R&D Engineer is responsible for leading and conducting investigations in our clients' test lab, including analysis and interpretation. The well-qualified candidate will excel at producing high-quality reports that include trends, conclusions, recommendations and data presentation supporting those conclusions/recommendations.
 
Duties include:
* Experiment design; focusing on efficiency, practicality and attention to deliverables
* Performing investigations, cross-training, and overseeing tests run by Lab Technicians
* Recording test results using computer software, data reduction and analytical tools
* Developing standard test procedures, work statements, document formats and data templates
* Writing technical reports with executive summaries that are easy-to-understand
* Building prototypes and overseeing construction of test specimens
* Setup of data acquisition and development of new data acquisition systems
* Project management and prioritizing urgent projects in a fast-paced research environment
* Troubleshooting, creative problem-solving, innovating, experimenting and improvising
 
Expertise to include experience – or at least familiarity – with most of the following:
* Modeling energy systems and calculating enthalpy differences
* Heat transfer including conduction, convection and radiation
* Thermodynamics, HX coefficients and energy balances
* Fluid dynamics and properties, hydraulics and pneumatics
* Electrical theory and troubleshooting
* Refrigeration systems, components and the vapor compression cycle
* CFD and other FEA as an alternative to physical testing
* Technical writing to produce concise, professional, easy-to-understand documents
* Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visual Basic
* Data acquisition hardware and software, as well as creation and use of instrumentation
* ASHRAE, UL/ETL, DOE and NSF
* Highly accelerated lifecycle testing (HALT)
* Structural statics and dynamics
* Basic physics, material science, chemistry, statistics, algebra and mathematical modeling
* Team leadership, planning, project management, informal teaching and critical decision-making
 
The minimum education qualification is a four-year technical degree, ideally Mechanical Engineering. This opportunity would be a good career path for a recent engineering graduate or an experienced, fast-paced, “hands on” engineer with good critical thinking skills. Limited travel possible for conferences and field trips. The R&D Engineer works directly with Project Engineers, other internal customers and the Engineering Lab Manager.
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