Research Engineer

A Career at Rheem: Where Comfort Is Your Calling

At Rheem, we're dedicated to bringing comfort to people's lives. And, as a leading global manufacturer of heating, cooling and water heating equipment, we're innovating all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. It's an exciting challenge that requires a team of talented, passionate people with a diverse set of skills. From engineers to accountants, sales professionals to support experts, Rheem depends on people to power our innovations. Join Rheem, and help shape the future of products that impact people's lives-every day.


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Summary

This role entails the conceptualization, system modelling, and qualification of new technologies related to HVAC, water heating, heating boilers, and commercial refrigeration products. The position serves as a shared technology resource among Rheem's A/C Division (ACD), Water Heating Division (WHD), Raypak Division, and the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG). As a shared role, this research position supports technology advancement initiatives, product development and cost reduction activities across the company.

What You'll Do (To perform within this position successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Create computer based simulations in the prediction of fluid flow, heat transfer, fluid-structural interactions, and structural systems for the advancement and analysis of heating and cooling products
  • Construct development paths and evaluate technical solutions to new concepts including alternatives of cost, timing, and risks
  • Devise methods of test, coordinate implementation of experiments, evaluate test results in comparisons to predicted outcomes, and prepare research summaries contextually relevant to the business
  • Investigate applicability of new technologies for product valuation benefits to the company and/or customer
  • Collaborate with development groups in translating new concepts to project initiatives
  • Engage with the ACD, WHD, Raypak, and HTPG engineering teams in the application of new analysis tools and prediction methods
  • Serve as a project engineer on select objectives as assigned

    What You'll Need (The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required and preferred for this position.)

    Required Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Applied Physics, or Applied Mathematics
  • 5-8+ years of related experience in the analysis, modeling, validation and practical application of computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis tools
  • Proven experience in the evaluation, analysis, optimization, qualification, and implementation of heat transfer, fluid flow, and fluid-structural interaction solutions in consumer or industrial products

    How to Stand Out:
  • Advanced level knowledge in the science of heat transfer, fluid flow, fluid-structural interactions and structural systems characterization
  • Advanced level experience in the development, implementation, and validation of models involving computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis
  • Working knowledge of analysis & system development tools (e.g. ANSYS/Fluent, ANSYS/Mechanical, MATLAB, LabView, Pro/e, EnergyPlus, and the like)
  • Demonstrated ability to self-determine, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks
  • Proven professional mentoring and communications skills
  • Ability to compose professional business correspondence for internal and external dissemination
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively with all levels of internal management, staff members, external suppliers, and customers


Preferred Education & Experience:

Master's or PhD degree in Engineering, Applied Physics, or Applied Mathematics
  • 1-3+ years of related experience in the analysis, modeling, validation and practical application of computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis tools
  • Proven experience in the evaluation, analysis, optimization, qualification, and implementation of heat transfer, fluid flow, and fluid-structural interaction solutions in consumer or industrial products.

    Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
  • Professional Engineering License preferred


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