Test Engineer

    • Montgomery, AL

A Career at Rheem: Where Comfort Is Your Calling

As a leading global manufacturer of heating, cooling, and water heating equipment, Rheem Manufacturing is continually innovating new ways to deliver just the right degree of environmental comfort to every home and business while saving energy, water, and supporting a more sustainable future. It is 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, we depend on talented individuals to power our innovations. Join our team and help shape the future of products that impact lives-every day.


The Test Engineer I will perform scientific analysis of problems relating to the design, material processes and operations; assist in the design and development of prototypes, test procedures, and equipment. Assist with the development of designs for a secondary element, a minor functional system or component parts of a structure or device.

This position will serve our Water Heater Division, located in Montgomery, AL.


• Apply working knowledge of physical, chemical, and mathematical concepts to solve small design related problems, and the creation of new designs.
• Setup, adjust, and change test samples and setups for testing, perform the required testing in accordance with engineering specifications or defined test practices.
• Lead and coordinate test plan activities with lab personnel and coordinate equipment resources with lab management.
• Accurately acquire, interpret, process, and format test data and results and make any computations required to complete test data within the scope of the requirements of the applicable test standard.
• Investigate and troubleshoot product design related problems and opportunities, documenting findings and recommend corrective/improvement changes.
• Develop specialized tests and written procedures.
• Write technical reports covering test conditions, procedures, results, and conclusions.
• Accurately acquire, interpret, process, and format test data results, conclusions drawn, and recommend design changes to achieve desired results.
• Assist Design Engineers with designing components of a minor functional system.
• Operate, maintain and repair test equipment, instrumentation and systems in accordance with engineering specifications or defined test practices.
• Demonstrate an understanding of how to operate computer systems for data acquisition, test result recording, project status reporting, and to document and manage test documentation records and reports.
• Interpret 2D production drawings.
• Must be familiar with the use of hand tools.
• Conduct on-the-job training as required.
• Assist Design Engineers with designing components of a minor functional system.
• Work within cross-functional teams.
• Coordinate pre-production product activities with Plant personnel.
• Develop specialized tests and written procedures to evaluate development and reliability specifications.
• Must attend work regularly.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Acquire and maintain Rheem forklift license


• BS degree in a scientific or technical discipline (Engineering) with 0 - 2 years' experience or two-year degree from college or technical school in HVAC or related technical field with a minimum of 4 years' experience as a Master Technician or Master Model Maker.
• Demonstrate familiarity with plumbing, electrical concepts, and principles of gas combustion.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions and procedures.
• Ability to work in a team environment (working with cross-functional teams)
• Demonstrated working knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing software (Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word) - will be tested.
• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
• Strong communications skills (ability to speak before groups and/or employees).
• Strong reasoning and analytical skills (ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations).
• No Overtime Work Restrictions
• No Travel Restrictions
• Obtain one of the following agency certification (CSA, UL, FVIR, or DOE)


• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Experience in working with governing certification agencies

Rheem is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Notice to Third Party Recruitment Agencies:

Please note that Rheem and its subsidiaries do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of an executed Recruitment Services Agreement, there will be no obligation to any referral compensation or recruiter fee.

In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without an agreement, Rheem and its subsidiaries shall explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, will become the property of Rheem.

Rheem makes water heaters, AC equipment, furnace appliances, pool and spa heaters, and commercial refrigeration products for businesses and residences in North America and the world.

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