Research Engineer - Mechatronics

Rheem Manufacturing   •  

Montgomery, AL

Industry: Retail / Grocery


5 - 7 years

Posted 381 days ago

This exciting role as a Research Engineer will be responsible for development of electro-mechanical systems and/or enhanced operational capabilities in HVAC, water heating, heating boilers, and commercial refrigeration product designs. Working in collaboration, this position conducts technology advancement initiatives with a focus on creating cost-effective control strategies, sensing solutions, adaptive algorithms, and product features with the goal of improving functionality of systems. The position also serves as a shared technology resource among Rheem’s A/C Division (ACD), Water Heating Division (WHD), Raypak Division, Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) and other Rheem

  • Research mechanical and electrical design elements for enhanced product functional capabilities of performance management, health monitoring, smart sensing/perception functions, ease-of-use, and other like features
  • Develop electro-mechanical concepts for enhanced functionalities, design integration plans, assessment of technical feasibility, application of constraints in selection and assessment of cost effectiveness
  • Direct proof-of-concept testing and demonstration of technical feasibility aspects such as stability, safety functions, reliability, resilience, survivability, increased performance, and the like
  • Participate in all stages of product design, development and documentation (concept through manufacturing) for new and current mechatronic related project assignments.
  • Investigate applicability of new technologies for product valuation benefits to the company and/or customer
  • Work with suppliers to specify new sensing technologies and/or components that may also entail custom developments. Remain abreast of emerging technologies and competing alternatives
  • Serve as a project engineer on select objectives as assigned




  • Bachelor's degree in Mechatronics, Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical or related engineering field
  • 5-8+ years of progressive experience in analysis, modeling, and design of systems
  • Educational background in mechanical topics of fluids and thermal sciences, electricalcircuit design and analysis, and manufacturing engineering processes
  • Working knowledge of actuators, sensors, intelligent control principles, micro devices, opto-electronic systems, and systems integration
  • Product development process experience in design, modelling, simulation, analysis, refinement, and validation cycle
  • Proven professional mentoring, communications skills, and 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