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Aero-Thermal Engineer

Job ID:  13412
Job location(s): 

Tallahassee, US

Job Description

As the pioneer and world leader of the oil-free centrifugal compressor product category, Danfoss Turbocor is dedicated to the design, manufacture, marketing and support of the world’s most efficient commercial refrigerant compressors. The result is the world’s first oil-free compressor specifically designed for the HVAC industry.

 

The Aero-Thermal Engineer within the Research and Development team, located in Tallahassee, FL, will be responsible for contributing to the detailed design and development of turbo machinery throughout the product development life cycle, from definition of the customer/product requirements to the product implementation and qualification phases. This position offers you the opportunity to apply advanced aero design to real world engineering challenges.  You will be a cross functional team member of the research and development team that develops and integrate technologies within turbomachinery, magnetic bearings, permanent magnet motors, and integrated power electronics.

 

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following. 

  • Converting market needs into aero and thermal design solutions
  • Detailed aero design (mainly centrifugal compression) including:
    • Utilize 1 Dimensional mean line code to design the preliminary flow path, Blade geometries, diffusers and volute and predict the performance of the compressors
    • Employ 3D CFD for aero performance simulations and aerodynamics optimization
    • Familiar with compressor unloading devices, e.g. inlet guide vane, variable geometry diffuser, etc
  • Aerodynamic performance analysis and concept studies with new refrigerants
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams within product development, manufacturing engineering and procurement groups to ensure manufacturing and assembly feasibility
  • Deliver design documentation following project stage gates
  • Participate in new technology research and development projects as requested
Background & Skills
  • Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 3+ years of working experience in advanced fluid mechanics (5+ years for senior)
  • 3+ years of working experience in designing industrious centrifugal compressors (5+ years for senior)
  • Experience with commercial 1D mean line code such as COMPAL
  • Experience with commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code such as CFX and NUMECA
  • Familiarity with CAD/CAE
  • Organization experience in product development engineering
  • Expereince with product testing and processing test data is a plus
  • Strong team player with high focus on meeting deadlines and team objectives
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss is engineering technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to be better, smarter and more effective. In growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integration of renewable energy.

Our solutions are used, for example, for cooling, air conditioning, heating, controlling electric motors and mobile equipment. Our innovative engineering can be traced back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a global leader with 28,000 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. We are privately owned by the founder’s family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Danfoss is engineering technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to be better, smarter and more effective. In growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integration of renewable energy.

Our solutions are used, for example, for cooling, air conditioning, heating, controlling electric motors and mobile equipment. Our innovative engineering can be traced back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a global leader with 28,000 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. We are privately owned by the founder’s family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee