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Liaison Engineer

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: Greenville
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

At and through our businesses including and , we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what's possible for a sustainable world. We're a team that dares to look at the world's challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go. Trane Technologies' Thermo King is hiring a Trailer Liaison Engineer in Greenville, SC. This position has been designated as -On-Site and -is part of the Trailer product design engineering group, creating a critical linkage between design engineering and manufacturing operations, coordinating hand-off of information for all interfaces. - -The Trailer Liaison Engineer is responsible for coordinating Engineering changes, implementing exiting product improvements, and launching new products connected to NPD, quality, reliability, value engineering and sustaining engineering. -The position is also responsible for communicating to ensure design intent is being met in manufacturing operations and creating alignment on necessary changes. - A high sense of urgency and strong customer focus is required while ensuring engineering rigor and process adherence. - This position identifies, seeks to understand, manages, and creates alignment on project risks or roadblocks to project Quality/Cost/Deliver goals. - This person will be a continuous champion for communication and awareness to increase alignment and engagement. Responsibilities

  • Support new Greenville, SC manufacturing plant development and layout activities:
    • Includes traveling to current manufacturing facility in Arecibo, PR to learn manufacturing production lines and processes as well as product architecture details
    • Support setup of PLM & MRP systems related to Engineering BOM structure
    • Communicate Engineering requirements to new manufacturing plant project team
    • Ensure all new products and engineering changes are implemented in accordance to TK engineering drawing and BOM requirements appropriate for the change/process intent
    • Provide feedback to Engineering on strategic product Design for Manufacturing (DFM) improvements
    • Work with manufacturing materials to prioritize BOM error correction list, communicate necessary design/drawing/BOM changes to Engineering
    • Support troubleshooting / diagnostic investigation of issues found within manufacturing test processes, end of line hot test, root causes for units in hospital stations. - Provide feedback to Engineering on systematic quality metrics from these processes.
    • Lead regular communication with Engineering to track project implementation into production, record first unit serial number implementation
    • Review and disposition supplier deviation requests (SDRs), attach documentation of related Engineering assessment and manufacturing assessment
    • Lead Engineering Assessment fit-up builds in the factory, create report to share with stakeholders
    • Participate in design reviews and DFMEA reviews providing manufacturing input, support handoff from Engineering to manufacturing to create PFMEA, control plan, work instructions, etc.---
    • Participate in Manufacturing Assessment builds for design change or new product design validation
    • Participate in Manufacturing Validation builds for Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) completion, work with Quality and Engineering to resolve any PPAP discrepancies
    • Participate in manufacturing Rapid Improvement Events (RIE) and Value Stream (VSA) events
    • 20+% travel to Minneapolis, MN Engineering office and Arecibo, PR manufacturing site during first 12mo; expect 5-10% travel ongoing basis after first 12mo Qualifications
      • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and at least 5 years experience in design or manufacturing engineering is required. Key Competencies
        • Experience with manufacturing principles including Design for Manufacturing and Quality Management processes
        • Engineering experience with refrigeration systems or industrial products preferred
        • Pro/Engineer or Creo proficiency preferred and Windchill PLM or Aras PLM is preferred
        • Experience with Engineering problem solving, root cause analysis, and tradeoff analysis
        • Ability to quickly and efficiently understand, condense, and organize information to make informed engineering decisions
        • Self-motivated with strong collaboration skills. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with cross-functional teams spread across multiple geographical regions
        • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and support multiple project
        • Intermediate Spanish language proficiency preferred Base Compensation Range is $54,000 to $113,000 Disclaimer: This base salary range is based on US national averages. Actual base pay could be a result of seniority, merit, geographic location where the work is performed. We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

Keywords: Trane Technologies, Greenville , Liaison Engineer, Engineering , Greenville, South Carolina

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