Cooling Products Research & Development Engineer (U.S./E.U.)


This hands-on position will drive the technical direction of major new research and development, product design and product improvement projects. You will report to the Engineering Manager. This position requires technical innovation as well as a high level of technical skill in the areas of heat transfer and thermo-dynamic principals in relation to HVAC system design, component design and analysis, and testing of new products and components.

If you are based in North America, you will work mainly in Mercer.
If you are based in Europe, you will work mainly in Menen and work and train in the U.S. for up to three weeks per month for the first six months. After this, a week per month will suffice.


  • Support and develop new product designs for our next generation packaged products
  • Support and develop improvements to our existing product range
  • Develop and manage laboratory qualification programs for new products
  • Key engineering contributor to development of both AC and packaged heat pump equipment working within a concurrent development team
  • Key contributor on the implementation of product cost reduction initiatives
  • Frequent contact with suppliers of components and with prospects and customers

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree related to mechanical/electronic engineering with an emphasis on HVAC, with 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Thorough knowledge of air conditioning design, system simulations, evaluating psychrometric test data and component selection
  • Familiarity with Mechanical and Thermal design studies using numerical and CFD methods

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Industrial Engineering with an emphasis on thermal fluid sciences, with 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in two or more computer programming languages, EES and/or MatLab is a plus
  • Project Management skills

LocationBelgium - West Flanders - Menen
PostedFeb 11, 2014
ExpirationNo Longer Seeking Applicants

To enquire about this position :
Nortek Global HVAC Belgium nv
J&M Sabbestraat 130/A000
B-8930 Menen

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