Project Engineer

Johnson Controls, Inc. Plano , TX 75023

Posted 1 week ago

What you will do

Create new product designs and improve existing product designs for commercial air distribution products using sound engineering principles.

How you will do it

  • Create parts, assemblies, and drawings in SolidWorks modeling software.

  • Use of SolidWorks PDM software to manage engineering data.

  • Develop, refine, and complete models and drawings for special product requests for approval by Product Managers, clients, and manufacturing engineers at the plant level.

  • Create drawings and BOM's for missing or outdated product documentation.

  • Respond to ECR's by releasing drawing and modeling packages on schedule.

  • Answer basic questions about grille, register, and diffuser products (GRD's) from customers, sales representatives, and manufacturing engineers at the production facilities.

  • Answer basic questions about terminal unit products (TU's) from customers, sales representatives, and manufacturing engineers at the production facilities.

  • Collaborate with the Advanced Engineering Department to streamline and lean out production standards and processes.

  • Interface with manufacturing plants to ensure design specifications are maintained, eliminate waste, and recommend design adjustments and improvements.

  • Create and monitor status reports and charts utilizing Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Build, test, and evaluate any required prototypes for model development.

  • Test, evaluate, and compare competitor's products, materials, designs, performance, and applications.

  • Participate in meetings, seminars, and training sessions, to stay apprised of new developments in technology, tools, and resources. This may include participation in AMCA, UL, DOE, ASHRAE, and AHRI committees.

  • Generate technical reports, graphs, and marketing illustrations to define/illustrate system performance and operating characteristics.

  • Follow and comply with company work and safety rules.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

What we look for


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong attention to detail is essential to be successful as a Project Engineer.

  • Must be able to creatively problem solve while using the materials and facts at hand.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility to work on multiple projects and assignments is critical.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace engineering from an accredited four-year College or University, and two to three years of hands on SolidWorks experience is required.

  • Experience with Autodesk Revit, VBA, Stage-Gate/Phase-Gate development processes, project management, DFMA, DFMEA, LabView, ANSYS CFD/FEA, sheet metal forming and fabrication, air movement principles, and fan/blower laws a plus.

Communication Skills

  • A candidate must possess the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, government regulations, and agency standards.

  • They must also possess the ability to write reports, business correspondence, work instructions, effectively present information, and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

  • A candidate must possess the ability to calculate values such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volume, air flow, heat transfer, and sound power by applying concepts from algebra, geometry, statistics, trigonometry, differential equations, and physics.

Reasoning Ability

  • A candidate must possess the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • They must also be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must show proficiency with SolidWorks and MS Office products. Experience with ANSYS CFD, Autodesk Revit, automating designs within SolidWorks using VBA, SolidWorks PDM, and AS400 is a plus.

Other Qualifications

  • Must be willing to travel up to 20% of the time to respective manufacturing locations for product start-up, quality audits, and follow up on the production of products.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.

  • The employee may be required to climb or balance.

  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit

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