Thermal Engineer Job Description

Thermal Engineer Job Description

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Thermal engineer provides input to thermal analysis on pumps systems, barrier fluid systems and coolers based on motor cooling requirements.

Thermal Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Responsible for thermal design of Hybrid Electric Vehicle eDrive system, specifically focusing on the design and analysis of liquid cooled systems for electric machine, power electronics, inverter, and converter
Coordinate with physical tests and simulations to establish and verify a parametric (or 1-D) thermal model that can accurately predict thermal characteristics of the eDrive system
Use Ansys Workbench, APDL and Creo extensively to simulate refrigerator thermal and structural models
Evaluate thermal designs via FMEA, CAE, Testing
Develop effective cooling systems for reliable operations of dDrive system over life, and identify/analyze new ideas to improve future designs
Interact with lab and vehicle-level thermal testing teams
Owner of vehicle thermal system
Design of Compute/Storage servers, racks from thermal perspective
Execute power and performance benchmark tests on new hardware
Develop static, dynamic, linear and nonlinear solid mechanic models

Thermal Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Thermal Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: INCOSE, P.E, USA, AHRI

Education for Thermal Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the thermal engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Science, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Technical, Design, Technology, Mathematics, Education

Skills for Thermal Engineer

Desired skills for thermal engineer include:

Thermal
Component-level thermal analysis
Cooling
Data center cooling analysis
FEA/CFD theory
Power
Power supply systems
Space
System-level thermal analysis
Heat transfer

Desired experience for thermal engineer includes:

Undergraduate engineering degree is required (BSME/BSEE)
Excellent people skills and the ability to interface with several teams is a must
Strong troubleshooting experience is required
Working knowledge of automotive product development methodology is a plus
Working knowledge of vehicle and climate control calibration desired
Working knowledge of Ford Calibration Toolset a plus

Thermal Engineer Examples

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Thermal Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a thermal engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for thermal engineer
  • Owner of all thermal controls
  • Build representative refrigerator 3D models, evaluate designs, validate with physical testing and perform iterations to drive efficient designs for optimal product performance
  • Write simulation reports , knowledge documents, A3, and CCDs to capture knowledge and promote future reuse
  • Develop new techniques and simulation capabilities to reduce overall simulation and design cycle time
  • Work with cross functional, category and global teams to align with simulation capabilities, methods and knowledge sharing
  • Operate as a liaison between Product Development Center engineers and external suppliers to ensure accuracy and timely delivery of projects
  • Broad knowledge in related fields of knowledge
  • Manage tooling maintenance and supply base, review tool designs
  • Conducts and participates in tooling trials to validate the robustness and proper performance of new tooling
  • Interfaces w/suppliers, electrical engineering, manufacturing, quality, mechanical engineering and other development groups to ensure the successful development and launch of new products
Qualifications for thermal engineer
  • Minimum 2 years working on development of complex electro-mechanical products
  • 4+ years of experience with fundamental electrical engineering principles
  • 4+ years of experience with system level electronic cooling
  • 5 years or more of experience in 3D CFD modeling and simulation analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid flow theory and analysis methods
  • Working knowledge and experience using CAE preprocessing codes such as Hypermesh, Ansa or equivalent for geometry cleanup and meshing, Ansys/Fluent, StarCCM+ or equivalent for CFD model solving and post-processing
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Thermal Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of thermal engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for thermal engineer
  • Develop test plans, test documentation and support thermal/thermal vacuum tests
  • Develop Hybrid Propulsion Systems for three power platforms, low, med and high power
  • Understand and analyse requirements coming from all three power classes then model and simulate thermal phenomena
  • Owner of the gas thermal management systems
  • Develop thermal math models of test articles
  • Analyze and optimize thermal solutions for densely packaged consumer electronic products
  • Validate design modifications for thermal concerns using simulation and measurements of physical prototypes
  • Support robust and optimal propulsion system architecture for all three power classes that meet all three product requirements
  • Responsible for the review of tooling design
  • Responsible for validating mechancial designs for manufacturability
Qualifications for thermal engineer
  • Strong background in thermodynamics and thermal management is required
  • Working knowledge of thermal/CFD simulation tools (ACSIM, UH3D, Fluent, MATLAB) is desired
  • 4+ years of experience in the use of thermal simulation software (such as Flotherm* or Icepak*)
  • 4+ years of hands-on knowledge of thermal, wind-tunnel and acoustic test techniques
  • Knowledge or experience in Thermodynamics, Aerodynamics or Fluid Dynamics
  • Develop specifications, designs and manufacturing for your thermal solutions, heat sinks, interface materials, structures, air movers, acoustics, thermally related ergonomics, enclosures
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Thermal Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a thermal engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for thermal engineer
  • Characterize and maintain the design bases for material properties and models used within the PRIME thermal-mechanical code (includes both cladding and fuel pellets)
  • Execute the technical and quality aspects of projects requiring modifications or technical evaluations of Thermal-Hydraulic methods to support light water reactors
  • Work with supporting engineering teams in the development of new products and correlations associated with of thermal hydraulics performance
  • Collaborate with a global team of experts to innovate new solutions to improve the accuracy, extensibility, and performance of the thermal hydraulic methods, processes, and procedures
  • Ensures successful management and development of mechanical tooling and first samples delivery
  • Work with domestic and international vendors to integrate third party components
  • Select test chambers and develop costs
  • Execute on the technical aspects of project scopes requiring analyzing and licensing fuel rod designs for application in various utility operated cores
  • Represent GNF to nuclear regulators and at industry meetings such as conferences
  • Maintain and develop technical design procedures associated with fuel rod design activities
Qualifications for thermal engineer
  • Own thermal solution for a product from end to end
  • Develop 1-D simulation models for the vehicle Powertrain Thermal System and HVAC systems
  • Use these simulation models to perform relevant trade-off studies that will guide the design of various thermal system components
  • Design and conduct experiments work with test engineers to design and conduct experiments to verify simulation models, and to gather data to improve their capability/fidelity
  • Work closely with other modeling and simulations engineers to ensure tight integration of thermal system models into full vehicle simulations
  • Strong understanding of thermodynamics and heat transfer fundamentals
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Thermal Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a thermal engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for thermal engineer
  • Develop thermal algorithms to be integrated into the product firmware for thermal management
  • Specify and develop thermal requirements
  • Total cooling system architect
  • Benchmark / anticipate fuel rod performance in support of fuel operations
  • Identify technology development needs related to fuel performance, feedback lessons learned to the design organizations, and provide inputs to leadership to close technology gaps
  • Effectively interface with support organizations, including fuel manufacturing, quality, commercial, licensing and sourcing to collectively meet the goals and objectives of GNF
  • Provide technical review by participation in design reviews and process development within the technology field
  • Work within an approved regulatory framework for nuclear software quality assurance for engineering computer programs
  • Communicate with internal / external users of the methods through support, documentation, and training
  • Support the interface with various regulatory agencies (NRC, DOE, ) as appropriate
Qualifications for thermal engineer
  • Candidate should be able to (or have in prior projects) demonstrate a strong ability to develop physical system models (thermal or any other) from first principles
  • Ability to assess and perform or work with corresponding experts to perform the best method to solve a problem - be it analytical, 1D or 3D-simulation, lab testing or vehicle testing
  • Prior background with Simulink/Simscape (or similar physical modeling tool)
  • MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • Knowledge of automotive thermal and HVAC systems including compressors, HVAC assembly, heat exchangers, fluid transfer components
  • Familiarity with off-the-shelf embedded electronics such as Arduino, Parallax BASIC Stamp
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Thermal Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of thermal engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for thermal engineer
  • Assists customers in meeting their thermal processing needs through consultative design processes and prepares detailed quotations for fixture, tool, and engineering requirements
  • The successful candidate will support space battery design and development fulfillment of complex requirements documents to demonstrate battery compliance to specifications
  • Generate standard procedures and processes for improved mechanical and thermal analyses
  • Identify technology development needs related to fuel performance, feedback lessons learned to the design organizations, and provide leadership to close technology gaps
  • Makes an extra effort to provide quality customer service
  • Develop test programs as needed to evaluate system elements, such as materials, structural components
  • Expertise on VCRS and acquaintance to alternative refrigeration technologies (Thermoelectric, Absorption systems )
  • Build the Design Verification plan
  • Balance maximum PTC and comfort requirements against fuel economy requirements
  • Heater flow rate determination to meet cabin comfort requirements while minimizing fuel economy impact
Qualifications for thermal engineer
  • 4+ years of experience in the use of thermal simulation software (such as Flotherm*, Icepak* or ANSYS*)
  • Developing project design basis and design criteria based on corporate standards, industry standards, and project contract requirements
  • Chartered or near Chartered member of the ICE or IStructE
  • Desire to build client relationships
  • Must be eligible to achieve security clearance to handle documents at official sensitive classification
  • Suitable work and residency status for the UK

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