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Title:  Applied Research & Development Engineer, Sr.


Schofield, WI, US, 54476

Company:  Greenheck Group
Date:  Oct 14, 2021

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Interested in working with one of the markets leading manufacturers? Greenheck Group is a leading growth-focused, environmentally conscious, commercial HVAC manufacturer. Join our team, which proudly designs and manufactures the most comprehensive line of ventilation products in the industry. Greenheck Group is a dynamic multi-branded international organization. Our equipment is used worldwide in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities, ranging from comfort ventilation to manufacturing processes. Our efficient products improve comfort, safety, and health of lives across the planet. Since 1947, we are deeply committed to helping you “Build Your Future,” through professional growth, challenging leadership roles, and exciting opportunities around the world.


General Summary:

In this role you will use your design knowledge, creativity and experience with Greenheck's systems and products to help develop and drive advanced technology capabilities that are synergistic with Greenheck’s current products and markets. You will also have the opportunity to train and collaborate with other BU's in an effort to drive our newest technology forward. This is a market-driven approach where preferred outcomes are identified and executed. Often these outcomes have no known commercially viable solutions available to the company’s new product development teams. However, having a viable solution would create a competitive advantage for Greenheck in terms of greater performance, lower costs, or both. 


This product development position identifies and develops the technology necessary to achieve new capabilities in materials from polymers to composites, advanced simulation tools used to create product performance advantages, and advanced manufacturing technology capable of yielding suitable new products.  Often times the solutions include adaptations of new technology capabilities with a strong emphasis on a targeted market need.      


As the Sr. Product Development Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • The pursuit of unserved or emerging market opportunities consistent with company markets and product lines that if resolved would create a new competitive capability or outcome.  This is cooperatively and collaboratively pursued with internal and external customers.
  • Rapid development and implementation of over-the-horizon capabilities and technologies.
  • The ability to identify various candidate technologies and to converge said technology into a viable, market-based solution.
  • Decisive and rapid development of capability based solutions for well-defined outcomes.
  • Working with various profit center engineering departments to integrate new technologies or capabilities into the new product developments.
  • Quickly determining the economic consequence of R&D based decision-making to meet both the technology and economic requirements of any task or project.
  • Being aware of a variety of scientific disciplines and knowing how to navigate technology challenges using various available resources.
  • Oversee the prototyping and testing of new designs, including the interpretation of test results.  May be required to set up and run test equipment
  • This position requires a fast-moving process where risks are taken in a managed and mitigated fashion.
  • Understanding manufacturing methods and manufacturability metrics.



Business Unit Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

This is an R&D function.  The ideal candidate will have, or will quickly develop skills in: 

  • Creative solutions using new or modified technologies from a wide range of subject disciplines.
  • A general knowledge in polymers, various polymer processing methods, composite material, and new coatings technology.
  • Creatively designing highly complex and precise products and geometries in a three-dimensional environment.
  • The manipulation and generation of gcode or other CNC programming language.
  • A working knowledge of 3D printing in an industrial based production environment.
  • The design, selection, and application of HVAC equipment in a variety of applications.
  • Have a solid base of engineering skills with an emphasis on mechanics and material science.  

Critical traits are:

  • An ability to manage risk but not be risk averse 
  • Fitting into a group-work culture that finds a way to succeed in an environment of ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • An optimist – with a strong drive and determination to turn unknowns into knowns, and can’t do, into can do.
  • Undeterred by failure
  • An ability to identify the most likely path to success and then able to execute what needs to be accomplished
  • A natural curiosity with an ability to find creative solutions to new challenges.

The successful candidate is not prone to routine tasks and is best served by challenging the status quo with new and better ideas.  Our work is based on defining a market driven outcome and then identifying and/or creating solutions to any challenges that must be overcome to be successful.  We work within a highly independent group where we must work closely together, as a team, to be successful.  The individual must be trustworthy and highly accurate in their work.



Job Qualifications: 

  • Several years of experience in an engineering role with progressive work history
  • An extremely high level of analytical ability is required in order to gather and interpret data and to find and test solutions to unusually complex and extremely difficult problem
  • Strong working knowledge of science, physics and modern engineering theory and with related tools and software experience.
  • 4 Year Engineering Degree Required

Special Notation


The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.



Why join the Greenheck family?

Our benefit packages and salaries are among the best in our industry. Benefits may vary slightly by location, but usually include:

Health insurance

Prescription drug benefits

Dental insurance

Paid vacations and holidays

401(k) Retirement savings plan

On-site clinic and fitness center (Schofield location)

Employee Assistance Program

Flexible spending accounts for medical or dependent care expenses

Tuition assistance

Employee Wellness Program


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We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.



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