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Associate Systems Engineer at Vertiv Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Associate Systems Engineer directs, designs, develops, tests and resolves issues with control systems and components for HVAC equipment operation. Discipline focuses on HVAC equipment operation utilizing Direct Digital Control (DDC) Systems and tools provided by the chosen DDC hardware and software supplier.  The engineer will be proficient in HVAC equipment operation, control system principles, implementation, operational programming, HMI programming, Building Management System (BMS) integration including ancillary input and output devices.  

The engineer is responsible for seeing a control system project/order through the design, release to production, manufacturing, testing and field support cycles. May interact with other groups such as marketing, application engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, procurement, manufacturing, end of line testing, and service to ensure the equipment has the right feature set, meets the cost & schedule targets and can be manufactured. 

This role actively works with all departments throughout the life cycle of projects.   ETO projects demand being responsive to customer required functions/features with short design/development lead times.  Seamless involvement is required starting at the project submission process, into manufacturing, factory testing, site commissioning and service support.  The ideal candidate can cover all aspects of the job description; however, most candidates often have an affinity to specific activities. This division is acceptable, depending on the rest of the teams talents.


  • Evaluate specifying engineer HVAC control design specifications and then define/quote solutions.

  • Create documentation for project submittals including: Sequence of Operations (SOO), Piping and Instrumentation (P&I) diagrams, Human Machine Interface (HMI) Guides, Building Management System (BMS) integration tables and guides.

  • Create documentation for production including: Controller IO lists, sensor and other device details/defaults

  • Create operational code, HMI code, BMS interface code and test solutions.

  • Review electrical prints for correct connection to controller and ancillary devices.

  • Create final documentation for equipment O&M including: SOO, HMI Guide, BMS integration details and device O&M documents.

  • Support factory and field integration, testing, commissioning and troubleshooting.


  • BSME or BSEE or related degree

  • At least 1 year experience

  • Experience with HVAC Equipment: Air Handling, Hydronics, Refrigeration; solving system technical issues during design, production and field desired

  • Experience with DDC or PLC System hardware and ancillary devices; network protocols such as Modbus; common network architecture such as EIA-485, TCP/IP and Ethernet

  • Preferred experience with line code and graphical programming for DDC or PLC systems; Carel DDC hardware and c.suite or 1tool software; BMS network protocols such as BACnet, LonTalk, SNMP, etc.