Project Engineer at Emerson Electric Co in Dayton, Ohio

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational values—integrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation—inform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers.
Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, you’ll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.

If you are a/an Engineering professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you!  Based in our Sidney, OH location, you will provide sustaining support for existing HVAC products including, but not limited to, fixed speed, variable speed or other modulation enhanced compressors. You will be responsible for supporting customers, plants and suppliers in efforts to reduce cost, improve efficiency, improve reliability, and enable incremental value growth. You will also be responsible for the generation, evaluation, development, and maturation of ideas and engineering concepts. In addition, you will provide engineering direction and execution of projects into full production while working in a cross-functional team-orientated environment with local and global colleagues.

  • Demonstrate strong project management ability in the execution of independently run projects and test campaigns

  • Conceive, mature, qualify, and implement technologies for product improvement and cost reduction per business objectives

  • Solve product issues using a structured team-based problem-solving approach

  • Identify opportunities to reduce cost and lead projects to execute cost reduction programs

  • Participate in global collaboration and coordination with technical colleagues for product support initiatives

  • Collaborate with internal and external customers and cross-functional colleagues by communicating technical and project information

  • Utilize existing calculators and engineering tools as well as facilitation of creation of new design and analysis tools as needed/appropriate.

  • Define and execute development and testing plans based with a mindset towards risk mitigation, and coordinate with appropriate resources for timely execution

  • Apply and support the incorporation of Lean principles and techniques into the New Product Development process.

  • Formulate and share project updates and technical findings as needed.

  • Perform job responsibilities with minimal supervision.


  • You encourage open dialogue to discuss alternative perspectives.

  • You stay aligned with your goals and stay productive.

  • You make new connections and build relationships in other areas and teams.

  • You take time to ask questions and define the problem and make learning a priority and a goal.

  • You get out of your comfort zone and volunteer for assignments that represent a new challenge.

SCHEDULE:We offer the flexibility of a core hour work schedule. Employees can flex their start and stop times given they are working during the core hours of 9:00AM-3:00PM. Our teams work together to ensure their chosen work schedules are supporting our customers. This team has regular early morning or late night meetings required for global collaboration. These can be done from home using web conferencing. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Technology plus one (1) year of relevant industry experience (Co-op or Internship Experience may be considered)

  • Independent thinker capable of leading cross functional programs in a matrix organization

  • Project management skills including developing program schedules, and aiding team decisions

  • Technical problem-solving abilities

  • Strong communications skills and ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States - sponsorship will not be provided for this role.


  • Two (2) or more years of relevant industry experience

  • Established track record in global collaboration and global product development

  • A basic working knowledge of manufacturing methods for compressor manufacturing: Assembly, casting, machining, welding, etc

  • A basic working knowledge of advanced analytical techniques and how to deploy them

  • Experience with Minitab or other statistical software 

  • Experience with Lean methodologies, Lean product development, and passion for continuous improvement

  • HVAC systems awareness, ability to integrate compressor with power electronics and other system controls

WHY EMERSON? Our Commitment to Our PeopleWe invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership. Benefits
Emerson places a high value on ensuring that employees have a good work-life balance. We provide access to a competitive benefits package, including the following: medical insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401k participation with a competitive immediate match, fitness center, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, and an online wellness rewards program. Immediate vacation and holiday leave available, including a shutdown from December 24 through New Year’s Day. Employee resource groups, including a very active Diversity and Inclusion committee, ensure that the Emerson values are incorporated into everyday employee life.


Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!.

Why Work in the Greater Miami Valley Area
Our facility is located in Sidney, OH which is conveniently located within driving distance to several larger cities, such as Dayton, Troy, and Columbus. The area’s generally low costs of living, excellent school systems, and low crime rates create a family-friendly environment. The area is home to several growing communities with restaurants, festivals, shopping, and arts scenes that make them exciting places to live and work.

About our Location
The newly renovated Sidney campus has 1M square feet of manufacturing floor with an additional 120k square feet of leading-edge lab facilities. This location is the headquarters for the air conditioning and cold chain businesses. Through our 30 years of scroll compressor expertise, our air conditioning related products help bring comfort and convenience in commercial, industrial and residential spaces. The cold chain business helps ensure that food safely and efficiently travels from farm to fork. Approximately 1600 employees work in Sidney, who all support a multitude of business functions. With the blend of businesses and functions represented under this one roof, there are many opportunities for advancement within the Sidney location.

  Our Commitment to Diversity & InclusionAt Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson. Work AuthorizationEmerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire. Equal Opportunity EmployerEmerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment. If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by sending an email to