Sr. Development Engineer

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EnPro Industries
Beloit, WI, United States

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Sr. Development Engineer


Beloit, WI 

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Responsible for performance testing, development, and analysis required to implement the Fairbanks Morse Engine product development strategy

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop daily work plans and assist in the development of standard work and innovative approaches toward the effective and efficient utilization of personnel and resources, including gaseous and particulate emissions benches
  • Develop and manage project plans that effectively identify key milestones, current status and potential problems relative to commitments
  • Coach, and mentor the test technicians and other Development Engineer(s)
  • Understand large engine test bed systems and controls including, sensors and calibration methodology and safety shutdowns
  • Understand and perform engine development, performance testing and emissions analysis, engine cycle analysis, and engine calibration strategies to determine operating limits and recommending engine hardware/software configurations or adjustments to achieve desired results
  • Research and understand competitor technologies and emerging technologies and provide input for strategic planning
  • Review engine component failures or anomalies and assist in root cause and corrective action efforts
  • Interface with Electrical Engineering, Instrument Lab, and IT to develop modern and effective means of test data collection, reduction, and evaluation
  • Create system level requirements for control systems including specification of electrical interfaces (sensors, actuators, controllers) functionality and diagnostics
  • Interface with other Engineering functional groups and technical consultants to define performance and functional requirements and facilitate the procurement of test components
  • Interface with suppliers of new components to work through quality, functional and design requirements
  • Develop and implement progress reporting mechanisms
  • Develop test procedures and test reports addressing the performance, emissions and mechanical durability testing requirements of major phases of the product development program
  • Develop presentation material summarizing milestone results
  • Coordinate with functional Engineering groups to transition development activities into production

Qualifications and Educational Requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and facilitate the maintenance of a safe working environment
  • Creative thinking, highly motivated, and the ability to work independently is a must
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree required. An advanced engineering degree is preferred.
  • 8 years minimum of engine performance engineering experience (e.g. testing, combustion, emission formation, etc.) or 10 years minimum of engine engineering experience is required
  • Experience with performance simulation modeling and modern combustion monitoring equipment is preferred
  • US citizenship required due to government contract requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project
  • Must be comfortable with calculations, numeric methods, and graphing
  • A strong compression ignition combustion, fuel systems, and controls understating is required. Experience with spark gas and/or dual fuel engines is preferred
  • Interest in the topics of engine and thermal systems performance analysis, and diesel and natural gas emissions formation and reduction is required
  • Our development group operates in a collaborative, trusting, and transparent manner; the candidate must thrive in working in a team oriented environment
  • Minimal travel required