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Aerodynamics Design Engineer

Sidney, Ohio
Job Type
14 Jul 2022
If you are an AERODYNAMICS DESIGN ENGINEER looking for a growth opportunity, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! Based in our Sidney, OH location, you will be responsible for developing aero flow paths for a lineup of new commercial compressors. In this role, you will be expected to implement fast-paced, time-critical projects while building the organization's domain expertise in the aerodynamic design of centrifugal compressors. The qualified individual will participate in product development focused on aerodynamic design, CFD analysis, manufacturing support, cost reduction, testing, and product performance assessment, with an emphasis on developing the most reliable and efficient compressor solution for HVACR applications.

  • Conduct aerodynamics design and CFD analysis of centrifugal compressors.
  • Develop robust workflows and scripts for automated workflows in CFD.
  • Coordinate with suppliers, partners, labs, compressor engineers, and manufacturing to deliver prototypes, samples, and mass production products.
  • Check and review outsourced work scope with third-party consultants.
  • Carry out the design of experiment and validation, developing both analytical and empirical validation procedures for compressors.
  • Apply Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly methods for cost and cycle time reduction.
  • Interact with other technical team members to drive robust, sound, technical decisions.
  • Work multi-functionally with other groups such as Engineering, labs, Planning/Project Management, Marketing, Advanced Manufacturing, etc.
  • Guide and participate in performance/laboratory testing for new design components.
  • Organize and document all analyses and test programs.
  • Define project scope and review requirements for phase gate approval.
  • Lead scope, costs, and schedule for technical projects.
  • Clearly and precisely communicate, both written and verbally, at all levels of the organization and with clients.


    You model and encourage the expression of diverse ideas and opinions. You quickly and decisively take action in fact-changing, unpredictable situations. You are decisive and make high-quality decisions, even when based on incomplete information or in the face of uncertainty. Your actions signify progress and you remain calm and composed, even when things are uncertain.

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the aerodynamic design of centrifugal compressors/turbomachinery
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience or combined equivalent work and educational experience focusing on turbomachinery

  • Working knowledge and experience with compressors and associated auxiliary systems
  • Experience in designing and analyzing compressor components (inlets, impellers, diffusers, volutes, etc.) using 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D analysis tools
  • Familiar with high-speed rotors, bearings gas seal systems, and thrust load calculation
  • Experience with CFD programs
  • Programming knowledge in Python (or equivalent)
  • Experience with CAD (NX, SolidWorks, Autocad and/or ProE) packages
  • Solid understanding of Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics
  • Proven success in cross-functional collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, while also being able to work independently with minimum supervision


    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 are available, including a shutdown from December 24th through New Years Day. Employee resource groups, including a very active Diversity and Inclusion committee, ensure that the Emerson values are incorporated into everyday employee life.

    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 areas 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 to 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 Our People

Across the globe, we are united by a singular Purpose: We drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable.

We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills, and competencies to bring this Purpose to life while competing and leading in a global economy.

Our training programs focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities, and the world through our unwavering focus on environmental, social, and regulatory progress. Learn more about us! ()

Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including paid parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives and that reflects the world around us. We believe a diverse, equitable 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 companys values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values () and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emerson.

Work Authorization

Emerson 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 Employer

Emerson 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.

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Emerson is a leading global technology, software and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.

Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs.

Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

We help customers in the worlds most essential industries solve the biggest challenges of modern life.

Every day, our global workforce fulfills our unified Purpose and lives out the Values we hold close as an organization: Integrity, Safety & Quality, Support Our People, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, and Innovation.

Our Causes Planet, Humanity, Champion, Inclusion and Future shape, define and fuel Emersons culture while inspiring our innovative spirit and driving our focus.
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  • Job Reference: 658152086-2
  • Date Posted: 14 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Emerson
  • Location: Sidney, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent