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Johnson Controls HVAC Mechanical Engineer II in Wichita, Kansas

HVAC Mechanical Engineer II

United States of America, Kansas, Wichita


Requisition # WD30120311183

Post Date Jul 16, 2021

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Johnson Controls (JCI) builds some of the most popular and recognizable HVAC brands in the industry including York, Coleman, Luxaire, Champion, and Guardian. The JCI facility in Wichita, Kansas produces both split and packaged systems for the residential and light commercial markets. It sits on 63 acres and has about 1.3 million square feet under roof. With a workforce of approximately 1600 employees, JCI is the largest non-aircraft employer in Wichita. Our employees design, manufacture, and distribute around one million pieces of quality HVAC equipment each year.

The Mechanical Engineer II will work in the Residential Packaged Product and Furnace Design team that is part of the Unitary Products Group Ducted Systems for JCI. This position is located at the Wichita, KS facility and will report to the Engineering Director for Residential Packaged Product and Furnace products.


This position will create value for JCI stakeholders by planning, conducting and supervising engineering projects with significant magnitude and scope involving integration among diverse systems and culture. You will work and collaborate with other cross functional disciplines such as Product Management, Plant Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement, Quality, Field Service and PMO (Project Management Office) to develop and launch new products. You will support these products and others in production to provide optimal customer satisfaction. You will also serve as a technical leader for the others within and outside the immediate team to participate in the team environment in the Wichita design group.


  • Follow established safety procedures and wear the required personal protection equipment.

  • Complete projects in a timely and efficient manner to ensure that improvement objectives are met.

  • Create and develop system concepts, product information using information provided by development team members and legacy products adhering to current agency and regulatory requirements.

  • Plan and implement processes, systems and procedures to complete assignments utilizing standard and local engineering practices and principles.

  • Identify, investigate, recommend improvements in products, systems of processes to improve application, efficiency or application

  • Conduct system analysis and experimentation to assess application, feasibility of design and explore alternatives.

  • Develop working prototypes, detailed plans, test outlines / procedures, and execute tests for industry to meet agency or regulatory compliance.

  • Creates project plans and schedules to meet or optimize required development timeline.

  • Performs actions to balance implementation, schedule, cost, and resource constraints and make recommendations to team.

  • Provide technical direction and guidance to designers, model makers, technicians, and/or programmers to ensure timely implementation of improvement proposals.

  • Implement viable proposals according to the assigned priority using the engineering change process.

  • Track and report progress on key metrics such as cost, reliability, and warranty improvements to internal customers, external customers, and upper management.

  • Participate in design reviews for all new product launches to ensure the implementation of previous “lessons learned” and the application of any new product and/or process improvements.

  • Lead smaller scale projects and support larger scale projects under the guidance of both the Senior Engineer and Engineering Manager.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A minimum of three years of experience working with product or system design in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Self-motivated with a determination to exceed project objectives.

  • Ability to organize and manage simultaneous tasks and projects.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; effective and professional communication.

  • Ability to make decisions quickly to maintain project schedules.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations and environments.

  • Proficiency using the Microsoft Windows operating system in conjunction with the following Microsoft Office modules: Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, and Word.

  • 10% travel requirement


  • Familiarity with residential and light commercial HVAC equipment including residential packaged products, gas furnaces, indoor coils, condensing units, heat pumps and their associated components.

  • Familiarity with industry standards including AHRI, ANSI, ASHRAE, DOE, EPA, NEC, UL/CSA, etc.

  • Experience in design and testing gas fired equipment to ANSI z21.47.

  • Experience in design and testing of vapor compression refrigeration equipment.

  • Experience in the HVAC field service environment.

  • Experience in a manufacturing or production environment.

  • Formal training in VAVE or benchmarking analysis.

  • Strong electrical aptitude including unit wiring, controls, and instrumentation.

  • EPA Section 608 Refrigerant Certification – Universal (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F).

    Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/tomorrowneedsyou.