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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) - Process Engineer

Trane Technologies® is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King®, and our portfolio of environmental products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes and transportation.

At Trane TechnologiesTM and through our businesses including Trane® and Thermo King®, we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. We're a team that dares to look at the world's challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go.

Job Summary:
This is an (AME) Advanced Manufacturing Engineering opening for a process engineer specializing in machining and related inspection to be based in La Crosse WI for the commercial HVAC business unit within Trane Technologies. Typical tasks relate to defining machining process concepts, justifying alternatives, supporting procurement of assets, and implementation steps. This specific role will target milling, turning and handling of centrifugal compressor and heat exchanger components as part of improvement projects directed towards existing operations in La Crosse and future new product development programs. This position is eligible for Hybrid work arrangments and require onsite presence 2-3 days per week. 

• Machining process definition inclusive of work holding, cutting tool assemblies, tool paths and process parameters
• Machining process implementation including purchased equipment acceptance testing, part prove outs, validation work for process capability and rate, and initial training of operations staff
• Machining equipment justification and procurement inclusive of alternative analysis and selection, writing specifications and acceptance criteria, and managing purchase and installation tasks
• Contribute to manufacturing strategies for machining sites considering product life cycles, business goals, and available industry technology
• Coordinate project tasks for machining support processes like parts washing, material presentation, lifting, tool assembly, and inspection
• Identify and incorporate industry trends and technology related to machining, inspection, and supporting equipment to enable competitive, productive, safe, and sustainable processes
• Participate as active contributor within new product introductions or major productivity projects delivering machining processes as part of a larger product offering or existing factory
• Contribute to safety, productivity, and sustainability initiatives in support of existing operations and new product introductions
• Aid in product design conversations working to highlight manufacturing requirements and fit with existing and planned future operation strategies, design for manufacturing in general, lean considerations as well as environmental, health, safety, and sustainability factors.

• B.S. in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering (M.S. preferred).
• More than 5 years of experience in machining
• More than 2 years of experience in manufacturing related project management
• Must have “hands on” experience at the machines to be able to perform setup tasks, program edits, initial CAM programming and setups, interpret CMM or other audit style inspection processes, as well as advanced process troubleshooting
• Experience with turning, milling, or multi-function equipment
• Experience with fixture design and conceptualization
• Experience with material handling design and conceptualization as well as other typical work cell related operator aids
• Strong communication skills directed towards training operations staff and actively participating in process conceptualization discussion, as well as justifying ideas with other organization functions
• Experience in leading new product or process redefinition efforts
• Proficient knowledge of lean, automation, business systems, quality and product design as they relate to design for manufacturing principles and improving operator efficiency
• Proficient knowledge of validation metrics and systems related to quality, cost, rate, and sustainability.

Key Competencies:
• “Hands on” milling and turning of cast iron and or steel components
• Active driver in conceptualizing workholding/fixturing, cutting tool assemblies, process parameters and paths
• CAM usage on part families
• Large part (dimensions greater than 1 meter) low volume process understanding
• Demonstrated use of lean philosophies
• Machining process optimization techniques
• Logical problem-solving skills and advanced knowledge of applying datums and GD&T principles in relationships between parts, work holding, and measurement systems
• Awareness and personal drive towards productivity, quality, sustainability and safety
• Project management and operations training skillsets

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.