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Design Manager/Program Manager - Unitary Systems

Company: Midea America Corp
Location: Louisville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Midea is one of the world's largest home appliance brands, offering the most comprehensive selection of products in the world to fully serve the needs of day-to-day living at home, at work, or anywhere else you go. In North America we strive to aim high, put the customer first, transform and innovate the marketplace, utilizing our commitment, dedication, inclusion, and partnership with our teams. We are a global company with over 150,000 employees and operations in more than 195 countries. As a publicly listed company, we are also ranked #288 as a Fortune Global 500 company and offer one of the most comprehensive ranges in the home appliance industry.

Job Summary This exciting new position will focus on the high-profile Residential Air Conditioning product research & development, focusing on product design/development. The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of technical design and program management experience in the residential HVAC industry. This candidate will help both local and global teammates regarding the design, program & milestone management, and technical requirements for the residential/unitary HVAC products. This is a full-time position. Some domestic and international travel is required. Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Be a technical product expert for residential HVAC products (including, but not limited to heat pump technology, furnace & thermostat applications and offerings, AHU products, and outdoor condensing units)
  • Provide product support and industry expertise to local and global design teams during product development and the launch of new solutions - both as a design manager and overall program manager
  • Work with other R&D team members and consumer research teams to gain insights on installation, serviceability, usability, and performance of new concepts
  • Be a hands-on engineer - including making & reviewing prototypes in the lab, developing proof of concept designs, testing, etc.
  • Lead the intellectual property roadmap & overall IP strategy for unitary products
  • Consult with and train the China-based development team members regarding residential HVAC products & design requirements relative to performance, usability, reliability, technical risk, safety, and installation
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with teammates from industrial design, sales/marketing, product management, agency/regulatory, legal, consumer insights, etc.
  • Continually monitor industry trends and competitive offerings to look for product enhancements or new offerings that the R&D team can execute
  • Maintain weekly interaction with global design teams, including taking occasional weekend/evening calls & helping track project milestones, deliverables, action items, etc.
  • Be the cross-functional product champion who will work closely with agency/regulatory, advanced development, global R&D, consumer insights, service, and customer support
  • Assist with product improvements and quality/service team members with root cause analysis, potential field visits, etc.
  • Ability to meet with customers/potential customers to discuss product design, requirements, and help answer questions
  • Ability to travel domestically & internationally Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field from an accredited university
    • 10+ years of experience as a design engineer/design manager/program manager for Residential/Unitary HVAC products
    • Knowledge of HVAC manufacturing processes as well as manufacturing and design quality measures
    • 3D CAD software knowledge (i.e. Solidworks)
    • Experienced with fabrication tools & prototyping methods
    • Strong problem-solving & root cause skills
    • Goal-oriented & self-managed
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Previous experience in project management
    • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment Preferred Qualifications
      • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) design experience
      • Experienced with HVAC controls
      • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field from an accredited university
      • History of working with global colleagues
      • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification Midea provides an equal opportunity to every employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: Midea America Corp, Louisville , Design Manager/Program Manager - Unitary Systems, Executive , Louisville, Kentucky

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