• Product Design Engineer, Bladed Products

    Location US-NY-Olean
    Engineering - Product
    Position Level
    Individual Contributor
  • Position Overview/Summary

    This position is associated with engineered-to-order bladed turbomachinery (hot gas expanders and axial compressors) applications and requires competency in all aspects of design.  Expertise in mechanical design is preferred.  The Product Design Engineer will perform design functions on products and components and assure that they are effective and cost efficient and will meet contractual and industry requirements.


    Equally important is the growth experience this position offers the successful applicant beyond the design engineering function.  This position offers the applicant the ability to interact with Dresser-Rand's worldwide aftermarket organization expanding the role beyond design engineering to include solution development, technical sales support, and field operations consulting aspects. Limited travel is required for on-site field or service center support to some projects.


    This position is located in Dresser-Rand's Olean, NY office. 

    Position Qualifications (Required and Preferred)


    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
    • A minimum of 2 years professional experience


    • MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering
    • CAD experience
    • Demonstrated communication ability and experience dealing with shop personnel and clients is a plus.
    • Possess fundamental knowledge of turbomachinery theory and thorough understanding of standard engineering principles.
    • Knowledge of Bladed turbomachinery design or technical support
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to perform mechanical and thermodynamic calculations.
    • Familiarity with typical rotordynamic and thermodynamic performance prediction software tools.
    • Good understanding of materials and manufacturing techniques for turbomachinery components.
    • Willingness to travel 15% of the time.
    • Attention to detail, with well-developed computer and technical writing skills
    • Interest in a future engineering management role a plus

    Position Responsibilities and Duties

    • Provide necessary engineering of bladed turbomachinery designs to support new equipment and revamp orders including flowpath design.
    • Define product design requirements in accordance with contract requirements for the supply of hardware.
    • Establish guidelines for and provide final engineering assessment and disposition for non-conforming components.
    • Analyze test results to determine thermodynamic and mechanical performance.
    • Review and approve first article process qualification reports associated with new processes or suppliers
    • Provide leadership and technical direction to global repair operations in the inspection and repair of bladed turbomachinery.
    • Develop and improve engineering standards for design, manufacturing, testing, and repair of bladed turbomachinery.
    • Identify and champion the implementation of product improvements to meet client needs.
    • Perform systematic root cause analyses as a part of cross-functional teams investigating challenges.  Identify corrective action required to improve designs and provide sound documentation of the investigation results.
    • Design tooling and fixtures and/or select components for systems required to support routine or special project tasks.

    Dresser-Rand is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Dresser-Rand is an equal opportunity employer.


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