Design Engineer

Engineering O'Fallon, Missouri

Position at Nortek Global HVAC

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Date:January 16, 2024 

Reports to:          Director of Engineering 

Position Title: Design Engineer 

Salary Range:     $70,000-$77,000 




Who We Are 

At Nortek Global HVAC (NGH), we have a passion to make the world breathe easier. We engineer top-tier residential and manufactured housing HVAC equipment that our contractors love to install, our end-users comfortably enjoy, and our partners proudly carry. As a Madison Air company, we are committed to our mission of making the world safer, healthier, and more productive. Our mission, alongside our core values of trust, bias for action, and an entrepreneurial spirit are what enables us to build something truly remarkable that will long outlast us.


Join our dynamic team as a Design Engineer, where you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of residential HVAC equipment! We're on a mission to create high and mid-efficiency furnaces that redefine comfort and efficiency. 


As a product Design Engineer, you'll be at the heart of innovation, designing cutting-edge heating systems, crafting mechanical designs, and developing comprehensive test plans. Your expertise will also contribute to defining control requirements and ensuring product safety. 


In this role, you'll be a member of the team behind designing and launching an exciting new lineup of furnaces and implementing substantial improvements to our existing models. We're dedicated to supporting our current products by focusing on our customers and driving value engineering initiatives. 


To thrive in this role, The candidate should have a bias for action, an entrepreneurial spirit and focus on internal and external customers. 




  • Technical member of new product development programs and initiatives as part of a diverse cross-functional team.
  • Develop and oversee laboratory test programs. Investigate, evaluate and act upon results.
  • Coordinate the activities of CAD designers, laboratory technicians, and model makers to deliver innovative new product designs.
  • Use problem-solving techniques to develop and implement corrective actions to improve product quality and reliability.            










B.S. Mechanical Engineering (other technical degrees considered with appropriate work experience) 




1 - 3 years of product development in HVAC or a related appliance industry. Our preference is for candidates with experience in the design of residential furnaces, heat exchangers and burners. Familiarity with industry safety standard ANSI Z21.47/CSA 2.3 and performance standard ASHRAE 103 is a plus. 

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Solid understanding of natural gas heating and its applications
  • Effective working in a diverse global team environment
  • Excellent communicator


Nortek Global HVAC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. To learn more about NGH, please visit our company website at  

Nortek Global HVAC is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state laws.