May 16, 2019

Acoustic Engineer

  • Johnson Controls
  • York, PA, USA

Job Description

What you will do

  • Sound and Vibration Subject Matter Expert (SME) for HVAC equipment, specifically air-handling equipment.
  • Provide acoustic and vibration technical support to product engineering, product/project management, marketing, and sales teams.
  • Industry thought leadership on HVAC equipment sound and vibration ratings and test standards
How you will do it

  • Provide equipment sound ratings to Sales and Marketing for publication.
  • Support application and project engineering teams in the area of sound and vibration.
  • Conduct formal training for internal and external customers on air-handler acoustics.
  • Provide direction and advice to Product/Project Management teams for quiet, reliable and low cost designs.
  • Plan, schedule, coordinate and report on acoustic and vibration testing.
  • Develop algorithms for equipment sound ratings for use in equipment selection programs.
  • Review patents and papers to understand the limits of technology and IP in the industry.
  • Analyze design options using acoustic FE and SEA analysis software.
  • Research competitive equipment with respect to sound and air performance ratings.
  • Engage in a leadership role in research and standardization activities of professional and trade associations.
  • Provide root-cause analysis relating to warranty/service cases.
  • Adhere to the Company?s Business Ethics Standards
What we look for


  • Bachelor?s Degree in Engineering or related science.
  • Training in the field of acoustics and vibration or experience in HVAC design.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly in the form of reports and presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a diverse team of engineers and customers on fast paced projects.
  • Knowledge of applicable equipment rating and test standards including those of the Air-Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), ASHRAE, AMCA, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ANSI, and ASTM international.
  • Preferred
  • Advanced Degree in Acoustics or degree with a focus in Acoustics
  • Experience in a test laboratory and/or with acoustic measurements; sound level meter, sound intensity, accelerometers, etc.
  • Knowledge of Acoustic Finite-Element Analysis (FEA) and/or Statistic Energy Analysis (SEA)
Travel Requirements

  • Normally up to 10%. Some international travel may be required.
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