Staff Pressure Vessel Code Engineer, Remote position at Johnson Controls, Inc.

Posted in General Business 21 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: New Freedom, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

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What you will do

Johnson Controls is developing the next generation of smart and connected. Our Building Technologies include tailored, AI-infused service solutions such as remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance, compliance monitoring, advanced risk assessments and more.

Our Applied Equipment organization is responsible for the development, productions, and service of commercial and industrial HVAC systems including Chillers and Air Handlers.

As a Staff Pressure Vessel Code Engineer you will be responsible for structural analysis support on commercial and industrial HVAC products, primarily water and air-cooled chillers, including screw compressor and centrifugal compressor based platforms. The position supports product development, warranty, sales and pressure vessel manufacturing.

The individual conducts ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and other related design calculations and is typically a member of several product development teams.  The individual has a good understanding of ASME and International Pressure Vessel Design standards. The individual has a basic understanding of the design, performance and cost of competitive equipment and knows how the JCI equipment is positioned in the market with respect to these attributes. The individual is very skilled in stress analysis techniques.  Experience with FEA tools for application to stress analysis is required.

How you will do it

  • Provide analysis for optimizing designs for chiller components including pressure vessels.

  • Provide analysis support for ASME pressure vessel certification of JCI products.

  • Provide analysis support for Canadian Pressure Vessel Registration (CRN).

  • Provide analysis support for seismic certification requirements.

  • Develop field modification procedures for pressure vessels.

  • Plan, schedule, coordinate bi-yearly updates to ASME pressure vessel calculations.

  • Review patents and papers to understand the limits of technology and IP in the industry.

  • Provide mentorship for junior engineering staff.

  • Provide root-cause analysis relating to warranty/service cases.

  • Adhere to the Company's Business Ethics Standards

What we look for


  1. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field of study or equivalent experience.

  2. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in equipment design projects with some experience leading those projects.

  3. Good understanding of applicable pressure vessel design and test standards, including those of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), The Canadian Standards Organization (CSA), The European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) and American Petroleum Institute (API).

  4. Skilled in the use of analysis software, particularly: ANSYS, Compress, and MATHCAD.

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

  6. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly in the form of design reports and presentations. The ability to work with a team of engineers on fast paced projects and an understanding of the product development process (PDP) is a requirement.


  1. An MS in an engineering discipline is preferred.  A Professional Engineer’s license is also preferred.

  2. Experience with pressure vessels in the HVAC industry is strongly preferred

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