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Technical Staff - Multifunctional Equipment Integration

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9845 


The Multifunctional Equipment Integration Group in the Buildings and Transportation Science Division (BTSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified candidates to fill a research and development staff position. The work in this group supports the U.S. DOE Building Technology Office and other customers by developing state-of-the-art building equipment and appliances for energy efficiency, equipment-to-grid integration, and improved life cycle climate performance.


Major Duties / Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for conducting, coordinating, and reporting on performance evaluation of heat pumps and air conditioning systems. You will work with vapor compression cycles, heat pumps for residential and commercial applications and various performance standards. The work will involve developing experimental setups, problem-solving, conducting experimental campaigns, analyzing results, and preparing technical documents and research publications.


Basic Qualifications:

  • You must have earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline and have two years of work experience. 
  • Relevant experience with appliances, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • You should possess the necessary background and experience in (a) innovating thinking and problem solving, (b) design and operation of experimental thermal/fluid systems, and (c) knowledge of various mechanical systems and instrumentation.
  • Experience with prototype development is also a plus.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are required.
  • You should have experience with HVAC&R system testing.
  • Finally, a background in project management is preferred
  • Expertise in one or multiple of the following areas is of particular interest: (a) HVAC&R system testing and performance evaluation (b) Data acquirsition systems and instrumentation (c) design, measurement, and standards related to residential and commercial heat pumps.


For more information, please contact Kashif Nawaz (


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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