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Career Opportunities at WaterFurnace.

Join us, and grow…

… in an entrepreneurial culture producing a clean energy product. Combine your contributions with those of an experienced team of professionals.

Nature fuels our product; passion fuels our success.

Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, WaterFurnace has been raising the standard on innovation and efficiency since its inception in 1983. WaterFurnace units have been installed across all 50 states and in countries around the world. Although we earned a reputation as a leader in geothermal heat pumps, we've worked in recent years to innovate new technologies, integrate key trends and grow our core business to represent a portfolio of clean and sustainable solutions.

Our success in the residential market is being coupled with significant strides forward in the commercial and international realms with a robust line of products, top-notch training, and growing global recognition.

Production Assembler

Production Assembler

Location: Fort Wayne, IN

WaterFurnace International, Inc., the most respected name in geothermal heat pumps, seeks career-minded talent to assemble state-of-the-art Residential and Commercial units at our manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, IN.

Our geothermal units feature unique functionalities that include home energy management, advanced zoning systems, and variable capacity technology. These features work together to optimize equipment performance.

Description

Our Assemblers combine their skills and efforts in a team environment.

Your accountabilities will include the following:

  • Use powered hand tools, brazing torch, lift tables, hand-held scanner, and forklift.
  • Install couplers, vacuum lines, copper tubing, wiring, and sheet metal panels.
  • Cross-train on different assembly stations.
  • Schedule: Monday through Thursday from 3:30 PM until 2:00 AM.

Qualifications:

Required:
  • At least one (1) year of related experience.
  • Ability to lift heavy items.
Preferred:
  • High School degree or GED.
  • Related vocational coursework.
  • Welding experience.

Please attach a résumé and completed Applicant Voluntary Self-Identification Form. careers@waterfurnace.com

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Description

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Mechanical Engineer contributes full time design support to the team efforts for both project and development engineering of our new and existing products, including developing and analyzing lab tests, facilitating vendor interface, arranging field trials, and providing creative solutions to support the engineering product team goals.

Drawing on a solid working knowledge of refrigeration systems and HVAC installation and service as well as typical plumbing and electrical practices, your accountabilities will include:

  • Developing potential HVAC designs using lab and/or computer modeling data, with responsibility for any specific projects assigned.
  • Supporting engineering lab testing and test unit development.
  • Acquiring and analyzing field data, as needed.
  • Designing and developing test apparatus and procedures, as needed.
  • Complying with all WaterFurnace International and OSHA policies, procedures, specifications, and standards.

Qualifications:

Required:
  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Three or more years of design experience in the development and manufacture of Air Source heat pumps.
  • Working knowledge of refrigeration systems and HVAC installation and service as well as typical plumbing and electrical practices.
  • Electrical wiring and schematic reading, and general troubleshooting.
  • Software skills: mid-level Visio, Microsoft Excel, and Word.
  • Refrigeration theory and broad geothermal product knowledge.
  • General HVAC installation and service skills.
  • General knowledge of plumbing and electrical practices.
  • Project management skills.
Preferred:
  • Broad geothermal product knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Visual Basic is a plus

Please attach a résumé and completed Applicant Voluntary Self-Identification Form. careers@waterfurnace.com
Product Manager

Product Manager

Location: Fort Wayne

Our mission is to bring energy efficient products and technologies to the residential and commercial markets. This position supports the manufacture of products that promote a sustainable environment and quality of life and is instrumental in fulfilling our commitment to meeting our customers' requirements and the continual improvement of our products, processes and services. As evidenced by our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications, WaterFurnace is committed to environmental sustainability and the development of environmentally friendly products.

Description

WaterFurnace is seeking a highly motivated, self-starting individual to fill the role of Applied Product Marketing Manager for our applied/commercial channel. The qualified candidate will be highly self-disciplined in task and time management, analytical minded, and able to operate independently. They should possess leadership qualities that enable them to make recommendations and drive the execution of tasks, programs or strategies quickly. This leader will also be a working, hands-on manager who is able to engage stakeholders both within and outside of the WaterFurnace organization, establishing themselves as the go-to expert for applied products. They will be able to adapt to existing development processes or define development processes where they are lacking, in order to create and maintain a best practice for ongoing program management. A candidate with prior HVAC knowledge is preferred but not required. Incumbent must be comfortable and have prior experience with product/solution requirements capture, prioritization and management, through ongoing Voice of Customer engagement and related activities. Expected amount of travel is 25-30%, but will vary seasonally.

Reporting to the Director of Product Portfolio Development and Field Reliability, the responsibilities of the Product Manager include the following:

  • Lead, develop and recommend marketing objectives, including sales volume and profit forecasts.
  • Develop strategic plan for product line and assist with developing overall business strategic plan.
  • Evaluate competitors' products and solutions; perform competitive analysis at regular intervals.
  • Lead Voice of the Customer efforts to ensure we identify customer needs on a continual basis. Prioritize and integrate findings into solutions, as part of the product requirements management discipline.
  • Recommend modifications of assigned product or products.
  • Maintain contact with the sales force to monitor trends and keep informed of sales force needs.
  • Review complaints and suggestions relative to assigned product or products.
  • Develop and recommend new product concepts.
  • Coordinate departmental activities with other departments, such as engineering and manufacturing, to ensure synergism of objectives.
  • Develop multi generation product plan for review with senior staff.
  • Determine the priority of each product opportunity.
  • Project management of all product integration/launches/changes through implementation.
  • Identify business & operational requirements based upon business requirements & objectives of each product.
  • Guide the product gate process and coordinate product launch management.
  • Develop competitive price matrix and set list price for all applied products.
  • Provide product support for commercial customers.
  • Develop product presentation for products and meet with customers to teach on products.
  • Assist training sales force with communicating features and benefits.
  • Attend trade shows to talk about products.
  • Assist in the development of the proper tools needed to demonstrate product performance and content of sales presentation.
  • Determine marketing materials needed for product launch.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the Product Marketing Manager position will possess a demonstrated track record of results with the following abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree (Business, Technical, Scientific or Engineering)
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience.
  • Understanding of commercial design/build and bid/spec markets and how business is conducted through independent manufacturers' representatives a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are mandatory. The right candidate will utilize these capabilities regularly to successfully document and communicate requirements from stakeholders, meeting minutes, business processes, etc.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software and Project Management software.

Please attach a résumé and completed Applicant Voluntary Self-Identification Form. careers@waterfurnace.com

WaterFurnace's 115,000-square-foot headquarters serves as a model for commercial geothermal installations worldwide. Our innovative approach, state-of-the-art business systems and outstanding work environment combine with our excellent benefits to make WaterFurnace your Employer of Choice: Tuition Reimbursement; Group Health Insurance, including Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, and Flexible Spending Account; Company-Paid Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment; Optional Life Insurance; Short- and Long-Term Disability; Vacation; paid Sick/Personal days; Holidays; and 401(k) Retirement Savings with Company Match.

WaterFurnace International, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

   

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