United Technologies Corporation Mechanical Engineer in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Job ID: 50743BR

City: Saint Paul

State: Minnesota

Country: United States

Category: Engineering: Electrical & Electronics Engrg

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Det-Tronics is a $150M technologically innovative, projects-based global P&L protecting customers in many challenging environments with high end flame and gas detection products and systems. Det-Tronics is a part of the Global Fire Products business and has a global footprint with manufacturing sites in the U.S. and sales presence in all key geographies.

The Global Fire Products group at UTC Climate, Controls & Security is dedicated to providing product and technology designed to protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. As the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products, the Fire Safety Solutions group meets the safety needs of homes and businesses by providing fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, mechanical locking systems, fire alarm control panels, gas and flame detection, fire suppression systems and mass notification solutions. Notable brands within the group are Kidde, Firex, Badger, Vigilant, Fenwal, Det-Tronics, Fireye and Edwards.

UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

Det-Tronics is hiring a Mechanical Engineer. This position will work as part of a product development team to deliver complete product mechanical solutions using best practices for design and design verification. Must be able to take a mechanical design from inception to production ensuring the design meets protection requirements for explosion endangered environments. Work effectively with outside suppliers as well as across internal functions (Sales, marketing, supply chain product) to achieve product development deliverables


  • Thoroughly review and understand product specifications, and determine design requirements and scope of work. Perform estimates of effort and duration for tasks.

  • Generate design concepts to meet product requirements and international standards.

  • Computer aided design for new product and sustaining mechanical designs including housings, subassemblies, accessories and test fixtures.

  • Perform tolerance analyses on components and assemblies to ensure proper fit/function

  • Provide complete design documentation using Pro Engineer/PTC Creo Parametric tools and release piece parts and assemblies using the Engineering Change Process.

  • Perform tolerance analyses on components and assemblies to ensure proper fit/function.

  • Demonstrate teamwork and ability to maintain effective working relationships across departments and with offshore suppliers. Participate in audits and attend on site meetings with offshore suppliers.

  • Work to complete designs within the schedule and cost goals.

  • Drive the usage of appropriate Lean Product Development tools to support cost-effective technical solutions with a focus on platform design, reuse and knowledge-management.

  • Adhere to all Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S), ethics, and as well as International Trade Compliance (ITC) regulation and policies.

  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.



  • BSME, or equivalent with 2 years of experience

  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods processes and techniques associated with aluminum alloy, cast stainless steel, and plastic injection molded parts

  • Experience with the design of explosion-proof packaging of for use in hazardous locations is highly desirable

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written required as well as a complete understanding of the product development cycle

  • Must be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills and be able to collaborate effectively working on cross-functional teams

  • Must have an open attitude for continuous improvement and the ability to perform under stress and meet project goals

  • Must be able to perform essential job functions safely and work within established company guidelines

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.