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Systems Engineer

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, Westminster Full-Time
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Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today! URL blocked - click to apply

The HVAC System Engineer is responsible for the execution of the design and development of Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning systems and controls for passenger rail transit vehicles. The HVAC System Engineers are assigned the title of Project Engineer for the projects they are responsible for effecting.

The primary objectives of this position are to develop the HVAC systems on-time for the awarded projects, within the approved budget, and specification compliant while achieving a high level of customer satisfaction minimizing or mitigating risks. In addition, they are also responsible for generating the technical proposals, which includes estimating the material and labor cost the HVAC bid process.

The Project Engineer is the primary technical contact with the customer and is responsible for the overall HVAC system design, including calculations, integration, testing, commissioning and support to the MNA customer training department. The HVAC systems engineer is responsible for the HVAC load calculations and selecting the major components of the system. They develop project design engineering schedules and ensure the progress of the detail design development meets the project requirements, while ensuring specification compliance, or approval of waivers.

  • Review customer specifications.
  • Perform system performance calculations.
  • Prepare technical proposals.
  • Develop system specifications and special test equipment requirements
  • Develop and update system refrigeration schematics.
  • Create and update system bill of materials, and provide costing estimates per system bill of materials.
  • Development of component specifications/requirements.
  • Monitor/assure specification compliance.
  • Provide customer “feedback” to design engineers and marketing.
  • Develop and manage project technical schedules
  • Identify component level tasks and responsibilities, and guide/direct/monitor individuals as necessary.
  • Support the MNA Customer Training department
  • Must be able to follow instructions, safety & environmental rules and regulations.



  • Broad experience and good theoretical knowledge of engineering principles
  • HVAC Software Related Experience
  • Good Business Sense
  • Industry Experience
  • Process Orientation
  • Computer Literacy
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Professional Writing
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Motivation
  • Flexibility
Required SkillsRequired Experience

Required Education and Experience

  • BSME
  • Years of experience: 2

Preferred Education and Experience 

  • BSME
  • Years of experience: 5


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Previous experience in HVAC railway business.

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area, including international and overnight travel may be expected. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you?

  • Competitive Health Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and Disability Benefits
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401 (k) Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Free Passes to Local Attractions
  • Free Gym memberships
  • Additional Discount Offerings
  • Volunteer Paid Time Off
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Monthly Employee Welfare Events and Volunteer Opportunities


We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.



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1869: Westinghouse Air Brake Company established in Wilmerding, Pa., to manufacture air brakes invented by George Westinghouse.

1924: Westinghouse air brake system including Broussouse compressor applied to International Harvester Coach in Akron, Oh.

1927: Bendix Corporation formed by automotive engineer Vincent Bendix. Company produces "Safety Servo" vacuum brake under the Braggs-Kliesrath name.

1930: Bendix-Westinghouse Automotive Air Brake Company established following the merger of Bendix Corp. and Westinghouse Automotive Air Brake. Headquarters located in Wilmerding, Pa.

1934: Bendix-Westinghouse takes automotive air brake worldwide by establishing licensing agreements with Westinghouse companies in France, Germany, Italy and England.

1941: Bendix-Westinghouse establishes new headquarters in Elyria, Oh.

1949: WWII accelerates developments, and air braking becomes standard on all heavy trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, fire trucks and off-highway vehicles.

1960: Automatic slack adjusters, air dryers, dual brake valves and first generation antilock braking systems are under development.

1969: Bendix Corporation acquires 100 percent ownership of Bendix-Westinghouse.

1973: Bendix-Westinghouse becomes Bendix Heavy Vehicle Systems Group, a division of Bendix Corporation.

1975: Bendix dual air brake system becomes standard for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 121.

1980: Bendix establishes worldwide parts distribution center and remanufacturing operation in Huntington, In.

1982: Bendix Corporation merges with Allied Corporation and the division becomes an operating unit of Allied Automotive, an independent supplier to the worldwide automotive industry under the brand names of Bendix®, Fram® and Autolite®.

1986: The Bendix Heavy Vehicle Systems Group of Allied merges with Bendix Limited European truck air brake operation establishing Bendix Heavy Vehicle Systems Group-Europe. Allied Corporation acquires Signal operations establishing AlliedSignal Inc. as the division's parent company.

1989: Bendix Heavy Vehicle Systems Group-Europe acquires truck air brake operation of Magneti Marelli, strengthening European operations.

1999: AlliedSignal merges with Honeywell International. The new company continues to offer Bendix® brand name air brake and control systems and components under its Honeywell Commercial Vehicle Systems unit. Honeywell operates Honeywell Commercial Vehicle Systems as a joint venture with Knorr-Bremse AG of Munich, Germany. Honeywell owns 65 percent of the unit. Knorr-Bremse owns 35 percent.
2002: Knorr-Bremse assumes 100 percent ownership of Honeywell Commercial Vehicle Systems from Honeywell International Inc. The company changes its legal name to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC.

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