The Engineering Manager - Refrigerant systems is responsible for leading the engineering and program management of the HVAC and refrigerant systems function. This role leads a group of Refrigerant Systems and Component Engineers for the HVAC and Refrigerant Systems development for all future vehicles.


  • Lead the Engineering and Program Management responsibility for future body, HVAC and thermal design and integration;
  • Support current and emerging customer requirements in existing and evolving product designs;
  • Create DVP&R, coordinate test and validation activities;
    Support communications and interpretation of design requirements to internal and external Production and Quality Engineering;
    Support new business development activities - quote solicitation and proposal writing support;
  • Ensure timely completion of all vehicle engineering deliverables necessary to meet planned production capacity ramp;
  • Successfully launch new product introductions into the field;
  • Develop and oversee material selection, design release, development & validation, and analysis engineering groups;
  • Meet corporate objectives for cost, quality, and fuel economy; 
    Provide complete sets of engineering release documentation necessary to produce vehicles in a scalable manufacturing environment;
  • Execute initiatives required to meet corporate objective within budget;
  • Ensure engineering processes are consistently and effectively utilized;
  • Utilize problem solving process for resolving build, field, and test incidents to provide timely closure to issues affect quality, reliability and durability (QRD);
  • Ensure product and all design changes are properly validated and comply with federal compliance, regulatory, and testing requirements;
  • Establish a knowledge base of best practices through development of Bill or Design and Bill of Process documents;
  • Staff engineering group to scale with business growth and budgeted hiring plan;
  • Work closely with the Integrated Supply Chain, Marketing and Sales, Business Development, Manufacturing and Quality organizations to ensure key corporate objectives related to market share, cost, quality, and fuel economy are achieved;
  • Support the application of Global Practices across the entire design function within Byton. 


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS preferred;
  • 10+ years of progressive HVAC and refrigerant systems engineering experience, within the transportation industry, with a body and/or HVAC thermal focus;
  • Commercial bus, heavy truck, automotive and/or vehicle systems design experience for HEV,PHEV and EV;
  • In-plant and program/vehicle launch experience;
  • Working experience with automotive systems design, packaging and assembly requirements;
  • Supervisory experience required.

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