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Thermal Design Engineer



As a global leader in innovative heat transfer solutions to the process industry, we at Koch Heat Transfer and part of Koch Engineered Solutions, know a thing or two about igniting exciting careers. In fact, we’re one of the few companies in the world with a well-trained and experienced thermal and mechanical engineering staff and a unique, state-of-the-art research and development facility. Combine these unique capabilities with our innovation-driven mindset and vast resources, and you’ve got the recipe for rewarding work. 

We are seeking for an experienced Heat Exchanger Sales Engineer. The ideal candidate is an engineering professional who is contribution-motivated, is technically strong, has excellent communication skills, can present a value proposition, possesses a high sense of urgency, and who is able to keep up with the fast-paced sales environment. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

The successful candidate for the position will be responsible for the following value-added activities:

  • Determine and anticipate customer expectations to provide unique individualized solutions, in coordination with multiple Koch Engineered Solutions businesses.
  • Assume overall ownership and responsibility for the generation of competitive technical proposals on assigned opportunities, working directly with customers, outside sales teams, estimators, purchasing and sub-vendors.
  • Collect data about the system and the design objectives to offer creative thermal solutions that best meet the customer needs.
  • Execute thermal design/ratings on heat transfer technologies to fit customer expectations using HTRI
  • Frame the technical proposal summarizing the main project requirements to be considered by sub-vendors.
  • Have knowledge of ASME Section VIII Div. 1, EN 13445, API-663, API-660, TEMA, PED 2014/68/EU, and other relevant industry design codes & standards.
  • Analyze technical risks associated with compliance to customer's technical specifications.
  • Assist project management with contract initialization and execution

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Mechanical or Chemical Engineering Background.
  • Fluent in English.
  • At least two years of direct working experience with thermal rating software such as from HTRI and/or AspenTech.
  • Experience with reading technical specifications from oil and chemical companies.
  • Experience with communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willing to travel at least 10% of the time.
  • Familiarity with TEMA standards

What Will Put You Ahead

  • MS in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • Working experience with ASME and EN 13445.
  • Familiarity with API codes/standards.
  • Experience with developing and writing technical proposals.
  • At least five years of experience creating value arguments to customers for alternate technologies
  • Familiarity with process modelling tools such as HYSYS or Pro-II


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