Position Description:

What You Will Do

The Staff Acoustic Engineer is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in sound and vibration for HVAC equipment with a focus on data center chiller applications. In this role, you will provide knowledge and insight as you review and interpret customer requirements.

You will provide sound and vibration technical support on a variety of projects ranging from product development to job specific sales and field support; working collaboratively with product engineering, product/project management, marketing, product technical services, and sales teams.

How You Will Do It

  • Engage regularly with customers and product teams to gain understanding of field noise requirements, local ordanances, community comfort and annoyance data, and sound testing specifications.
  • Help drive product development efforts toward lower noise solutions to satify customer requirements.
  • Provide testing support of air-cooled chillers utilizing AHRI standards, assisting with testing and data processing.
  • Perform site evaluations to document in-situ chiller sound performance and further develop outdoor noise models to aid in customer design decision making.
  • Review patents and research papers to understand state of the art and provide creative noise control solutions to challenges that arise during new product development.
  • Ablility to organize and participate in testing efforts (testing for internal use and 3rd party witnessing) including data analaysis, generating reports, and communicating results to diverse audiences.
  • Participate in design reviews to ensure best design practices are followed and alert product team to any sound and vibration risks.
  • Assist with developing equipment sound ratings for publication by Sales and Marketing.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts on existing products and test procedures.
  • Assume sound and vibration responsibility within cross-functional engineering teams.


What we look for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related science.
  • 8-10 years’ related experience
  • Training in the field of acoustics and vibration or experience in HVAC design
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Advanced degree in acoustics or degree with a focus in acoustics
  • Consulting experience in acoustics or noise control
  • Knowledge of municipal noise ordinances and regulation

Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law. To view more information about your equal opportunity and non-discrimination rights as a candidate, visit EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit here.

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We look forward to receiving your application.

Contact Information:

Paul Bauch (717)-472-3020

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