Product Development Mechanical Engineer

Johnson Controls – Westminster, MA

The future is being built today, and Johnson Controls is making that future more productive, more secure and more sustainable. We are harnessing the power of cloud, data analytics, the Internet of Things, and user design thinking to deliver on the promise of intelligent buildings and smart cities that connect communities in ways that make peoples lives and the world better.

Johnson Controls is searching for an innovative Mechanical Engineer within the Fire Detection Products organization, located at the R&D facility in Westminster, MA. You will develop new fire detection products as well as support existing product lines. In this hands-on position you will work directly with sales, marketing, tooling and prototype suppliers, and manufacturing.

How you will do this

  • Develop next generation notification appliances and fire alarm panel assemblies
  • Design innovative products with a focus on manufacturability and serviceability
  • Prove concepts through peer review, rapid prototyping, soft tooling, validation testing, and production launch readiness
  • Provide creative solutions to challenges that arise during new product development lifecycle
  • Participate in peer design reviews to ensure best design practices are followed
  • Lead improvement efforts on existing products and provide technical support to sales, marketing, and customers
  • Assume mechanical responsibility within cross-functional engineering teams
  • Initiate and execute ECOs following R&D departmental procedures
  • Qualifications

    What we look for

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (BSME preferred)
  • Minimum 1-3 years related work experience preferred; new graduates with good academic standing will be considered
  • Experience with injection molding, plastic part, and assembly design
  • Experience with sheet metal electronic packaging design
  • Knowledge of engineered resins, metal finishes, and platings
  • Competent with Pro/E Creo, SolidWorks or equivalent (Pro/INTRALINK a plus)
  • Experience with offshore tooling suppliers and production facilities
  • Strong organizational skills with a focus on short and long term deliverables
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be comfortable working in a cross functional team environment
  • Understanding of agency certification requirements (UL, ULC, CE, CSFM, CSA, FCC)
  • Johnson Controls 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, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit

    Job Engineering

    Primary LocationUS-MA-Westminster

    Organization Bldg Technologies & Solutions

    Overtime Status-Exempt

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