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Rotordynamics Engineer- Bearing Design at Emerson

Rotordynamics Engineer- Bearing Design

Emerson Sidney/Ohio, OH Full-Time
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If you are an Engineering professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you!  Based in our Sidney, OH location, you will be responsible for bearings development, design, analysis, and will heavily assist in the troubleshooting of centrifugal compressors for a lineup of new commercial compressors.  You will be expected to execute fast-paced, time sensitive projects while building the organization's subject matter expertise in bearings. You will participate in product development focused on mechanical performance improvements, manufacturing and assembly cost reductions, and rotordynamic enhancements, with emphasis on developing the most reliable and efficient compressor solution for HVACR applications.

  • Develop cost effective and robust bearing technology for high speed centrifugal compressors

  • Create bearing analysis program as a design tool to drive and speed up the bearing design iterations 

  • Improve the bearing analysis program by comparing to the bearing coefficients measured in refrigerants

  • Predict bearing power loss, bearing load capacity, and bearing cooling flow

  • Provide speed dependent bearing coefficients to rotordynamic analysis

  • Develop and improve bearing manufacturing/fabrication methods to reduce cost  

  • Develop the bounding conditions for use in reliability tests

  • Establish bearings design rules and criteria for new products

  • Support centrifugal compressor and component mechanical testing including the processing and interpretation of analytical data/results

  • Coordinate with suppliers, partners, lab, compressor engineers and manufacturing to deliver prototypes, samples and mass production product.

  • Check and review outsourced work scope with third party consultants

  • Support design of experiment and validation, develop analytical procedures for bearings and compressors and validate with empirical results 

  • Utilize Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly methods for cost and cycle time reduction 

  • Generate technical specifications to satisfy market requirements 

  • Interact with other technical team members to drive robust, sound, technical decision 

  • Work cross functionally with other groups such as engineering, labs, planning/project management, marketing, advanced manufacturing 

  • Organize and document all analyses programs

  • Define project scope and review requirements for phase gate approval.

  • Manage scope, costs and schedule for technical projects

  • Clearly and precisely communicate, both written and verbally, at all levels of the organization and with clients


You learn quickly when facing new situations. You balance the interests of multiple stakeholders. You identify and seize new opportunities. You readily learn and adopt new technologies. You encourage diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation. You get the most out of limited resources.


  • M.S. Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering.

  • Minimum 2 years of previous turbomachinery industry experience, centrifugal compressor experience preferred.

  • Experience in bearing design and analysis for rotating machinery, such as turbo-compressors

  • Experience in troubleshooting rotor stability issues related to bearings and seals

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States - Sponsorship will not be provided for this role.


  • Ph.D. in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering 

  • Solid understanding of destabilizing forces in turbo-compressors, rotordynamics and vibration

  • Knowledge of industry standards for rotating machinery, e.g. API 617, ISO 10439-1. 

  • Experience with rotordynamic data acquisition and processing systems, such as LabView, and ADRE

  • Familiar with high speed rotors, bearings, radial load and thrust load calculation

  • Experience with rotordynamic programs such as DyRoBeS or equivalent.

  • Proven success in cross functional collaboration with internal and external stakeholders 

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, while also being able to work independently with minimum supervision.

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Our Commitment to Our People

We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership.


Emerson places a high value on ensuring that employees have a good work-life balance. We provide access to a competitive benefits package, including the following: medical insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401k participation with a competitive immediate match, fitness center, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, and an online wellness rewards program. Immediate vacation and holiday leave available, including a shutdown from December 24 through New Year’s Day. Employee resource groups, including a very active Diversity and Inclusion committee, ensure that the Emerson values are incorporated into everyday employee life.

Why Work in the Greater Miami Valley Area

Our facility is located in [ Link removed ] which is conveniently located within driving distance to several larger cities, such as [ Link removed ] , [ Link removed ] , and [ Link removed ] . The area’s generally low costs of living, excellent school systems, and low crime rates create a family-friendly environment. The area is home to several growing communities with restaurants, festivals, shopping, and arts scenes that make them exciting places to live and work.

About our Location

The newly renovated Sidney campus has 1M square feet of manufacturing floor with an additional 120k square feet of leading-edge lab facilities. This location is the headquarters for the air conditioning and cold chain businesses. Through our 30 years of scroll compressor expertise, our air conditioning related products help bring comfort and convenience in commercial, industrial and residential spaces. The cold chain business helps ensure that food safely and efficiently travels from farm to fork. Approximately 1600 employees work in Sidney, who all support a multitude of business functions. With the blend of businesses and functions represented under this one roof, there are many opportunities for advancement within the Sidney location.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. [ Link removed ] .

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place.

Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our [ Link removed ]  and about [ Link removed ] .

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $18.4 billion in sales, more than 20 Innovation, Solutions & Engineering Centers, and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers. We are innovators, question-askers and problem-solvers. We don’t settle for good enough or “This is the way it’s always been done.” Instead, we push ourselves and strive for the “never been done before.” 
Our Automation Solutions business enables the greatest use of the world's most valuable resources, ensuring the performance and safety of industries that are the backbone of daily life.
Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.
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