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nVent Design Engineer in Anoka, Minnesota

We’re looking for people who put their innovation to work to advance our success – and their own. Join an organization that ensures a more secure world through connecting and protecting our customers with inventive electrical solutions.


• Apply specific technological expertise to projects (i.e. Heat Transfer, Hydraulic Network Design, Sheet Metal Design, Weldment Design, etc).

• Perform analysis and simulations of products and customer conditions validate design specifications and performance (i.e. Flow Network Modeling, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, etc.).

• Work with Designer Specialists to ensure designs meet customer requirements, are optimized for manufacturability, incorporate standard processes, etc.

• Team up with operations leadership, manufacturing engineers, and quality engineers to simplify designs and improve manufacturability.

• Specify purchased part requirements and work with Supply Leaders to source parts for use in designs.

• Work with multi-functional teams to help launch products by taking market specifications from design to prototype to production. This covers both branded platform products and products engineered for specific customer applications.

• Work closely with Sales and Marketing to partner with customers, engage in industry partnerships, and establish other relationships enabling us to advance our product and technology reach.

• Collaborate with Engineering Project Leaders on tasks’ scope, time lines and completion.

• Translate customer needs into product specifications.

• Lead prototyping with some hands on support as needed.

• Design test specifications and protocols, coordinate testing in our world class laboratory facility, and help review test reports for the completion and accuracy of information.

• Direct outside test activities such as regulatory or other third party testing.

• Work with outside vendors and help develop designs and related technologies.


• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or related engineering field.

• Ideally 3+ years of relevant work experience.

• Knowledge in hydronic/water pumping systems for cooling/heating.

• Knowledge of electrical schematics and selection of components,

• Knowledge of heat transfer and fluid flow.

• Experience in design and failure analysis tools such as DFMEA, DFM, RCCM etc.

• Ability to design components and assemblies using 3D CAD systems (i.e. SolidWorks).

• Knowledge of psychometric analysis and refrigeration a plus.

• Experience in NPI Stage Gate process and ERP system is a plus


  • A dynamic global reach with diverse operations around the world that will stretch your abilities, provide plentiful career opportunities, and allow you to make an impact every day

  • At nVent, we believe safer systems ensure a more secure world. We connect and protect our customers with inventive electrical solutions. We design, manufacture, market, install and service high-performance products and solutions for mission-critical equipment, buildings and essential processes. Our solutions are helping build a more sustainable and electrified world.

  • We are a $3.3B company with a dedicated team of more than 11,000 employees around the globe. Our comprehensive portfolio of enclosures, electrical and fastening, and thermal management solutions dates back more than 100 years and includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, ILSCO, RAYCHEM and SCHROFF.

  • Commitment to strengthen communities where our employees live and work

  • We encourage and support the philanthropic activities of our employees worldwide

  • Through our nVent in Action matching program, we provide funds to nonprofit and educational organizations where our employees volunteer or donate money

  • Core values that shape our culture and drive us to deliver the best for our employees and our customers. We’re known for being:

  • Innovative & adaptable

  • Dedicated to absolute integrity

  • Focused on the customer first

  • Respectful and team oriented

  • Optimistic and energizing

  • Accountable for performance

  • Benefits to support the lives of our employees

At nVent, we connect and protect our customers with inventive electrical solutions. People are our most valuable asset. Inclusion and diversity means that we celebrate and encourage each other’s authenticity because we understand that uniqueness sparks growth.