Principal Mechanical Engineer - Filtration & Purification



Aprilaire is an industry leading provider of healthy air solutions who is committed to our mission; everyone deserves healthy air. You will join a team of professionals who are passionate, customer focused, adaptable, and leading the way for new HVAC technologies and innovative thinking. We are proud to be in over 7 million homes and look forward to our continued success. Give your career a breath of fresh air today and consider joining our team!


Looking for a Principal Mechanical Engineer - Filtration/Purification to join team! In this role you will help develop, manage and deliver advance technology programs and projects in areas of air filtration and purification. Do you have a wealth of knowledge with advanced research and development in filtration technologies? This could be the job for you! 



Your day will include:  

  • Developing, maintaining and delivering technology road-maps for air filtration & purification based on deep understanding of consumer & customer needs, technology and regulatory trends.
  • Leading technology scouting activities in air filtration and purification including identifying new technologies, validating them through theoretical analysis and testing, and evaluating the commercialization feasibility.
  • Working with outside organizations (universities, industry organizations, government bodies, kick starter, business partners) to keep abreast with technological, regulatory, and industry trends.
  • Serving as technology leader and subject matter expert on air filtration and purification. Developing & assessing technologies, labs & tests, assess IP, competitive understanding to deliver innovations.
  • Providing critical input on designs relative to feasibility, performance, and reliability through individual reviews and formal design reviews in the area of Air purity.
  • Providing technical guidance / coaching and mentoring to Engineering and technology team in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Representing the company in industry organizations and provide regulatory updates with recommendations on regulatory position to the leadership and engineering organization.
  • Working closely with Engineering & Marketing to create and maintain technology road-maps and provide the Engineering &Technology leadership regular updates on technology road-maps, programs, and projects.
  • Developing and conducting continuous improvements IAQ testing lab capabilities.
  • Establishing and maintaining a technology network to leverage external resources and partners.
  • Conducting technology scouting activities to identify new air filtration and purification technologies.
  • Developing and implementing evaluation plans including theoretical analysis, internal and external testing to validate new technologies.
  • Organizing and facilitating innovation workshop to create new technology and product/system concepts.
  • Validating new technology and product/system concepts through computer modeling.
  • Developing concept prototypes and conduct testing and evaluation.
  • Preparing engineering specifications and project documentation for transferring projects to Product Development team for commercialization.


If the below describes “Me!”, apply today:

  • Master’s degree, PhD. preferred, in Mechanical Engineering, or related fields.
  • Wealth of knowledge and experience with advanced research and development in air filtration and purification technologies and systems.
  • Extensive experience with IAQ product/system design, modeling, and testing.
  • Good understanding of HVAC systems and building science.
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring.
  • Expert with a commanding grasp of aerosol filtration theory and applications in indoor air quality controls.
  • In-depth understanding of air purification theory and applications in controls of indoor volatile organic, odors, and pathogens.
  • Advanced research & development experience in IAQ system design, modeling, and testing.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes for filtration media, filters, and air cleaners.
  • Detailed knowledge of HVAC systems including various components and subsystems.
  • Familiar with computer modeling in HVAC and IAQ applications
  • Basic knowledge and experience in indoor air quality sensors.


A GREAT PLACE TO WORK FOR ALL!  At Aprilaire, a division of Research Products Corporation, our employees are our most important resource. That's why we offer comprehensive benefits and unique perks, and why we create a shared purpose in giving back to our communities.


We care about your health by providing...

  • a comprehensive health insurance plan 
  • dental and vision insurance
  • flexible spending account
  • progressive wellness programming for you and your family (including fitness programs and incentives) 
  • paid sick leave
  • a safe working environment that protects you during the COVID pandemic

We care about your wellbeing by providing...

  • vacation and holiday pay
  • summer hours
  • dress for the day (casual dress code)
  • free coffee and popcorn
  • employee discounts on Aprilaire products
  • a fantastic team environment

We care when you need it most by providing...

  • company-sponsored short and long term disability plans
  • employee assistant program
  • identity theft protection
  • bereavement pay

We care about your financial wellness by providing...

  • 401(k) with company match and generous profit sharing
  • three types of life insurance coverage
  • college savings plan
  • scholarship awards

We care about your growth by providing...

  • tuition reimbursement program
  • learning and development opportunities

We care about our community by...

  • giving back to local charities through fundraising, volunteering, and charitable events
  • sponsoring employees and immediate family members for their participation in charitable events


Applicants have rights under federal and state employment laws:

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)  En Español

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  En Español

Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA)  En Español

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)  En Español


Aprilaire is an E-Verify company 


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