Since 1927 Karrena has been a recognized leader the refractory filed, specializing in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of refractory linings, acid resistant linings, fireproofing, and thermal insulation. We employee a variety of refractory professionals.

Apply for an open position listed below or feel free to submit a resume to us.

Applications Engineer - Thermal Design

We are seeking an Applications Engineer who will focus on developing thermal designs, estimates, and proposals in response to requests for new as well as aftermarket mechanical draft cooling towers opportunities

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and respond to customer inquiries for OEM and aftermarket cooling tower opportunities
  • Optimize proposed cooling tower design in accordance with project specification by utilizing proprietary thermal rating software and company design guidelines
  • Develop project cost estimate for material, equipment, and labor
  • Write technical proposals and coordinate commercial evaluation with risk management
  • Review cost estimates with procurement and/or construction departments as necessary to ensure cost accuracy and develop practical project execution plan
  • Respond to customer questions and participate in technical bid evaluation meetings
  • Communicate project requirements to project team after contract award and assist with project execution as needed
  • Continuously seek out new bidding opportunities and methods to improve proposal costs
  • Develop relationships with prospective clients, while maintaining existing client relationships
  • Beta test and maintain thermal design software

Requisite Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution
  • Minimum 5-10 years relevant experience
  • Knowledge of construction materials and equipment
  • Experience in estimating and proposal generation
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines
  • Computer skills (MS Office Suite, thermal software)
  • Prior cooling tower estimating/design experience

Critical Competencies

  • Customer focused
  • Technical writing skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%
  • Business awareness - focus on profitability
  • General understanding of commercial contracts
  • Initiative and intellectual curiosity
  • Self-motivated