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Development Engineer

A developmental, hands-on position in the field of Industrial Combustion. Bloom Engineering Company operates an extensive Product Development Facility in Pittsburgh, PA serving our worldwide markets. 

The Development Engineer tests combustion components and related equipment for process furnace applications. Current development emphasis is on ultra-low emissions and thermal efficiency improvements, as well as development of products for new market areas. Typical duties include design of testing apparatus and procedures, prototype design, operational testing/data analysis and reporting. Project assignments are made with the intention of exposing each engineer to a wide range of products and applications. Some travel is required for field commissioning services. 

Career paths lead to Field Service, Applications, Design Engineering, Project Management and/or Sales Engineering.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Testing of industrial combustion burners
  • Coordinating with technicians and other engineers to setup tests
  • Recommend design modifications for existing products
  • Meet project target dates and provide reports to engineering as needed
  • Troubleshoot problems in manufacturing, assembly, and field use of components
  • Analyze test data and reports to determine if designs meet functional and performance specifications
  • Performs initial drawings and drafting of mechanical parts and assemblies, and other components
  • Part and assembly design, from concept to detail design to manufacturing introduction
  • Assist the service department with furnace startups and field troubleshooting
  • Give customer demonstrations of test setups



  • BS in Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher


Desired Characteristics:

  • Analytical Thinking and Creativity
  • Experience in Fluid Dynamics, Thermography
  • Data Acquisition
  • Research and Testing Experience
  • Report Writing
  • Coding in C++, Visual Basic, or another computer language
  • Have an interest and aptitude for hands on work
  • Self-motivated
  • Detail oriented with the ability to focus on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Customer/Client Focused
  • Possess solid communication skills