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Meet Doug Lucht, a mechanical engineer for Sebesta Blomberg & Associates.

Please share your name, title, and a description of your job duties and responsibilities.
My name is Doug Lucht. I am a mechanical engineer for . Most of my work focuses on mechanical and HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) systems for commercial buildings. We help size, design, troubleshoot, and commission systems to improve the building's energy efficiency.

Engineering essentially is using math and science to try to predict the future. For us, we're using math and science to understand how a building will perform and consume energy before we ever start construction. My engineering specialty is in HVAC. Essentially, my responsibilities include the design of these systems for new buildings, conducting studies or upgrades on systems in existing buildings, and working with contractors during construction to make sure systems are built and installed in a way that is consistent with our intent.

Being an HVAC engineer in Minnesota has its own challenges. In this climate, you're exposed to so many temperature and humidity extremes. It's much different than being an engineer in California. For us, we have to design systems for days with temperatures that are more than a hundred degrees as well as for days when the temperature is well below zero.

What is a typical day like at your job?
I usually start my workday around 8 to 8:30 a.m. My daily work can involve calculations to determine heating and cooling loads or the energy requirements for a building. Often, I am working with a vendor that sells a product we use and am talking about options, limitations, and how their product will work in my project. The work involves attending construction meetings, going to the project site, reviewing the construction and installation of our systems, meeting with building owners, and more. The day can involve any number of those things, plus internal meetings where we talk about our projects and current assignments. There's a lot of communication happening and a lot of meetings. Depending on the type of project, there's varying amounts of travel. If you are working on a project that involves a new building, most of that work is usually done from the office. If it's a commissioning project or an existing building, there's travel to and from the site involved.



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can a fresh mechanical engineer apply for HVAC jobs? | Yahoo Answers

you can apply for hvac job, but you need to know about hvac analytically and on software based. If you do a course in this hvac field, you can gear up some knowledge abt Hvac. Its all about you problem solving skill and experiance in this feild. Hvac designer is one of the best position a mech engineer can have.

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