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  • 27 Jun 2022 10:17 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau is seeking to fill two Engineer 1 positions.

    Salary:               $53,896 – 80,844 Annually
    FLSA Status:       Exempt
    Work Hours:      Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Location:            6125 Preservation Drive, Suite 140, Chattanooga, TN 37416
    Apply Before:    Continuous until position is filled (2 available)


    Incumbents in this classification are responsible for performing engineering work related to evaluating industrial and commercial air emission sources for regulatory compliance. Duties include inspecting air emission sources, reviewing industry permit applications, investigating air pollution complaints, writing inspection reports and memoranda, calculating air pollutant emissions, conducting modeling of ambient air pollutant concentrations and communicating with industry representatives.


    The Air Pollution Control Engineer 1 is the second level of a four level air pollution control engineering series.


    (The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.)

    Calculates actual, potential and allowable air pollutant emissions using appropriate methods, source parameters and regulatory limitations; reviews emission calculation methods, emission control strategies and pollutant hazards; and uses screening air-dispersion modeling software to estimate ambient air pollutant concentrations resulting from emissions to determine health and environmental impacts.

    Prepares air pollution permits for industrial and commercial sources that include enforceable conditions, emission limitations and operating parameter constraints that conform to applicable federal and local regulations and reviews permit applications for accuracy and completeness.

    Prepares technical reports related to air pollutant emissions from existing, modified and proposed industrial sources which includes conducting inspection observations; writing industrial process descriptions; reviewing emission control strategies; performing health and environmental impact analysis; preparing emission calculations; conducting federal and local regulatory assessments; recommending enforcement actions; negotiating and writing emissions test agreements and performing other related activities.

    Researches and reviews federal and local air pollution control regulations to determine applicability to industrial sources.

    Conducts site inspections of industrial and commercial sources of air pollutant emissions to determine compliance with applicable regulations and permit requirements; observes process equipment and air pollution control equipment and records applicable operating parameters; reviews records and logs required by permit; visually quantifies opacity of emissions and observes emission testing.

    Investigates complaints and malfunctions of industrial and commercial sources of air pollutant emissions and recommends corrective measures and enforcement actions; maintains a database of industrial sources that includes pollutant emissions, emission source parameters and compliance information.

    Participates in conferences, workshops, and training as necessary.

    Performs other duties as assigned.


    Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering.


    • Valid Tennessee Driver’s License
    • Certification as an Engineer in Training
    • Visible Emissions Evaluation Certification (within 6 months after being hired)

    Link for more details and to apply -

  • 27 Jun 2022 9:44 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    HUTTON is a Chattanooga-based, fully integrated commercial real estate, development, and investment company primarily focused on developing, acquiring, managing and constructing single-tenant, shopping center, multi-family and self-storage properties across the United States.

    Hutton is looking to fill a project engineering position with "a curious problem solver possessing a strong work ethic.” The project engineer will work alongside a Development Project Manager and the rest of the project team to perform a variety of functions to move projects through the development process from idea to delivery. They will be involved with real estate acquisition, design, permitting and entitlements, construction administration, and tenant coordination. This position will support and experience all aspects of commercial real estate development.


     Self-starter, problem solver and ability to perform with sense of urgency

     Ability to work independently or within a group dynamic

     Approach everything with strong attention to detail and intuitive analytical

    thought processes enabling critical evaluation

     Basic knowledge of the design, construction, and permitting process

     Able to work in fast-paced environment involving multiple projects

     Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

     Robust technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

     Operates with a mindset of delivering consistent and exceptional customer

    service to all internal and external clients and partners

     Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact with groups internally and

    externally, including senior executives

     Demonstrated resourcefulness

    Essential Functions:

     Setup internal document folders for each development opportunity, and retain

    and file all documents so they may easily be found by other departments as


     Schedule all necessary meetings for deal progression and coordinate between necessary departments to ensure required participation, including taking detailed notes and assimilating meeting minutes for distribution.

     Assist in preparing an accurate budget, including sourcing accurate site plans and accurately inputting necessary data into financial models

     Create and maintain reports in the Company’s database system

     Create and maintain routine and ad hoc reporting

     Develop and foster relationships between the Company and national/regional retail clients

    Assist in acquiring all necessary property/project entitlements and

    construction related permits/approvals

     Preparation and on-going administration of Project Activity Reports

    summarizing progress/schedule as needed to manage each project and to

    update various Hutton personnel and its clients

     Aid with the preparation, analysis, and on-going administration of a

    development’s budget/proforma, including site, building, tenant build-out,

    architectural, engineering, brokerage, tenant allowance, and any other “Soft”

    and “Hard” costs

     Aid with creation and maintenance of tracking reports and project schedules

     Provide support in the administration of lease work letter agreements, taxes, insurance, tenant delivery packages, rent commencement letters, etc.

     Assist in the maintenance of a network of engineers, architects, land use

    attorneys/planners, and any other necessary project consultants or vendors

     Assist in the production of, and review and have a thorough understanding of all project related activities; site plans, surveys, geotechnical reports, Phase 1 & 2 ESA reports, Civil drawings, Architectural drawings, Structural drawings, PEMB drawings, etc.

     Reporting and tracking of project budget, change orders, draw review, delivery schedule, entitlements, incentives, and deliverables

    Educational Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Management, Architecture,

    Construction Administration, Business, Finance, Accounting, Real Estate, or another related discipline preferred.

    If qualified and interested, and fcan blend in well with the Hutton culture – please send resumes to Kristy Colston at

  • 12 Jun 2022 11:55 AM | Gabe Kurtz (Administrator)

    UT Center for Industrial Services in partnership with UTC Center for Professional Education is offering a training class beginning on July 29th and running every Friday for a ten week period from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT with a cost of $2950 per person.

    Registration is now open - please see attached file below for more information if interested:

    Lean SSGB UTCIS_UTC Chattanooga July 2022.pdf

  • 3 Jun 2022 11:26 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's College of Engineering and Computer Science is launching a mentoring program.  

    The new program will need mentors for young women in these programs of study:

    • Data Science
    • Cyber Security
    • Engineering Management
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics

    The program will run from August to April, with mentors to invest about one hour per month. There is a mandatory orientation and networking event at UTC campus on the afternoon of Saturday 8/27.

    The focus is on helping the student work toward the personal and professional goals she lays out at the start of the relationship and motivating her toward additional goals as needed.

    Irene Hillman, Director of Student Success, is leading the mentoring program.  

    What makes a good mentor for this new program?

    This is what Irene shared, a professional who identifies as a woman and meets the following:

    • In the field of study that aligns (at least somewhat) with the student.
    • Truly interested in helping someone, is curious about others and is able to open up to them. A great mentor asks lots of questions.
    • Organized, and able to meet time commitments as well as create a clear but flexible plan to meet the goals the mentee has set for herself.
    • Willing to show their mentee how the field works. Able to open doors by sharing their network as appropriate as well.
    • Can build confidence by explaining expectations, preparing them for their experiences in the field, pointing out their strengths, and highlighting their progress.
    • Will “challenge with a smile” – after setting expectations, good mentors enforce accountability and provide constructive feedback while remaining approachable.

    If interested, please complete a survey.  Irene Hillman will be in touch later.

  • 1 Jun 2022 1:31 PM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    La-Z-Boy is hiring an entry level Electrical Engineer at the Innovation Center in Dayton, Tennessee.


    New Product Development and Product Launch

    Evaluate product design concepts which incorporate new or modified electrical content for feasibility and revise for manufacturing and production

    Develop electrical design and requirements

    Manage electrical system development to meet program needs

    Assist with the development of prototypes to evaluate basic functionality and usability

    Prepare reports and present project status at Phase Gate meetings

    Support Customer Care teams to develop appropriate training material and documentation, such as troubleshooting guides and repair processes

    Evaluate the feasibility of incorporating developing technologies into La-Z-Boy products

    Assure the protection and processing of intellectual property and patents


    Validating product designs through verification

    Track changes in regulations which will impact La-Z-Boy products, and establish and maintain electronic program compliance to applicable standards (UL 962, UL1647, UL1310, CE, etc.)

    Lead the development and update of electrical requirements and test methods through the use of FMEAs and other quality tools

    Develop manufacturing requirements for new technology as they are introduced

    Build prototype system to support mechanical design validation testing

    Supplier Management Support

    Serve as the electrical design liaison between supplier and La-Z-Boy developmental team

    Review technical feasibility of supplier quotes

    Provide input to supplier agreements

    Participate in new supplier audits

    Review PPAP part submittals and other quality documentation from suppliers

    Quality/Operations Support

    Provide technical support during electrical system issue investigation (consumer, manufacturing) and aid in the determination of resolution

    Provide support to the plants to insure proper handling, testing and development of electrical component gages in the manufacturing environment

    Provide support to Quality and Supply Chain to develop appropriate inspections


    Working through La-Z-Boy’s quality product development system, problem solving through iterative development, and team collaboration will set up both smooth launches and high customer satisfaction. The engineer’s designs will integrate into a wide variety of materials, including polymers (injection molded, blown); stamped, formed, cast, machined, and coated metals; wood products (solids, veneers, composites); and foams (slab polyurethane). Work collaboratively with Procurement team to build supplier requirements and improve the effectiveness of our electrical component spending in excess of $20 million per year. 



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and 0-2 years of experience in an electronic design role
    • Experience with the following:
      • Logic control systems
      • Sensors, low power converters, and analog or mixed-signal circuit design
      • Test and debug equipment
      • Designing electronic circuit assemblies for medium volume, low cost low power, small products 
    • Ability to travel up to 30%

     For more details and to apply -

  • 26 May 2022 8:47 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    Do you remember our weekly newsletters that provided summary of each program?  That was a lot of work for many officers over the years.  However, we did have great feedback on our archived newsletters.

    Due to the limited seats at our May 9th program, and great presentation by Brent Rollins, Vice President of Business Development with Spray-Lock Concrete Protection, we will share his presentation to members that could not join us.

    The presentation is titled "Improving Concrete Durability with Colloidal Silica".  Brent gave a brief history and overview of Portland Cement, composition of cement, how colloidal silica works, effect of water in cement, concrete longevity and ended with secret sauce of Spray-Lock and projects.

    Thank you to Spray-Lock and Brent for sharing his presentation with us.

  • 11 Apr 2022 2:03 PM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    Peak Performance/Smart Factory Institute / Peak Performance is growing and hiring!

    Some of our members might have attended the Global Robotics Congress in March and the recent Global EV Battery Innovation Conference.  

    Please see position(s) listed on the site -

    Business Development Representative for Smart Factory Institute

    Convention & Meeting Coordinator (filled)

    Digital Content Coordinator (filled)

    Office Coordinator (filled)

    Work site location is at the PIE Center in Cleveland, Tennessee.

    See press release here.

    contact Lulu Copeland for more information or access the information online.

  • 15 Mar 2022 1:24 PM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    Novonix has an immediate need for a project engineer!


    The Project Engineer will monitor and coordinate activities concerning the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. He or she will participate in the conceptual development of a project and participate in its organization, scheduling, budgeting and implementation. This job post is directed toward engineers in specialized construction fields, but not limited to only civil engineers.

    Essential Functions:

    Provides input in plans, schedules, and coordination of project activities to meet deadlines.

    Prepares and submits budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.

    Interprets and follows plans and contract terms for proper implementation.

    Involved in directing construction or related workers in the field on various projects.

    Reviews contracts or revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, or subcontractors.

    Confers with supervisory personnel, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters, such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.

    Participates in planning, organizing, or directing activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of structures, facilities, or systems.

    Utilizes engineering experience and problems solving skills to provide input and resolve issues with design and construction in the field.

    Provides support of projects to maintain compliance with all applicable codes and standards.

    Assists in developing new or modified plans in response to delays, bad weather, or construction site emergencies.

    Requisition supplies or materials to complete construction projects.

    Other duties as assigned.



    · Communication Skills

    · Problem Analysis

    · Attention to Detail

    · Organizing

    · Project Management


    · Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings, or other structures.

    · Knowledge of engineering and manufacturing principles for successful long-range business and management planning.

    · The ability to apply general rules to specific problems producing logical answers and outcomes.

    · The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    · Job requires care regarding detail and thorough thought in completing work tasks.

    · Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.


    · Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a technical area of study.


    5 Years of commercial/industrial construction or manufacturing experience.

    Computer Skills: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Programs

    For additional job details, visit Indeed job post.

    You may also send your resume to be forwarded with Lulu Copeland.

    Other engineering jobs from Novonix: Mechanical Engineer, Development engineer, etc.

  • 26 Feb 2022 7:10 PM | Gabe Kurtz (Administrator)

    The 2022 Chattanooga E-Week with the title ‘Reimagining the Possible’ was kicked off with the traditional E-Week luncheon on February 21st. For being an annual event to raise public awareness about engineering and contributions that engineers make to society, the E-Week luncheon definitely made a mark.

    Besides starting out not only with a lineup of the current and past presidents in attendance of one of the oldest engineering societies, the Chattanooga Engineers Club, an introduction and information of the 17 partner organizations that made the event possible, along with the technology partner, Peak Performance, a history of E-Week, scholarship donations given to UTC, Chattanooga State, Bryan College, and Cleveland State by ASQ, CEC, E-Week, and SWE with closing remarks by Senator Bo Watson, the highlight to current innovation for working forward in the United States and the world in the battery technology space and demands, Keynote speakers Daniel Deas, COO, and Harrison Kreafle, CTO, of Novonix were introduced by supporter former U.S. Senator Bob Corker.

    Senator Bob Corker informed of his background involvement in supporting bringing the Novonix headquarters into the Chattanooga area. In addition, emphasized that Novonix would have the ability to onshore an essential product in making lithium auto batteries, an important component to the future of electric vehicles. With meeting Daniel Deas, who grew up in Chattanooga, and Harrison Kreafle, who grew up in North Georgia, came to understand what Novonix was doing to advance Chattanooga, this industry, and the community.

    With the majority of all lithium-ion batteries and their raw materials being produced in China and virtually a non-existing supply chain in North America, Novonix is working towards solving this dilemma from research performed in using advanced processes that would be performed within the United States. Novonix is ‘Reimagining the Possible’ through research and process changes for better battery technology, which is in demand for not only electric vehicles, but for the future of grid energy storage with the increased grid capacity of renewables, such as wind and solar power. In addition, Novonix is re-establishing U.S. manufacturing in this space, securing U.S. cell manufacturer supply chains, and providing materials for the U.S. to compete on a world stage.

    If you would like more information, please see the agenda or videos of the event by clicking the links below:

    2022 E-Week Luncheon Agenda

    2022 E-Week Luncheon Full Video

    2022 E-Week Luncheon - Keynote Speakers

  • 28 Jan 2022 3:20 PM | Gabe Kurtz (Administrator)

    Chattanooga Engineers Club held its first meeting in 2022 with a hybrid event and "Reimagining the Possible" with ‘Iconic Moments’, presented by Chris Cummings of ‘Pass It Down’. We were fortunate to have with us one of the world’s leading pioneers in digital storytelling. Iconic Moments is the first NFT marketplace for the 450,000 cultural institutions globally. Pass It Down is transferring their lessons learned and sharing their experience to promote the power of storytelling

    In the following recorded January 10th, 2022, Chattanooga Engineers Club event presentation, you can see how Iconic Moments has helped elevate the Porsche brand and many others with the ability to capture and share stories, as well as preserve ideas into the digital world:

    CEC 1/10/2022 Iconic Moments presentation

    Chris Cummings graciously presented the Chattanooga Engineers Club a complementary license to tell our almost 100 years of stories.

    Please contact Lulu Copeland ( or Gabe Kurtz ( to share your Chattanooga Engineers Club stories. We welcome pictures and news articles in the digital form.

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