R&D Power Electronics Hardware Engineer (2022)

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R&D High Voltage Power Electronics Hardware Engineer

We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who is ready to take on a technology development and innovation role. This position is for research and development, including design, modeling, simulation, layout, analysis, and verification, of power electronics circuits for electric drive systems. This position allows the candidate to assist in advancing the high voltage power electronics/ electrical hardware technology roadmap that supports both the existing Nexteer product line and enables expansion for next generation products.

This role is focused on high voltage, high power electrical circuit systems for electric and hybrid vehicle applications. The ideal candidate would possess strong technical skills including familiarity with power electronics, circuit board layout and manufacturing, circuit analysis and simulation, integration of high voltage circuits, and experimental circuit debug and diagnosis.

  • Develop electrical circuit and hardware designs based on written and verbal requirements
  • Create electrical designs and layout that minimize package space and footprint.
  • Hands-on construction, testing and debug of new electrical hardware to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies for both bench level and vehicle level systems.
  • Document and develop processes for modelling, design, sizing, selection and analysis of electrical circuits.
  • Research, Identify, Size and Analyze various electrical components for projects incorporating various motion control applications.
  • Interface with suppliers to understand latest commercially available electrical hardware products and components.

Job Requirements:
  • Must have knowledge of electronic circuit principles, design, debug, schematics, and analysis.
  • Strong understanding of power electronics converter topologies (AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC) and power electronics theory.
  • Experience with various power semiconductor switches (MOSFETs, IGBTs, SiCs etc) and their layout strategies.
  • Experience with application software and tools used for electrical circuit design and simulation (OrCAD, Mentor Graphics, PLECS, PSPICE etc)
  • Must be familiar with ECU construction methods and techniques to reduce package size and minimize power loss.
  • At least 2 years industrial experience in developing power electronics hardware for vehicle applications
  • Basic understanding of EMI/EMC issues with the board designs.
  • Experience with simulation tools for circuit analysis (PSPICE etc)
  • Must be familiar with lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes andpower supplies.
  • Must have excellent problem solving and debug skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others


B.S in Electrical Engineering (required) with 5 years of experience.

M.S in Electrical Engineering (preferred) with 2 years of experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

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Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities:If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.