Ricardo: Power Electronics Engineer

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Power Electronics Engineer

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Van Buren, MI

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Design and develop power electronics products for future EV’s, including: AC/DC, DC/DC converters, Chargers, DC/AC, inverters, EMI filters, and bus bar design.
  • Work on a modular and scalable architecture that can be applied across a range of low-voltage and high-voltage EV’s.
  • Responsible for the specification, design, development and release of power electronics for global electrified applications. This role can include both clean-sheet design, as well as, application engineering
  • Utilize individual and group design, drawing, specification and code reviews to demonstrate and drive the application of robust technical fundamentals to optimize vehicle performance, quality, DFM/DFA and cost.
  • Leverage extensive product development assets including team members, test labs, proving grounds and expert product development capabilities to deliver best-in-class performance, usability and quality.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or software engineering.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical engineering
  • 1-3 years’ experience in power electronics products; AC/DC, DC/DC converters, Chargers, DC/AC, inverters, EMI filters, and bus bar design.
  • Experienced with designing and releasing of Automotive components
  • Strong communication, client awareness, and problem-solving skills
  • Experienced in developing good supplier relationships
  • Highly motivated to succeed, a self-starter who is driven and able to work with others effectively to "get things done"
  • Experience working with 48V and >300V voltage levels and component selections.
  • Hands on experience in power electronics hardware development including design, debugging and validation of:

-Semiconductor switching waveforms, loss modeling and thermal management

-Magnetic components

-Protection devices and safety issues

-Printed circuit board layout, interconnection, packaging, EMC and EMI

-Circuit simulation and computer-aided design tools (CAD)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fundamental understanding of switched-mode power conversion as applied to DC and AC circuits and systems
  • Knowledgeable in IGBT and Si/SiC MOSFET technology and selection.
  • Working knowledge of IGBT/MOSFET gate drive circuits.
  • Experience in analog, digital and mix signal hardware design.
  • Circuit simulation and computer-aided design tools (CAD)
  • Control expertise and digital implementation for power converters controls.
  • Experience with schematic capture (Altium preferred) and simulation tools (PLECS) for power electronics.
  • Experience in PCB layout for power electronics (Altium preferred): minimal stray inductance, EMC/EMI optimization.
  • Design for Manufacturing, Design for reliability, DFMEA and fault trees.
  • Background designing for UL and CE safety requirements and EMC.