Research Engineer Inverter Design


Detroit, MI

Industry: Manufacturing / Electronics


Not Specified years

Posted 194 days ago

  by    Robert Partridge

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Power TechnologyAssociates, Inc. is seeking an experienced motivated and results-oriented Staff Research Engineer - Inverter Design for Powertrain to join our Detroit area client. This is an exciting, collaborative and highly impactful role that will work closely with cross-functional engineering teams.  


They will be responsible for developing new technology in the area of electric powertrain (e-PT) components and systems (e.g. Inverter, Onboard Charger).

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research state-of-the-art technology and solutions for high power and high power density inverter system including gate drive board, control board and power module as a unified subsystem.
  • Develop electricalcircuit Design solutions for high power density components and systems which are robust, reliable and cost effective and lead FMEA activities for advanced e-PT development with internal/external customers, national laboratories, and universities.
  • Develop motor control Algorithm with vector control, PWM method, digital and analog signal processing, current/torque/speed control which are using C or assembly language with micro controller and/or DSP
  • Provide results and technical consultation to system engineers and collaborate with broader engineering team for electrical system design integration and system optimization.
  • Work with Automotive OEMs in advanced e-PT projects
  • Co-work with HQ product engineering center in the respective e-PT projects.
  • Deliverables / Metrics
  • Weekly project development report
  • Technical review with HQ or automotive OMEs product engineers
  • Detailed design output and report including simulation, analysis (incl. worst case analysis) and verification test results
  • Design guidance, test procedure and standardized development process documentation
  • Prototype sample with performance results versus the target of the respective project
  • Trade-off study between performance and cost

Job Requirements

Technical Skills and Software Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8 yrs of Experience, Master’s with 6 yrs exp., PhD with 3 yrs. Exp.
  • Strong understanding of CAE\CAD engineering for electricalengineering
  • Strong understanding of motor control theory
  • Experience of development with CAE/CAD tools for electricalengineering
  • Experience with microcontroller and/or DSP and coding
  • Experience with development of simulation models with Matlab/simplore/Saber/PSIM/LTspice/etc…

Preferred Requirements

  • PhD preferred
  • Experienced on lab equipment such as dynamometers, rotating speed data acquisition, current sensors, digital signal processing, oscilloscope, power analyzer, hardware in the loop system, A/D conversion system, xETK and other tools for design and debugging of electric drive components
  • Experience on wideband gap power semiconductor such as SiC and GaN

Company offers exceptional benefit programs and relocation allowances.

$100K - $150K