Senior Power Electronics Engineer

5 - 7 years experience  •  Manufacturing

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/08/18
Fort Wayne, IN
5 - 7 years experience
Manufacturing
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/08/18

Franklin Electric develops and produces residential and commercial motor drive, control, and protection equipment. We are developing new and innovative electronic products moving air, water, and fuel. As an Electronics Engineer at Franklin Electric you will lead the development of Variable Frequency Drives for residential and commercial applications and the design application specific controls and sensors for a variety of pumping and air handling solutions. The successful candidate will be in a strong position to develop into a future leader within Franklin Electric's growing electronics development organization.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

In this role you are responsible for product development from concept ideation through product launch. Specific activities will include design, test, and validation of power electronic-based products, controls, and motor protection equipment. You will have the opportunity to participate in cross functional developments teams as contributor, leader, and subject matter expert.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead development of concepts and circuit designs for motor control and protection products

Perform computer-based component, circuit, and system simulation to prove out design performance and compliance with product specifications

Develop product requirement specifications and validation plans

Prepare control algorithms and participate in the development of embedded software and control hardware

Supports transitioning newly developed products into the production phase

Provide technical support for existing products and/or product improvement projects

Defines critical-to-quality features of components and products

Performs product risk analysis

Reviews technical and marketing literature associated with products developed

Leader and active participant in a cross-functional product development environment

Lead engineering team through development tollgate process

Plan development projects through concept, design, validation, documentation, and production launch

Acts as a technical resource and mentor for less-experienced engineers

Job Requirements:

Skills and Abilities

Experience designing and testing active power factor correction and inverter/motor drive solutions.

Development of 3-phase converters and/or variable-frequency motor drives using contemporary design practice

Experienced with analog and digital signal condition circuit design

Skilled in the use of complex analytical tools such as circuit/system modeling and mathematical analysis programs such as PSpice, Mathcad, MATLAB, and Simulink

Experience with the test and validation process for electronic and software-based products

Experience with UL and IEC standards and the compliance process

Working knowledge of variable frequency drive control solutions such as V/F, DTC, & FOC

Expertly knows and predicts physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and their applications as related to electrical/electronic operation and processes

Possesses a strong understanding of control system dynamics

The design of high-performance inductors and transformers using high-frequency magnetic materials

Test and mitigation of RF emissions

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology, physics, or a related field (required).

5 to 10 years of related experience

Computer Skills

Advanced: PSpice, Mathcad/Simulink, MATLAB, Altium (Schematic Capture), Excel

Basic: Microsoft Office Suite

Equal opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected veteran/Disabled

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