Evaluate and determine feasibility of customer requirements for diode, thyristor (SCR), bipolar transistor, MOSFET and Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) products. These discrete devices would be classified as “high-power” devices that operate at higher voltage and amperage requirements versus normal power product operating parameters.
Provide application and test expertise to POWEREX’s high-reliability diode, thyristor (SCR), bipolar transistor, MOSFET and IGBT business.
Lead and conduct device performance investigations. Prepare characterization reports; present and discuss results of these evaluations internally and possibly with customers.
Contribute to company productivity and scrap reduction projects.
Lead and conduct device failure investigations. Assist as a subject matter expert in drafting or preparation of Failure Analysis reports. Present and discuss results of these investigations internally and with customers.
Assist customers with applying Powerex products in their power electronics systems. Lead and/or assist in resolving application issues.
Provide basic project management (cost estimates and schedule planning for key milestones) for development, investigation, or analysis projects.
Responsible for product test line(s). This includes test requirement definitions, troubleshooting, tester upgrades, and comparing correlation between testers.
Assist or develop data sheets for Powerex products.
DIRECTION OF OTHERS:
Contribute at a Senior level of engineering oversight to assist the development of new or less-experienced designers.
BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Semiconductor Device Physics, or Design with an emphasis in high power electronics. Advanced degree preferred.
10 years of experience in an industry or field relevant to high power electronics.
Demonstrated high degree of problem-solving, engineering curiosity, and analytic capability.
Experience with modern test equipment and measurement methods, particularly MIL STD methods for power electronics.
Experience with software tools to model, simulate, and analyze the mechanical (stress and thermal) and electrical (inductance, current balancing, electrostatic) performance of devices.
Failure analysis experience is a strong plus.
Understanding of manufacturing process control and improvement methodologies such as Stage/Gate, Lean, Six Sigma, DFM, SPC, CpK, etc.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to interface easily across all levels of the organization up to and including the Board of Directors.