Power Electronics Design Engineer
As a Power Electronics Design Engineer you will design, development, and oversee the production of AC and DC power and frequency converters. These designs will range from 3.5 to 300kVA with outputs from 50 Hz to 800Hz. The required skills include digital, analog and magnetic circuit design. A strong background in the design of digitally controlled power electronics using embedded microcontrollers and DSP technology to implement closed loop control is required. This is a permanent hire position with a small but growing company headquartered out of Dallas, Texas.
Top reasons to work with us?
- Innovative products used within aerospace and marine industries
- Opportunity to have impact within this small but growing manufacturing company
- Base salary and commission plan
- Excellent benefit package and 401K matching; employer pays portion of medical premiums monthly
What will you be doing?
- Responsible for performing engineering work and applied research in the development of state of the art power conversion products
- Generate new product concepts and perform feasibility studies, including trade-offs, cost analyses, and simulations as required to assess the technical and economic viability of the concepts
- Develop detailed engineering specifications for new high power converter products
- Perform system level and detailed circuit design of power electronic circuits and associated control and interface circuits to meet the requirement of the engineering specification
- Develop and analyze control strategies and algorithms for power converters and either implement the control algorithms using hardware and software techniques or provide detailed algorithm specifications and guidance to software developers responsible for implementation
- Conduct tests, analyze test data, and write test reports to record operating performance and provide data to support product compliance with customer or internal specifications and applicable third party standards
- Keep informed on the latest devices, techniques and technical developments related to power electronics
What do you need to be successful?
- At minimum, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering; an advanced degree, graduate degree, with thesis work in a directly relevant field is an asset and may substitute for some industry experience
- 5+ years of power conversion design experience
- Design experience with large uninterruptible power supplies or frequency converters using Isolated Gate Bi-Polar Transistors (IGBTs) is required
- Experience with three phase grid-tie inverters is an asset
- Requires simulation experience using MATLAB and Simulink, and extensive design experience using high performance DSP control techniques for three-phase converters and inverters
- C programming language – the ability to code (or at a minimum review) control algorithms, required
- Should have experience with design practices, safe work practices, and experimental techniques used in 480 VAC 3 phase power systems up to 300kVA
- Interpersonal skills, including motivation and training of assigned program team members