Cummins – Senior Engineer – Power Electronics


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We are looking for a talented Sr. Engineer – Power Electronics to join our team specializing in Engineering Function for our Corporate Organization in Fridley, MN.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Design and build hardware of power electronics converters for commercial vehicles, energy storage and fuel-cell applications.
  • Collaborate with suppliers, engineers (electrical, mechanical, PCB layout, firmware, controls and system) and technicians to design and validate power converters.
  • Own the power electronics hardware development from specification to analysis, design, prototype, and testing.
  • Develop analysis-led design (ALD) tools to transfer knowledge and enable rapid design and optimization.

Required Skills:

  • Strong understanding of power electronics topologies (AC/DC, DC/DC & DC/AC).
  • Strong experience of selecting and using power semiconductor devices including IGBT’s, Si MOSFET’s, diodes and wide-bandgap (SiC, GaN) devices.
  • Strong experience in power converter modeling, simulation, and loss calculation.
  • Experience in selecting magnetics (inductors and transformers) and capacitors (electrolytic, film and ceramic) used for power convertors.
  • Experience in designing reliable analog/digital circuits, especially gate drive circuits with protections.
  • Experience in supervision of PCB layout for minimal parasitics, placement strategies for better manufacturability, and power/signal plane definition.
  • Experience in reducing EMI noise through PCB layout, shielding, filtering and component arrangement.
  • Experience in conducting research, deriving design formula, and developing ALD tools.
  • Proficiency with power electronics lab equipment (oscilloscopes, power suppliers, load banks, emulators etc.).
  • Experience in developing test methods, developing test plans, conducting high-power tests, trouble shooting, problem solving and writing test reports.
  • Good understanding of Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA) and Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R).

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • 1-3 years of work experience.
  • Experience in using hardware-in-the-loop systems to test control logics and system dynamics.
  • Knowledge of traction motor drives and controls applied to electric/hybrid-electric vehicles.
  • Knowledge of energy storage inverters and controls applied to off-grid and grid-tied applications.
  • Experience in designing high-frequency magnetics (inductors and transformers) and EMI filters.

Master’s degree or PhD in electrical engineering with specialization in power electronics hardware and controls.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

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Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Fridley, Cummins Power Generation

Job Type Experienced – Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt – Experienced

Job Posting Oct 26, 2021, 1:43:52 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 2100077V


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