Parker – Power Electronics Engineer

This position is part of Parker’s Electronic Motion & Controls Division (EMC) which provides technologies that create and control motion to customers across a wide range of applications and industries. This exciting opportunity allows you to become part of a team that aligns products and worldwide engineering and manufacturing capabilities to build our presence in a growing electrification space. EMC brings together decades of controls and electronics design and manufacturing expertise with significant growth opportunities presented by our mobile electrification and industrial efforts Analyzes, researches, designs, and tests component parts, processes, or systems to develop new and/or improve core products. Designs products or systems of diverse/difficult scope and complexity using engineering principles based on Power Electronics and Motor Control Theory. Develops and recommends solutions to a variety of complex engineering requirements to ensure that design objectives are met, including required program scope, cost, and schedule constraints. Projects at this level are assigned to develop in-depth knowledge and skills and to build knowledge of the organization, processes, and customers.

 

• Develops complex conceptual and detailed design specifications by analyzing product performance and customer requirements in the areas of power electronics and mobile motor inverters. Investigates design factors such as function, materials, performance, interchangeability, non-recurring and recurring cost, operational efficiency, and contractual requirements. Performs diverse and complex product development, modification, and evaluation of components, subsystems, and systems by applying engineering principles and developing new or unique analysis tools as required. • Applies scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure the outcome and consequence of design alternatives relating to power electronics and mobile motor inverter technology. Interprets and validates test results for accuracy and precision. Oversees and monitors product acceptance procedures and parameters to achieve customer and product reliability and safety standards (e.g. failure analysis). Utilizes and interprets predictive models to simulate and verify design concepts. • Completes technical project elements (e.g., preparation of product or system layout; defining system architecture; creating software development plans; etc.) as assigned. Develops critical data and analysis necessary to present technical product and/or system proposals to customers. • Contributes to the completion milestones associated with specific projects (e.g., create functional diagrams and system layouts; review detailed drawings and schematics; define data structure, interfaces and programming logic; analyze material requirements; research customer data item requirements). Maintain efforts within defined cost and schedule constraints, including status and root cause/corrective actions of associated variances. May act as Control Account Manager for projects applying Earned Value Management. • Reviews product specifications and/or modifications to ensure clarity, completeness, form, fit, function, and conformity to standards and procedures. Troubleshoots design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions, engineering change orders, and improvements to engineering management or the project team. • Provides technical information for review with product engineering teams applying consistent engineering practices, standards, and documentation methods (e.g., structured design process; customer design reviews). • Writes supporting documentation for procedures and technical reports. • Conducts complex analyses and devises tests to validate performance in the development of new products, methods, materials, or processes. Completes required documentation, generates detailed reports, creates customer proposals and presentations and/or change proposals. Determines required actions, performs or directs completion of tasks, and publishes findings and/or results. • Compiles and analyzes operation, test, and research data, develop acceptance, engineering evaluation, development and qualification/certification test plans, procedures, and reports. • May communicate with customers to identify new business opportunities, present Parker product capabilities, and clarify customers’ technical requirements. May write technical proposals for customers by reviewing and interpreting specifications and requirements. • Mentors or serves as a resource to share specialized knowledge with others. Establishes goals and objectives and tracks performance required to complete projects. • Updates professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, and/or participating in professional associations.

 

• Bachelor’s degree (BS) (or Professional Engineer (PE) certificate) in engineering or a science technical discipline. Master’s degree (MS preferred). • Expertise in developing mobile motor inverter hardware solutions in the 15kW – 250kW range including the following: o Power electronic design and layout for 200VDC to 800VDC supplies, 24 VDC to 96 VDC supplies, and power levels in the range 15 kW to 250kW. o Thermal performance calculations. o Thermal and circuit modelling and simulation. o IGBT/MOSFET and SiC gate drive design and short-circuit protection. o DC link component design and sizing. o SMPS design. o Schematic entry & power PCB layout for EMC & safety. o EMC compliance. o Electrical safety. o Environmental design (RoHS, WEEE). o Functional Safety Design (e.g., STO, ISO 13849, ISO 26262). o SFMEA, DFMEA (& PFMEA optional). o CE / UL compliant design. o Sizing, design, and test of external components (e.g., filters, brake resistors). o Design for Cost / Design for Quality. • Full power electronics architecture design, integration, and testing experience, familiar with DAQ and hardware in the loop technics. Labview software and CANalyzer experience will be a plus. • Experience with control board development and signal integrity issues is a strong plus. • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through more than 7 years of related experience in the field of Power electronics and mobile motor drive technology. Experience with various design elements, including thermal management, packaging and reliability required. Strong understanding of various electric motor technologies required. Experience with advanced control designs such as space vector modulation is required. • Strong experience in New Product Development, having developed and released at least two products from concept to launch. • Demonstrated ability to investigate and implement new technologies. • Expert knowledge of emerging product or domain engineering theories (e.g., mechanical, electrical, electronic, packaging, etc.), principles, industry practices, concepts, techniques, government regulations, and policies. Advances the portfolio of knowledge through submitting publications or invention patents in the area of power electronics and drives. • Proficient with power electronics design software and specialized data analysis, research methodologies, and engineering design tools. • Ability to establish individual objectives to complete projects and provide status to the team at project milestones. Ability to effectively influence the overall team and functional objectives. • Ability to effectively communicate and present status, actions, recommendations, and other technical information with clarity and precision. Ability to respond to significant inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or marketing/sales teams. • Proficient with standard project management tools and practices • Ability to apply Earned Value Management (EVM) principles to manage scope, schedule and cost objectives

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