Rockwell – Hardware Engineer – Power Electronics

Position Summary

Rockwell Automation is looking for a talented Hardware Engineer to join our new product development team.  You will join a diverse engineering team and be responsible for developing the power electronic hardware and technology for our next generation, industrial servo motion control products.

You will play a key role in all phases of product development including requirements definition, technology development, circuit design for embedded systems, product verification and certification testing, and release to production.  You will work on a team comprised of engineers across multiple disciplines (e.g., mechanical, power electronics, embedded software), project managers, product marketing, and manufacturing & quality organizations to bring our product roadmaps to life.

The environment fosters a collaborative and innovative approach to work with teams across the globe.  It is dynamic, fast-paced, and requires a highly motivated individual with a passion for product development.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop both technical and leadership skills and experience by take on increasing scope and responsibility.

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent experience required.

  • 2 years’ experience in power electronics development in the area of motion control systems and/or industrial power conversion equipment or equivalent graduate level course study.

Desired Qualification

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundamental EE concepts (circuit analysis, control theory, and EM).

  • Design experience developing power electronic circuits (three-phase inverters, off-line and DC/DC power supplies, etc…)

  • Control hardware design experience including low power logic hardware circuit design, PCB layout with signal integrity and EMI considerations.

  • Component analysis experience and device characterization of IGBTs, MOSFETs, and high frequency capacitors.

  • Experience with analog design of signal conditioning and filter circuitry.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of modeling tools, i.e. Matlab/Simulink, Simplorer, LTSpice, Maxwell, etc.

  • Understanding of EMI noise reduction techniques, PCB layout, gate drive design, thermal management, voltage and current sensing techniques and protection circuitry.

  • Detailed oriented in the organization of documentation related to design concepts, validation, and product release requirements.

  • Demonstrated expertise in laboratory testing and experience with test equipment including oscilloscopes, data acquisition equipment, spectrum analyzers, etc.

  • Proficiency and understanding of the architecture, specification and hardware design in the area of motion control systems or industrial power conversion equipment (servo drives, industrial drives, UPS, and traction drives).

  • Understanding of statistical methods (DfSS) and design analysis (Monte Carlo, DFMEA, etc…) in a product development environment.

  • Experience with agency approval requirements and design for regulatory compliance (UL, CE).

  • Master’s or PhD in Electrical Engineering focused in power electronics, electric machines, or control systems.

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