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Power Electronics Engineer in Novi, MI at Hanon Systems USA, LLC

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Design and Development of Hardware for coolant pumps, diverter valves, throttle bodies, and related electronics.

 

Typical Duties:

 

  • Design and support control electronics for pumps and valve using brushless and brushed motors from 10W low voltage through 2 kW high voltage using both firmware-based microcontroller solutions and application-specific motor controller chips.
  • Understanding of hardware and software tradeoff issues in microcontroller designs.
  • Design of MOSFET and IGBT inverter circuits from 1 amp to 20 amps and from 12 V to 400VDC input.
  • Ability to design multi-layer high density mixed-signal printed circuit boards handling currents over 20 amps and voltages of 500 V.
  • Design circuits that will meet typical automotive electrical, and EMC standards in North America, and Europe.
  • Ability to design circuits and PCB’s to minimize EMC and EMI problems.
  • Must have understanding of Worst Case Circuit Analysis method, and ability to perform analysis.
  • Must have ability to perform SPICE simulations using PSPICE, LTSPICE, etc.
  • Ability to create EMC test plans, and oversee implementation of test setups for automotive EMC testing.
  • Capable of developing hardware according to ISO26262 safety standards.
  • Familiarity with common automotive communication protocols (PWM, LIN, CAN, SENT) and their design implication.
  • Select, interface, and approve vendors of standard and custom electronic components.
  • Ability to create detailed Bills of Material and performs initial price estimates with cost tradeoffs.
  • Ability to interpret and execute automotive specifications and design requirements and limitations
  • Experience with high temperature (-55 to +150C) designs and component selection.
  • Participate and lead design reviews for Hanon and Hanon Customers.
  • Familiar with simulation tools to analyze circuits and systems.
  • Ensures design for manufacturability, test, and reliability. 
  • Participates in the complete product development cycle, from initial product specification to product release. 
  • Transfers and follows designs through test engineering and manufacturing engineering. 
  • Keeps adequate records and provides documentation on all projects
  • Familiarity with designing circuitry that operates over the wide range of automotive temperature and power conditions.
  • Need to interface productively with Firmware design engineer and cross-functional team.
  • Insure all customer performance and durability specifications and requirements are met.
  • Support component and end item manufacturing process development and optimization.  Parts and systems are to be designed for manufacturing.  
  • Initiate and support engineering verification (EV), design validation (DV) and production validation (PV) product testing.
  • Support product prototype builds.
  • Support Customer related technical issues
  • Support purchasing with the supplier selection process.
  • Support product cost estimating efforts.

 

Job Requirements

YEARS EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 years of experience in circuit design for electronic devices including microprocessor controllers and power electronics for harsh environments.

 

DEGREE: Bachelors Degree Electrical Engineering or (higher)

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