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Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Company: Infinitum Electric
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Infinitum Electric has developed a breakthrough electric motor that's significantly smaller, smarter, and more efficient. Our vision is to embed our technology in everything from HVAC systems to electric vehicles.

The Power Electronics Hardware Engineer reports to the Principal Director of Technology and is responsible for the design of AC/AC and DC/AC power converters and associated control circuits. That includes generating schematics, PCB design and layout, and prototype testing and validation. This is to be accomplished by working closely with the Principal Director of Technology and other members of the staff, both electrical and mechanical.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Designs AC/AC or DC/AC power converter circuits with various topologies using solid state switching devices
Creates printed circuit board schematics, layouts, bills of materials, block diagrams, wire lists and point to point diagrams
Identifies, specifies, and selects components such as SICFETs, MOSFETs, IGBTs, diodes, power supplies, capacitors, reactors, transformers, semiconductor fuses, and other components typically used in power converters.
Designs analog and digital circuitry which uses processors, FPGAs, A/D converters, D/A converters, fiber optics, signal shifters, op amps, current sources, power supplies, and other circuits
Designs magnetic components such as reactors and transformers
Designs control circuits for power converters capable of executing the desired control strategy (space vector modulation, V/Hz, regenerative, etc.)
Develop computer simulations to verify designs and predict performance
Develops and implements test procedures for power converters. Coordinates and conducts tests in the lab
Assist in the design, specification and procurement of lab test jigs and instrumentation
Works with mechanical engineers to integrate power converters into electric machines addressing thermal management, wiring layout, and insulation clearances
Generates product specification and documentation
Stays abreast of technology trends in the field of power converters investigating developments that can enhance and improve company's products
Supports product certification by interfacing with certification bodies such as UL
Conducts system reliability analysis
Supports system installation, startup, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair in lab factory floor and/or in the field
Assists on customer training
Provides mentoring and training to less experienced engineers
Other functions as required (non-essential functions)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Physical Science (or equivalent work experience). Master's Degree Preferred.
8+ years related work experience
Must be proficient in PCA design using Altium.
5+ years' experience designing AC/AC and AC/DC power converters, preferably variable frequency drives for use with electric motors, and associated control circuitry.
Experience with converter design using wide bandgap semiconductors, SIC and/or GAN.
Hands-on experience testing electric drive systems comprising power converters and electric motors.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with situations where only limited standardization and/or information exists
Experience with UL and CSA testing and certification process is A PLUS
Practical understanding of electric machine principles is A PLUS
Experience with motor control firmware development using C/C++ language, and experience with TI code composer studio is A PLUS
Working knowledge of standards and codes governing power converters is A PLUS
Proficiency in simulation tools such as PSpice, PSIM, PLECS or Matlab Simulink is A PLUS

This role will work in either our Round Rock, Texas or Liberty Lake, Washington location.

BENEFITS:
Medical/Dental/Vision
STD/LTD
Flexible Spending Account
401(k)
Stock Options
4 Weeks Paid Time Off
12 Paid Holidays
Relocation Assistance Potential
Flexible Schedule-dependent upon scope of work
Kitchen Snacks / Friday Team Lunches

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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