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Advanced Engineering, Power Electronics Engineer

Job Number:  52828
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 52828 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: EC Troy 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


Group Introduction


Advancing mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, and safer, while still fun to drive. And making it for everyone. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain. We do it by creating world-class powertrain solutions for conventional, hybrid, and pure electric vehicles. We’re making electrification more than a buzzword, we’re bringing it to the road. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


Mission of the Position


The Power Electronics Engineer will be responsible for the design of the power electronics in innovative automotive high power, traction inverters. The person will be part of the Advanced Engineering power electronics team that works on innovative technologies in the field of power electronics, specifically inverters.

We are seeking intermediate to senior level candidates – level determined based on candidate experience and expertise in the required areas outlined below.
As an Intermediate level engineer, the engineer will work independently with limited supervision to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using knowledge and judgement to make adaptations and modifications. 

As a Senior Engineer, the engineer will independently perform a wide variety of complex/advanced engineering work to include planning, designing, and carrying out work assignments, often serving as a technical authority of the department with little to no supervision.  The engineer will mentor and guide less experienced team members.

Key Responsibilities


  • Design, calculation, and simulation of the power electronics for innovative traction inverter.
  • Integration of innovative technologies in the field of power electronics into the inverter platform.
  • Technology scouting in cooperation with the respective departments and industrial partners.
  • Maturity increases of innovative technologies in the field of power electronics. 
  • Close alignment with power electronics departments to ensure knowledge exchange.
  • Steering of academic and industrial partners in cooperation projects.
  • Planning and carrying out tests of power electronics as well as root cause analysis and corrective measure implementation in case of test failures.
  • Execution of feasibility studies in the field of power electronics.
  • Modelling of power semiconductors and power electronics. 
  • Development of scalable tools and methods for the design of automotive traction inverters.

Magna Standards


  • Practice and maintain integrity while following Magna’s Charter and Constitution.
  • Follow Magna’s Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.
  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF 16949).
  • Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures to ensure duties of self are performed in a safe manner.
  • Health & Safety responsibilities:
    •     Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
    •     Report unsafe conditions immediately.
    •     Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
    •     Follow safety rules.
    •     Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
    •     Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Create a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect.
  • Complete additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Customers and Business Interfaces


  • Systems Engineering
  • Building Block Engineering
  • eMotor Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Product Management

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, physics, or mechatronics required, Master’s degree in electrical engineering or mechatronics preferred.
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in Power Electronics design engineering; specifically with traction inverters (intermediate) required. 
  • 7-10 year of experience in Power Electronics design engineering; specifically with traction inverters (senior) required.
  • Experience with power electronics.
  • Experience with simulation and development tools e.g., Matlab, Plecs, LTSpice, Altium.
  • Problem solving skills (“Getting the things done”).
  • Self-motivated, structured, analytical. 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

Work Environment


Office environment; minimal travel required. 


While working in this environment, the employee will be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes and various levels of temperature created by manufacturing processes.




Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.


At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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