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Advanced Engineering Power Electronics Engineer

Job Number:  62597
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


About the Role

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. 

Your Responsibilities

•    Development of innovative power electronics and power modules for traction inverter
•    Transferring innovative power electronics technologies into future traction inverter
•    Start-up and carrying out tests of power electronics as well as root cause analysis and corrective measure implementation in case of test failures
•    Technology scouting in cooperation with the respective departments and industrial partners
•    Execution of studies in the field of power electronics to show feasibility and benefits of innovations
•    Close alignment with power electronics departments to ensure knowledge exchange.
•    Steering of academic and industrial partners in cooperation projects.

Who we are looking for

•    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. 
•    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

Your preferred qualifications

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

An extensive training program and exciting internal development opportunities

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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