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Inverter Design Engineering Student 2024

Job Number:  60129
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Intern/Co-op

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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Job Number: 60129 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: EC Troy 
Job Type: Intern/Co-op 
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


Works with the inverter Engineering eDrive Systems electrification group assisting with projects on all different levels throughout the co-op program. The student will assist the inverter Design Engineers with the design, development, analysis, and testing of electric motors for electric traction drives (voltages < 1000V, I < 750A) for eDrive applications.


Team Summary:


A dynamic team that pushes boundaries, innovates, and is passionate about being part of the transformation from traditional Powertrain to eMobility. The team works together to uphold a professional, team based collaborative project culture and standards. The inverter Engineering team will be a part of development projects for electric drive system for both the BEV vehicles and hybrid ones. The team of engineers are responsible for the detailed design and application of inverter system for the EV propulsion. They develop new or modify existing products for new customer and/or internal product developments, following the defined product concept for eDrive products.

Key Responsibilities


  • Contribute to design and development of eDrive architecture by understanding system requirements and subsystem requirements related to the inverter system from both external and internal sources.
  • Perform inverter system requirements analysis and support modeling to define the optimum inverter system design.
  • Carry out competitor analysis (benchmarking) of different inverter system solutions in the transportation market.
  • Expected Learning Outcomes:
    •  Learn about Engineering principals and Magna culture and apply classroom knowledge to a practical, real life application.
    •  Be an active contributor to the eDS group to advance the progress of Magna’s electrified products.
    •  Advance the knowledge of the automotive industry, specifically electrified powertrains, and driveline components.
    •  Learn about the detailed design and development of inverter system technologies for eDrive applications.


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.

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.

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.
  • Enrolled in an engineering program with an accredited school.
  • Preferably working towards or has a Bachelor of Science in the field of Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Some level of analytical ability and understanding of engineering theory and principles of design.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast paced, team environment and perform assigned tasks related to the electrification of automobiles.
  • Preferably have a good understanding of electromagnetic principles.

Work Environment


Office environment; minimum 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.





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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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