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Power Electronics Design Engineer, Low Power

Job Number:  21716
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  E-Drive NA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular





Job Number: 21716 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: E-Drive NA 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


Group Introduction


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.


Mission of the Position


We are looking for talented team members to be a part of a dynamic team looking to push boundaries, innovate, and are passionate about being a part of the transformation from traditional powertrains to eMobility. 


The Power Electronics Design Engineer (inverters) will be a part of development projects for electric machines for electric vehicles (and hybrid vehicles) responsible for the detailed design of power electronics, specifically high-power traction inverters. The engineer will develop new or modify existing products for new customer and/or internal product developments, following the defined product concept for eDrive products. 


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.

Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for design, development, analysis, and testing of control components in the inverters for electric traction drives for eDrive applications.
  • Analysis and implementation of customer requirements and specifications.
  • Development and modelling concepts for the design of electronic circuits for electric traction drives.
  • Responsible for the implementation of electrical and electromagnetic simulations.
  • Responsible for commissioning and testing of electronic circuits.
  • Coordination of technical interfaces for the electrical components.
  • Definition of requirements and creation of specification sheets for the electrical components.
  • Coordination of the technical requirements for components with suppliers.
  • Development and implementation of ISO26262 methodologies providing the necessary hardware redundancy for safety systems up to ASIL D in collaboration with S/W and System engineering colleagues.
  • Cooperation with system development, electronics development, construction, testing, suppliers and scientific institutes.
  • Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency, and reduce cost.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.

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).
  • 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


  • eDriveline Systems Group Engineering locations
  • Systems Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Software Engineering
  • Project Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • OEM Engineering
  • Suppliers

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required; Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or similar preferred.
  • 3- 5 years of experience in ECUs development or other low voltage components (sensors, etc) for automotive applications.
  • Experience though the full cycle of product development with emphasis on design.
  • Experienced (including benchmarking) in the area of automotive electronics design.
  • Experience on the thermal challenges for electrical components and needed heat dissipation.
  • Excellent knowledge of EMI/EMC and the design rules to meet Automotive.
  • Experience with development and modeling of concepts for the design of electronic circuits for electric traction drives.
  • Experience with development tools and methods for the design (LT SPICE, ALTIUM, etc).
  • Experience in commissioning and testing of electronic circuits.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the field of technologies for ECUs and control components.
  • High level of analytical ability, understand of engineering theory and principles of design.

Work Environment


10% 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.





08--Engineering  F--Permanent/Regular 


Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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