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eMotor Design Engineer, eMobility

Job Number:  20162
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  E-Drive NA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863




Job Number: 20162 
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 Electrical Hardware Engineer (eMotors) will be a part of development projects for electric machines for electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. Responsible for the detailed design and application of electric motors for propulsion. 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. 


Creating an eDrive system for new vehicle applications requires a full team approach, including all sub-systems. The eMotor must fit within system boundaries and be affordable and efficient while delivering the necessary torque and power for Magna Etelligent programs.

Key Responsibilities:




  • Responsible for all North American eDrive Systems electric machines design and applications for electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. 
  • Responsible for design, development, analysis, and testing of electric motors for electric traction drives (voltage < 1000V, current < 900A) for eDrive applications.
  • Analysis, simulation and implementation of customer requirements (load specifications) as well as normative specifications
  • Definition and coordination of the motor architecture, motor sensors and connection technology (e.g. phase connections)
  • Coordination of technical interfaces for the eMotor components
  • Creation of the requirements and architecture specification for the electric motor development taking specifications into account
  • Definition of requirements and creation of specification sheets for the eMotor components
  • Coordination of the technical requirements for the eMotor components with suppliers
  • Support of the project manager and program team, for the eMotor application (including the eMotor specifics within new business quotations).
  • Work closely with customers and partners for all aspects of eMotor vehicle application and testing
  • 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 Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • OEM Engineering
  • Suppliers & Partners

Requirements and Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required; Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or similar preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in electric motor design required.
  • Minimum 5 years electric vehicle systems design experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the design of electrical machines required. 
  • Very good understanding in the field of power electronics and electric drive technology
  • eMotor design for manufacture is a crucial requirement for this role.
  • Experience with design, simulation and requirements management tools (e.g. CATIA V5, PTC Integrity, DOORS, Matlab / Simulink)
  • Experience in handling FE tools for electromagnetic design, preferably ANSYS RMxprt, ANSYS Maxwell 2D / 3D and Motor-CAD 
  • 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.





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