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eMotor Engineer, Expert

Job Number:  61533
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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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.


Role Summary

The Expert eMotors Design Engineer 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.

The Expert engineer will be responsible for working closely with the eMotors Manager to provide technical direction and subject matter expertise for eMotor design in North America for the eMotors team as well as other internal teams as needed. 

Key Responsibilities

•    Responsible for all North American eDrive Systems electric machines design and application for electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. 
•    Responsible for design, development, analysis, and testing of electric motors for electric traction drives (Power up to 500kW) 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
•    Lead training and provide subject matter expertise to internal teams to increase competency/knowledge of our eMotor technology and product strategy.
•    Keep up to date with industry standards and innovative technology with relation to eMotor design to ensure competitive advantage and forward thinking. 

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree 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
•    May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity.
•    May lead others to solve complex problems using sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgement and identify innovative solutions.

Customers and Business Interfaces

  • eDriveline Systems Group Engineering locations
  • Systems Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • OEM Engineering
  • Suppliers & Partners

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Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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