Power Electronics/ Passive Components Engineer, Hybrid Vehicle Team

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Power Electronics/ Passive Components Engineer, Hybrid Vehicle Team
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
We are looking for Power Electronics Engineers to specifically work on Traction Inverter design and validation for the e-Drive systems in next generation electrified vehicles. You will guide and oversee all inverter design, package, integration, and key component sizing throughout the product development process. You will also work closely with suppliers on design evaluation and validation of the inverter hardware in order to meet Ford product specification and requirements. You will be involved in benchmarking of existing inverter technologies as well as development of new solutions for next generation designs and optimization.
Our diverse HEV Product Development Team – situated in Dearborn Michigan - is comprised of HEV product strategists, researchers, hardware designers, software designers, test and calibration engineers, prototypes, and project managers. Together our team works to understand our changing world, identify new opportunities, and take action to design and innovate for the future of mobility and sustainability– Ford’s vehicles and surrounding experiences.

Position Duties:
  • Responsible for traction inverter design for e-drive systems, specifically focusing on power conversion circuit design, analysis, and key component sizing
  • Work closely with suppliers on design evaluation and validation of the inverter hardware passive components in order to meet Ford product specification and requirements
  • Coordinate and conduct hardware testing in the lab to verify and validate inverter passive components functionality and reliability
  • Investigate power electronics technologies and solutions and their applications for xEVs
  • Ensure overall quality of project solutions throughout the design process
  • Share and present work to cross-functional teams and executive leadership
Basic Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Engineering
  • 3+ years of hands-on or research experience in simulation, design, and test of power electronics passive components (power inductor, film capacitors, busbars)

Preferred Qualification:
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with specialty in power electronics
  • Good working knowledge high voltage high power inverter/converter design and validation
  • Good understanding of active power device/module and passive component such capacitor and inductor design and sizing
  • Hands-on experience of magnetic component design is a plus
  • Knowledge of wide band gap devices such as SiC and GaN is another plus
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks
The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.