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Hardware Engineer
Novi, MI

Position No Longer Open

Posted 6/07/2018

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of and experience with mainstream 8/16/32-bit microcontrollers with AEQ-100 ratings such as ARM, Microchip PIC, Freescale, STM etc.
  • Hands ON PCB design experience
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout tools (ALTIUM big plus)
  • Strong troubleshooting and analysis skills
  • Must be able to bring up a new PCB and circuit design from concept through implementation and revision
  • Experience with circuit simulation tools
  • Experience in product development and design-for-manufacturing
  • +Familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • BLDC 3-Phase and Brushed DC Motor design experience a BIG plus
  • Basic understanding of microcontroller firmware and methodology in order to formulate proper circuit design decisions
  • Practical working knowledge of: FMEA, APQP, PPAP, and DV & PV testing
  • Ability to understand and apply automotive powertrain engineering specifications
  • Ability to work independently and within a cross-functional team environment
  • Must have a self-starting, proactive and resourceful mindset
  • Good analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Able to understand customer functional and packaging needs and design / develop cost effective solutions
  • Ability to work alone and in a team to determine optimal, robust engineering designs and materials for various products, applications and system components
  • Ability to simultaneously engineer products with consideration to and involvement of manufacturing engineering such that the products are designed for cost effective, robust manufacturing process
  • Must be capable of evaluating various supplier processes and select those optimal for the product
  • Able to determine required EV, DV and PV testing to prove-out / validate designs

Job Description

  • Design and support control electronics for pumps and valve using brushless and brushed motors from 10W low voltage through 1200 W high voltage using both firmware-based microcontroller solutions and application-specific motor controller chips
  • Understanding of hardware and software tradeoff issues in microcontroller designs
  • Design of MOSFET and IGBT power control circuits from 1 amp to 20 amps and from 12 V to 400VDC input
  • Ability to design multi-layer high density mixed-signal printed circuit boards handling currents over 20 amps and voltages of 500 V
  • Design circuits that will conform with automotive transient specifications and ESD requirements
  • Ability to design circuits and PCB’s to minimize EMC and EMI problems
  • Familiarity with common automotive communication protocols (PWM, LIN, CAN, SENT) and their design implication
  • Select, interface, and approve vendors of standard and custom electronic components
  • Ability to create detailed Bills of Material and performs initial price estimates with cost tradeoffs
  • Ability to interpret and execute automotive specifications and design requirements and limitations
  • Experience with high temperature (-55 to +150C) designs and component selection
  • Participate and lead design reviews for Company and Customers
  • Familiar with simulation tools to analyze circuits and systems
  • Ensures design for manufacturability, test, and reliability
  • Participates in the complete product development cycle, from initial product specification to product release
  • Transfers and follows designs through test engineering and manufacturing engineering
  • Keeps adequate records and provides documentation on all projects
  • Familiarity with designing circuitry that operates over the wide range of automotive temperature and power conditions
  • Need to interface productively with Firmware design engineer and cross-functional team
  • Insure all customer performance and durability specifications and requirements are met
  • Support component and end item manufacturing process development and optimization
  • Parts and systems are to be designed for manufacturing 
  • Initiate and support engineering verification (EV), design validation (DV) and production validation (PV) product testing
  • Support product prototype builds
  • Support Customer related technical issues
  • Support purchasing with the supplier selection process
  • Support product cost estimating efforts

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