An American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, diesel engines, drivetrains (axles, transmissions, gearboxes) used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment is looking for a Senior Electric Drives Systems Engineer in the East Moline, IL area. This is a 6-month CONTRACT position. No per diem available.
Responsibilities for the Electro-Mechanical Designer
- Electric drive system components include motors, generators, power inverters, safety protection devices, control systems, conductors, and connectors. Execute the product development process to deliver production components and systems into vehicle EPDP programs while meeting budget, schedule, and quality metrics
- Work with the platform engineers to define and develop the engineering requirements of electric drive systems for production programs. Design and select the electric drive components and systems including electric machines, power conversion electronics, and power harnesses.
- Work with platform engineers to integrate the electric drive system into the vehicle. This involves designing electric drive system interfaces and specifying the related vehicle systems. Develop appropriate system models representing the dynamics of the electric drive components, systems, vehicle interactions, and control algorithms.
- Commission new systems and vehicles, including troubleshooting vehicle system problems, making recommendations on software parameters, and giving technical guidance to product platforms. Contribute to identifying potential electric drive applications with differentiating value to customers with vehicle platforms
Requirements for the Electro-Mechanical Designer
- Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis on power conversion, electric machines, power electronics, electric drive control, and/or similar technologies and/or equivalent work experience.
- 4+ years of product engineering experience. 3+ years of product design experience.
- Solid understanding of electric drive components and systems with ability to design electric drive systems achieving vehicle program technical and financial goals in a production environment. User of lab equipment such as dynamometers, oscilloscopes, current sensors and other tools for design and debug of electric drives.
- Ability to generate product/system requirements documents of significant magnitude. Ability to pursue technical solutions in the conceptual realm, modeling realm, and hardware realm.
Benefits for the Electro-Mechanical Designer