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Sr. Inverter Controls Engineer

Kokomo Technical Center - Indiana - USA

Jun 11, 2021

Full time

R2021-1984


Reliably delivering what’s needed today

There are few challenges as important today as creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. This requires a commitment to constantly improve the transportation of people and things.  We, at BorgWarner, made that commitment decades ago and have since been creating technologies to improve efficiency, emissions and performance in all types of vehicles.

Constantly pursuing what’s next

Our proven track record has made us industry leader in clean, energy-efficient propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We uncover strong trends and use smart science and technology to address a future based on varying regulations, consumer demands and automaker requirements.

Product leadership that’s changing the world

Our employees have earned trusted partnerships with customers and suppliers around the world.  We leverage these relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand and then do what it takes to develop the next solution.  Our strong operations and commercialization expertise result in high volume availability of competitive, efficient products that truly drive change.

BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as an Electrification Controls Engineer at our Indiana Technical Center (ITC) in Kokomo, Indiana.

In this role, the Electrification Controls Engineer will provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplined motor controls design team.  

Job Duties:

  • Lead the development of motor controls and inverter derating functions for inverter in electric and hybrid vehicle applications.
  • Support product development work products such as software requirements documentation in order to develop & document software requirements
  • Establish traceability between product verification and requirements
  • Work with controls and inverter systems team to integrate and support motor controls and derating algorithms in application.
  • Support dynamometer, HIL, PHiL and motor simulation bench testing for algorithm development and verification.
  • Perform simulation of inverter control and derating algorithm and inverter systems models in order to develop and adapt various derating algorithms.
  • Analyze inverter power loss through test and modeling.
  • Integrate electric machine parameterization and controls.
  • Communicate project technical status internally and externally
  • Some travel and a flexible work schedule on occasion

Requirements:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering related field with focus in electric machine and/or controls OR Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering related field with Controls focus and 3 years experience or bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years Controls Experience.
  • Desire to be part of deeply-skilled team and to engineer automotive power electronics for the next generation of electrified vehicles, while working with some of the world’s top automakers
  • Knowledge of power electronics systems and inverter operation
  • Knowledge and familiarity with high voltage power device technology such as IGBT and SiC
  • Knowledge of machines or motors and related control concepts for electric and hybrid electric vehicle drive systems, including Field Oriented Vector Control  and Space Vector Modulation techniques
  • Knowledge of electric and hybrid electric vehicle drive systems and applications, including inverter loss modeling, optimal inverter operation for torque output based on current and voltage limitations, and inverter modulation techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Automotive Engineering experience
  • System simulation and modeling tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink), on-board diagnostics, and design approaches to meet functional safety requirements, and structured problem-solving techniques
  • Knowledge of automotive microprocessors
  • Familiarity with electric/hybrid vehicles

BorgWarner Competencies:

  • Drive for Results
  • Decision Quality
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Management

EEO Statement

BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Safety

This position will adhere to the Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner Safety Policy Manual.  This individual will work in a manner that stresses the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and co-workers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to their immediate supervisor.

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