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Electric Machine Designer

bw_wordkay_placeNoblesville - Indiana - USA

bw_wordkay_timeDec 06, 2019

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


BorgWarner is a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. Our facilities are located across the globe to provide local support for our diverse customer base.

We operate in two groups: The Engine Group develops air management strategies and products to optimize engines for fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and enhanced performance. BorgWarner’s expertise includes engine timing systems, boosting systems, ignition systems, air and noise management, cooling and controls. The Drivetrain Group harnesses a legacy of more than 100 years as an industry innovator in transmission and all-wheel drive technology. The group leverages this understanding of powertrain clutching technology to develop interactive control systems and strategies for all types of torque management.

BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as an Electric Machine Designer at our Noblesville Technical Center (NTC)  in Noblesville, Indiana.

In this role, the Electric Machine Designer will provide world class electric machine design and analysis, for new product development and continuous improvement projects.  Recognized within Industry Sector as an authority in a technical field. Often instrumental in attracting and obtaining  new company business contracts. Generates innovative new concepts in traction motor electromagnetic product design.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide electric machine analysis, design, and optimization of:
    • Interior Permanent Magnet machines
    • Induction machines
    • Synchronous Reluctance machines
    • New topology machines
  • Provide mechatronic system simulation
  • Develop magnetic equivalent circuit design/analysis tools
  • Develop lumped-parameter thermal models of electric machines
  • Provide first-order cooling system design (air, water jacket, direct oil cooling) using thermal analysis
  • Support predictive noise modeling with magnetic forcing function analysis
  • Perform above responsibilities using:
  • Maxwell 2D & 3D (Magnetic FEA)
  • Ansys Mechanical (Structural and Thermal FEA)
  • Matlab Optimization Codes (off-the-shelf and custom)
  • Matlab/Simulink
  • MotorCAD
  • Simplorer
  • MotorLab
  • RMxprt
  • Coordinate and support performance tests for validating design & analysis predictions
  • Provide troubleshooting support as needed for product development and field problems
  • Communicate effectively with customers to obtain design requirements, and report updates & final results
  • Regularly evaluate directions for electric machine technology roadmap, and define projects to pursue those directions.  Continuously seek to move boundaries of rotating electric machines (performance, cost, efficiency, noise, etc.)
  • Generate innovative new concepts in core product areas (charging, starting, traction motors, powertrain accessory motors) 
  • Support manufacturing engineering on development of new methods of manufacture for electric machines.
  • Evaluate potential IP acquisitions in electric machines, control, cooling
  • Provide competitive analysis for electric machines
  • Work with a global group of technical specialists, that are interconnected and committed to continuous learning from best practices and each other
  • Teach and mentor other engineers
  • Document test and simulation results, and methods used
  • Participate in technical conferences to grow individual and corporate competency


  • BSEE/BSME degree required
  • Ph.D. in electromagnetic physics /electric machine design is required
  • Excellent capability in design and analysis of electric machines required
  • Proficiency in 2D and 3D magnetic FEA required
  • Proficiency in electric machine design programs required
  • Proficiency in thermal analysis programs required
  • Proficiency in structural and thermal FEA preferred
  • Very good knowledge of e-machine control methods, implementation, and test
  • Very good familiarity with power electronics and inverter hardware layout
  • Experience in performance and durability testing electric machines
  • Experience in a manufacturing plant for electric machines
  • Holds patents that were utilized in production machines
  • Excellent people skills and has a history of teamwork
  • Works under minimal supervision
  • Experience in using computer optimization codes in practical design problems
  • Experience working in global teams and for international customers

BorgWarner Competencies:

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Motivating Others
  • Priority Setting
  • Process Management
  • Decision Quality
  • Customer Focus
  • Problem Solving
  • Drive for Results
  • Dealing with Ambiguity

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.


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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