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Ford Motor Company Electric Drive Power Electronics Test Engineer in Allen Park, Michigan


Job Title:

Electric Drive Power Electronics Test Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking and User Experience methods, you will work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We are seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies and more!

What you will be able to do

In this exciting position, you’ll play a key role in the creation of next-generation electric vehicle concepts. You will be responsible for the test and validation of xEV traction inverter high voltage (HV) components. This involves supporting the testing and development of HV power electronics for current and future model electrified powertrains. You will:

  • Collaborate with Power Electronic, Motor Hardware and Controls Engineers to develop standardized validation and characterization test procedures for HV components

  • Identify internal lab customers’ testing needs and required timing

  • Ensure accurate and timely delivery of testing results

  • Direct lab technicians on HV bench/cell setup, as well as instrumentation and data collection requirements

  • Operate HV test benches and perform test in accordance with instructions provide by lab test requestor

  • Process testing data, confirm accuracy of results and prepare detailed reports

  • Help create and implement test automation and data analysis scripts

  • Support development of processes and software tools to improve quality, analysis and reporting of test data

  • Collaborate with engineers across the electrified powertrain organization to develop and share HV component testing methodologies

  • Provide lab safety talks, encouraging and supporting safe testing practices within HV laboratory

  • Support other functional testing teams (e.g. Hardware-in-Loop (HIL), Electric Motor Dyno and Calibration, Vehicle, etc.)

  • Support Root Cause Analysis for field issues

  • Support component benchmark activities

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering

  • 1+ year of experience with HV power systems and power electronics components (e.g. HV power modules, power inductors, HV capacitors, etc.) (coursework/internship/co-op experience allowed)

  • 1+ year of experience using electrical test and measurement equipment (e.g. oscilloscopes, power meters, voltage/current probes, etc.) (coursework/internship/co-op experience allowed)

Our preferred requirements

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in power systems/power electronics

  • 2+ years of experience working in a HV laboratory testing environment

  • Experience related to testing traction inverters including design verification testing, thermal testing, durability testing and test automation

  • Experienced using test automation and data analysis software (e.g. AVL Lynx, ATI Vision, MATLAB, etc.)

  • Understanding of HV power electronic components (active and passive) and experience developing associated characterization/validation testing methods

  • Knowledge of high power/high voltage inverter design topologies

  • Familiarity with HV safety training/standard methodologies

  • Knowledge of ISO test equipment calibration requirements/practices

  • Knowledge of Microcontroller operation and interface – CAN based communications

  • Strong problem-solving skills with ability to understand sophisticated test setups and manage multiple tasks

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills, self-motivated, eager to take ownership and deliver results with minimal direction

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What you will receive in return

As part of the Ford family, you will enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You will also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would love to have you join us.

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.

We are 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.

For information on Ford’s benefits and compensation, click here: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021- benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development (PD)


EPE(Electrified Powertrain Engineering)




Allen Park