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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Technical Specialist – Power Electronics Component Hardware in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Technical Specialist – Power Electronics Component Hardware

Job ID:1041621

Career Area:Engineering & Design

Job Category:Product Design & Engineering-Powertrain

Location:Auburn Hills,MI


Date Posted:October 16, 2020

Brand:FCA Group

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Job Overview


At Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) we are committed to set the highest standard levels for electric vehicle research and development and want to empower you to bring your best. That is why we strive to create an environment where our core values of Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Cooperation, and Responsibility can thrive. At FCA, you will work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with people who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit, and work together globally as a team to continually think bigger, and bolder.

TheTechnical Specialist – Power Electronics Component Hardwarewill be responsible for the activities related to Power Electronics components (inverters, converters and power semiconductor devices, DC Laminated Bus, DC Link Capacitors) specific to the Electrified Vehicle application. This position entails working with power electronics suppliers to ensure corporate requirements and specifications, as well as industry best practice design features and processes, are implemented for manufacturing, assembly, reliability, etc.

This position involves the evaluation, simulation and testing of supplier’s component design, to ensure the compatibility with the FCA requirement. This position plays a major role in the functional specification of electronic components in the source package and is involved actively during the development phase of the vehicle as a hardware technical expert of the component.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of documentation outlining best practices supporting FCA internal continuous improvement initiatives and the development of product technology roadmaps.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on design/evaluation experience of power electronics components such as power semiconductor modules, HV DC capacitors, Current and Voltage sensors, DC laminated bus, related to EV Propulsion, Charging, and DC/DC Converter applications (specifically within an automotive context)

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in testing of HV power electronics devices (Si/SiC power devices) and components for power converters

  • Working level knowledge of Power Electronics analysis and simulations tools (LTSPICE, MATLAB, MATHCAD)

  • Working level knowledge of DVP&R and DFMEA

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills Highly motivated and self-starter

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to interface professionally with key customers, cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, Able to manage multiple responsibilities, one’s own time while being mindful of deadlines, must be task oriented, detail oriented, and accurate with work

  • Understanding of system requirements and standards specific to NA, EMEA and APAC markets

  • Experience in thermal modeling, simulations, analysis and thermal management of Power Electronics components and systems

  • Thorough understanding of power electronics components/systems development process from concept through launch

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or 10 years of experience in high voltage/high power/electric vehicle environments/power electronics modeling and simulation experience

  • Understanding in Electric Motor Drives design and performance evaluations

  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design, fabrication and manufacturing knowledge

  • Ability to understand and evaluate circuit schematics analog circuits performances

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.