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2022 R&D Electric Motor Drives Summer Internship

Location: 

Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  45123

The objective of the Student Programs at Nexteer Automotive is to select students with high potential and provide them with "real world" work experiences. Work assignments expose students to many of the company’s products, processes and procedures. Assignments are designed to assimilate acquired classroom education with actual hands-on work experience in a technical environment. In addition, Nexteer Automotive gains the opportunity to find new talent to enhance productivity while providing students exposure to full-time career opportunities.

 

We are looking for an inquisitive, highly self-motivated individual who is eager to learn and has good attention to detail and time management skills. This position is responsible for electric drive control analysis, modeling and test for electromechanical actuators and sensors. The ideal candidate will be eager to apply and explore their skills in simulation, implementation, and verification.

 

Description:

  • Responsible for motor control system analysis, modeling, and design of electric motor drive (motor control) systems.
  • Develops mathematical models and implements control algorithms for various types of electrical machines.
  • Knowledge of power converter commutation/switching techniques including space vector pulse width modulation, overmodulation techniques as well as six step commutation.   
  • Verifies and calibrates motor control characteristics
  • Validation of motor control characteristics on laboratory dynamometers
  • Provides technical expertise for projects incorporating complex electromechanical (“Mechatronic”) systems
  • Verifies and calibrates modeling tools and corrects deficiencies in designs and prototypes

 

Requirements:

  • Graduate student pursuing MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Motor Control Systems or Power Electronics or similar specialization
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Knowledge of motor control theory, design and analysis
  • Strong computer skills, and knowledge of simulation tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink) is required
  • General competency in all core fields (electronics, electromagnetic)
  • Excellent problem-solving techniques
  • Knowledge of system synthesis, analysis and verification techniques
  • Good organization and documentation abilities
  • Ability to manage & support multiple activities (time management skills)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

 

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

 

Nexteer is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.

 

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.

 


Nearest Major Market: Saginaw