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Motor Control Engineer - Core Development (2023)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  48144

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 analysis, modeling and design of the torque control, power management, and thermal management for the powerpack (motor + control module + software) in electronic steering systems.  This position allows the candidate to see the full lifecycle of the project – from requirements to design, testing, implementation and production.  The ideal candidate will have experience in motor control systems, embedded systems, signals, and software. 



  • Developing systems from concept through application.
  • Designing and optimizing simultaneous system performance goals through requirements flow down.
  • Responsible for motor control system analysis, modeling, and core design of motor control systems for electronic steering systems.
  • Provides technical leadership for projects incorporating complex electromechanical (“Mechatronic”) systems.
  • Responsible for development and core design of system power management as it relates to powerpack power efficiency.
  • Responsible for development of analysis methods and core design for thermal protection of the electronic steering system.
  • Develops test equipment and methodologies for torque/motor control, power management, and thermal management functions.
  • Effectively integrating all aspects of a design using multi-disciplinary engineering.
  • Supporting technology development, innovation, efficiency and process improvement activities.
  • Developing core processes and procedures to support efficient project execution.
  • Stays abreast of new technology by attending conferences, company supported training, and education.


Job Requirements:

  • 2+ Years of experience in motor control systems and drives or control systems
  • Cumulative GPA 2.7 (minimum).
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, specifically Excel), and knowledge of simulation tools (MATLAB/Simulink).
  • General competency in all core fields (electronics, electromagnetics, computer hardware and software).
  • Experience with design and analysis of control systems, motor control systems, sensing subsystems, and/or power electronics.
  • Demonstrated structured problem-solving techniques.
  • Knowledge of system synthesis, analysis and verification techniques.
  • Good organization and documentation abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others.
  • Must be able to view a computer screen or monitor for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time.



  • Knowledge of electric machine types commonly used in electric power steering such as brushless PMSM and DC brush.
  • Experience with System Requirements Development and System Architecture Development.
  • Background in automotive engineering and chassis systems (steering, braking, suspension).
  • Experience in managing large, complex projects.



BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics with emphasis on electromagnetics, electric machines, sensing systems, embedded systems or control systems.


MS in either Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in motor control systems and drives, control systems, or Systems Engineering.




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