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R&D Electric Motor Controls Engineer (2021)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  42099



R&D Electric Motor Controls Engineer


We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who is ready to take on a technology development and innovation role. The candidate should possess good attention to detail, good mentorship ability, be creative, and possess good time management skills. This position is for research and development, including modeling, simulation, analysis and verification, of electric drive systems, and enforcing the technology development process for various technical projects from research through to production implementation. This position allows the candidate to assist in advancing the motor control technology roadmap that both supports the existing Nexteer product line and also enables expansion for the next generation products. The candidate will also be responsible for coordinating cross-functional projects with multiple technical groups within the organization, support the organization for all areas of motor control development and develop new motor control system algorithms individually.




  • Responsible for motor control system analysis, modeling, and design of motor control systems for motion control products
  • Coordinating technical projects pertaining to electric drive systems (motor control and power electronics) with cross organizational teams.
  • Enforcing the technology development process for technical projects from research through to production implementation.
  • Stays abreast of new technology and recent developments/trends in the Research and Academic arena relative to motion control techniques.
  • Testing and validation of motor control system requirements.
  • Verifies and calibrates motor control characteristics, diagnoses and corrects deficiencies in designs and prototypes.
  • Designs and optimizes simultaneous system performance goals through requirements flow down.
  • Effectively integrates all aspects of a design through the use of multi-disciplinary engineering.



Job Requirements:


  • Strong understanding of motor control and power electronics theory
  • Experience with design and analysis of modern motor control systems.
  • Strong computer skills, and knowledge of simulation tools (e.g. Matlab) is required
  • General competency in all core fields (electronics, electromagnetics, computer hardware and software) is preferred
  • Background in automotive engineering and chassis systems (steering, braking, suspension) is preferred
  • Excellent problem definition and solving techniques
  • Knowledge of system synthesis, analysis and verification techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others.
  • Proven ability to create new products, algorithms, and systems through innovation.
  • Good organization and documentation abilities
  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to look at computer screen/monitor for extended periods of time




M.S. in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in electric motor drives or control systems



Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


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Nearest Major Market: Saginaw