Power Electronics Engineer (III / IV)

2019-05-23T19:43:48.517

Key information

Industrial Engineering
Production
Professional, Engineer & Manager
1500 glenn curtiss st. ca - 90746 carson , California, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 5 years
2019-74228

Job description

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around EUR 21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).
Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.
Safran Aerosystems is a world leader in aircraft electrical distribution, inflatable safety and water and waste management systems. It is also a major supplier of oxygen systems, telemetry and communication solutions, in-flight entertainment systems or fuel systems.

Summary:
The Senior or Principal Electronics/ Electrical Engineer will be responsible for the research, analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and modification of electronics equipment such as VFMDs (Variable Frequency Motor Drives) for vacuum generators and air compressors (ACIM/BLDC), AC/DC Power Converters (3-Φ), 28V DC Valve Controllers, and W&W System Controllers preferably within the commercial aerospace or avionics industry.

The Sr. E/E Engineer will take ownership and/or support technical engineering teams and projects related to W&W System Components. Using sound engineering principles, this engineer will interface with cross functional groups (internal and external) to ensure robust, airworthy designs are attained which meet budget, schedule and internal requirements and goals. This leadership position will be responsible for participating in and leading improvement activities at a group and/or company level.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • • Analyze customer requirements and validate them by analysis/modeling/prototyping or based on previous product performance
  • • Create and maintain hardware requirements specification and hardware interface control documents
  • • Performs SPICE analysis of circuits using Altium/ OrCAD PSPICE tools or other similar simulation tools
  • • Performs analysis and MATLAB/Simulink modeling to generate control algorithms
  • • Analyze and designs magnetics for EMI filter, boost/buck inductors and other input/output filters
  • • Performs component selection & obsolescence management
  • • Performs circuit design and schematic capture using Altium/OrCAD or similar tools

Job requirements

Requirements:
Education and/or Experience:

  • • Bachelor Degree in electrical or electronics engineering from a recognized ABET accredited institution or equivalent with preferred power electronics experience within aerospace/ avionics industry
  • • 7 + years of electronics circuit design experience and experience in specific requirements/ competencies listed below

Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • • Design – Experience in analog and digital control systems and applications. Superior design skills in DC-DC converter, Active Rectifiers, Gate Drives, Voltage/Current Sensor Circuit designs, EMI filter designs = MOST important!
  • • Analysis/Modeling Skills – Ability to use electrical circuit simulation tools
  • • Hands on experience – Using design/simulation tools such as Altium/ OrCAD, MATLAB/Simulink, PSIM, PSPICE etc. and test equipment such as programmable power supplies, high speed digital oscilloscopes, logic analyzers
  • • Protocols – Design level understanding of communication protocols
  • • Standards – Prefer: Experience in applying aerospace regulations such as RTCA/DO-160 and RTCA/DO-254 guidelines to electronics designs
  • • Research, analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and modification of electronics equipment such as VFMDs (Variable Frequency Motor Drives) for vacuum generators, (fix) AC/DC Power Converters (3-Φ) for commercial aerospace industry.
  • • Design & develop instrumentation capabilities for product electrical parameter characterization and validation
  • • Interpersonal Skills – Possess a strong work ethic, and commitment to excellence. Ability to communicate, ability to work in a team environment. Ability to provide leadership to other members of the engineering team

Complementary description

  • • Creates PCB board level functional test procedures per circuit functional blocks
  • • Creates design verification test procedure (DVTP) document
  • • Performs electronics hardware testing to make sure that requirements are met and generate test reports (DVTR)
  • • Independently finds or creates solutions to problems requiring research, resourcefulness and creativity
  • • Understands, follows, and promotes, ZWWS policies and procedures
  • • Review and process engineering changes in the development of water and waste systems and equipment
  • • Review, process and recommend engineering changes in the development of W&W equipment
  • • Utilizes sound technical problem solving to own or support ongoing and new products
  • • Follows sound engineering principles to ensure designs meet airworthiness standards, customer requirements and ZWWS internal standards
  • • Perform research and/or testing for new development
  • • Present technical findings and trade studies
  • • Assesses and creates standard work and leads or support improvement projects (group or company level)
  • • Independently owns, or leads a team for small/medium size projects.
  • • Able to review, check and approve work done by peers and lower level engineers.
  • • Provides guidance and training to lower level engineers.
  • • Understands how various groups (engineering, industrialization, operations) work together and able to navigate through the company.
  • • Able to interface with existing suppliers and OEM customers; May Interface with new suppli

Specificity of the job

Travel – Periodical travel is minimal and may be 5-10 days per quarter - 10% maximum expected

Company information

Safran SA

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

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