Sr. Hardware Design Engineer, Power Electronics
Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

Radford, Virginia

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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We are seeking to fill a Senior Hardware Design Engineer, Power Electronics position located in Radford, VA. At Kollmorgen, we believe in the power of motion and automation to create a better world. Our mission is to be the best at solving the most demanding motion challenges through collaboration with our end users, customers, suppliers, innovation partners and each other.

In this role, you will develop innovative and high-quality motor drive products for high performance motion control. You will mostly work on new product development, but will also help to sustain existing designs, help regulatory testing, and assist production with quality issues.

A qualified candidate needs strong problem-solving abilities. Interest and willingness to work and contribute within a collaborative team is required.

After completion of onboarding and required training, this role can be performed on a hybrid schedule.

You will be working with world class experts in the following areas:

  • 2 and 3-phase power stages from 24VDC to 480VAC and from 1 Arms to 200 Arms.
  • Control algorithms for switching power supplies and motor control
  • Mathematical theoretical analysis of circuits and systems (e.g., SPICE, PSIM, MATLAB)
  • Lab testing with high power electronics and rotating machinery to validate operation
  • UL, CE, CSA, TUV agency certification, international regs RoHS, REACH and SCIP Database
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Specify, analyze, model and design complex power electronics used in motor drives
  • Create schematics, part lists, test specifications, and technical documentation
  • Oversee and lead PCB layout and mechanical designs
  • Collaborate with other departments and design groups to ensure successful product introduction and help maintain the product throughout its lifecycle
  • Participate in system integration testing to validate product functionality
  • Support the team to ensure successful agency certification: UL/CE, TUV, RoHS, REACH etc.
  • Specify usage of components and motor drive accessories
  • Support customers, applications engineering, documentation, and quality teams as needed
  • Opportunity to lead small teams on projects
Job Requirements:

Critical Competencies

  • Knowledge of switching power supplies
  • Ability to design custom magnetics
  • Ability to define and select parts for your design
    • Power transistor/module, current sensor design/selection, ac rectifier and bus capacitor, high power connector selection, gate drive design, power supply component selection, magnetics selection or design, EMI filters
  • Proficient with the use of oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, and other equipment used to validate motor drives up to 480Vac
  • Strong mentoring, coaching and leadership skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Skilled in root cause analysis
  • Ability to clearly communicate in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • General motion knowledge (e.g. motion trajectories, kinematics, motors, drives) is highly valuable
  • General analog hardware design skills
  • Familiarity with solder rework
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field required
  • 5+ years power design engineering experience required
  • Comprehensive knowledge in 100-100kW motor drive power stage design
Physical Demand and Work Environment:

Able and willing to safely work in a laboratory environment utilizing high power equipment and diagnostic tools.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to

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