EPISCenter Hybrid Propulsion Sr. Design Leader- Power Elec
Dayton , Ohio
December 17, 2016
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EPISCenter Hybrid Propulsion Sr. Design Leader- Power Elec

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Design Engineering

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Role Summary/Purpose

EPISCenter Hybrid Propulsion Sr. Design Leader- Power Electronics will design electric power conversion systems used in hybrid propulsion to support aerospace applications. The work will be performed in a multidisciplinary team environment. In this role, you will lead the design activities from concept to production under minimum supervision, work with other engineers to develop solutions to meet requirements / specifications, and act as the primary technical lead.

Essential Responsibilities

In addition you will:

* Design, test, and troubleshoot aerospace electric power conversion systems from 250kW to over 1MW

* Define architectures for low (115VAC, 270VDC) to medium (540V to 2kV+) systems

* Provide technical guidance for the definition of inverters, dc-dc converters, and other power conversion topologies

* Define performance metrics and solutions to achieve stability, impedance, dynamics, harmonics, power quality, etc.

* Understand the interaction between electric machines, power converters, and their control loops

* Model and simulate power conversion systems (Matlab / Simulink, etc.)

* Design Power Filters to meet the customer requirements

* Create designs that minimize parasitic RLC and follow EMI / EMC best practices as they apply to power electronics

* Select and specify power semiconductor devices (rectifiers, bipolar transistors, MOSFETS, thyristors, IGBTs, etc.)

* Define and design gate drive circuits and apply isolation techniques

* Provide guidance for the layout of PCBs; define power planes, critical circuits, and circuit board materials

* Define, analyze, and measure control performance parameters (e.g., stability, response time) as they apply to power electronics

* Define, select, and specify magnetics (inductors and transformers) for power electronics, including materials


* Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 7 years of related professional work experience


* Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 5 years of related professional work experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

* Experience in Hybrid propulsion systems

* Experience in the FAA certification requirements and process

* Understanding of parasitic and EMI / EMC concepts as it applies to power electronics

* Knowledge of power Silicon Carbide devices

* Strong background in magnetics for power electronics, including materials

* Experience with analog and digital electronics circuits

* Familiarity with medium voltage electric machines

* Familiarity with analog filters, transistor circuits, op-amp circuits, interface circuits, signal conditioning, A / Ds, D / As, on-board power supplies, etc.

* Design and implementation of digital systems on different DSP and FPGA platforms

* Understanding of military and commercial qualification specifications, including MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-461, DO-160, DO-178 and DO-254

* Environmental and performance qualification experience

* Background and understanding in aircraft power systems, including generation, conversion, distribution, and aircraft loads

* Experience and working knowledge of low and high frequency magnetics design

* Prior work experience in aerospace power generation / conversion products

* Capability to do hardware-software partitioning and to define software functionality

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