Electronic Hardware Engineer – Power Supply Design

General Electric - Plano, TX (30+ days ago)3.8

About Us:
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Role Summary:
The Electronic Hardware Engineer – Power Supply Design will design power supply products for telecommunications, high-end computing, data- center and industrial applications, leading the product development process from concept through introduction into high volume production. Besides New Product Introduction, other projects will include Direct Material Productivity, assist design and QA teams in resolving customer issues, and sustaining existing products.

Essential Responsibilities:
This is a position that calls for strong academic and practical technical skills. With guidance by team senior design engineers, this position involves following the product design and development process which includes design analysis, electrical modeling & simulations, magnetics design and optimization, schematic / BOM generation, and PWB layout with emphasis on high density. Also responsible for Design for Manufacturing, prototype development, electrical characterization, validations, qualification, safety / reliability certifications and successful introduction into high-volume production based on statistical and parametric analyses.

As a Electronic Hardware Engineer – Power Supply Design, you will:

Assist in evaluating product requirements
Analyze designs including control loops using Mathcad, modeling & simulation
Support and Assist in sustaining Product Long Lifecycle assisting & identifying alternate component attributes critical to maintaining Product Performance
Collaborate with (i) a firmware engineer to implement control and protection functions; (ii) a magnetics expert to design, configure, and optimize the power magnetics; and (iii) a mechanical engineer to optimize thermal & mechanical performance
Work with component, safety, test, & manufacturing engineers to ensure products are viable
Optimize designs with an eye toward efficiency, density, and cost
Create schematics, bills of material, and supervise PWB layouts
Perform hands-on lab work building and debugging of prototypes
Perform electrical characterization per checklists, design validation, and qualification
Introduce products into high-volume production
Lead concept & design reviews; take schedule direction from the Project Manager
Follow prescribed design processes while identifying opportunities to accelerate
Provide technical support for production and field issues
Consult senior engineers for technical guidance as required

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum 4 years of experience in an engineering, IT, scientific or other technical position)
Minimum of 3 years of engineering design experience in power supply converters

Eligibility Requirement:
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now nor in the future, for this job opening.

Desired Characteristics:
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to work independently
Strong problem solving skills
Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering / Power Electronics
Experience with advanced test and laboratory analysis tools for power electronics
Developing power supplies using digital control
Perform feedback loop analysis and compensation
Understanding of magnetics design for power conversion
Understanding of design for EMI/EMC compliance
Understanding of power semiconductor parameters and limitations
Power supply circuit simulation experience (e.g. PSpice / Simplis/ Symetrix)
Worst case analysis
Self-motivated, detail oriented, strong team player
Ability to prioritize and communicate in a dynamic environment
Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills
Ability to drive projects to completion

Locations: United States; Texas; Plano
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.