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Principal Engineer - Power Electronics Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Principal Engineer - Power Electronics


Posted: 2/24/2021 - Expires: 5/25/2021

Job ID: 224695318


Job Description

Principal Engineer - Power Electronics


                                    Location: CLEVELAND, OH, United States

                                     Job Family
                                 : Engineering

                                    Job Type
                                 : Regular

                                    : Feb 11, 2021

                                 Job ID: 20414




                                    Job Description





With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Researches and carries out complex or innovative engineering assignments requiring the development of new or improved methods, techniques, and procedures. Contributes to and has responsibility for the completion of significant assignments with broad product, technology, customer, and strategic business impact.

-  Develops new or refined equipment, materials, processes, products, concepts and/or scientific methods by applying advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for assigned area.  Evaluates costs, available resources, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors.
-  Provides expert technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations which affect long range plant and product engineering planning by carefully analyzing and applying advanced engineering principles. 
-  Communicates and coordinates with other technical resources to provide technical recommendations, lessons learned, methods for problem-solving, analysis methodology, etc. to maximize contribution to multiple projects or programs.  Makes technical proposals and presentations to various internal and customer groups to influence business decisions.
-  Conducts analyses and/or tests pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials, equipment or processes and completes required documentation by determining required actions, performing or directing completion of tasks and publishing findings and/or results. 
-  Compiles and analyzes operation, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or products.  Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products, or equipment when necessary data are insufficient or conformation by testing is advisable.
-  Investigates, researches, and operationalizes new technologies in specialty or related areas to improve cost and performance by applying advanced engineering design methods, theories, and research techniques.
- Applies and leads continuous improvement initiatives through the development of new engineering technology, product development, analytic tools, and key production principles and techniques.
-  Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending advanced-level educational workshops, reviewing technical and research publications, and/or participating in professional associations.
-  Complies with Parker policies and aerospace industry regulations.  Consistently applies established engineering practices, standards, and documentation methods.
-  Plans and conducts complex special assignments, generally involving the larger and more important projects or multiple projects.  Reviews progress and evaluates results. Recommends major changes in procedures.  Establishes goals and objectives to carry out programs or functions by coordinating efforts within and across the divisions. 
-  Acts as consultant to top management on significant issues.  May provide technical leadership to others in integrated product development teams.  Serves as technical subject expert and resource.   Shares specialized knowledge with others and ensures knowledge transfer on technologies and products.  Represents company on specific major projects.  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).

Education and Experience
Bachelors degree (BS) in mechanical, aerospace, electronic, or systems engineering or a related technical discipline.  Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through ten or more years of related experience.  MS preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Advanced knowledge of mechanical, electronic, packaging, and/or optics engineering principles, theories, concepts, techniques, industry practices, regulations, and policies. Comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to lead and implement, continuous improvement principles and techniques.  Ability to use standard business applications software and specialized data analysis, design, and project management tools.  Ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of other related engineering areas or from other technical experts to own area of expertise.  Ability to plan and conduct complex assignments where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables and/or complete data; understand problems from a broad, long-term perspective. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex policies and recommend major changes to procedures.  Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from division leadership, external customers, other divisions, and top management on complex and critical matters.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to exercise independent judgement in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.  Ability to lead technology projects or work of others.  Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.
Expert in power electronics hardware design, with a strong understanding of EMI and thermal management issues.  Good working knowledge of high speed digital design and motor controller software.  Expertise in power electronics simulation.  Strong product development experience with High Power Mobile Inverters - with IGBT and MOSFET designs. 
Expert user of PSIM or equivalent tools.  Altium, LTSpice, MATLAB/Simulink, Mathcad experience preferred.

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Full Time Employee
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Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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