Senior Staff Electromagnetic Designer

Ford Motor Company
April 21, 2024
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Job Description

Ford Model E is responsible for developing the key technologies and capabilities - such as EV platforms, batteries, e-motors, inverters, charging and recycling - to create ground-up, breakthrough electric vehicles. By joining the best software, engineering, design and UX talent, you will be a part of creating new technologies and concepts that can be applied across the Ford enterprise. Being on the Ford Model E team means building the future as Ford's center of innovation and growth through electric and connected vehicles and services.

The Senior Staff Electromagnetic Design Engineer will be responsible for motor concept generation, vehicle system and specific design selection and optimization work. You will design and iterate the powertrain and motor through multiple stages of development starting from the block diagram architecture phase. You will Conceptualize, Design, Engineer, Develop and support the launch of next generation power units and motors for electric vehicles.

Responsibilities

What you'll be able to do:

Activities will include:

  • Lead the creation of a motor simulation tool that optimizes topology of motors (length, diameter, wire shape, wire diameter, winding patterns, etc.) with materials and other parameters around electrical controls of the E Machine, inverter capabilities, along with manufacturing constraints
  • Develop and implement advanced finite element optimization algorithms along with analytical calculations to analyze and optimize various motor technologies and vehicle level attributes
  • Lead the incorporation of new technology developments into designs, focusing on cost optimization from design to manufacturing
  • Create robust design for automotive application and for mass manufacturing
  • Establish vehicle-aligned component and system targets for function, cost, weight and investment within the powertrain systems within the architecture phase of vehicle development
  • Create block diagrams and 3D topology for HV distribution, HV ancillary, motors, inverters, gearboxes, or traction battery systems to drive the development of new architectures
  • Develop requirements and correlated analytical models for powertrain systems, collaborating with engineering teams across the organization
  • Identify and track key system decisions that establish technology roadmaps and product architecture. Work with program systems teams to make architecture trades for range and performance that benefit the vehicle and customer.
  • Lead and contribute to design reviews, test plans, and requirements reviews to further optimize the powertrain system cross functionally
  • Facilitate effective communication with manufacturing, supply chain, and other engineering teams to deliver optimal design solutions
  • Present concepts and status to senior management and internally to company personnel in an integration and subject matter expert role
  • Drive innovation in powertrain and integration of future technologies that provide benefit to the product; both short- and long-term roadmap items
  • Qualifications

    The minimum requirements we seek:

  • PhD in electromagnetic / motor design
  • Electrical Engineering or Physics Degree
  • Sound knowledge of motor operating and control principles
  • Experience of motor electromagnetic design and optimization
  • Experience of leading the development motors for mass production
  • 8+ years of experience designing, developing, and releasing electric vehicle motors
  • 6+ years' experience using finite element methods for performance, durability, cost and NVH of powertrain components
  • Preferred Requirements :

  • Experience of coding optimization algorithms, particularly in Matlab
  • Strong power electronics background, particularly in motor drive applications
  • Experience of electric drive and motor control concepts for permanent magnet AC machines
  • Knowledge of fault tolerant machine topologies and optimization of machine design for sensorless control
  • High level of expertise and proficiency with Catia, Enovia, or similar tools including drawing and modelling practices and methodologies
  • Hands-on experience building and launching automotive products and prototyping powertrain systems
  • Experience with controls strategies for battery management systems, motor/inverter, and charge electronics
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Confluence, and Jira applications
  • Experience with instrumentation and measurement of powertrain systems in a lab environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An eagerness to work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment where you are part of a high performing team
  • A system approach to design and development with the desire and curiosity to strive for exceptional delivery execution and continuous improvement
  • What you'll receive in return:

    As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

    If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

    For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit:

    https: // corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en- us/documents/careers/2023-benefits-and-comp-LL5-sal-plan-4.pdf

    At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

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    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 170 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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