Hardware Engineer, Power Electronics

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 by Rockwell Automation

Mequon, WI 53097
Information Technology
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Position Summary:

Rockwell Automation is looking for a talented Hardware Engineer to join our new product development team. You will join a diverse engineering team and be responsible for developing the power electronic hardware and technology for our next generation, industrial servo motion control products. You will play a key role in all phases of product development including requirements definition, technology development, circuit design for embedded systems, product verification and certification testing, and release to production. You will work on a team comprised of engineers across multiple disciplines (e.g., mechanical, power electronics, embedded software), project managers, product marketing, and manufacturing & quality organizations to bring our product roadmaps to life. The environment fosters a collaborative and innovative approach to work with teams across the globe. It is dynamic, fast-paced, and requires a highly motivated individual with a passion for product development. In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop both technical and leadership skills and experience by take on increasing scope and responsibility.

EOE, M/F/Disabled, Vet


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree



Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent experience required.

  • 2 years' experience in power electronics development in the area of motion control systems and/or industrial power conversion equipment or equivalent graduate level course study.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundamental EE concepts (circuit analysis, control theory, and EM).

  • Design experience developing power electronic circuits.

  • Component analysis experience and device characterization of IGBTs, MOSFETs, and high frequency capacitors.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of modeling tools, i.e. Matlab/Simulink, Simplorer, LTSpice, Maxwell, etc.

  • Understanding of EMI noise reduction techniques, PCB layout, gate drive design, thermal management, voltage and current sensing techniques and protection circuitry.

  • Detailed oriented in the organization of documentation related to design concepts, validation, and product release requirements.

  • Demonstrated expertise in laboratory testing and experience with test equipment including oscilloscopes, data acquisition equipment, spectrum analyzers, etc.

  • Proficiency and understanding of the architecture, specification and hardware design in the area of motion control systems or industrial power conversion equipment (servo drives, industrial drives, UPS, and traction drives).

  • Experience with off-line and DC/DC power supply design.

  • Experience with analog design of signal conditioning and filter circuitry.

  • Understanding of statistical methods (DfSS) and design analysis (Monte Carlo, DFMEA, etc...) in a product development environment.

  • Experience with agency approval requirements and design for regulatory compliance (UL, CE).

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations to essential functions of the job will be made if appropriate.

    Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Architecture and Software

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Mequon - Wisconsin

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley(R) and Rockwell Software(R) product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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Reference: 559173183

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