Senior Electric Drives Systems Engineer
Moline, Illinois

Job ID: 11269
Start Date: ASAP
Type: Direct Hire
Job Industry: Information Technology / Telecommunications

Onsite: On location at the Client’s site 100% of the time. No telecommuting or remote work.

Additional Information: Full benefits, relocation assistance, and bonus are available; interview travel is reimbursed.

Description: Our Client, a manufacturer of agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, is looking to hire a Senior Electric Drives Systems Engineer in Cary, NC, Fargo, ND or Moline, IL.


• Plan, coordinate, and carry out the product analysis, design, and/or testing activities for electric drive components and systems in products worldwide. Electric drive system components include motors, generators, power inverters, safety protection devices, control systems, conductors, and connectors;
• Serve as a technical lead for overall electric drive projects and executes CCDP and EPDP to deliver production components and systems into vehicle EPDP programs while meeting budget, schedule, and quality metrics;
• Design – components and systems; will work with the platform engineers to define and develop the engineering specifications of electric drive systems for EPDP programs;
• Lead the design and selection of components and systems; will deliver electric drive solutions across multiple platforms;
• Work to achieve commercial goals, for example cost targets, for electric drive components and will strive to reduce development time and expense by leveraging knowledge, components, and suppliers across the enterprise;
• Work with platform engineers to integrate the electric drive system into the vehicle. This involves designing electric drive system interfaces and specifying the related vehicle systems to meet the platform's vehicle requirements. Examples include geometric placement of electric drive components, gearbox interfaces and gear ratios, oil cooling circuits for electric machines, liquid cooling circuits for motors and drives, mechanical interfaces for inverters, electric machines, and wiring harness, and assembly, service, and safety aspects of electric drive system integration;
• During physical vehicle evaluation, will support the on-site build, commissioning, and testing of the vehicle integration aspect of the electric drive system;
• Be responsible for the development of appropriate system models representing the dynamics of the electric drive components, systems, vehicle interactions, and control algorithms. This includes the successful application of model based development in the design process;
• Support the development of system control algorithms to solve complex problems;
• Assist platform engineers to commission new systems and vehicles, including troubleshooting vehicle system problems and giving technical guidance to product platforms.


• Experience in product engineering (7+ years);
• Experience with Product design (4+ years);
• Experience leading technical projects (2+ years);
• Experience in either mechanical or electrical engineering;
• Experience with simulation / modeling tools such as MATLAB / Simulink;
• Experience with lab equipment such as dynamometers, oscilloscopes, current sensors and other tools for design and debug of electric drives;
• Experience with the design and development of electric drive systems (preferred);
• Experience in component development of electric machines, power electronics, connectors and conductors (preferred);
• Experience with EPDP sub-process areas broader than product design. Examples include safety and compliance, manufacturing, customer support, supply management, and marketing (preferred);
• Experience mentoring engineers, interns, EDPs (preferred);
• Experience with vehicle systems interfacing with electric drives. Examples include diesel engines, gearboxes, vehicle controllers, hydraulic lubrication, and water-glycol cooling (preferred);
• Experience with vehicle platform engineering (examples include tractors, combines, crop care) (preferred);
• Advanced technical degree in electric drive field (preferred);
• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and/or related discipline(s);
• Master’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and/or related discipline(s) (preferred).

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