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Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Trane Technologies we Challenge Possible.  Our brands – including Trane® and Thermo King®  - create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind.  We boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. 

The future of transport refrigeration is electric! Do you want to directly contribute to an organization committed to reduce its customer carbon footprint by 1 Gigaton of Carbon Dioxide? This Senior Power Electronics Systems Engineer will lead development and integration of power electronic modules and other components for zero-emissions transport refrigeration products.  This position will play a critical role in the electrification of Thermo King products, shaping the future of our sustainable product offerings.
 
Core Job Responsibilities (others may be added):  

  • Use your knowledge of multiple power electronic module topologies to develop DCDC converters, AC-DC-AC power conversion units, and other power electronics devices.
  • Perform in-depth analysis, model-based simulation, and design in the application of electromechanical rotational machines, power electronics, and control systems by utilizing analytical tools like Matlab/Simulink, PSIM, and PLECS.  
  • Translate end-product duty cycles into detailed requirements for power electronics devices, and use these to model solutions for thermal management, EMC/EMI compliance, and algorithms for motor control.
  • Use your subject matter expertise to design-in reliability, durability, performance, and safety. Conduct tradeoff analyses of requirements, costs, and schedules. 
  • Manage your own project by developing project plans, creating clear prioritization. Develop clear technical requirements in collaboration with product development teams and suppliers, and present materials in formal and informal reviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. or graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, and at least 7 years of experience.

Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge of multiple power electronic module topologies: DC to DC, Inverters, Power Conversion Units (AC-DC-AC), etc.
  • Embedded controller firmware understanding and the ability to specify and integrate different modules into a functioning system.  Usage of custom engineering development tools and scripts to run design verification tests.
  • Systems communications. CAN J1939 preferred, experience working with message databases and analysis tools.
  • Application understanding in on-highway and/or off-highway industries desired but not required.
  • Strong proficiency with verbal and written communication skills, analytical problem solving, and creativity.
  • Simulation and modeling skills.  MATLAB/SIMULINK, PLECs, SPICE tools highly desired.

 

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives.  We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core.  We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

Keywords: Trane Technologies, Minneapolis , Senior Power Electronics Engineer, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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