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eMotor Engineer, Thermal

Company: Magna International
Location: Troy
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Number: 46404
Group: Magna Powertrain
Division: EC Troy
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: TROY

Group Introduction

Advancing mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, and safer, while still fun to drive. And making it for everyone. That's what we're passionate about at Magna Powertrain. We do it by creating world-class powertrain solutions for conventional, hybrid, and pure electric vehicles. We're making electrification more than a buzzword, we're bringing it to the road. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.

Mission of the Position

The eMotor Design Engineer, Thermal will perform CAE, CFD and thermal simulation activities for electric machines, and/or verify for all innovation and development projects, utilizing internal and with external resources. Responsible to ensure electric machine meets performance specifications prior to creation of physical prototypes. Use analytical tools to determine root cause and design changes required to remedy premature failures. Provide technical expertise to the project team as required.

As an Intermediate level engineer, the engineer will work independently with limited supervision to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using knowledge and judgement to make adaptations and modifications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Systematic use of simulation early in the design process of electric machine to prevent failure modes in products and assist in problem resolution.
  • Apply engineering principles and simulation techniques to guide the creation of new and modification of existing product/concepts including electric machines.
  • Develop 1D/3D component & system level thermal simulation models for electric machines.
  • Perform multi-disciplinary & coupled CAE simulations across thermal, structural and CFD domains.
  • Development of thermal simulation methods and the integration into existing/emerging engineering development processes.
  • Developing, maintaining, and overseeing CAE plans to ensure objectives and deliverables are predictably and consistently achieved.
  • Develop and deliver the internal and external presentations and interpretation of results for design reviews.
  • Keep abreast of CAE / CFD technology trends in the automotive/powertrain industry for planning projects.
  • Understand and define the CAE / CFD hardware and software needs of the Department to ensure success.
  • Create manufacturing feasible new cooling concepts by applying engineering principles and analytical techniques. Magna Standards
    • Practice and maintain integrity while following Magna's Charter and Constitution.
    • Follow Magna's Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.
    • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF 16949).
    • Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.
    • Comply with safety policies and procedures to ensure duties of self are performed in a safe manner.
    • Health & Safety responsibilities:
      • Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
      • Report unsafe conditions immediately.
      • Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
      • Follow safety rules.
      • Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
      • Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
      • Create a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical knowledge.
      • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
      • Treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect.
      • Complete additional duties and responsibilities as assigned. The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

        Customers and Business Interfaces
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        • NVH Engineering
        • Test Engineering
        • eMotor Engineering
        • Software & Inverter Engineering Requirements and Qualifications
          • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required. Master's degree preferred.
          • Minimum 3 - 5 years related work experience in thermal CAE. Experience in powertrain systems preferred.
          • Significant experience in thermal analysis for electric vehicles
          • Strong product development, planning and analytical skills.
          • Experience with CAE software like KULI, ABAQUS, ANSYS, OpenFoam, StarCCM+ or similar tools
          • Demonstrated proficiency in simulations and analysis tools and methods.
          • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as teamwork skills.

            Work Environment

            Office environment; minimal travel required.

            While working in this environment, the employee will be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes and various levels of temperature created by manufacturing processes.



            Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

            At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That's why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Keywords: Magna International, Troy , eMotor Engineer, Thermal, Engineering , Troy, Michigan

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