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Mechanical Engineer - Power Electronics

Company: Control Tec
Location: Troy
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


This position is part of our Signal & Power Solutions segment, Vehicle Electrification Systems business unit.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer-Power Electronics that will be located in either Troy, MI or at our new facility in Carmel, IN.

This position is a critical mechanical engineering role within our recently formed Vehicle Electrification Systems group focused on delivering technical breakthroughs, industry leading products, and commercial success through our power electronics investments.

As one of the first mechanical engineers on the team, you will play a key role in the design of our first product. Your design will ensure that our products have a unique selling proposition that lives up to the strategy and stand the test of time. You will be at the heart of every design decision and advance not just your skills, but the power electronics field.


  • Own start to finish development of the mechanical components - from specification to design, prototype, reliability validation and high-volume manufacturing.
  • Collaborate with electrical, PCB layout, and firmware engineering teams to successfully to design, validate and manufacture products that meet the necessary requirements.
  • Own the design and 3D modeling of mechanical components and assemblies including plastics, sheet metal, heat sinks, insulation systems, high voltage connectors, fasteners, and other components.
  • Perform the mechanical design analysis including thermal, CFD, structural, design for assembly, and design for test.
  • Solve electronics packaging issues including electrical isolation, sealing, thermal management, interconnection, shock and vibration management, electromagnetic interference (EMI), RF communications, etc.
  • Develop engineering and manufacturing test plans for designs.
  • Create drawing packages and manufacturing instructions for parts and assemblies.
  • Assist in engineering prototype builds and component fabrication.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and manufacturing engineering on manufacturing process design that ensures repeatability and quality.
  • Collaborate with other mechanical, systems, electrical, digital control, manufacturing, industrial design, and test engineers to take designs from a clean sheet through prototypes and into mass production.
  • Support the program's Chief Engineer with internal and customer technical communications.

Must Haves (Basic Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or STEM.
  • 5+ years' of Tier 1 automotive supplier or OEM experience in power electronics product development from ideation to high volume production, plus relevant software, and semiconductor experience.
  • 3+ years of experience using GD&T to control part features,CATIA V5 and/or V6.
  • Experience with PLM systems, engineering changes, deviations, BOM structuring, etc.
  • Experience with environmental, reliability, safety, and industry standard requirements for automotive, industrial & residential products.
  • Experience with high volume manufacturing processes such as injection molding, stamping, diecast, etc.
  • Strong verbal, written and communication skills to work effectively with the rest of the team, customers and other internal stakeholders.

Nice to Haves (Preferred Qualifications):

  • MS or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and/or relevant research.
  • Deep understanding of power electronics vehicle integration, testing, software development, and functional safety developed through experience.
  • Basic understanding of electrical design fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of design for reliability and design for manufacturability concepts.
  • Working knowledge of Matlab and/or Python.
  • Familiarity with PCBAs and PCBA components.
  • Familiarity with high voltage design mechanical design.

Aptiv Rewards and Advantages:

  • Competitive compensation with bonus potential
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Discount programs with various manufacturers and retailers
  • Recognition for innovation and excellence
  • Opportunities to give back to the community
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world
  • Relocation assistance may be available
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Parental leave, etc.)

About Vehicle Electrification Systems:

VES, or vehicle electrification systems combines Aptiv's high voltage wiring, charging, connection systems and power electronics capabilities under one tight nit, but expanding team. We are focused on providing OEMs with complete solutions that solve their most complex integration challenges as they develop their next generation of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Some see differences. We see perspectives that make us stronger.

Diversity and Inclusion are sources of innovation and creativity, both of which are essential to Aptiv's success. Everyday our diverse team comes together, drives innovation, pursues solutions, and meets challenges using their unique abilities, perspectives and talents, changing what tomorrow brings. When you join our team, you'll get encouraged to think boldly, express your viewpoint and innovate as a matter of habit.

Some see technology. We see a way to make connections.

At Aptiv, we don't just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what's possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected. Today there are more than 180,000 of us globally, located in 44 countries, and united by one mission. Join the movement and together, let's change tomorrow.

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Aptiv is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Control Tec, Troy , Mechanical Engineer - Power Electronics, Other , Troy, Michigan

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