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AC Propulsion, located in San Dimas, California, is a world leading developer and manufacturer of electric vehicle propulsion systems and related technologies. To accelerate the development of next generation drive and recharge systems, we are seeking creative individuals to work in an exciting and challenging small company environment.

Current Openings
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TEST ENGINEER - ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVE SYSTEMS - Ref Job #229

We are looking for a Test Engineer with broad experience in electric/hybrid vehicles for drive units and charging systems.

Responsibilities include :
- Dynamometer operation and maintenance, Dyne data collection to support motor controls development with motor controls engineer, support and maintain motor controls configuration management.
- Capability to develop and operate test console (LabVIEW and Python control program) for Motor Dynamometer and other test setups.
- Support DVP&Rs (Design Verification Plan and Report) and conduct thermal and vibration tests to evaluate if hardware meets acceptance test criteria. Analyze and review data to ensure that hardware is operating as expected utilizing numerical data analysis tools to interpret test results. Document results and provide reports.
- Coordinate with design and controls engineers to highlight problems and suggest areas for improvement.
- Develop novel ways to streamline processes and increase the reliability of testing operations.
- Develop and Implement standard practices for specifying new and upgraded equipment.

Minimum qualifications:
- Bachelor Degree in Electrical, Computer or Electro-Mechanical Engineering.
- 2 years minimum test experience.
- Hands-on test facility experience including dynamometer testing, building circuits and wire harnesses if needed
- Able to work with minimal supervision and committed to working in a fast-paced environment.
- Great communication skills (verbal and written) for interfacing with other employees and customers
- Familiar with the use of basic lab equipment including oscilloscope, function generator, counters and network analyzer, as well as tools to construct and modify circuits during design debug

Preferred qualifications/skills:
- Experience with electric vehicles and/or automotive products a plus.
- Familiar with automotive power electronics, power supplies both high and low voltage.
- Experience with automotive regulatory, environmental, reliability, and safety requirements is a plus. SAE, IEC, ISO, China standards.
- Experience with Software: LabView, Matlab/Simulink, PSpice, MS office.
- Experience with Programming: C, Assembly, Python language.
- Experience with taking products through development cycle to full volume production.
- Basic experience with automotive communication protocols (CAN, LIN, Ethernet)
- Able to travel up to 10%

Posted on: February 28, 2017
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SENIOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER - Ref Job #233

We are looking for a Senior Vehicle Embedded Software Engineer with broad experience in electric/hybrid vehicles for drive units and charging systems.

Responsibilities include :
- Development, testing, and diagnostics of electric vehicle embedded software for drive units and chargers.
- Participate in review of SRS (Software Requirements Specification) for design and code development.
- Definition of software algorithms and documentation for software development.
- Implement software, test, review and troubleshoot.
- C/ C++ programming utilizing generated and/or hand coding.
- Cross functional communication for interfaces between hardware and software to meet operational and performance requirements of the overall system.

Minimum qualifications:
- MS Engineering with 5 years relevant industry experience or BSEE, ME or Computer Engineering with 7 years of automotive industry experience.
- Experience with safety critical embedded software development practices and process.
- Experience with 32bit DSP's, microcontrollers and associated development tools
- Excellent communication skills; Self-starter.

Preferred qualifications/skills:
- Proficient in development and testing of device drivers for CAN, SPI, SCI, I2C, ADC, etc. for Electric/hybrid vehicle software a plus.
- Experience with at least one scripting language; Python a plus.
- Experience in CAN based analysis tools and protocols such as CCP/XCP.
- Experience with computer-aided design tools for simulation, such as MATLAB/Simulink/RTW/Stateflow.
- Understand the fundamental aspects of microprocessors/DSPs and the development tools: such as memory model, interrupt structure and compiler/linker optimization.
- Understanding of code review process, code coverage analysis, source control aspects of the software development process. ISO26262 experience and MISRA C a plus.
- Experience with the Software V-Model and SPICE, CMMI (or equivalent) is desired.
- Understanding of basic electronics circuitry for drive units.
- Design experience with Vector tools.
- Able to travel up to 10%.

Posted on: February 21, 2017
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MATERIALS, COMPONENTS, AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER - Ref Job #230

We are looking for a Materials, Components, and Process Development Engineer with broad experience in electric or hybrid vehicles with strong traction motor controls background for AC Induction type motors.

Responsibilities include :
- Develop, analyze, and improve mechanical assemblies and systems related to electric and hybrid vehicles. Knowledge of electric motors for automotive industry a big plus.
- Create and maintain processes related to soldering, potting, and assembly of power electronics and motor systems.
- Document engineering calculations used for designs. Heat transfer and thermal management a plus.
- Support DFMEAs.
- Troubleshooting and problem solving required to overcome design limitations with manufacturing capabilities taken into consideration.
- Support selection of key components, analysis, recommend.

Minimum qualifications:
- Requires a BS degree in Materials Science or equivalent education.
- At least 5 years of experience in mechanical or electro-mechanical engineering.
- MSOffice, Excel, Word, Power Point proficient.
- Oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and superior organizational abilities.
- Understanding of design for manufacturing principles.
- Understanding of electrical safety and environmental standards and certification process.
- Able to travel up to 10% domestic and international.

Preferred qualifications/skills:
- Experience with electric vehicles and/or automotive products a plus.
- Experience with CAD.
- MS and /or PhD a plus.
- Mandrian Chinese a plus.

Posted on: December 15, 2016
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MECHANICAL ENGINEER - Ref Job #217

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer with broad experience in electric or hybrid vehicles with strong traction motor controls background for AC Induction type motors.

Responsibilities include :
- Develop, analyze, and improve mechanical assemblies and systems related to electric and hybrid vehicles. In particular power electronics and motors for automotive industry.
- Hardware development/packaging related to inverters and motors including but not limited to printed circuit boards, connectorization, liquid cooling, stators, rotors, busbars, castings for inverter housings and motor housings.
- Thermal design methods for heat sinking of power electronics and motors using liquid and air cooling. CFD a plus.
- Design for shock, vibration, temperature environment, and water protection to meet requirements of IP67 enclosures.
- Create and maintain solid models and drawings using SolidWorks for mechanical designs utilizing industry standards, GD& T, and tolerance stack ups.
- Creation of DFMEAs.
- Troubleshooting and problem solving required to overcome design limitations with manufacturing capabilities taken into consideration.

Minimum qualifications:
- Requires a BSME degree in Mechanical Engineering.
- At least 5 years of experience in mechanical or electro-mechanical engineering.
- SolidWorks and PDM Software ability preferred along with excellent documentation and communication skills.
- Oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and superior organizational abilities.
- Ability to take initiative, to maintain confidentiality, to meet deadlines, and to work in a team environment essential.
- Understanding of design for volume manufacturing.
- Understanding of electrical safety and environmental standards and certification process including design for EMI/EMC protection.
- Able to travel up to 10% domestic and international.

Preferred qualifications/skills:
- Experience with electric vehicles and/or automotive products a plus.
- Experience with CAD.
- Experience with GD& T.
- Experience with CFD analysis for liquid cooling.
- Experience with SAE, ISO, GMW or equivalent automotive standards and specifications.

Posted on: December 15, 2016
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SENIOR VEHICLE MOTOR CONTROLS ENGINEER - Ref Job #231

We are looking for a Senior Vehicle Motor Controls Engineer with broad experience in electric or hybrid vehicles with strong traction motor controls background for AC Induction type motors.

Responsibilities include :
- Embedded real-time control software development for inverter-driven electric vehicle traction motors.
- Documentation of controls requirements.
- Optimization of motor controls using Matlab Simulink or similar with hand coding capability.
- Assure traction motor and inverter meet performance requirements via controls algorithm development and implementation.
- Dynamometer testing and data collection
- Documentation of results and recommendations for performance improvement.

Minimum qualifications:
- MS Engineering with 3 years relevant industry experience or BS Engineering with 5 years relevant industry experience.
- Intimately familiar with inverter topologies, gate drivers, controllers and associated CPUs, such a TI DSPs or Freescale processors.
- Has deep knowledge of AC Induction machines and control characteristics.
- Understanding of basic electronics circuitry: Be able to operate basic electronic instruments for board and unit level testing; High Voltage testing experience a plus.
- Excellent communication skills; Self-starter.
- Able to travel up to 10% domestic and international.

Preferred qualifications/skills:
- Proficient in embedded C language under RTOS and real-time scheduler; Experience with AUTOSAR/OSEK a plus.
- Proficient in development and testing of device drivers for CAN, SPI, SCI, I2C, ADC, etc.. Electric/hybrid vehicle control software background a plus.
- Experience with at least one scripting language; Python a plus.
- Experience in CAN based analysis tools and protocols such as CCP/XCP.
- Experience with computer-aided design tools for simulation, such as MATLAB/Simulink/RTW/Stateflow.
- Understand the fundamental aspects of microprocessors/DSPs and the development tools: such as memory model, interrupt structure and compiler/linker optimization.
- Understanding of code review process, code coverage analysis, source control aspects of the software development process.
- Experience with safety critical embedded software development practices and process. ISO26262 experience a plus.
- PM motor controls experience a plus.
- PhD in related topic a plus.

Posted on: April 18, 2016
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SENIOR POWER ELECTRONICS ENGINEER - Ref Job #216

We are looking for a Senior Power Electronics Engineer with broad experience in power electronics and motor drive control.

Responsibilities include :
- Circuit design, analysis, prototyping and testing of high voltage power electronics (motor drives, dc-dc converters and battery chargers).
- Researching and specifying electrical components, schematic drawing, PCB layout, design for environmental and EMI/EMC certification process and interfacing with other functional teams within the organization.
- Controls/Software development for inverter, charger, and DC to DC converters experience.
- Design inverter, charger, and DC to DC converters topologies.

Minimum qualifications:
- MSEE with 3 years industry experience or BSEE, ME or Physics with 6 years of industry experience.
- Deep knowledge of IGBT and MOSFET power and drive circuits and control system design.
- Experience with design, analysis and test of high voltage switch-mode power supplies, battery chargers and/or motor inverters.
- Experience with magnetics design (transformers and inductors) and power electronics thermal analysis.
- Experience with computer-aided design tools for simulation, schematic and PCB design.
- Understanding of EMI/EMC mechanisms and mitigation.
- Understanding of design for manufacturing principles.
- Understanding of electrical safety and environmental standards and certification process.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Able to travel up to 10% domestic and international.

Preferred qualifications/skills:
- Experience with electric vehicles and/or automotive products is a plus. Embedded processor h/w and s/w design is a plus.
- MatLab-Simulink.
- Altium circuit design.
- Circuit Simulation: spice.
- Programming Languages: C, Assembler, Visual C++.

Posted on: June 17, 2016
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AC Propulsion provides competitive compensation including medical & dental insurance benefits, 401(K) and paid time off.
AC Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Preference is given to local applicants. No agencies please.

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