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Power Electronics Engineer

EnerSys - Reading, PA


The Systems and Electronics design group is growing and looking for talent in the field of power electronics and product development. This position requires creativity and innovation to propose, prototype, and deliver new concepts and designs related to battery charging and grid tied inverters. Initial projects include high efficiency DC/DC converters, fanless cooling topologies, and wireless power transfer. Experience in hardware design, component selection, simulation, prototype assembly, testing and control is desired.

The Power Electronics Engineer will be required to demonstrate technical knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

Optimal selection of common power electronic components including switching devices, gate drivers, and magnetics

Understanding of standard modulation techniques and control methods for power electronics

Experience with power circuit simulation utilizing tools such as Spice, PLECS, Matlab/Simulink

Understanding of basic thermal management and heat sink selection for power electronics

Hands on design and testing experience with kW level power electronic designs and products (DC/DC and AC/DC)

Responsibilities include:

Innovation and promotion of ideas and concepts that can be leveraged into new products

Power Converter System Modeling, Simulation, and Design

Component selection and capability surveys to aid in down selection of new technologies

Prototype testing in an industrial lab setting involving voltage ranges of 600Vac and 1500Vdc

Documentation and report generation for all design phases and verification test results

Schematic capture and modification to support new and existing PCB drawings and designs

Ability to work efficiently and safely in an industrial development environment

Work Collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team to generate optimal system solutions for new products

Assist Sr. Level designers in the completion of NPI projects

Required Skills


Applicants must have the following minimum education, skills, and work experience:

Masters in Electrical Engineering with exposure to Power Electronics and Power Engineering

Good engineering communications and documentation skills

Strong computer skills to leverage modern CAD tools and simulation packages

Ability to multitask and prioritize to support a collaborative team environment

The ability to learn new concepts quickly and apply them to new designs

Required Experience


Power Electronics product development experience

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position involves office and lab environment exposure including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving parts, exposure to industrial voltages (

Physical activity is also required including climbing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, and repetitive motions.

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39 days 16 hours ago



Power Electronics Engineer EnerSys - Reading, PA, United States


Location: Reading, PA

Company Profile:
EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We manufacture and distribute reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and by government and defense customers.