Sr. Power Electronics Mechanical Engineer

Carson, CA /
Propulsion – Electric Power Conversion /
Full Time
- Execute mechanical design for power electronics components using CATIA 3D software.
- Design vital components used in power electronic devices.
- Components include die cast, plastics, busbars, sheet metal, harnesses, seals, and PCBAs.
- Release mechanical components for power electronics using ENOVIA system.
- Generate and maintain top level assembly BOM.
- Ensure all relevant component attributes are captured and accurate.
- Execute engineering releases for mechanical components.
- Active participant in supplier weekly meetings.
- Engage with sourced suppliers to close open items in a timely manner.
- Actively communicate with Supply Chain and Supplier Quality groups to address and close out relevant action items.
- Assist with generating vital technical documents for the mechanical team.
- Documents include technical component specifications, prototype test plan, statement of work for sourcing components, and assembly instruction manuals. 
- Participate in the creation of DFMEAs and DV test plans for power electronics components.
- Support the pre-production line for power electronics
- Assist with the design of mechanical test fixtures.
- Generate key component assembly instruction manuals.
- Troubleshoot and help root cause any issues that occur in the prototype line.

·       Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related engineering field.
·       Minimum 5 years of professional work experience as an engineer releasing Power Electronics assemblies.
·       Extensive experience interfacing and managing external suppliers.
·       Knowledge of CATIA V5 or V6 software including part design and assembly design workbenches.
·       Experience with fundamental design practices of die casting, sheet metal, and injection molding.
·       Knowledge of GD&T per ASME Y14.5.
·       Ability to understand electrical and mechanical drawings.
·       Understanding and knowledge of ENOVIA Product Lifecycle Management system.
·       Proficient with Microsoft office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio.
·       Experience working in the automotive industry and startup environment preferred.

Department: Electric Power Conversion Group (EPC)
Location: Carson, CA

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