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Power Products Engineer

 
Company Name: IOTA Engineering
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Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2013
Posting Expiry Date: 11/22/2013
Pay Rate: DOE
 

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Position summary

Design and develop battery chargers and power supplies for standard battery chemistries and configurations.

Tasks
òCollaborate with marketing to develop detailed specifications that cover critical requirements
òDetermine topology, magnetic requirements, and a block diagram outlining power dissipations
òReview compliance requirements (EMI, safety, etc.) and identify impacts to design
òTeam up with physical design
Package constraints with mechanical concept and mounting features
Determine PCB size constraints (X, Y, & Z) and mounting hole locations.
Thermal design with heatsink and airflow requirements
Review completed physical design and procure hardware when complete
òComplete electrical design, schematic, BOM, magnetics, and PCB layout prerequisites.
òCreate or supervise PCB designs; procure PCBs when complete.
òCoordinate purchase of components and create AVLs for new parts
òDirect the assembly and test of prototype magnetics and PCBs; integrate into physical design
òDefine and direct characterization of completed prototype
òComplete preliminary compliance reviews
òIncorporate required changes into design documentation
òCoordinate the construction of preproduction units with updated documentation
òComplete compliance requirements and testing (internal & external)
òRelease final documents and test requirements
òAssist with production problems and update documentation as required.

Skills and Attributes
òA thorough understanding of power processing topologies; flyback, forward, push-pull, etc.
òAdept at high frequency magnetic design; transformers, inductors, and EMI filter components
òExperienced with the use of standard lab equipment; scopes, meters, spectrum analyzers, etc.
òProficient in test and measurement techniques for high frequency power supplies
òTroubleshooting abilities to locate problems and identify solutions.
òFunctional understanding of heat flow and thermal design
òCommunication abilities to understand and explain problems, findings, and resolutions
òExperience with regulatory agencies (i.e. UL, CSA, IEC, VDE, FCC, etc.)
òProficient in PC applications; Excel, Word, Outlook, AutoCAD, and Altium Designer (PCBs)

Experience and Education
òBachelor's Degree
òMinimum 6 years experience in the engineering field of power electronics