FASTTEK GLOBALpowered by Fast Switch - Great Lakes
(734) 744-9373
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Design Release Engineer – Senior #957453
Job Description:
As the Control Board Engineering Design & Release Engineer (DRE) you will have responsibility for company’s control board product development and verification for electric vehicle platforms which may include mHEV, HEV, PHEV and BEV.  The Engineer must be a strong systems-focused team player with interdisciplinary experience/expertise, and willing to work in a fast-paced environment.
The DRE responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Work with technical subject matter experts to develop cost effective and reliable control boards using cutting edge technologies, simulation tools, and test and evaluation equipment.
  • Participate in Power Inverter Module (PIM) Control Board sourcing activities, including Development of source packages.
  • Conducting supplier technical review meetings
  • Providing engineering assessment of each supplier’s proposal
  • Develop power electronic controller DVP&R and all required verification testing to ensure achievement of all functional objectives and assure compliance to program goals.
  • Procure components for various internal development teams.
  • Execute Change Notices for all design changes.
  • Interface with the extended development team to integrate the control board within the PIM and Electronic Drive Module (EDM)
  • Support creating Component Specifications from vehicle, system and software requirements including requirements for Durability, Warranty, Safety and Performance at component level.
  • Participate in supplier assessments working closely with technical subject matter experts.
  • Work with the chosen suppliers and manufacturing entities to ensure designs are robust to customer requirements, meet exact function, and are manufacturable without defect.
  • Participate in post-test inspection reviews including detailed failure analysis, and recommend changes to product specifications as necessary.
  • Track progress of component development, verification, and production both internally and externally
  • Assist Issue Resolution and tracking at Technical, Program, Production and Financial levels.
  • Assist in reporting progress and status of component development at various team level meetings.
Basic Requirements:                                                              
  • BS degree in Electrical, Computer, or equivalent Engineering Degree
  • 3+ years’ experience or MS degree in electronics design and development
  • Ability to read/interpret Circuit Schematics, Worst Case analysis, layout drawings
  • Knowledgeable in development of DFMEA, DVP&R, and Validation Plans
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated and self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to interface professionally with key customers, cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Able to manage multiple responsibilities, one's own time while being mindful of deadlines.
  • Must be task oriented, detail oriented, and accurate with work
  • Preferred Requirements:
  • MS degree in Electrical, Computer or equivalent Engineering Degree
  • 5+ years of DRE experience, preferably in Power Electronics
  • Knowledge of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and fabrication
  • Awareness of Power Electronics, Simulation Tools, and Motor Control Software Methodologies
  • Hands on experience with design, release and manufacturing of critical Inverter Systems for Automotive application
Additional Must HAVES:
  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Experience using basic electrical engineering instrumentation (oscilloscopes, multimeters, etc.)
  • Very good communication and presentation skills
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • 3+ years’ Experience
  • Location: CTC – 50% onsite
  • Driving required
  • Travel: <10%, mostly in US and Windsor Canada but could on occasion require global travel
Additional Info: At FastTek Global, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve and have a little fun along the way.
We have been doing this with pride, dedication and plain, old-fashioned hard work for 24 years!
FastTek Global is financially strong, privately held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things and we do them for Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and technology start-up companies.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
FastTek Global was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022!
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