Lab Test Engineer Electric Drives Control Power Devices

Matlen Silver
June 6, 2022
Erie, Pennsylvania
Job Type
Remote Work
  • No


Lab Test Engineer / Electric Drives Control Power Devices
Asmt Length:  12 months (possible 18 months)
Maximum Hourly Pay Rate Range:  $52.00 - $70.00

Role SummarySupport development, design and test of power electronic components to provide the core traction and auxiliary functions for locomotive and off-highway mining vehicles.  The Engineer / Technologist executes detailed implementation and validation and supports concept and design development. In this role you will utilize your fundamental engineering and control systems skills to solve specific components related issues associated with obsolescence, second sourcing and reliability.  The candidate will execute objectives under the direction of experienced design owners to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Implement, verify and validate control and diagnostic algorithms for various power devices, included but not limited to, current transformers, IGBTs, GTOs, Sensors, Inverter Assemblies, Bus Bars and Circuit Breakers
  • Support the Lead and Senior Engineers in evaluation of concepts and development of detailed controller designs.
  • Support requirements and interface definition for rotating electrical machines, power-electronics, and controller micro-electronics components.
  • Support converter measurements & characterization for medium & high voltage power electronics
  • Support the investigation, root-cause identification, and resolution of drives control reliability issues.
  • Document technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
  • Participate as a presenter in technical reviews
  • Develop technical documentation for the tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering Discipline
  • One year of experience in an Engineering position
  • Experience or training in control system design, lab setup techniques and lab automation control schemes
  • Experience or training using a control modeling system (i.e., Matlab, MatrixX) and/or C/C++ software development
  • Knowledge of electric machines (AC & DC motors, alternators, transformers) and power electronics (SCR, GTO, IGBT)
  • Ability and willingness to work "hands-on" in test labs and on locomotives or off-highway trucks with high HP (1000 KVA), medium voltage (2 KV) and high current (10 KA) systems.

Desired Qualifications

  • BSEE or MSEE
  • Experience with system level validation testing
  • Experience with transportation/locomotive auxiliary or traction equipment, systems, control, diagnostics, design or test
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • PC proficiency

About Matlen Silver 
Experience Matters. Let your experience be driven by our experience. For more than 40 years, Matlen Silver has delivered solutions for complex talent and technology needs to Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders. Led by hard work, honesty, and a trusted team of experts, we can say that Matlen Silver technology has created a solutions experience and legacy of success that is the difference in the way the world works.
Matlen Silver is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.






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