Design Engineer (Hardware/Power)

Interactive Business Systems

Design Engineer (Hardware/Power) Fort Wayne IN

Planet Technology is teaming up with a Fort Wayne, IN client to locate and bring on a Design Engineer for a direct hire opportunity!

Position Summary:

Responsibility within the HVAC business segment for electronic hardware and software design, associated documentation, software design/maintenance of motor control functions, validation and testing, production and quality support.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Design hardware electronics for high voltage (115Vac, 230Vac & 460Vac) electronic controllers for electric machines
  • Simulate mixed analog and digital electronic circuits
  • Select and assess suitability and reliability of electronic components
  • Design, debug, and test embedded software for motor control applications.
  • Develop software architecture for new features and technologies related to control of electric machines
  • Maintain product documentation
  • Interact with Application, Software, and other Electronic Engineers to meet customer/system requirements
  • Prototype electronic circuits and document measurements and results
  • Review and approve electrical documentation (schematics, assembly drawings, BOM, PCB layouts, etc.)
  • Perform failure analysis of electronic circuits. Issue report on findings as well as recommendations on opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Interface with circuit board contract manufacturer


  • Required Education / Experience / Skills:
  • Master’s or Ph.D in Electrical or Computer engineering
  • 2+ years relevant experience
  • Experience designing 3 phase inverters for electric machines
  • Experience designing mixed analog and digital circuits
  • Experience designing switch mode power supplies (buck and flyback configurations)
  • Experience designing analog electronic functions (isolated RS-232, RS-485, NFC antennas)
  • Experience with circuit schematic capture and layout
  • Experience with circuit simulation software
  • Experience testing and troubleshooting high voltage electronics up to 650Vdc
  • Experience with evaluating reliability of electronic circuits
  • Experience developing embedded software for control of electric machine (assembly and C)
  • Experience with motor control peripherals (ADC, PWM timers, DAC)
  • Experience with communication peripherals (UART, I2C, SPI)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Experience providing customer support and dealing with customer issues.
  • Skilled in organizing, prioritizing and coordinating working relationships with all levels of personnel within and outside of the organization.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiar with RoHS and EHS guidelines.
  • Familiar with test procedures for EMI, hipot, 6kV transient, ESD.
  • Familiar with agency testing (e.g. UL)
  • Experience simulating and designing magnetics for EMI filters and switch mode power supplies
  • Experience simulating and designing EMI filters
  • Experience testing and troubleshooting high voltage electronics up to 650Vdc
  • Experience with laboratory equipment used in the testing of electric machines (high voltage electronic power supplies, dynamometers)
  • Experience developing software meeting agency requirements (e.g. UL 60730)
  • Understanding of control of induction and permanent magnet motors
  • Strong innovation skills
  • Six Sigma Training/Certification (Green Belt / DFLSS)

Travel:  Some domestic and international travel to plants, test facilities, and/or customer facilities required.

Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover note to the attention of Chris Douglas at Planet Technology  (

About IBS: IBS, Interactive Business Systems, Inc., is an IT solutions and staffing company known for achieving business objectives and bottom-line results through the smart architecting, implementation and management of technology. In three decades of developing the technology applications, tools, environments and teams that foster top business performance, we have become an industry-leading IT services provider. 

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