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Nexteer Automotive R&D Electrical Hardware Engineer (2021) in Saginaw, Michigan


We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who is ready to take on a technology development and innovation role. The candidate should possess good attention to detail, good mentorship ability, be creative, and possess good time management skills. This position is for research and development, including design, modeling, simulation, layout, analysis, and verification, of hardware circuits for electric drive systems. This position allows the candidate to assist in advancing the electrical hardware technology roadmap that supports both the existing Nexteer product line and enables expansion for next generation products. The candidate will also be responsible for coordinating cross-functional projects with multiple technical groups within the organization and enforcing the technology development process for various projects from research through production.

This role is focused towards high voltage, high power electrical circuit systems for electric and hybrid vehicle propulsion applications. The ideal candidate would possess strong technical skills that encompass multiple disciplines including familiarity with power electronics, circuit board layout and manufacturing, circuit analysis and simulation, integration of both high voltage and low voltage circuits, and experimental circuit debug and diagnosis.


  • Developing electrical circuit and hardware designs based on written and verbal requirements

  • Performing board layout design for complicated switching circuits and other embedded circuits.

  • Creating electrical designs that minimize package space and footprint.

  • Hands-on construction, testing and debug of new electrical hardware to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies for both bench level and vehicle level systems

  • Creating design documentation

  • Research, Identify, Size and Analyze various electrical components for projects incorporating various motion control applications.

  • Create and document processes and procedures for testing products

    Job Requirements:

  • Must have knowledge of electronic circuit principles, design, debug, schematics, and analysis.

  • Must have knowledge of common electrical hardware gate drive circuits and design.

  • Must have working knowledge of common power electronic devices (MOSFETS, IGBT’s)

  • Must be familiar with ECU construction methods and techniques to reduce package size and minimize power loss

  • Basic understanding of EMI/EMC issues with the board designs.

  • Experience with simulation tools for circuit analysis (PSPICE etc)

  • Must be familiar with lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes and power supplies.

  • Must have excellent problem solving and debug skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio).

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Technical writing. Documenting and creating technical reports and evaluations and creating procedures and processes for design and system validation.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others


  • Experience with PCB layout techniques

  • Experience with wide bandgap switching devices.

  • Experience with electrical hardware cooling methods and techniques.

  • 2 years of experience in a high voltage lab environment

  • Working knowledge of CAN serial communications, including vehicle messaging and diagnostic service implementations

  • Mechanical and electrical knowledge of automotive subsystems for Hybrids and BEV’s.

  • Experience with LabView and MATLAB/Simulink

  • Previous experience working with vehicle powertrain inverter systems


    Bachelor: Electrical Engineering (required)

    Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor

    Nexteer is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.

    Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000 . Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.