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Cummins Inc. Power Electronics Controls Engineer - Technical Advisor in Columbus, Indiana

Power Electronics Controls Engineer - Technical Advisor


We are looking for a talented Power Electronics Controls Engineer - Technical Advisor to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Corporate Research & Technology Development Group in Columbus, IN / your remote home office.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Develop motor controls, including high and low-fidelity simulation models, for various electric machines including permanent magnet (IPM/SPM), synchronous reluctance, and induction machines

  • Collaborate with power electronics, electric machines, and software team to develop electric solutions for commercial vehicles. Help develop application-level power electronics firmware and software to validate hardware operation.

  • Develop hardware-in-the-loop test benches for power electronics, motors, and controls

  • Design and implement control loops for inverters, converters, and electric motor drives

  • Integrate, test, and troubleshoot power electronics in electric- and hybrid-electric powertrains

  • Use system-level software and tools to optimize power electronics controls for powertrain solutions

  • Mentor motor control engineers

  • Participate in long-term strategy definition for development of electric powertrains


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in electrical engineering with specialization in power electronics, electric motors, and their controls, and electric drives systems

  • 10 years of experience in developing power electronics controls for powertrain applications

  • Strong knowledge of field oriented space vector controls for PM machines, machine position sensors, PWM strategies for power electronics controls, embedded software principles, fault diagnostics and system

  • Strong theoretical knowledge of different control techniques including vector controls, model predictive controls, robust control methods, adaptive control, machine learning and other advanced controls

  • Experience with high power inverter and motor-dyno test activities (preparing plans, executing the tests, etc.)

  • Strong knowledge of power electronics circuits, systems, and controls.

  • Strong understanding of different motor architectures, winding theory, various motor topologies, and their control strategies.

  • Solid ability in building and modeling different electric machines and their controls

  • Strong analytical skills on solving motor control issues

  • Expertise in EMI/EMC mitigation is a plus.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Cummins Tech Center

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 17, 2021, 9:29:42 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 21000662