Power Electronics Lead Mechanical Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200297921
The Special Projects Group (SPG) is seeking a lead mechanical engineer for the power electronics team. They will be responsible for designing power electronics modules and products beginning in the concept phase and continuing through volume production. They will be involved in developing and executing the validation plan, but primarily responsible for ensuring the design meets the requirements. This person will work directly with suppliers to bring up tools and assembly equipment and will travel to supplier locations to ensure success. This person will work closely with electrical engineers and other cross functional partners (SW, reliability, testing, DFM, operations) to solve issues that arise in the course of prototyping, verification, and validation.

Key Qualifications

  • Mechanical Engineering background
  • Must have experience designing products or modules with digital and/or analog electronics
  • Experience with high power systems (> 1kW) is preferred but not required
  • Must have the ability to convert a block diagram into a physical design that satisfies the thermal, structural, cost, durability, and manufacturability targets
  • Should have experience designing high volume products
  • Experience designing and building test setups to validate designs is preferred but not required
  • Experience working in a team environment and being self-motivated to close design issues
  • Ability to articulate design issues and path to resolution both verbally and with documentation
  • Experience working with domestic and overseas manufacturers preferred
  • Flexibility and comfort working in a quickly changing environment


Concept generation of power electronics systems Detailed design of enclosures and mechanical parts, thermal systems, printed circuit board MCO’s, and EMC mitigation components Performing analysis on designs Sourcing and building low volume prototypes Creation and documentation of assembly process Supply chain development and supplier management Participation in system verification and validation

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering preferred

Additional Requirements