R&D Power Electronics Engineer
Faith Technologies

Neenah, Wisconsin


EnTech Solutions, a division of Faith Technologies Incorporated (FTI), provides distributed energy capabilities, electric vehicle charging, innovative sustainable fuel technologies and asset management solutions for businesses looking for reliable, clean energy solutions. We utilize proprietary energy modeling and optimization software to ensure intelligent, comprehensive, and resilient electricity is delivered from an infrastructure that prioritizes the use of all available resources such as renewables, storage and the utility grid. We look to diverge from the traditional idea of energy to achieve energy independence and resiliency - for our customers, the environment and the generations to come.

The R&D Power Electronics Engineer is responsible for creating test setup to verify the operation of power equipment to be used in microgrid solutions, write up test plans, prepare lab equipment specifically to each power converter: bidirectional battery charger, PV converter, bi-directional PCSs for energy storage. Prioritize the test tasks according to the lab resources and project deadlines. Perform the test, collect data, and present a test report with key results and technical analysis for evaluation. Maintain the lab test equipment and support R&D project. This position is a hands-on, on-the-job learning position at Excellerate Neenah Development Lab.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor 's Degree in Electrical Engineering with 5-year experience, or Master's Degree with 2-year experience.

Experience: 2 or more years hands-on hardware experience in power converters: AC/DC, DC/DC, and DC/AC.

  • Knowledge of power converter topologies: AC/DC, DC/DC & DC/AC in terms of power flows and control concepts.
  • Experience with bidirectional power converters.
  • Proficiency in programming languages Python, C/C++ and other high level/ scripting language, Labview is preferred.
  • Experience in electronics design: analog and digital design, microcontroller and DSP design, schematic entry, component specification, board layout, test planning and circuit testing.
  • Proficiency with lab equipment: oscilloscope and current/voltage probes for high voltage/current measurement, AC and DC power supplies, power analyzers, function generators, multi-meters, data loggers.
  • Skilled working in lab environment with high voltage and high current power equipment.
  • Passion for hardware simulation and development. Must be a hands-on engineer and excited to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive problem-solving experience.
  • Experience in calibration and maintenance of electrical power equipment.
  • Experience in setting up data logging devices and building battery test fixtures.
  • Experience in generating clear and concise test reports.


Travel: None

Work Schedule: This position works between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM, Monday- Friday. However, work may be performed at any time on any day of the week to meet business needs.

This position has some level of remote work based on the project requirements and activities scheduled within the R&D group.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Sets up tests for high-power converters, 50kVA-250kVA in microgrid solutions.
  • Reads and understands manual, schematic, structure, and functionalities of power converter products.
  • Builds power electronic test fixtures and data logging capability.
  • Sets up, troubleshoots, and maintains lab testing equipment.
  • Creates test plan for new technology power converters: AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC.
  • Collaborates with Power Electronics team and Charging team to perform full scope of engineering testing activities to support the design release.
  • Schedules and prioritizes various R&D power electronic tests.
  • Ensures all the testing equipment are up to date with calibration and maintain all the consumable test equipment in stock.
  • Ensures the testing to be done accurately and timely.
  • Executes testing of inverters and converters using test equipment. Writes and modifies power electronic test scripts, executes test scripts, and manages data generated.
  • Process testing data, confirms accuracy of results, and prepares detailed reports in a clear and concise manner.
  • Supports microgrid systems-level testing and manufacturing end-of-line testing when necessary.
  • Supports root cause analysis for field issues.
  • Prioritizes and maintains safety for all aspects of power electronic testing.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


The job description and responsibilities described are intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

SURGE your career forward!
Employees at FTI grow faster because they are a part of a nationally leading team of electrical planners, engineers, designers, electricians, and business professionals.

  • Your Personal Growth : Build your career path by taking advantage of our industry leading training and leadership development programs.

  • Leverage Technology : Our virtual design and build programs that offer the latest in robotic total stations, 3D scanning, virtual and augmented reality and drone surveillance and assessment.

  • Uncompromised Safety : When we see others in our space averaging 2.7 safety rating and ours average .42, you know that we value you and your safety above all else.


We offer competitive, merit-based wages; career path development and flexible and a robust benefits package that boasts everything from paid training, tuition reimbursement and a top-notch wellness program.

We pride ourselves on a "Ground up Growth" mentality that puts you in the spotlight. Becoming a member of the FTI team means you've officially put yourself in the driver's seat of your career. Through our career development and continued education programs, you'll have options to position yourself for success.

FTI is a "Merit to the Core" organization, and we pride ourselves on our ability to reward and recognize top performers.

BENEFITS ARE THE GAME CHANGER
FTI enriches the lives of its employees through industry-leading total rewards. Our compensation, benefits, time off, and wellness programs are designed to reward individual results that create team success, improve financial security for our employees and their families, and encourage healthy lifestyles. As an eligible employee*, your programs include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Company-Paid Life and Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts

  • Award-Winning Wellness Program and Incentives

  • 401(k) Retirement & 401(a) Profit Sharing Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Performance Incentives/Bonuses

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • And so much more!


*Regular/Full-Time Employees are eligible for FTI benefit programs.

We stand strong in our values as we work to Create World-Class Opportunities to Succeed through:

  • Uncompromised focus on keeping people SAFE.

  • Building TRUST in everything we do.

  • REDEFINING what's possible.

  • Rewarding individual results that create TEAM SUCCESS.


If you're ready to learn more about growing your career with us, apply today!

FTI is an Affirmative Action Employer/Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.



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