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Propulsion Engineer

Company: Cluster
Location: San Carlos
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Company: Aerospace Startup (Airplanes)
Opportunity: The above client is looking for a Propulsion Engineer to lead testing and validation of propulsion systems for a new aircraft. This candidate will work closely with the broader test team to test power electronics in battery management systems and propulsion inverters in various conditions.
Requirements: 4+ years professional experience with powertrain and electronic testing in the automotive or aerospace industries, with a focus on propulsion.
Core responsibilities

  • Identify and implement test measures for power electronics, systems, battery packs and propulsion inverters prior to aircraft installation
  • Run failure and root cause analyses and electrical stress tests under various operating conditions
  • Design and implement functional and acceptance tests for propulsion inverter PCBAs
  • Run test automation (Labview/Python)
  • Collaborate with reliability engineering, electrical engineering and design engineering teams to ensure all power electronics pass acceptance testing
    Required Experience
    • Propulsion based on motors
    • Testing of semiconductor switching devices
    • LabView/Python (data collection)
    • Testing battery management systems for power conversion
    • Oscilloscopes, DAQ systems, power supplies, and load bank setup
    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Power Electronics
    • 4-10 years of experience in automotive or aerospace industries
      Ideal candidate
      • PCB design experience
      • Experience with HV systems
        • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
        • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
        • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
        • Stock Option Plan

Keywords: Cluster, San Francisco , Propulsion Engineer, Engineering , San Carlos, California

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