Parker Hannifin Corp Senior Project Engineer - PMDC Motor Design in Ft Worth, Texas

Senior Project Engineer - PMDC Motor Design

TX-Ft Worth, United States

Group: Aerospace Group N. America

Job Family: Engineering

Job ID: 8937-1A

Posted: 2018-02-22

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Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $12 billion, global company.

With annual sales of $12 billion in fiscal year 2017, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 61 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Essential Functions

Position Summary: Technology Team Lead in the magnetic design of electric motors at the Parker Motor Design Center within the Parker Hannifin Aerospace Group. The candidate will be responsible of all aspects of leading and directing electric motor design. From supporting initial responses and RFIs, through motor design development to meet DTC and DFM requirements, design reviews, working with motor manufacturing staff and supporting both production and field issues internally and with customers. Has responsibility to provide technical direction and oversight for product development team(s) with long-term business and organizational impact. Is responsible for technical scope, cost and schedule management of assigned projects/tasks. Plans, schedules, and coordinates efforts of assigned project staff and is accountable to meet team performance to project objectives. Serves as a technical advisor on major projects. Acts as the primary point-of- contact on complex technical projects of significant scope and broad product, technology investment, integration challenges, and major customer impact.

Scope/Supervision and Interaction: __ Has Direct Reports _X Does Not Have Direct Reports

May have indirect or matrix responsibility to guide and provide technical direction to achieve project milestones. Has significant interaction with customers and senior technical community.

Essential Functions: The candidate must be proficient in and will lead the design of all motor types include brushless DC (Synchronous), AC Induction (Asynchronous), Variable or Switched Reluctance, Torque Motors and other motor types. These motor technologies include both rotary and linear motors. In addition, experience designing magnetic sensors, brakes and clutches is desired. The candidate will be fully experienced with and will direct the use of industry standard magnetic 2D and 3D finite element tools. A detailed knowledge of first order (lumped) magnetic modelling and the ability to program those models as sizing tools is required. 1. Develops project objectives by reviewing technical requirements (e.g. technical and commercial project proposals; customer statements of work) conferring with senior management. Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and staffing and resource requirements and costs. Ensures projects meet schedule commitments, cost (non‐recurring and recurring) results, and technical expectations through effective technical project leadership.

  1. Communicates and coordinates directly with other senior technical representatives (e.g. suppliers, customers, government) to reach agreement on specific technical issues. Maintains frequent formal and informal customer interface to present project status.

  2. Evaluates project specifications/proposals by studying product or system design and customer technical program requirements (including performance, service and support, and data requirements). Identifies product and technology risks related to project cost and schedule.

  3. Controls the project plan by reviewing any changes in technical requirements or specifications (e.g. requirements management) and recommending actions to achieve milestones. Controls project costs by reviewing non-recurring and recurring costs, monitoring and approving quotes and expenditures; may administer and have oversight for outsourced contractor contracts. Maintain efforts within defined cost and schedule constraints, including statusing and root cause/corrective actions of associated variances. May act as Control Account Manager for project applying Earned Value Management. Projects frequently include long-term R&D development cycles.

  4. Prepares and reviews technical project work prepared by others (e.g. system schematics, layouts, algorithms, transfer functions and related test plans, procedures and reports) by applying scientific and engineering principles and technical judgment. Advises and monitors regulatory and intellectual property concerns.

  5. Ensures consistent engineering standards, processes, and documentation methods are used in project deliverable. Establishes and maintains engineering history files, project files, and related information to provide archive of technical project activities.

  6. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, benchmarking best practices, and/or participating in professional associations.

  7. Acts as consultant to management on technical and project-related matters. Identifies mentoring and development needs; serves as a mentor for other employees.

Job Requirements: Qualifications: Bachelor degree (BS) (or Professional Engineer (PE) Certificate) in engineering or a science technical discipline; Masters or Ph.D advanced degree preferred.

Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions (electro-magnetic design) of the job typically acquired through 10-12 years of related experience.

A detailed knowledge in electronic motor controllers is required. This includes 6 step or trapezoidal, sine drive, space vector modulation and variable frequency controllers. Knowledge and experience with feedback devices typically used in motor control systems is required. An in depth overall understanding of electric motor systems from the electronic motor controller through to the output actuator is necessary. Has thorough in-depth knowledge of engineering domain (e.g. magnetic, systems, mechanical, electronic, packaging, etc.), principles, industry practices, concepts, techniques, government regulations, and policies. Ability to apply broad knowledge of other related engineering or scientific fields to area of expertise.

Strong facilitation and team building skills. Ability to communicate with and influence varied audiences to gain support or resolve issues. Makes effective presentations on complex topics to top management, customers, and/or other key stakeholders.

Ability to apply and integrate knowledge of other related engineering areas or experts to own area of expertise.

Proficient with software and specialized data analysis, design, and project management tools following established project/program management protocol.

Ability to manage multiple or major project deliverables and provide technical direction to the team, customers, or suppliers at project milestones.

Ability to respond to significant inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or other internal teams.

Proficient with standard project management tools and practices

Ability to apply Earned Value Management (EVM) principles to manage scope, schedule and cost objectives

Additional Comments: The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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