Triumph Group, Inc. Principal Design Engineer - Power Electronics in West Hartford, Connecticut

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems, and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So, whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph Group is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph Integrated Systems provides a full range of integrated solutions for aircraft manufactures around the globe. We partner with key manufacturers to produce crucial components, systems and subsystems required to help maintain a competitive and technological advantage. We provide design, development and support of internally designed components, subsystems and systems, as well as production of complex assemblies using external designs.

Based in West Hartford, CT, Triumph Electrons and Controls employs approximately 500 personnel. The Company’s key products and services include specializing in the design, development, certification, manufacture and repair of fuel pumps, fuel metering units, fuel controls and electronic engine control systems for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft servicing military, commercial, regional and business jet market segments.

Our Power Electronics Design Engineers develop unique solutions that perform actuator controls, motor controls, environmental controls, electro-mechanical sensor interfacing, fuel/fluid regulation, digital communication, and input power conditioning. Additionally, these individuals possess a broad knowledge across many areas of Avionic Systems ranging from EMI, EMC and Lightning compliance, Environmental, Test and Systems Architecture, to name a few.

We are currently seeking an experienced Power Electronics Design Engineer who will execute all technical aspects of a given program while ensuring that cost, schedule and company objectives are being met.

  • Collaborate with other cross-functional team leads and engineers to plan and execute projects, ensure that teams have appropriate product and technical specifications, direction, and resources to deliver products effectively by establishing realistic estimates for timelines while ensuring that projects remain on target to meet deadlines.

  • Full life cycle engineering support of Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH) in accordance with RTCA DO-254. In addition,

  • The candidate will work alongside fellow engineers across multiple disciplines, including Systems, Software, Mechanical & Packaging, Hydro-mechanical, Environmental, Project and Program Management.

  • Perform requirements development, allocation and compliance assessment

  • Generate block diagrams for various design concepts, system and circuit topologies

  • Perform preliminary and detailed analyses or simulations

  • Ensure overall compliance to TECS internal processes (e.g. NPI, Standard Work, Design Reviews)

  • Meet or exceed DFx, Design-To-Cost and Design-To-Weight targets

  • Support internal and external customer meetings

  • Perform Design Assurance and/or Qualification Testing

  • Support the transition of a program from development to production

  • MSEE required with coursework in power electronics, motors and motor drive technology

  • 15+ years of relevant Aerospace-Avionics design experience

  • At least 12 of those years in Power Electronics & Control System design

  • Experience with power electronics modeling and simulation tools (PLEX, SABER, System Vision)

  • Capable of safely working with high power electronics, power sources and test instrumentation.

  • Experience with various motor technologies (BLDC and PMAC).

  • Experience with the use of various analytical and layout tools

  • Generating test procedures

  • Writing technical reports, and working with lab equipment including meters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and data acquisition systems are all required skills

  • Analysis Tools (Mathcad, MS Excel, Minitab, Matlab)

  • Simulation Tools (LTSpice, SABER, PLEX, System Vision, MathWorks/Simulink)

  • CAD Tools (Mentor Graphics suite: PADS, Hyperlynx, DxDesigner)

  • Documentation Tools (MS Word/PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe, Nuance)

  • Requirements & Configuration Management (Teamcenter, DOORs)

  • H/W Programming Languages (Labview, Visual Basic, eTPU micro-code)

  • FPGA/PLD devices (from Actel, Xilinx, Altera)

  • Knowledge of Test and Manufacturing processes in an aerospace electronics environment.

  • Knowledge of DO-160 and MIL-STD 461 requirements for aerospace electronics.

  • High power AC (3-PH, variable frequency input, 120/208/440VAC) design and development

  • High power DC input motor drive (≤ 25 kW) design and development

  • Active three phase Power Factor Correction design and development

  • High power EMI/EMC filter design and development

  • High power Boost Converter design and development

  • High voltage DC Inverter design and development

  • Texas Instruments TMS320F28335 (motor controller) DSP hardware and C software design and development for variable speed drives incorporating vectored sensor and sensor less motor drive algorithms

  • Experience and knowledge of high power rotating machinery (compressors, fans and pumps).

  • Knowledge and experience with environmental control systems is a plus.

  • Excellent technical, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent communications skills.

  • Be comfortable communicating with internal and external customers

  • Be able to work independently or on cross functional teams and possess good interpersonal/team skills

  • Rectifier and Inverter designs using discrete and COTS IGBT technology.

Requisition Number: 14143

Security Clearance Required?: No

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Street: 1 Charter Oak Boulevard