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Magnetics Designer

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Magnetics Designer

The trend for rapid electrification in virtually all applications and markets, coupled with the targeted low cost, high efficiency and high-power density, have pushed the boundaries of Power Conversion ever since the beginning of the century. Major contributors to decreased converter performance have been the various magnetic components, ranging from simple power inductors and EMC chokes to multi-winding transformers and fluxgate current sensors.

We at Prodrive Technologies, have identified the power of designing optimized solutions and producing many of them in-house. Custom components tailored towards the individual converters allow for a highly integrated solutions that feature lower overall system cost, losses and volume. As the demand for such systems is continuously growing, more and more custom magnetic components are needed, which is why Prodrive has set up a group of experts responsible for the development and testing of such components.

The main responsibilities of the Magnetics Designer are:

  • Identify the most suitable technologies for the given magnetic problem based on the given component requirements.
  • Recognize opportunities to optimise the product by tightly collaborating with the project team and finding the best balance between semiconductor, magnetic, EMC and thermal design.
  • Perform various FEM simulations to verify new concepts and/or the magnetic and thermal performance of the proposed designs.
  • Cooperate with the manufacturing team to achieve a highly-reproduceable solution with low manufacturing costs.
  • Create a test plan and execute it in Prodrive’s world-class lab to verify the performance of the designed components.

Example applications include, among others:

Profile

    • Deep understanding of the fundamental electromagnetism and power conversion principles, and passion for pushing the boundaries of magnetic components.
    • Experience with FEM simulation tools –  Magnetic, Thermal, Electrostatic FEM packages, e.g., Altair Flux 2D/3D, FloEFD, FEMM.
    • Experience with MATLAB, 3D design software practise is a bonus (e.g., Siemens NX).
    • Basic understanding of the measurement equipment – LCR meters, frequency analysers, current bias sources as well as thermal qualification tools (IR thermal cameras, thermocouples, thermal chambers/ovens).
    • Hands-on mentality
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Some of our projects for Magnetics Designers

The Prodrive Technologies Mindset

Responsibility

You don’t just go to work, you feel responsible for your project

Flexible

You decide when, where and how much you want to work

Manufacturing

You like to think about manufacturability when designing

Initiative

You don’t sit and wait, you have a hands-on mentality

Have you got what it takes to become a Prodriver?

What we offer

  • Perfect environment for people willing to take full responsibility in a project
  • Unlimited growth opportunities and freedom in taking different roles in different projects
  • Young and dynamic culture
  • Unlimited personal budget for training courses, classes or studies
  • We are open 24/7 and provide lunch, dinner and a company gym
  • We keep management positions to a minimum, so there is virtually no hierarchy
  • Create your future with your own personal development plan
  • Tools and equipment such as an iPhone, iPad and laptop
  • The flexibility to work wherever and how much you want
  • Overtime hours can be completely paid out
  • Salary that grows with your performance
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder and entrepreneur in the company
  • Travel allowance based on the days you are actually at Prodrive
  • 31 vacation days
  • Retirement plan
  • Distribution of profits

Application steps

  1. We’ll take a look at your application as soon as possible.
  2. You will receive a link to Prodrive Technologies’ online aptitude test to see if you’re up for the challenge.
  3. We will set you up for a personal interview to ask you difficult questions about yourself. Afterwards, others will ask you some more difficult questions about your expertise. We will immediately decide if we will make you an offer after the interviews.
  4. When there’s enough time left, we will discuss employment conditions directly after the interviews.
  5. If you survived everything, only your signature stands between you and being a Prodriver.