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Power Electronics Engineer


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Power Electronics Engineer


General Description

We are currently looking for a Power Electronics Engineer to join our core team of engineers and consultants responsible for developing, designing, debugging, and evaluating high efficiency power electronic components, circuits, and systems for power distribution.  In addition to design creation, the individual will be responsible for managing the product through the appropriate Listing process for approval.


Education / Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering – Power Systems (Desired)
  • At least 4 years of design experience working in any of the following: 300 – 600 V AC DC area, renewable energy sector, power distribution, energy management, utility company, power electronics. 
  • Experienced in the advanced design of power electronics including high efficiency AC and DC power electronics, especially AC-DC rectifiers, DC-DC regulators, and DC-AC Inverters. 
  • Develop design specifications and evaluate different design topology for power electronics.
  • Past experience must be with 300 – 600 VDC systems.
  • Design experience with three phase power electronic converters used in inverters, battery chargers or power supplies.
  • Knowledge and experience with evaluating and preparing product specifications and product performance test procedures or plans.
  • Strong knowledge of UL/CE standards for testing and rating power electronics 
  • Experience designing electrical systems that comply with North American and international codes and standards
  • Highly proficient Project Management skills 
  • Knowledge of root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action, analytical problem solving and trouble-shooting, Lean Tools, Standardization
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
  • Relocation assistance may be offered to chosen candidate.

Responsibility

  • Assist in the development of product specifications, verification plans, and validation plans 
  • Design new products from conception through production 
  • Validate product design through use of design tools, simulation, lab testing, and field testing 
  • Assist in the troubleshooting and resolution of current open issues on the different variations of power supplies 
  • Work with customers and field personnel in the development and resolutions of existing products

Specific Requirements

  • You must possess a private driver’s license, pass an employment test, undergo a reference and security check.

Additional requirements: 

  • To be considered for the position applicants must describe their experiences with all of the responsibilities listed in the job description; the software packages you have worked with; your ability to reference National Electrical Codes; your working knowledge of complex electrical / electronic equipment and circuits, ability to read and edit complex materials, checklist, schematics, and diagrams.

Position Fulfillment

  • Contract
  • Contract to hire
  • Direct hire
  • Onsite Consultant
  • Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resumé to jobs@NextekPower.com

Power Electronics Software Engineer


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Power Electronics Software Engineer


General Description

We are currently looking for a Software Developer to join our core team of engineers and consultants responsible for developing, designing, debugging, and evaluating software for power electronics development at component and system level. Once the product is designed, the individual will be responsible for managing the product through the appropriate NEC process for approval.

Education / Requirements

• Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
• 5 years of hands on embedded design experience
• Strong knowledge with microcontroller software development in "C" with the following microprocessors:
     o Sil Labs - C8051F930-GQ
     o uChip - DSPIC 33FJ128MC204
     o uChip – DSPIC 33FJ63GS610
• Strong background in C / C++ including system-level and chip-level architecture / micro-architecture and macro-architecture.
• Software Architecture, Software Algorithm Design, Software Performance Tuning
• Knowledge on I/O details
• Solid knowledge in platform design, device drivers
• Highly proficient Project Management skills
• Superior interpersonal skills
• Effective interaction with other engineering disciplines skills a must

Responsibilities

• Assist in the development of product specifications, verification plans, and validation plans
• Validate product design through use of design tools, simulation, lab testing, and field testing
• Use software version control and product data management control systems to manage the development of software
• Work with customers and field personnel in the development and validation of new products
• Software Documentation, Software Testing, Software Maintenance
• Define software strategies, create code, and test in a bench environment as well as in the target application.
• C++ development in Borland.

Specific Requirements

• You must possess a private driver’s license, pass an employment test, undergo a reference and security check.
• Possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Additional requirements:

• To be considered for the position applicants must describe their experiences with all of the responsibilities listed in the job description; the software packages you have worked with; your ability to reference National Electrical Codes; your working knowledge of complex electrical / electronic equipment and circuits, ability to read and edit complex materials, checklist, schematics, and diagrams.

Position Fulfillment

• Contract
• Contract to hire
• Direct hire
• Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resumé to jobs@NextekPower.com

Fluorescent Lighting Ballast Design Engineer


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Fluorescent Lighting Ballast Design Engineer


General Description

We are currently looking for a Fluorescent Lighting Ballast Design Engineer to join our core team of engineers and consultants responsible for developing, designing, debugging, and evaluating high efficiency 1) Compact Fluorescent 2) Linear Fluorescent, and 3) Emergency Fluorescent Ballasts. In addition to design creation, the individual will be responsible for managing the product through the appropriate Listing process for approval.

Education / Requirements

• Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
• 5 years of hands electronics ballast development
• Strong knowledge with International Rectifier IR21592S Dimming Ballast Controller 16 pin SOIC SMT and other ASICs.
• Knowledge of I/O details for the IR chipset.
• Understanding of Power Electronics theory and popular North American ballast design platforms
• Familiar with lighting electronics regulatory requirements such as UL, CNL, and IEC
• Proficient in using electronic circuit modeling and analytical tools such as Altium and Mathcad.
• Familiar with electrical measurement and experimental data analysis
• Ability to prioritize multiple program tasks.
• Highly proficient Project Management skills
• Superior interpersonal skills
• Effective interaction with other engineering disciplines skills a must

Responsibility

• Assist in the development of product specifications, verification plans, and validation plans
• Design new products from conception through production
• Validate product design through use of design tools, simulation, lab testing, and field testing
• Assist in the troubleshooting and resolution of current open issues on the different variations of ballast
• Work with customers and field personnel in the development and resolutions of existing products.

Specific Requirements

• You must possess a private driver’s license, pass an employment test, undergo a reference and security check.
• Possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Additional requirements

• To be considered for the position applicants must describe their experiences with all of the responsibilities listed in the job description; the software packages you have worked with; your ability to reference National Electrical Codes; your working knowledge of complex electrical / electronic equipment and circuits, ability to read and edit complex materials, checklist, blueprints, schematics and diagrams.

Position Fulfillment

• Contract
• Contract to hire
• Direct hire
• Consultant
• Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resumé to jobs@NextekPower.com

Marketing and e-Business Professional


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Marketing and e-Business Professional


General Description

We are currently looking for a Sales and Marketing Associate and e-Business Professional to join our sales and marketing team to manage our online marketing, sales, and customer relationships. 

Job Duties

• Increase sales of company through and and all relevant online marketing channels
• Provide front end support of sales teams efforts inclusive of quote activity and presentation preparation
• Perform online presentations, meetings, discussions with potential clients to secure sales.
• Tracking and reporting on channel performance and communicate opportunities for optimization, profitability growth and improvements in competitive strategy.
• Managing and developing effective online or E-Commerce marketing and promotional advertisements to               increase visibility and product sales.
• Participate in maintaining quality relationships with current and potential customers.
• Assisting with set-up of salesforce.com for sales team
     • Setting up the database for leads, opportunities, accounts, and contacts
     • Creating monthly executive dashboard reports
     • Maintain customer and target databases in collaboration with sales team members
• Assisting with set-up of alibaba.com international lead generator      
     • Responding to leads
     • Integrating leads into salesforce.com
     • Lead handoffs to sales reps
• Creativity in developing new ways to search for new customers
• Establish "dashboard" for the tracking and reporting on channel performance and communicate opportunities       for optimization and improvements in competitve strategy.
• Utilizing social media to build brand awareness and customer relationships
• Fielding customer service and product order related inquiries

Desired Skills and Experience

• Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, business, engineering, or related field; or an equivalent             combination of training, education and/or experience
• Minimum of 3+ years' experience in direct to consumer E-Commerce
• A strong understanding of the key marketing principles of retail E-Commerce, especially pertaining to                   interactive marketing functions (like Paid Search, SEO, Comparison Shopping Engines, Marketplaces, etc.)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong project management skills; must be customer-focused, deadline-oriented, and manage multiple tasks.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Excellent computer skills in the following programs: MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SalesForce.com eCRM   tool.
• Strong ability to manipulate complex and large data sets through Excel using rules, pivot tables, formulas and     functions (such as V-Lookups, IF Statements, Search & Replace, Nested Statements).
• Possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Position Fulfillment

• Contract
• Contract to hire
• Direct hire
• Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resumé to jobs@NextekPower.com

Lighting Systems Designer / Project Manager


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Lighting Systems Designer / Project Manager


General Description

Nextek Power Systems (Nextek), a Detroit based, internationally recognized unique electrical lighting and power technology company is seeking a candidate to manage the lighting and building power distribution system design portion of its business. The technology is based on use of DC power that can be derived from connections to either the AC grid, a local renewable energy source, or both. This DC power is then distributed throughout the building to power primarily lighting, light fan loads, server grade DC computing equipment and car charging stations at this time. As DC versions of additional commercially available products increase, DC power will be also distributed and connected to additional plug and computer loads, VFD motors and pumps and a wide variety of electronic equipment. The two DC voltages that are utilized for these systems are either 380v DC or 24v DC.

The process of incorporating the assorted DC design elements and features into a building design involves a coordinated design effort between the available DC products and the design criteria for the building lighting and power systems. The DC System Designer will develop detailed knowledge of these DC components, overall DC system design and technical standards for documenting these systems. To gain some initial knowledge of the system, it is advised to review the DC System Design Guide.

One of the primary features of DC power system design is the ability and desirability to directly connect the DC power created from PV Solar panel, wind generators or similar DC producing renewable energy devices to the DC power distribution network. The Direct Coupling® technology has been pioneered by Nextek.

The general design direction is based on standards developed by the EMerge Alliance, a non-profit entity. The EMerge Alliance has over 100 member companies that contribute to the further development of new DC standards that foster the eventual manufacturing of commercially available DC lighting and power products. Please visit www.emergealliance.com for additional information.

Each design project is unique regarding scope and content. The process of documenting project scope is typically via AutoCAD drawings. The DC system design is either edited within a dwg file format drawing or drawn over an imported pdf or similar image file. There is an assortment of CAD symbols and nomenclature that has been developed to support the unique aspects of DC system documentation. Project size varies from a single room to large buildings. The system technology is very modular and flexible by nature and can be applied across many different building configurations.

The Lighting Systems Designer / PM position requires that the candidate also be able to manage multiple projects and personnel. As with any design project, each project will go through multiple design development and review stages. The ability to keep track of priorities and project progress for all projects continuously is critical to maintaining overall schedules and client expectations. As project activity is expected to increase, the support staff working under the direction of the DC Designer / PM will also grow in size. The DC Designer / PM will need to be able to direct staff to keep up with these increases.

The Lighting Systems Designer / PM will typically work with a variety of clients or customers including in-house Nextek sales staff, independent Architects and Engineers, Facility Managers, building owners and contractors. Each client will have a different set of expectations and requirements to be met by the project actions and deliverables.

The Lighting Systems Designer / PM will need to have the following core qualifications:

  • Solid working proficiency of AutoCAD computer drafting software.
  • Overall knowledge of other software including Excel, Word, Power Point and similar.
  • A combination of experience of college level education in the electrical engineering or lighting field.
  • A solid general understanding of electrical and lighting system design.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • The ability to work with and direct others.
  • Strong, reliable work ethic.

Additional desired qualifications:

  • A bachelor of Electrical Engineering or Architecture College degree.
  • Experience with an MEP or Architectural firm in the design and documentation of electrical power distribution and lighting systems.
  • Experience with the design of PV Solar or other renewable energy systems.
  • Project Manager experience with multiple projects.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resumé to EngineeringJobs@NextekPower.com