Pwr Converter Test Technician - Clearance

Company: Altair ( Learn More )

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Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy of more than 700 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering, Inc. (, this cross-functional organization is best known for its leadership in combining human and machine creativity to fuel innovation, automate processes, and develop new methods. Altair ProductDesign firmly advocates a user-centered, team-based design approach, and utilizes proprietary simulation and optimization technologies to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market faster.

Description and Key Responsibilities:

  • Power contractor role (test)
  • Contractor will be required to test power converters and related circuitry in an electronics lab, evaluating the results to determine pass/fail status, and making minor design modifications to the circuits involved in order to get the design to pass test.
  • Analysis and/or simulation of these circuits may also be required, as will periodic presentations of test data to technical authorities.
  • Required Skills, and Experience:

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • May be required to obtain and maintain Department of Defense issued Secret Security clearance
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in electronics testing and analysis with emphasis in power conversion circuitry.
  • Strong lab skills, with respect to testing power converters. This includes the ability to safely and reliably take data such as voltage regulation, Bode plots, and transient responses.
  • Familiarity with all (and lab experience with most) of the following switch mode converter topologies: buck, boost, buck-boost, flyback, half bridge, full bridge.
  • Experience in analyzing the above-listed converters, including spec compliance evaluations and analysis of proposed design changes
  • Ability to organize and present quality data for technical review
  • Demonstrated understanding of electromagnetic interference and working knowledge of military specifications
  • Self-starter and ability to manage personal workload to meet assigned deadlines
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal skills as well as strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Customer-oriented and driven to meet or exceed expectations
  • Required Education:

  • Minimum of 4 years applicable experience with a BS in Engineering,
  • Desired Skills, and Experience:

  • Defense issued Secret Security clearance desired
  • Experience with Military Standard specifications desired
  • Experience with magnetics design and construction desired
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