Franklin Park - IL Full Time 2 months ago

An empty treadmill isn’t compelling, but once someone steps on it, the stories are limitless. Our goal is to connect people emotionally to their fitness journey. We are a global team coming from different cultures and backgrounds with a shared passion to achieve and live our mission of inspiring healthier lives.

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This role is a senior level electrical engineering position within the Life Fitness Power and Motion Controls team and is responsible for developing motion controls including motors, generators and dc/dc converters for consumer and commercial cardiovascular fitness equipment. This engineer’s primary focus will be on motor control of AC Induction and Permanent Magnet AC Motors. This role will mentor junior and mid-level engineers in electrical design best-practices including worst-case analysis, precision analog and power electronics, DFMEA, 8D Problem Solving and other skills as applicable.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Define and specify electrical systems and controls for power and motion control applications, specifically for motor systems
  • Define and implement state of the art motion control hardware and software
  • Direct/lead engineering in concept design, schematic capture, and circuit simulation
  • Direct/lead PCB layout: floor plan, component placement, and design for EMC
  • Perform circuit analyses including nominal and worst-case operating conditions and behavior, basic power dissipation, and thermal analysis of designs to assure that product fully meets specified requirements
  • Use circuit simulation tools including SPICE, LTspice, Altium, or others to validate circuits and subsystem designs
  • Conduct power supply stability analysis and complete closed loop gain/phase measurements
  • Work with new product teams to develop requirements for electronic subsystems and components including: motor selection, DC/DC converters, power electronics and controls for low power (50-500W) motion controls, and power supplies
  • Design and develop validation test procedures to verify new electronic designs
  • Create detailed written test/evaluation procedures for medium complexity electronic subsystems and controls
  • Work with Reliability and Test teams to specify hardware and software requirements for new product validation
  • Direct engineering analysis, evaluation and debug related to new PCB designs
  • Direct engineering analysis, data gathering and problem solving related to field issues
  • Frequently support cross functional teams as required for service and warranty related issues
  • Mentor junior level engineers throughout the design process

Required Skills/Capabilities

  • Knowledge of various motor types and how to control them
  • Ability to read and analyze electrical/electronic circuits/schematics is required
  • Prior experience using engineering tools, e.g. oscilloscopes, multi-meters, analyzers, power supplies, et c.
  • Experience using schematic design tools (an emphasis on Altium Designer is highly preferred)
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new tools, software and organizations is a requirement

Education and Experience

  • BSEE + 8 years of experience is required
  • 5+ years of experience designing analog and/or power electronics is required
  • 2-5 years of experience designing motor controls and/or power electronics is preferred
  • Experience programming embedded controls and/or motion controls is preferred

Want to take the next step in your career?

Life Fitness takes pride in our talented employees and believe in providing opportunities for further growth and advancement. We encourage you to test your strengths, push your limits and unleash your potential.

If you feel the open position you see is right for you, we invite you to apply.

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Franklin Park, IL

Job Type

Electrical / Electronic Engineering

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