Senior Power System Controls Engineer

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Biandronno, VA, IT, 21024

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

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Function Overview
Whirlpool is seeking qualified candidates for a Power System Controls In Cassinetta, VA  in the Control Systems Department for  Electronics and Electrical Systems Organization. This position will report to a senior manager and will be responsible to design and deliver algorithms using simulation-based techniques across multiple platforms.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with engineers in the team to develop model/control for the product. Collaborate with a cross-functional team for inputs.

  • Development  algorithms for inverter control;

  • Work with the HW organization on Architecture decisions and analysis around Power Electronics / Inverter Topology / Control Schemes.

  • Assist in decomposing system-level requirements to Model and Software requirements using closed-loop simulation capabilities with plant models and/or with experimental analysis using products.

  • Experience with modeling and tuning digital controllers in multiple applications. Can model and develop logic using complex controls: Multiple Inputs - Multiple Outputs (MIMO), Single Input-Single Output (SISO), state-space representation, classical and modern control theory, and advanced estimators.

  • Develop algorithms and test implementations using Matlab/Simulink.  

  • Design digital filters to perform signal conditioning of various sensors in different applications.

  • Be able to run experimental activities in the lab (instrumentation, test, and data acquisition) in order to validate the algorithm’s capability and robustness.

  • Be able to assist the team to create automation in the simulation and code generation domains. 

  • Work closely with firmware engineers, system integrators, and product platform engineers to ensure algorithms meet the customers’ and products’ needs and requirements.  

  • Collaborating with cross-functional and cross-regional teams. (English as main language)


Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters in Electrical,Electronic with a focus on Controls Power systems

  • 5+ yrs professional experience in Control System 

  • 2+ years professional experience in Electrical/Electronics environment such as Motor control, Induction Heating, Inverter Control, Electromagnetic products

  • 2+ yrs professional experience in the area of controls algorithm development using Matlab/Simulink

  • Good English communication in order to work with a global organization.

  • Knowledge of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).

Preferred requirements:

  • Knowledge electromagnetic theory and the capability to applied in the non symmetrical uses cases

  • Proficient user of Simulink (2+ yrs) applied to Model-Based Control Design, V Process (From Design to Verification and Validation (ex: Model in the Loop, Rapid Control Prototyping Systems, Hardware in the Loop).

  • Programming Languages: advanced C with experience in embedded systems

  • Experience with Advanced Controls Design and Estimators (ex. Machine learning, Neural Networks, Deep learning, Kalman filter, Model Predictive Control, Parameter Estimation, Advanced Estimators, etc…)

  • Development of plant models with Modelica language and interface of Modelica models with Simulink. 

  • Experience in rapid prototyping techniques to validate controls (for instance: National Instruments (Veristand, Labview), dSPACE systems, SpeedGoat). 

  • Previous experience in Control Systems applied to consumer electronics, household appliances, and more specifically on Cooking Products (Ovens, Microwaves, Induction Cooktops) highly desirable.

  • Experience with Hardware Design, sensors, loads, microcontrollers.

  • Familiarity with other tools and processes (ex. Green belt six sigma / FMEA /5 why analysis).



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