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Electrical Motor Design Engineer

Thomaston, CT
To provide technical support and product design for the development of AC & DC rotating equipment ensuring the company’s leadership position in the market
The employee will be responsible for:
  • Development of electrical simulations that show a path of compliance toward meeting customer performance requirements.
  • Presentation of engineering calculations for proof of concept.
  • Review of existing products to determine if a customer solution already exists within the business.
  • Providing production data and technical support for the quoting and build of rotating machines.
  • Leading within a cross-functional environment to define the needs and develop solutions to meet customer requirements within the boundaries of the project.
  • Test oversight to ensure that performance is met as defined by the project.
  • Report writing as necessary for root cause failure analysis.
  • Providing guidance in prototype testing of concept ideas.
  • Entering manufacturing and design data as necessary for production build within existing ERP system.


  • BSEE with a minimum of 5 to 7 years’ experience in product design and providing technical guidance, instruction and sales support in rotating machinery disciplines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of motors, generators and switchgear operation, construction and testing.
  • Demonstrated experience with Variable Frequency Drives and motor control panels.
The ideal employee will have, but not limited to, the following developed skills:
  • The ability to perform basic through advanced Electrical and Electromagnetic Engineering calculations to solve complex problems involving influences from the electrical, mechanical and thermal engineering disciplines.
  • Basic understanding of thermal and fluid dynamics to aid in temperature control of the product.
  • Basic Mechanical Engineering understanding to assess strengths and weaknesses of existing and new products.
  • Basic Rotor dynamics understanding for the determination of limits of rotating components such as shafts and bearings, including natural frequency and deflection at speed and temperature.
  • Knowledge of material sciences to confirm strengths and weaknesses of parts.
  • Equivalent circuit methodologies.
  • Analytical motor performance calculators, preferably RMxprt.
  • 3D CAD Simulation – FEA and/or FVM analysis with ANSYS, Maxwell.
  • 3D CAD modelling, preferably SolidWorks.
  • 2D CAD detailing, preferably SolidWorks.
  • Knowledge and application of FMEA and DFMEA methods.
  • Knowledge of ASME Y14.5 application of dimensions and geometric tolerancing.
  • Understanding of Enterprise Data Management system processes, preferably SolidWorks EPDM.
  • MRP/ERP data entry.
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