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Froude, Inc.
41123 Jo Drive, Novi, MI 48375 USA

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We are dedicated to providing the right environment for our employees in order for them to excel in their particular field. Investments are continually made, at all levels, in training and development of skills to enable team members to perform to their highest capability. Keep checking back for current openings.

This is a successful company with a strong engineering, manufacturing and commercial pedigree.

If you are interested in the exciting fields of automotive, aerospace, marine and industrial power generation, with a worldwide flavor, then Froude could use your skills and provide you with a challenging and exciting work environment.

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Current Openings in Novi MI USA

Electrical Design Engineer
ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENGINEER POSITION

Froude Inc., a manufacturer of highly-engineered engine testing products, is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer to support our company’s ambitious growth objectives and to support all electrical design functions related to dynamometer test equipment.

We design, develop and manufacture engine dynamometer products and systems. Our customers include Ford, GM, Rolls Royce, Volkswagen, Siemens, GE, Pratt & Whitney and a variety of other major US and international companies. Froude is headquartered in Novi, Michigan and we have a manufacturing center in Worcester, United Kingdom.

This position will report to the Novi location with core work hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. The salary will depend on experience and talent. We offer an excellent benefit package, progressive management, a global customer base and exposure to both high technology and manufacturing environments.

Responsibilities & Duties:

• Support various groups of electrical and mechanical engineers responsible for high voltage DC and AC power supply designs and upgrades (at the system and component level) through concept, detailed design, integration and test, production release, and continuous improvement throughout the product’s life cycle
• Leads analysis of customer and system requirements and development of architectural approaches and detailed specifications for various power requirements products.
• Leads development of high-level and detailed electronic power supply designs consistent with requirements and specifications
• Create as well as update electrical schematics using SolidWorks Electric 2D and 3D
• Specify and size electrical parts based on customer requirements/specifications and calculations
• Interpret customer specs and scope of work details in order to design a system meeting customer requirement
• Troubleshoot /debug electrical machine controls
• Utilize Electrical CAD software to design and develop Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies
• Create new component symbols and footprints and maintain existing component libraries
• Design hardware such as panel layouts
• Assist/troubleshoot electric equipment in conjunction with electrical technicians
• Power up, debug and calibrate dynamometer systems in the field
• Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable industry and business standards
• Organize and maintain engineering records
• Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• In-depth knowledge of CAD software (3+ years)
• Electronic troubleshooting, test system design and root cause analysis on dynamometer test cell systems
• Knowledge of US and International electrical codes
• Perform schematic capture, PCB layout, and assembly documentation preferred
• Experience with Altium Designer Software (a plus)
• Ability to travel to customer sites, expected travel 25 – 50%
• Ability to effectively communicate goals and objectives
• Ability to work under pressure and can remain calm in difficult situations
• Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook
• Self-motivated with good written and verbal communication skills

Experience and Education:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
• Minimum 3 years experience in electrical engineering
• Minimum 3 years experience with CAD
• Engine test cell instrumentation and facility experience preferred
• Knowledge/expertise in power system architectures, design, and test preferred
• Experience with analyzing and defining equipment upgrades preferred
• Experience with the installation of new and modified dynamometer test cells preferred
• PLC and HMI programming experience preferred
• Experience with servo drives and variable frequency drives
• Customer service background extremely helpful

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US.

If this sounds interesting and you would like to be considered, please email your resume and cover letter to HR@froudedyno.com.

Current Openings in Worcester UK

Mechanical Design Engineer
Position: MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER
Reference No.: FUKR-MDE-001
Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, UK
Salary: Competitive (Dependent upon Experience)

• 25 Days Plus Bank Holidays. Bank Holidays
• Pension, Company Benefits and 36.75 hour week
  (Mon-Thurs - 08:00am-16:30pm Fri 0800am-12:45pm).

Contract: Permanent

Job Overview

We are looking for a creative Mechanical Engineer to work on all product stages from research and development to design and manufacture, through to installation and final commissioning. The goal is to design and engineer dynamometer and related system mechanical components of innovation and excellence.

Responsibilities

• Perform a full-lifecycle product development (design, develop, test prototypes, manufacture and implement)

• Design and provide drawings for systems and components that meet needs and requirements

• Confirms system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods; testing properties.

• Develops manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components.

• Supports the Production and Commissioning Departments during equipment build and installation.

• Assures system and product quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and system capabilities; confirming fabrication, assembly, and installation processes.

• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

• Test and evaluate theoretical designs

• Identify, formulate and produce effective solutions to emerging problems

• Evaluate final product’s overall performance, reliability and safety

• Alter and modify design to meet requirements and to eliminate malfunctions

• Prepare product reports and documentation including but not limited to operational manuals, produce specifications, etc.

• Engage in lifelong learning and develop new theories or methods

• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

General Statement

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and you may be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by changing roles and the overall business objectives of Froude

Requirements

• BSME degree required and preferably 5 years proven working experience in mechanical engineering

• Working experience with product lifecycle management (PLM), finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

• Hands-on experience with computer-aided engineering (CAM) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAE)

• Experience with 2D or 3D engineering design and manufacturing tools, preferably Solid Works (e.g., AutoCAD or other)

• Adequate knowledge of engineering analysis tools (ANSYS, ProMechanica or similar)

• Mathematical computing and analysis tools knowledge (Matlab, Excel, LabView etc)

• Solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, etc.

• Creativity and analytical skills

• Strong technical writing skills and the ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner

• Manufacturing experience preferred

• Dynamometer engineering experienced preferred

Personal Attributes

• Integrity

• Inquisitive

• Energetic

• Determined

• Organized

• Good communicator – Written & Verbal

• Thorough

• Self-starter

If this sounds exciting and you’re interested in a ground floor opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to: UKHR@froudedyno.com. Please be sure to include the reference number in the subject line of your email: Mechanical Design Engineer, Ref No: FUKR-MDE-001

Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK.
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Froude Dynamometers
Froude dynamometers are renowned the world over as high quality, reliable and accurate. Our test equipment will provide a return on your investment for many years.
Froude, Inc. 
41123 Jo Drive, 
Novi, MI 48375 USA
+1 248.579.4295

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Blackpole Road, Worcester WR3 8YB 
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