Rohnert Park, California

Org Marketing Statement

With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Position Summary

This position is part of Parker's Electronic Motion & Controls Division (EMC) which provides technologies that create and control motion to customers across a wide range of applications and industries. This exciting opportunity allows you to become part of a team that aligns products and worldwide engineering and manufacturing capabilities to build our presence in a growing electrification space. EMC brings together decades of controls and electronics design and manufacturing expertise with significant growth opportunities presented by our mobile electrification and industrial efforts

Analyzes, researches, designs, and tests component parts, processes, or systems to develop new and/or improve core products. Designs products or systems of diverse/difficult scope and complexity using engineering principles based on Power Electronics and Motor Control Theory. Develops and recommends solutions to a variety of complex engineering requirements to ensure that design objectives are met, including required program scope, cost, and schedule constraints. Projects at this level are assigned to develop in-depth knowledge and skills and to build knowledge of the organization, processes, and customers.


• Develops complex conceptual and detailed design specifications by analyzing product performance and customer requirements in the areas of power electronics and mobile motor inverters. Investigates design factors such as function, materials, performance, interchangeability, non-recurring and recurring cost, operational efficiency, and contractual requirements. Performs diverse and complex product development, modification, and evaluation of components, subsystems, and systems by applying engineering principles and developing new or unique analysis tools as required.
• Applies scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure the outcome and consequence of design alternatives relating to power electronics and mobile motor inverter technology. Interprets and validates test results for accuracy and precision. Oversees and monitors product acceptance procedures and parameters to achieve customer and product reliability and safety standards (e.g. failure analysis). Utilizes and interprets predictive models to simulate and verify design concepts.
• Completes technical project elements (e.g., preparation of product or system layout; defining system architecture; creating software development plans; etc.) as assigned. Develops critical data and analysis necessary to present technical product and/or system proposals to customers.
• Contributes to the completion milestones associated with specific projects (e.g., create functional diagrams and system layouts; review detailed drawings and schematics; define data structure, interfaces and programming logic; analyze material requirements; research customer data item requirements). Maintain efforts within defined cost and schedule constraints, including status and root cause/corrective actions of associated variances. May act as Control Account Manager for projects applying Earned Value Management.
• Reviews product specifications and/or modifications to ensure clarity, completeness, form, fit, function, and conformity to standards and procedures. Troubleshoots design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions, engineering change orders, and improvements to engineering management or the project team.
• Provides technical information for review with product engineering teams applying consistent engineering practices, standards, and documentation methods (e.g., structured design process; customer design reviews).
• Writes supporting documentation for procedures and technical reports.
• Conducts complex analyses and devises tests to validate performance in the development of new products, methods, materials, or processes. Completes required documentation, generates detailed reports, creates customer proposals and presentations and/or change proposals. Determines required actions, performs or directs completion of tasks, and publishes findings and/or results.
• Compiles and analyzes operation, test, and research data, develop acceptance, engineering evaluation, development and qualification/certification test plans, procedures, and reports.
• May communicate with customers to identify new business opportunities, present Parker product capabilities, and clarify customers’ technical requirements. May write technical proposals for customers by reviewing and interpreting specifications and requirements.
• Mentors or serves as a resource to share specialized knowledge with others. Establishes goals and objectives and tracks performance required to complete projects.
• Updates professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, and/or participating in professional associations.


• Bachelor's degree (BS) (or Professional Engineer (PE) certificate) in engineering or a science technical discipline. Master's degree (MS preferred).
• Expertise in developing mobile motor inverter hardware solutions in the 15kW – 250kW range including the following:
o Power electronic design and layout for 200VDC to 800VDC supplies, 24 VDC to 96 VDC supplies, and power levels in the range 15 kW to 250kW.
o Thermal performance calculations.
o Thermal and circuit modelling and simulation.
o IGBT/MOSFET and SiC gate drive design and short-circuit protection.
o DC link component design and sizing.
o SMPS design.
o Schematic entry & power PCB layout for EMC & safety.
o EMC compliance.
o Electrical safety.
o Environmental design (RoHS, WEEE).
o Functional Safety Design (e.g., STO, ISO 13849, ISO 26262).
o SFMEA, DFMEA (& PFMEA optional).
o CE / UL compliant design.
o Sizing, design, and test of external components (e.g., filters, brake resistors).
o Design for Cost / Design for Quality.
• Full power electronics architecture design, integration, and testing experience, familiar with DAQ and hardware in the loop technics. Labview software and CANalyzer experience will be a plus.
• Experience with control board development and signal integrity issues is a strong plus.
• Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through more than 7 years of related experience in the field of Power electronics and mobile motor drive technology. Experience with various design elements, including thermal management, packaging and reliability required. Strong understanding of various electric motor technologies required. Experience with advanced control designs such as space vector modulation is required.
• Strong experience in New Product Development, having developed and released at least two products from concept to launch.
• Demonstrated ability to investigate and implement new technologies.
• Expert knowledge of emerging product or domain engineering theories (e.g., mechanical, electrical, electronic, packaging, etc.), principles, industry practices, concepts, techniques, government regulations, and policies. Advances the portfolio of knowledge through submitting publications or invention patents in the area of power electronics and drives.
• Proficient with power electronics design software and specialized data analysis, research methodologies, and engineering design tools.
• Ability to establish individual objectives to complete projects and provide status to the team at project milestones. Ability to effectively influence the overall team and functional objectives.
• Ability to effectively communicate and present status, actions, recommendations, and other technical information with clarity and precision. Ability to respond to significant inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or marketing/sales teams.
• Proficient with standard project management tools and practices
• Ability to apply Earned Value Management (EVM) principles to manage scope, schedule and cost objectives

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations.

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Rohnert Park, California


Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to help solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges.  By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Parker views the world through the lens of a broad range of motion and control technologies, and team members see a vast number of engineering challenges that are yet to be solved and can make a meaningful difference in people's lives.  These very challenges drive Parker people forward, seeking new ways to innovate, combine technologies, collaborate, develop systems and partner with our customers to solve problems. We call it Winovation and by following its path, we not only create limitless growth potential for Parker, we also make significant contributions to our world at large, for our generation and for the generations to come.

Competing and winning in today's challenging global markets will require Parker to build on the company's strong foundation while setting a new course with strategies to take performance to the next level. Using the new Win Strategy as a guide, Parker is striving to achieve new financial and operational performance targets.  The Win Strategy is built on the established goals of engaged people, premier customer experience, profitable growth and financial performance, and will position Parker to achieve financial performance among its diversified industrial proxy peer companies.

Parker’s culture is reflected in the core values team members aspire to: A Winning Culture, Passionate People, Valued Customers and Engaged Leadership. Over time, Parker has nurtured a culture which emphasizes a commitment to excellence and integrity and a special concern for its customers’ welfare. Parker’s continued success in serving its customers, suppliers, shareholders and the general public depends upon each individual team member's full commitment.

Parker is located in 50 countries around the world supporting 100 divisions with 336 manufacturing locations. Parker's unrivalled industrial distribution network extends to approximately 13,000 locations globally. Through this extensive network of local, independent businesses, Parker brings its products and services to customers in 104 countries. This includes continued penetration of the ParkerStore network of industrial retail outlets, which has more than 3,000 locations around the world.  Parker employs over 50,000 people worldwide.


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