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Motor Applications Engineer

Job Title:  Motor Applications Engineer
Department:  Engineering R&D

This position is responsible for electric motor applications (primarily brushless DC motors).

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Serve as primary technical resource for motor and motor drive topics in US, including power, torque, temperature and efficiency. Motors are mainly single phase and 3 phase with voltages up to 575 VAC and up to 8 KW.
  • Walk a new motor design/application through the verification and regulatory testing processes through to production ready. Have a good working knowledge of FCC and UL standards applicable to motor products.
  • Work closely with the electrical department to test, verify, and improve motor electronics designs.
  • Size motors and calculate winding layouts for new fan products.
  • Execute and analyze results of functional tests of motors and fans such as torque-speed and temperature rise tests.
  • Maintain and operate motor test benches.
  • Interface with ebm‑papst Germany Motor and Electronics R&D to localize product design knowledge. May involve travel to Germany for training.
  • Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge of all products sold by ebm‑papst Inc.
  • Visit customers and suppliers for support and testing as required.
  • Work with application engineers, sales, and customers to address complex field issues.
  • On occasion, may be expected to lift about 50 lbs.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Follow the Employee Handbook policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to building a positive work environment.  

Recommended Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.  Concentration in Electromagnetics ideal but not mandatory
  • 3 years minimum working experience in motor development/applications with exposure to brushless DC motors   

All Employees are Expected To:

  • Follow the Employee Handbook policies and procedures and uphold organizational values.
  • Contribute to building a positive work environment.
  • Report for work consistently and on time.
  • Report to supervision conditions or practices that are unsafe to ebm‑papst and its employees.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume below. 

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