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Transformer Design Engineer:

About Espey:  Come join us at Espey, where we’re shaping the future. As industry leaders in manufacturing high-quality power conversion solutions, we specialize in serving mission-critical military and rugged industrial sectors for use in the most harsh & severe environments. With over 90 years of experience, Espey is synonymous with innovation and reliability, providing essential power supplies and transformers that ensure the safety of our military personnel.  As a publicly traded company on the NYSE (ESP), we’re committed to excellence across all facets of our operation, from design and development to testing and manufacturing. Located in the vibrant city of Saratoga Springs, NY, just 30 minutes from the state capital and within easy reach of major metropolitan centers like New York City, Boston, and Montreal, Espey offers a unique opportunity to be part of something extraordinary. If you’re ready to shape the future and embark on a fulfilling career adventure, join us at Espey.  Let’s build together!

About the job:  Embark on a journey to shape the future as an Espey Transformer Design Engineer, crafting cutting-edge transformers destined for military and industrial products.   Dive into this dynamic role where you’ll lead and collaborate on design efforts within a project development cycle that ranges from a few weeks to over a year depending on the product type and project scope. Unlock your engineering prowess, business acumen, and production finesse by designing unique and custom products, and collaborate across functions to watch your design come to life.

 Key Responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Design transformers ranging from small PCB mount to 5 MVA including medium voltage dry type from 60Hz to medium frequency
  • Design Inductors and Reactors for low and high frequency applications from 60Hz-500kHz
  • Support design studies for novel transformer design concepts for high power density applications
  • Develop new, custom magnetics, lead product estimates, & create design documentation based on customer Statements of Work (SOW) and performance specifications.
  • Provide start to finish ownership of magnetic components – from specification to design, prototype, testing and manufacturing.
  • Interface with drafting to develop documentation packages to be used for production builds, creating test procedures, and technical reports
  • Read & understand customer specification and interpret impact on design
  • Aid in troubleshooting new and legacy transformer product builds
  • Lead, participate in, and mentor others with magnetic design efforts, core selection, winding methods, insulation systems, & performance estimates
  • Work with mechanical engineers to develop design reports, review packages, and test procedures & tactics

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent field of engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in transformer and magnetic devices
  • Must be US citizen with ability to secure a US Government security clearance; Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for access to export controlled data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in ruggedized products for Military & heavy industrial magnetics or power electronic applications
  • Experience with magnetics, transformers, inductors, or MILSPEC products for airborne, ground mobile, or Naval applications
  • Knowledge of Excel, Solidworks, FEA methods, MATLAB or equivalent software
  • Demonstrated experience with unique & custom design techniques without overreliance on auto-generated software programs
  • Experience in designs with BIL requirements up to 15kV class and knowledge of dry type transformers up to 5MVA
  • Experience with core selection, winding design, conductor selection (Litz/Foil/Solid), loss modeling and loss characterization in inductors and transformers.
  • Knowledge of ANSI/IEEE standards and experience with military standards such as MIL-E-917
  • Writing skills that enable technical reports, test procedures, trade studies, and other technical documentation to be quickly and effectively released to customers.
  • Comfortable navigating complexity and troubleshooting unique problems; requires critical thinking, innovation, determination & resilience, and cross-functional partnerships
  • Competencies include project management, team leadership, independence balanced with strong cross-functional collaboration skills, bias for action, creativity, engineering prowess, & strong written and verbal communication skills

Perks at Espey:

  • Pay Range $85,000 – $140,000 depending on depth of skills and experience
  • Four –day work week
  • Onsite preferred (Relocation provided); Hybrid work is possible; Remote for highly experienced contributors
  • 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Life insurance with Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account & Health savings account
  • Tuition reimbursement

**Must be a US Citizen**

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.