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High Voltage Components Engineer

Company: THOR Industries, Inc.
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Title: High Voltage Components EngineerStatus: based at EHG GermanyReports to: Director Advanced Engineering - Global Connected eMobility
OPPORTUNITY OVERVIEW:In 1980, THOR Industries embarked on a journey to connect people with nature, and families with each other. Today, we continue that journey by leading a global family of companies which make it easier and more enjoyable for families of all types to create lasting outdoor memories. With its global headquarters located in Elkhart Indiana, and over a dozen companies located across the US and Europe, THOR is proud to be the largest RV manufacturer in the world. At THOR we deploy robust efforts to attract, hire, develop and retain the best and brightest talent in an array of professions. This is where you come in--- We are excited to find a great High Voltage components Engineer to add to our team! SUMMARY:The core focus of this position is to support the eMobility Team as the High Voltage (HV) component engineer. Cooperating with our suppliers, you will be responsible for to develop and implement generic and customer specific requirements on power electronics for partly or fully electrified motorhomes and travel trailers. You will be responsible for developing the high level HV powernet architecture in the vehicle, ensuring cohesiveness in all high voltage systems on the vehicle. This includes HV batteries, power converters, HV power distribution, HV fusing and safety, and interfaces to LV systems.


  • Create and release documentation on HV powernet components and architecture on the vehicle, including requirement on functionality, quality, life cycle, test and costs
  • Working with vendors and other external resources to develop HV components.
  • Define requirements for HV cables and develop grounding requirements for electric vehicles for all HV systems, including equipotential ground and distribution.
  • Provide engineering support to vehicle production teams at our subsidiaries to resolve manufacturing process issues related to HV systems.
  • Stay current on electric vehicle technology developments.
  • Generate new ideas and methods for optimizing vehicle design, systems, and processes.
  • Broaden your expertise outside of your immediate responsibilities and become an expert in eMobility topics. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must thrive working in complex environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient. Excellent interpersonal skills and trained on automotive processes, ability to develop important relationships with key internal stakeholders and external partners.
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university/college in Engineering with focus on Electrical, E-Power systems, or related Engineering field
    • Understanding of HV components such as DC/DC converters, battery chargers, HV 3-phase motors, power distribution, grounding, and analog circuit design.
    • Past experience on electric vehicles and high voltage DC automotive systems (incl. ECE R100, HV safety).
    • Experienced in Requirements Management and Functional Safety analysis for automotive electronics products.
    • Proven ability to translate business needs into technical requirements.
    • Ability to work in an international environment.
    • Languages: English (fluent); German (Intermediate) At THOR we are committed to:
      • Inspiring an inclusive culture which embraces individual differences
      • Treating team members fairly and with respect
      • Establishing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and bullying
      • Training team members to be aware of their rights and responsibilities in regards to fair treatment
      • Providing equal opportunities based on ability, performance and potential THOR Industries offers our full-time team members a high-quality benefit package! This includes your choice of medical, dental, vision and disability income programs, as well as life insurance provided by THOR with additional insurances available for voluntary coverage for you and your family. Retirement savings programs are also available to help you reach your goals! In addition to Health and Wellness programs, THOR also offers a variety of perks to assist our team members throughout the year. These include: - Paid Holidays and Vacations - Local and National Discounts - Fitness Discounts - Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities - And many more programs!

        THOR is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in the employment application and interview process. To request an accommodation, please contact an HR Leader at (574) 970-7923, or by email at jobs@thorindustries.com. If accommodations are needed for an interview, please reach out at least one week in advance.

Keywords: THOR Industries, Inc., Elkhart , High Voltage Components Engineer, Engineering , Elkhart, Indiana

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