Careers

At AMSC, we aim to create a work atmosphere that fosters success for our employees, our customers and our corporation. Our employees benefit from working with world-class engineers, technicians and scientists, as well as other experienced professionals. With operations throughout Asia, Australia, North America and Europe, we have a diverse, yet cohesive staff with tremendous global experience and passion.

Each day, we are driven by our company mission: We listen, we partner and we innovate to make smarter, cleaner energy profitable. And we are inspired by our vision: To power the world with smarter, cleaner … better energy. While we are committed to realizing our mission and vision, AMSC also prides itself on having a fun and satisfying work environment that fosters creativity and success. Click here to gain an understanding of the kind of employees we are seeking as we grow the company.

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V.

Careers at AMSC

Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

Manages activities through first or second (Dir) level managers. This position is responsible for the effective operation of Engineering activities of major significance to the organization, while ensuring that budgets, schedules, and performance standards are realistically set and obtained. This position requires a strong background and experience in mechanical design and the creation of mechanical and electrical specifications. Candidate must be capable to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team consisting of engineers, and technical support personnel in a fast-paced work environment.

Functions:

  • Mentor senior management to ensure talent needs are met for the long term strategy. Designs and develops leadership development and succession plans.
  • Forecasts future internal needs and impacts strategic planning objectives and strategies for the organization. Decisions have a profound impact on the total organization. Work involves latitude for decision making and priority setting. Projects are reviewed through achievement of objectives determined by predefined goals.
  • Identifies external shifts and drives necessary changes through the organization. Focuses on achieving the optimal solution for the long term strategic direction. Solves problems involving multiple disciplines and complex interactions and interdependencies.
  • Advise and consult with marketing, applications, and project managers, regarding the design of new systems.
  • May lead task or project group and have major system impact during product definition and or design phase.
  • Conduct and manage all necessary investigative work pertinent to designs including feasibility studies, research, and design of experiments to prove out product concepts.
  • Provide input to the performance reviews of entry, and mid and senior level engineers, engineering assistants, and designers.
  • Involved in the compilation of project schedules, task and project completion time estimates, specifications, test plans, equipment purchases, release of related documentation, and other duties as assigned.
  • Perform or oversee the analysis of project costs with regard to buy-in products and material.
  • Proactively define and suggest improvements to the design engineering environment as well as areas unrelated to engineering.

Education – Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and 5-7 years in practical design engineering

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Provide technical leadership through guidance and training to engineers at all levels through daily communications.
  • Is recognized as an authority in a technical field. Applies advanced engineering principles and theories to very complex engineering problems. Often contributing to the development of new principles and theories to very complex engineering problems.
  • May contribute to the development of new theories and concepts.
  • May receive national recognition for their contributions.
  • Ability to lead teams or projects.
  • Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings; one on one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports and bosses. Effective both inside and outside the organization and with controversial topics. Commands attention and can manage group processes during presentations and can change tactics mid-stream when something isn’t working.
  • Guide and counsel entry, mid-level and senior engineers and project and product managers.
  • Written and oral communications with marketing, applications, engineering, manufacturing, service, and department directors to define and modify product or process specifications.
  • Written and oral communication with customers or potential customers at the level and frequency determined by engineering or project managers.

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

Support Gridtec Solutions™ by conducting power system studies and modeling related to the AMSC® STATCOM products using load flow, transient stability and electromagnetic transient simulation tools.

Functions:

  • Undertakes detailed application and design studies for AMSC®’s products including FACTS systems, power electronic converters, energy storage solutions, fault current limiters and high capacity superconductor cable systems
  • Uses network analysis software to perform detailed load flow, transient stability and electromagnetic transient studies in assessing system requirements and appropriate solution options (using either current or innovative new technologies)
  • Performs power systems analyses pertaining to renewable energy integration, transmission and distribution system expansion, voltage stability, and reliability and power quality
  • Performs detailed analyses of industrial power quality problems and designs/recommends appropriate solutions
  • Develops and maintains software models for all STATCOM products
  • Performs or supports insulation coordination, arc flash and transient overvoltage studies
  • Writes study reports and technical sections of project proposals for STATCOM projects
  • Actively participates in the existing product improvement and new product development analyses
  • Performs economic evaluations of transmission and distribution system expansion plans to accompany technical evaluations of recommended alternatives
  • Actively works to build relationships with utility planners and engineers, and consultants in the industry
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of the current developments in the overall energy sector in regards to legislative trends and requirements and how they can affect AMSC®’s business goals
  • Prepares technical papers and presentations for trade shows and technical conferences

Education – Experience

  • BS in Electrical Engineering (MS preferred) with emphasis on power systems
  • For candidates with 1-5 year experience, theoretical background either on power systems analysis (specifically load flow, transient stability and electromagnetic transients) or power electronics (specifically FACTS devices and converters) is preferred
  • For candidates with 5-10 years of experience, prior power utility background, specifically transmission and distribution planning experience, is preferred

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs

  • Demonstrated knowledge of transient stability simulation tools (preferably PSS®E, GE PSLF or DIgSILENT PowerFactory)
  • Experience with electromagnetic transients simulation tools (preferably PSCAD or EMTP-RV)
  • Familiarity with distribution planning software (preferably CYME, Milsoft WindMil® or DNV-GL Synergi)
  • Familiarity with real-time digital simulators (preferably RTDS)
  • Understanding of power electronics devices, controls and systems, and their applications in either a utility or industrial environment
  • Ability to develop and/or modify load flow, stability, and EMT software models for AMSC®’s products
  • Proficiency in a programming language (FORTRAN and/or Python preferred).
  • Comfortable working directly with customers to generate interest in AMSC®’s products
  • Capable of collaborating and cultivating customer relationships
  • Familiarity with equipment standards and specifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Job involves writing and presenting technical papers
  • Comfortable teaching technical workshops on FACTS technology and their applications in power systems
  • Up to 20% travel (local and International) may be required

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

AMSC is seeking a talented Senior Vacuum Technician to join the Advanced Technology Group. The right candidate will be an enthusiastic professional with experience in the high vacuum and cryogenics. The candidate will be working among a team of engineers and technicians to assist in the design, assembly and testing of concepts and engineering demonstrations of systems for High Temperature Superconducting applications. The candidate will support manufacturing and testing, process development, prototype fabrication and process documentation for expansion into low and medium volume production. The candidate should be comfortable working collaboratively with team members from multiple functions as well as on their own with minimum instructions.

Functions:

  • Experiment/prototype system assembly, test and evaluation of results
  • Evaluation and troubleshooting of system performance
  • Vacuum leak detecting
  • Field Service/Demonstration support of vacuum and cryogenic systems
  • Testing process development, prototype fabrication and process documentation
  • Additional Responsibilities include providing cryogenic and vacuum consultation and support in the group and throughout the entire organization, such as:
    • Instrumentation specification and support
    • Establishing and maintaining a pool of vacuum related equipment
    • Provide training of proper methods for preparation of refrigeration system
    • Training in proper cleaning of material for use in vacuum systems
    • Troubleshooting of complex vacuum and cryogenic systems

Education – Experience:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent
  • Candidate must have at least 15 year experience in cryogenics and vacuum field with emphasis on hardware

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Hands on experience with laboratory tools and equipment such as leak detector, cryo-pump and various cryogenic refrigeration systems
  • Some experience of data acquisition system is highly desirable
  • Machining skills and experience in manufacturing HTS components is a plus
  • Good organizational skills

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

Functions:

  • Develop, debug, and support production database system including backups, stored procedures, triggers, schema design, and performance tuning.
  • Design, develop, and debug production web sites and web services under the direction of management and requirements from customer groups.
  • Responsible for the day to day data file processing of the production database.
  • Archiving of data files and capacity planning of network server drive space.
  • Monitor consistency of production and archive database backups.
  • Interact with Software engineers and Field Service in support of legacy systems.
  • Lead effort to convert and maintain browser independence and W3C standards.
  • Support service personnel and customers with data acquisition system, data queries, and web site issues.
  • Maintain a proactive posture towards reusability and quality.
  • Proactively define and suggest improvements to the web and database environments as well as other unrelated areas.
  • Participate in investigative work pertinent to system design including feasibility studies, research, and designs of experiments to prove out project concepts.
  • Stay current with new and emerging technologies and evaluate the feasibility of integration with current tools and technologies in use.
  • Support of Windows Server and Linux platforms running production web sites, web services and databases.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining software documentation.

Education – Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related discipline and 4-7 years in practical software engineering or M.S. degree and 2-5 years in practical software engineering.
  • SQL programming and/or C#

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Thorough knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems
  • Experience with MS SQL Server
  • Experience with T-SQL programming language
  • Knowledge of the C# programming language
  • Knowledge of web browser/server architecture and design techniques
  • Creativity and innovation skills required to solve new problems
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with Linq
  • Experience with PostgreSQL on the Linux platform
  • Familiarity with interpreted languages like Perl, Python
  • Familiarity with JSON and RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of HTML language and page design techniques
  • Experience with Javascript and the manipulation of the Document Object Model
  • Knowledge of HTML5, and canvas
  • Familiarity with JQuery, AJAX, D3, and React
  • Prior experience with charting engines
  • Prior experience with converting websites for mobile devices

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

Functions:

  • PC troubleshooting, hardware and software.
  • Software installation.
  • Computer setup, including hardware and software.
  • Provide help desk support for all employees.
  • Update and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education – Experience:

  • Must be currently enrolled and attending in an accredited college in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Strong Windows 7, 2010 & MAC skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365/2010.
  • Ability to install PC hardware in a network environment.
  • Ability to setup PC hardware and software.
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot PC problems.
  • Clear written and verbal skills essential.
  • Ability to follow through on tasks assigned.
  • Frequent end user interaction requires interpersonal skills and positive attitude

 

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

 

Richland, WA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

American Superconductor is seeking a mechanical engineer for focused project work. The successful candidate will work with directly with an engineering-based team to develop advanced Stirling cycle coolers, engines, and their support systems. The successful candidate will have a background in mechanical design, and exposure to thermal analysis, structural analysis, and designing high precision, tight-tolerance components. The engineer is expected to assist in managing government sponsored research and development projects, including managing the testing of prototype hardware and reporting activities. Familiarity with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)  for stress and thermal analysis is a definite plus.

Functions:

  • The candidate will be responsible for the design of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and support hardware for use in Stirling cycle hardware
  • The position calls for excellent communication skills, specifically the ability to write technical reports and presentations, as well as the ability to work within a team
  • The engineer will be responsible for various mechanically intricate subassemblies
  • Responsibility will continue through parts manufacture as well as system assembly and test
  • Time will be spent in a laboratory environment evaluating the performance of the machines
  • The successful candidate needs to work well within a small focused engineering group.

Education – Experience:

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated machine design experience
  • 2-3 years experience using a solid modeler
  • The individual should work effectively in a multidisciplinary team consisting of scientists, engineers, and support personnel (machinist-technicians)
  • Strong knowledge of machine shop practices with the design of machined parts and welded fabrications
  • Design experience integrating most of the following: electromechanical components, seals, weldments, castings and coatings

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Proficiency in SolidWorks CAD system
  • Open minded engineer with broad multidisciplinary knowledge and interests
  • Experience in cryogenic and vacuum system design, including use of materials, welding and brazing preparations, and understanding of insulation and heat transfer principles is a plus

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

Richland, WA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

American Superconductor is seeking an experienced mechanical engineer for focused project work. The successful candidate will work with directly with an engineering-based team to develop advanced Stirling cycle coolers, engines, and their support systems. The successful candidate will have a strong background in mechanical design, thermal analysis, structural analysis, and designing high precision, tight-tolerance components. The engineer is expected to take responsibility for managing government sponsored research and development projects, including managing the production of prototype hardware and reporting activities. A professional engineering license is a definite plus.

Functions:

  • The candidate will be responsible for the design of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and support hardware for use in Stirling cycle hardware.
  • The position calls for excellent communication skills, specifically the ability to write technical reports and presentations, as well as the ability to work within a team
  • The engineer will be responsible for various mechanically intricate subassemblies
  • Responsibility will continue through parts manufacture as well as system assembly and test
  • The successful candidate needs to work well within a small focused engineering group.

Education – Experience:

  • 5 years of demonstrated machine design experience
  • 5 years of experience using a solid modeler
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis for structural loading and familiarity with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • The individual should work effectively in a multidisciplinary team consisting of scientists, engineers, and support personnel (machinist-technicians)
  • Strong knowledge of machine shop practices with the design of machined parts and welded fabrications
  • Design experience integrating most of the following: electromechanical components, seals, weldments, castings, and coatings

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Proficiency in 3D CAD system
  • Open minded engineer with broad multidisciplinary knowledge and interests
  • Experience in cryogenic and vacuum system design, including use of materials, welding and brazing preparations, and understanding of insulation and heat transfer principles is a plus

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

Support Gridtec Solutions by conducting power system studies and modeling related to the AMSC STATCOM products using load flow, transient stability and electromagnetic transient simulation tools.

Functions:

  • Supports detailed application and design studies for AMSC®’s products including FACTS systems, power electronic converters, energy storage solutions, fault current limiters and high capacity superconductor cable systems
  • Uses network analysis software to perform detailed load flow, transient stability and electromagnetic transient studies in assessing system requirements and appropriate solution options (using either current or innovative new technologies)
  • Performs power systems analyses pertaining to renewable energy integration, transmission and distribution system expansion, voltage stability, and reliability and power quality
  • Performs detailed analyses of industrial power quality problems and designs/recommends appropriate solutions
  • Writes study reports and technical sections of project proposals for STATCOM projects

Education – Experience

  • Junior or Senior in an Electrical Engineering program with emphasis on power systems
  • In addition to power systems courses, candidates who have taken classes on control systems and courses that involve basic programming skills (Python, Matlab, C) are preferred

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Understanding of high voltage power systems
  • Understanding of power electronics devices, controls and systems
  • Understanding of electric circuits
  • Ability to develop and/or modify models in simulation software (Matlab Simulink, PSpice, etc.)
  • Proficiency in a programming language (Python preferred)
  • US Citizenship Required

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V