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: At AMSC, we generate the ideas, technologies and solutions that meet the world’s demand for smarter, cleaner …better energy™. AMSC has developed High Temperature Superconductor Ship Protection Systems (SPS) which are expected to provide the U.S. Navy with world class mine protection. We continue to innovate with developments from Resilient Electric Grids to 5.5 MW Wind Turbine Systems. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history. The SPS Quality Engineering position is a completely “hands-on” role that will bring a high level of proactive initiative, energy and accountability to effect maximum product quality and optimum resource efficiency for military products. Functions: • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS), Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) • Reliability modeling and prediction • Statistical process control • Leverages comprehensive metrics, customer and employee feedback to assess program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission success. • Provides clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the larger picture, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance. • Sets the strategy to meet customer’s expectations, regularly communicates and briefs leadership on factory quality status. • Assures proactive compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor and supplier quality, configuration and data management in accordance with contractual requirements. • Defines and monitors program specifications, quality metrics, internal audit metrics and other processes to ensure product quality. Education – Experience: • Bachelors of Science Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and a minimum 9 years of engineering experience. o Masters of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution preferred Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs: • Ability to perform quality related data analysis • Prior Factory Quality experience. • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt certification. • Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process • Familiarity with Reliability Analysis and System Modeling, Duane Growth, MTBF demonstration testing and HALT • Previous leadership experience in a team environment. • Strong written and verbal communications skills. • Strong problem-solving skills. • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Suite. • Self-starter and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, highly technical work environment. • U.S. Citizenship is a requirement. • Proficient with MIL-SPECs • Limited Travel (10%) • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS o Experience in applying the IEEE Recommended Practice on Software Reliability Experience with 217Plus o Statistical analysis and Design of Experiments background o Proficient with Solid Works AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

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:

Functions:

  • Perform site surveys as requested by Project Managers and Applications Engineers.
  • Perform site Power Quality testing and prepare reports for external clients or internal AMSC Sales and Marketing Department.
  • Perform failure analysis and root cause studies of premature component failures and formulate the actions necessary to match component reliability.
  • Perform on-site commissioning of D-VAR, PQ-SVC systems and inverter components and control electronics for domestic and international customers.
  • Train customer in operating and maintenance practices as appropriate for system type
  • Assist Engineering. & Manufacturing with factory testing of new units.
  • Assist Sales & Marketing team with the new product development process. Present FS suggestions to corporate, based on knowledge of system operations at customer sites to improve product or reduce costs.
  • Responsible for modifying documentation pertaining to each customer unit including schematics, user manuals, safety practices, etc, to reflect actual site/installation conditions.
  • Ability to specify, review, and implement specialized maintenance procedures for field installations.
  • Manage the field change order process for the FS Dept.
  • Monitor customer units using the DAS (Database Acquisition System) and remote monitoring systems as Predictive Maintenance tools to foresee problems and develop solutions before they affect the customer.   Interact with customer representative to solve problems that need to be handled remotely. As necessary, travel to the customer site to maintain high reliability.
  • Provide written communications regarding customer units. Produce, distribute, and maintain files containing service reports after each on-site visit. Maintain files and write monthly reports for each unit detailing carryovers. Produce and distribute weekly reports to ASC management on current field service activities.
  • World wide travel required. Travel time anticipated at least 50%.
  • Ability to oversee and perform trend analysis of the field service database.
  • Ability to carry a Field Service pager 25% the time.
  • Maintain inventory levels of parts.
  • Schedule routine maintenance with customer.
  • Schedule startup/commissioning activities to maintain product delivery commitments.
  • Follow company purchasing authorization procedures
  • Other duties assigned.

Education – Experience:

  • Engineering degree in a technical field. Electrical Engineering is preferred.
  • 5-7 year’s experience in an electrical power, electronics environment, and communication systems. Experience can be substituted for educational requirements.

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Working knowledge of electrical power circuits.
  • Working knowledge of power electronics.
  • Ability to read schematics.
  • Computer knowledge in a Windows environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-directed and motivated.
  • Ability to work both in teams and independently.
  • Appreciates attention for detail.
  • Basic knowledge of NEC and IEEE standards for electrical installations.
  • Distribution voltage experience highly desired.
  • Medium voltage safety training required or must be completed prior to field assignments.
  • Medium work with occasional heavy work up to 75 pounds.
  • US Citizen

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:

  • Clearly define, document and communicate program goals
  • Manage a multi-national hardware integration program into an urban electric utility environment.
  • Interface with government agencies, electric utility engineers and project managers, subcontractors, consultants and internal resources
  • With technical guidance, prepare required technical and schedule progress reports.
  • Develop a Risk Register and use to manage risk mitigation throughout the project.
  • Direct multiple subcontractors and vendors to meet master program goals and schedules
  • Define, organize and lead required project team reviews such as project meetings and design reviews.
  • Manage and report current and refined projected costs on a monthly basis
  • Prepare and manage internal resource plan.
  • Communicate program status to company management. Prepare updates and present at periodic management review meetings
  • Communicate program status to customer, prepare for, and host, customer inspections and meetings both internal and at remote locations
  • Prepare and manage project earned value analysis

Education – Experience:

  • BS or higher degree with 10-15 years’ experience in area of program management
  • Demonstrated experience in managing of projects in an urban utility environment
  • Demonstrated experience managing government projects, cost accounting and reporting
  • PMP training and certification desirable

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Self-starter and independent working attributes are essential
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Capable of developing a team environment in a geographically diverse program
  • Creativity and innovation skills required to solve new problems and to uncover new problems to solve.
  • Ability to dissect problems and projects into manageable tasks and follow through to resolution and completion
  • Good group interaction skills.
  • Good working knowledge of engineering technologies.
  • Ability to estimate time required to complete hardware tasks and projects.
  • Ability to understand and manage complex business relationships

Any other training requirements / comments:

  • Travel
    • Significant US (50%+) and some international travel can be expected, US Citizen

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

The Contracts Manager will be responsible for providing cradle-to-grave government and commercial contract negotiation and administration services for proposals and contractual agreements consistent with company policies and business practices, as well as for assuring company’s compliance with customer contract requirements. This also includes the responsibility for implementing company’s contracting policies and procedures and the interpretation and implementation of current government acquisition regulations and policies.

Functions:

•Review complex RFPs, RFQs and proposals to ensure accuracy with contracting requirements, and developing appropriate risk mitigation strategies.

•Conduct negotiations with customers and subcontractors on behalf of company, manage contractual relationships, and team with business unit research and project management to ensure company and clients meet obligations fully and in a timely manner.

•Interpret FAR clauses, government acquisition processes, internet based procurement procedures and compliance with associated prime and subcontract agreements.

•Conduct export compliance review for EAR and ITAR restrictions and assist business units with export compliance efforts.

•Collaborate with division and project support personnel in areas of contract performance and reporting requirements.

•Develop and maintain strong cross functional relationships with internal colleagues (e.g., subcontracts, technical and project staff, finance) and good working relationships with customers and subcontractors.

Education-Experience

•BS/BA in Business or related field and/or equivalent.

•Minimum 5 years’ experience with increasingly complex responsibilities in contracts environment required.

•Experience as an individual contributor responsible for negotiating and administering:

◦Government contracts with agencies such as DOE, DOD, DHS and ONR

◦Domestic and international commercial contracts

◦License agreements, teaming agreements, and non-disclosure agreements is also highly desirable

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

•Excellent written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, problem solving ability and good work habits required.

•Must be able to prioritize workload using good judgment.

•Must haves:

◦Solid knowledge of government contracting regulations and commercial contracting practices

◦Detail-oriented and well organized

◦Ability to work reasonably independent

◦Exercise good judgment

◦Responsive to in-house and customer requests, and have the ability to interact effectively orally and in writing with all levels of in-house and customer staff.

•Proficient with Microsoft Office products

•Excellent verbal communication skills

•Excellent organizational and analytical skills

•Minimum 5 years experience as a government contracts administrator or similar position

•Knowledge of FAR clauses, government acquisition processes, and internet based procurement procedures and compliance

•US citizenship required, must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V