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

Austria

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

  • Design of power and control cabinets
  • Production support of the cabinet prototypes
  • Installation of control cabinets
  • Preparation of technical documentations
  • Failure analysis
  • Create circuit diagrams in EPLAN

Education – Experience:

  • Technical college (HTL) with focus on electrical engineering / power electronics

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Good knowledge in EPLAN, P8 v2.7 preferred
  • Basic knowledge in PLC programming is an advantage
  • Experienced in MS Office
  • Good English skills
  • Self-responsible way of working
  • Willingness for travelling
Richland, WA

Reports to:
Managing Director, Development Projects

Department:
Advanced Technology

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. Familiarity with Finite Element Analysis. (FEA) software 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

Education – Experience:

  • 5 years of demonstrated machine design experience
  • 5 years of 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
Ayer MA

Reports to:
Systems Engineering Product Manager

Department:
Engineering Support

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

  • Work as a primary member of the product support team to develop solutions to solve
    product issues and applications.
  • Generate design and documentation packages and work with purchasing, manufacturing
    and vendors on make/buy decisions. Support would also be provided to the in-house and
    external vendors to understand and resolve manufacturing and quality issues as they
    arise.
  • Utilize solid modeling design tools to perform and document detailed designs.
  • Perform cost analysis of resulting designs and propose alternative technologies or
    techniques to reduce cost.
  • Perform tolerance analysis on mechanical designs to assure proper form, fit, and
    function.
  • Generate and execute test plans to validate design requirements and document
    limitations.
  • Generate assembly drawings and process documentation for manufacturing with the
    assistance of designers.
  • Generate inspection plans to assure the quality and consistency of manufactured and
    vended assemblies and components.
  • Work with manufacturing and outside vendors to improve mechanical designs and
    eliminate defects.
  • Propose methods and technology to improve cycle-time (manufacturing) of electromechanical
    assemblies.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Generating Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) to document and implement changes
    new and existing products.
  • Key design areas include: thermal design, e and electrical system interconnections,
    enclosure layout and architecture, safety, maintenance and field service issues, dynamic
    shock and vibration with respect to equipment weight, mounting and location, general
    chassis and cabinet layout, and test and production fixtures.

Education – Experience:

  • BSME in Engineering or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in electronic packaging or a combination of schooling and experience.

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Knowledge of 2-D & 3-D CAD systems required. Excellent working knowledge of
    Solidworks is preferred.
  • Knowledge of ISO standards for technical drawings.
Ayer MA

Reports to:
Network Planning Lead

Department:
Network Solutions_DVAR

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

Support Business Development, Sales and Engineering of AMSC Products and Solutions. Be an industry advocate
for AMSC technologies and solutions.

  • Performs power systems analyses pertaining to transmission and distribution system expansion, voltage
    stability, reliability and power quality and derives technical solution options to meet customers’
    requirements.
  • Performs detailed analysis of industrial power quality problems and designs/recommends appropriate
    solutions.
  • Uses network analysis software to perform detailed load flow, transient stability, electromagnetic transient
    studies in assessing system requirements and appropriate solution options (using either current or
    innovative new technologies).
  • Develops, maintains and provides support for software models for all products.
  • Performs or supports insulation coordination, arc flash and transient overvoltage studies.
  • Actively participates in the existing product development and new product market needs analysis.
  • 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.
  • Actively works to build relationships with utility planners and engineers, and consultants in the industry.
  • Assists in development of competitive proposals that improves transmission and distribution system
    capacity while reducing transmission system costs. Proposals need to include technical as well as
    commercial analysis.
  • Performs appropriate economic evaluations of transmission and distribution system expansion plans to
    accompany technical evaluations of recommended alternatives.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of the current developments in the overall energy sector, particularly in
    the generation and transmission areas, in regards to legislative trends and requirements and how they can
    affect AMSC’s business goals.
  • Prepares and delivers technical papers and presentations for trade shows and technical conferences.

Education – Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering (MS preferred) with 5-10 years of experience in the power sector (emphasis in
    power systems analysis, specifications, design and/or operation). Prior power utility, transmission and
    distribution planning experience preferred.
  • Theoretical background on power systems analysis, specifically load flow, transient stability and
    electromagnetic transients.

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of network analysis software to perform load flow, stability, reliability, and power
    quality analysis using a major network analysis software such as Siemens PSS®E or GE PSLF. Working
    knowledge of any additional software such as DIgSILENT PowerFactory, PSCAD, ATP-EMTP, EMTP-RV,
    SKM PowerTools, Powertech’s DSATools, and PowerWorld preferred.
  • Understanding of power electronic devices, controls and systems, FACTS devices and their applications in
    utility and industrial environment.
  • Ability to develop and/or modify/adapt loadflow, stability, and EMTP software models for AMSC’s products.
Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

The Project Manager is responsible for industrial & utility activities and projects management.

Functions:

  • Responsible for oversight of multiple projects.
  • Interface to sales and marketing for generating specifications and evaluating customer requirements. Interface to customers to coordinate and schedule concurrent development activities and report project status.
  • Interface to Software & Hardware Engineering for schedule and manpower planning.
  • Will take leadership role 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.
  • Proactively define and suggest improvements to the design-engineering environment as well as areas unrelated to engineering.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Interaction with Others (level of contact, purpose and frequency)
    • Written and oral communications with marketing, applications, engineering, manufacturing, service, and department directors to define and modify product or process specifications.
    • Written and oral presentation of project schedule and status to engineering or project managers, business unit and corporate managers and customers on a regular basis.
    • Written and oral communication with customers or potential customers at the level and frequency determined by engineering or project managers.
    • Provides coordination and communication with all disciplines of the company and with all levels of the organization through daily contact.

Education – Experience:

  • BS degree in an Engineering discipline is preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in engineering project management preferred.

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Engineering resource planning skills required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated sales abilities including strategy development, account planning, and success in closing large projects with multiple influence points.
  • Ability to manage costs and expenses according to an approved budget.
  • Analytical problem solving skills relating to power quality issues.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office products.

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