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.

Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

Functions:
Poise, professionalism, and a friendly positive attitude are key attributes of the Executive Assistant. Candidate should be well organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to work well under pressure. Applicants should also be experienced with administrative clerical duties and with supporting members of executive teams and management. The right candidate work will directly with other members of the management team on tasks to include conducting research, preparing reports, handling information requests, and other general Office Assistant duties.

  • Arranging corporate and personal appointments, meetings, and conference calls
  • Coordinating travel arrangements
  • Weekly timecard entry – Oracle
  • Answering and screening phone calls
  • Examining and directing mail to accelerate accurate responses
  • Creating and maintaining an extensive filing system for CEO contacts
  • Preparing all correspondence on behalf of the CEO
  • Completing special project work, as assigned
  • Coordination of Quarterly Board Materials
  • Annual stockholders meeting – coordinate annual meeting and prepare items needed before
  • Assist finance & accounting team with invoicing, data entry, special projects, etc.

Education – Experience:

  • High School diploma and/or Associate’s Degree (or equivalent) preferably with customer service background

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint ) and Apple products (MAC)
  • At least 5 years’ experience supporting an Executive
  • Able to exude a very professional and polished demeanor, high energy
  • Able to handle and maintain confidential information
  • Experience with scheduling calendar appointments and travel arrangements
  • Experience with calendaring, taking meeting minutes, creating reports, completing expense reports, and coordinating projects
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Some travel required (up to 10%)

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
  • Prior experience with cloud migration (e.g. AWS)

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

Functions:

  • Perform electrical and mechanical assembly from sub-assembly level to finish goods
  • Load and operate automated manufacturing equipment according to work instructions and follow standard operating procedures
  • Assemble products according to good manufacturing practices, including specification of materials, parts and assembly and operating process equipment
  • Document assembly processes/instructions/status reports for all incoming Grid products
  • Work with Field Service and Engineering staff to assist in troubleshooting in house and field issues as required
  • Assist Supervisor and or Team Leader in production planning
    Follow all safety requirements across the Grid manufacturing plant and notify your Supervisor and or Team Lead of any potential safety risk
  • Must adhere to all policies and practices of AMSC ensuring the
  • Code of Conduct and highest level of ethics are always maintained

Interaction with Others (level of contact, purpose and frequency)

  • Work with all levels of the organization to plan work and resolve problems on a daily basis.
  • Meet production schedules and provide status reports.
  • Present recommendations and follow through on projects.
  • Provide cost reduction opportunities and contribute to the company’s monthly profitability.

Education – Experience:

  • Minimum: High School or Technical school with 3+ years industry experience
  • Preferred: 2 year technical degree, journeyman electrician certification or equivalent

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • Basic technical and mechanical skills
  • Skilled in reading and interpreting electro-mechanical assembly drawings and BOMs
  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to read blueprints and other technical data sheets would be helpful
  • Understanding of safety practices in a plant environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally/written
  • Computer literate in spread sheets, word processing and internet
  • Flexibility to work overtime
  • Medium to heavy work must be able to lift 75 pounds or exert 75 pounds of force on a regular basis

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V

Ayer, MA

Summary – Job Responsibilities – Activities:

The ideal candidate will work well independently (with minimal supervision) and as part of a focused group of technicians within the Operations Team to operate complex automated electro-mechanical manufacturing systems.

Functions:

  • Responsible for performing a variety of wire manufacturing operations which may include but are not limited to lamination, splicing, soldering, conducting test operations, reel-to-reel wire transfer, cold rolling of finished substrates, monitoring and performing necessary equipment setting adjustments.
  • Experience and knowledge operating systems that utilize PVD process with the comprehension of required parameters for producing quality material; experience and knowledge to troubleshoot and diagnose basic problems/malfunctions/inadequacies of production equipment; and direct experience and ability to operate both automated and manual set-up systems; strong ability to multi-task, meet critical deadlines, and re-prioritize when necessary.
  • Perform in-process and system level testing of instruments or routine preventative maintenance and minor repair of automated equipment; support production requirements as required; test and document results of completed product or production process(es).
  • Perform set-up operations/verifications to support production demands; perform critical machine alignments to ensure product specifications are met.
  • Adhere to and complete established documentation requirements; possess a contributory attitude conducive to participating in a
  • Continuous Improvement environment; maintain a clean, neat, and organized work area.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures including safety regulations, Personal Protective Equipment requirements, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Quality System Regulations, and Good Manufacturing Practices.

Education – Experience:

  • The successful candidate will have experience in high-tech manufacturing environment; experience and knowledge of a variety of technologies (vacuum (sputtering), electronics, Pneumatics, optics, etc); thin film processing experience; metrology experience desirable with any of the following: thickness, defect inspection, resistivity, refractive index.
  • High school plus 3 to 5 years of hands-on electromechanical operations experience required, Associates Degree in technical field (electronics) preferred.

Required Skills, Competencies, Authorities and Training Needs:

  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform in a fast-paced team environment; ability to adapt to change; results-oriented; positive attitude; self-motivated and self-disciplined.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to follow written and verbal communications, keeping detailed documentation of work.
  • Basic computer skills are required (MS Office desirable) for spread sheet data entry, statistical data analysis and techniques.

AMSC is an EEO M/F/D/V