Energy Storage, Power Electronics Intern

Embedded in a worldwide network, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Autonomous Driving, Customer Research and Business Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive as well as in Long Beach, CA where the F-CELL team brings hydrogen vehicles to the road. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor, MI and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad, CA complete the competence center. Together, all the developers, technicians, engineers and designers take on the challenges of creating the next innovation. They're inspired by the newest trends, find the best solutions for the customer, develop the latest and greatest technologies and create the next generation of connected, safe, sustainable and luxurious vehicles.

Here at MBRDNA, we are looking for talented, energetic, and committed individuals to join our diverse team. Our employees are the key to our success, and we support each individual in fulfilling his or her potential. We proudly continue the pioneering work initiated by founders Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz over 125 years ago.

Role Overview:

Do you strive for engineering excellence? Are you interested in joining the energy revolution? If yes, Mercedes-Benz Energy is looking for you!

Mercedes-Benz Energy is currently seeking a Power Electronics intern to join our Energy Storage team. Energy interns provide vital support to our growing team of innovative engineers. Successful applicants seek to go the extra mile, are enthused about energy systems and batteries, understand the importance of teamwork, and take pride in a job well done.

As an Energy Storage Intern, you will be highly involved in our exciting projects and have the opportunity to learn and grow alongside our innovative company. Most importantly, becoming a Mercedes-Benz Energy Intern means joining a team that is a lot of fun to work with.

The PE Intern has a strong background in electrical engineering and extensive hands-on lab experience with testing, measuring equipment, and more. This intern is responsible for design, development, architecting, lab testing, and troubleshooting power electronics circuits and systems for energy storage applications. He/she is knowledgeable in schematic design and PCB layout, as well as circuit simulation and CAD drawings for power conversion systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and carry out the power electronic interface tests for integrating ES systems.
  • Oversee power electronics architecture design and implementation from single line diagrams to extensive detailed schematics.
  • Develop test scenarios, troubleshooting, and fault detection to ensure power electronics components such as bidirectional DC-DC converters and inverters.
  • MATLAB Simulink, Altium designer, AutoCAD, and more.

Minimum Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering (master's degree is a plus)
  • Passionate about energy solutions
  • Quick learner, excellent problem solving skills, visionary
  • Creative, innovative, organized, team player
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communicating complex ideas (presentations, prototypes, etc.)
  • Available for at least 3 months (national applicants) and 5 month (international applicants)
  • University degree or currently enrolled
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • German language is always a plus but not required

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