Sr. Electrical Engineer

Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions.


Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we've strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we're on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen - and thrive in - the positive work environment we pride ourselves on.

Location: Canton, MI USA  





As part of the hardware development team, the associate will apply expertise in designing HV power electronics specifically in the power conversion field.  The ideal candidate must have strong hardware design, simulation and PCB layout skills for high voltage power electronics.




  • Design and maintain high voltage converters (AC-DC, DC-DC) for automotive applications. This includes PFC (Power Factor Correction) and CLLLC (bidirectional resonant tank)
  • Design and maintain digital control models for high voltage converters (AC-DC, DC-DC)
  • Design the internal and external electrical interfaces of the electronics module
  • Calculate power loss of all components in worst case scenarios
  • Responsible for leading or supporting the delivery of the electrical design work products for a project: schematic & PCB design, calculations, DFMEAs, Drawings, Simulations, etc.
  • Lead or participate in electrical design reviews: System design, Schematic, PCB, component selection, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), EMC, thermal etc.
  • Analyze and timely resolve technical issues surfacing during the design and development of electronic modules
  • Create or review the design verification plans, design calculations and engineering reports
  • Conduct or review the design documentation for release
  • Provide manufacturing support for prototype builds if needed
  • Support the Test Center in the investigation of module related issues surfacing during design validation testing
  • Support the investigation of project issues at the module and vehicle levels
  • Support new business quotation and VA/VE activities as required
  • Support the support of manufacturing trial builds and product launches as needed
  • Support or participate in component supplier and production lines audits as needed
  • Interface with customer and other internal groups such as systems engineering, CAD, test engineering, product validation and manufacturing as needed
  • Participate in improvements of departmental technical capabilities, processes and work instructions.
  • Support the electrical team’s continuous improvement efforts in design cost reductions, improve quality and customer satisfaction
  • Cultivate a culture and an environment within the team that results in the highest level of commitment to continuous improvement in cost, quality and delivery
  • Follow processes, procedures and standards of Quality System in all work activities




  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.  Master’s or PhD degree is a plus
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in automotive or equivalent electronic production design experience
  • Knowledge of the automotive design cycle
  • Able to prioritize tasks effectively and handle various tasks at the same time
  • Solid understanding of automotive specifications
  • Extensive experience with troubleshooting and solving problems related to EMC compliance, thermal management, manufacturability, etc.
  • Extensive experience in circuit design, PCB design, work planning, DFMEA, and risk management
  • Hands-on experience with test & measurement equipment
  • Strong interpersonal, technical, organizational, presentational and motivational skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to mentor other engineers in the electrical design team
  • Organized and quality-oriented person with good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality as well as to fully comply with YNA policies




  • Functional Safety (ISO 26262)




Travel Requirements

Limited travel may be required

Physical Requirements

Office position – primarily sedentary




Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment.