Sr. Motor Design Engineer in Carson, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 5/30/2024

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Job Description

Sr. Motor Design Engineer

The Senior Motor Design Engineer creates conceptual designs, performs electromechanical analyses, develops detailed designs, leads cross functional teams, supports product prototype and pilot build fabrication and testing, participates in reviews with customers, and provides customer support. The successful candidate must have design and test experience with motors (brushless DC, stepper, and/or AC induction motors), actuators, mechanisms, and electromagnetic design/analysis software. The Senior Motor Design Engineer is a product engineering role supporting the portfolio of motion control products while also driving the development of new products. A blend of hardware excitement with simulation background is ideal for this role, with design optimization and hardware debugging both key to success.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our Performance Center in Carson, CA is the Engineered Products Group site for our Human Machine Interface, Motion Control Device, and Radio Frequency (RF) product lines.

Job Summary

  • Drives the design and development of brushless DC, stepper, AC induction motors, actuators, mechanisms, and other electromagnetic devices from concept through fabrication.
  • Supports our portfolio of high-performance motors and resolvers through initiating nonconformance investigation, including root cause and corrective action closure, driving continuous improvement and quality.
  • Works directly with customers to capture requirements, translating these requirements into formal documents as needed and negotiating difficult specifications items based on risk assessment.
  • Serves as the Lead Engineer on new product development (NPD) programs, evaluating technical risk and driving action on risk burn-down plans.
  • Helps define and drive research and development programs, using advanced experience and understanding of motors and resolvers to recommend product improvements and new innovations.
  • Uses simulation background to investigate product anomalies and to optimize design of new products.
  • Works with cross functional teams and suppliers to ensure designs and components meet technical requirements.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience designing motors and/or resolvers.
  • Experience using Ansys Maxwell, MotorCAD, or similar.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense industries preferred.
  • SolidWorks expertise strongly preferred.
  • Experience with product design and development within a stage-gate process.
  • Clear communication skills including the ability to write technical reports and proposals, and to make technical presentations to customers.
  • Project management and leadership skills to multi-task and manage multiple priorities in a timely and efficient manner.
  • U.S. Person status.

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum five years of design experience in electric motors, actuators, mechanisms, or other electromagnetic devices.
  • Experience in designing and developing electrical resolvers or RVDT/LVDT from concept through fabrication is a plus.

Base Compensation: USD 110,000.00 - 130,000.00 Paid Salaried

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


23301 S. Wilmington Ave
Carson, California, 90745
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled