Power your career!

Power your career forward and join the LC Drives Team. Our patented technologies are bringing industry-leading power density to the design and manufacture of electric motors and generators. We are individuals energized by a fast-paced, collaborative, rapidly changing, and intellectually challenging work environment. Our manufacturing facilities and engineering offices are located in Potsdam and Ballston Spa, NY.

  • Application / Sales Engineer

    Position Description

    This customer-facing position will be responsible for modeling, configuring, and assisting in the installation of product solutions that satisfy specific customer application requirements. The Application Engineer will work closely with the motor engineering team to determine the features and capabilities required to satisfy specific customer applications. The Application Engineer will provide pre- and post-sale technical support to direct and indirect sales personnel including:

    • Conducting customer needs assessments including on-site visits as necessary.
    • Serve as motor subject matter expert to customers and LC Drives Sales and Marketing personnel.
    • Configuring LC Drives motor/generator solutions to meet specific customer application requirements.
    • Identification and integration of third-party solution components such as cooling and control systems as necessary.
    • Liaison between LC Drives Sales and Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Service and Support personnel.
    • On-site customer installation support.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
    • Basic understanding of electric motor/generator technology.
    • At least three years of related work experience, preferably in a customer-facing role.
    • Superior analytical and communication abilities.
    • Must be comfortable working directly with customers.
    • Must be willing to travel.

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Ballston Spa or Potsdam, NY

  • Co-op: Electrical Design Engineer

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for highly-motivated Electrical Engineering students who are energized by a work environment that is fast-paced, collaborative, rapidly changing, and intellectually challenging.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • Some college education in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Collaborative team player

    Desired Majors

    • Electrical Engineering
    • Computer Engineering

    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Hands-on experience working with tools
    • Experience designing electrical systems, selecting electrical components, and sizing wiring
    • Comfortable in a manufacturing environment

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Co-op: Geothermal

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for a dynamic, results-driven individual to support Strategic Operations. The responsibilities for this position will include but not be limited to:

    • Building an HVAC system that includes liquid cooling for process heat in the building
    • Help plan concepts for manufacturing facility
    • Calculate time stepping
    • 2D FEA transient heat transfer analysis

    Required Experience/Skills

    • Mechanical Engineering background
    • Relevant Coursework: CAD, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics
    • VBA Script Language
    • HVAC background is preferred
    • Experience in Excel
    • A team player who is also self-motivated

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Co-op: Manufacturing Engineer

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for a dynamic, results-driven individual to join the Engineering team as a Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op, working on process improvement, stabilization, and quality improvement.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • Some college education in an Engineering related field
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Collaborative team player
    • SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD experience

    Desired Majors

    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Hands-on experience working with tools
    • Comfortable in a manufacturing environment
    • Prior experience or exposure to welding and machining processes and principles

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Co-op: Mechanical Design Engineer

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for highly-motivated Mechanical Engineering students who are energized by a work environment that is fast-paced, collaborative, rapidly changing, and intellectually challenging.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • Some college education in a Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Collaborative team player
    • SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD experience

    Desired Majors

    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Hands-on experience working with tools
    • Experience designing machined parts and/or actual machining of different materials
    • Comfortable in a manufacturing environment

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Co-op: Quality Engineer

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for highly-motivated Engineering students who are energized by a work environment that is fast-paced, collaborative, rapidly changing, and intellectually challenging.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • Some college education in an Engineering related field
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Collaborative team player
    • SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD experience

    Desired Majors

    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering

    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Hands-on experience working with tools and measurement equipment
    • Comfortable in a manufacturing environment

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Director of Program Management

    Position Description

    Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, the director of process and planning will be responsible for the following:

    • The development, implementation, and process ownership of Technology Readiness and Product Delivery phase-gate processes tailored to the current state and specific needs of LC Drives.
    • Assisting functional area managers (manufacturing, engineering, marketing, sales, quality/test, service, and support) in the development of detailed delivery plans/schedules.
    • The development and maintenance of the Company’s integrated program plans/schedules.
    • The management of regularly scheduled program planning sessions.
    • The identification of program risks and risk mitigation plans.
    • Assisting in the development of multi-generation product plans, product specifications, and associated readiness metrics and validation activities.
    • Mentoring of specific team members as necessary/requested.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, MS/MBA preferred.
    • 10+ years of related work experience.
    • Direct experience in a technology-based organization transitioning from an R&D to commercial-stage enterprise.
    • Product planning and program management experience.
    • Proficient in MS Office and project planning tools and software.
    • Highly developed communication skills.
    • Collaborative team player.

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Electrical Design Engineer - Machines Engineering Team

    Position Description

    Reporting to the Machines Engineering team, the Electrical Design Engineer will be responsible for electrical design activities including:

    • Designing, maintaining, implementing, or improving electrical equipment used in the manufacturing of liquid-cooled motors
    • Preparing specifications for purchases of electrical equipment and materials
    • Manage engineering projects, or portions of projects and deliver them on time
    • Working with a team to build complex assemblies
    • Working with technicians and manufacturing engineers during motor builds to troubleshoot problems and improve manufacturing processes

    Required Experience / Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
    • Comfortable analyzing and solving challenging electrical design problems
    • Familiarity with different manufacturing processes
    • The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and an innovative designer

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Electrical Design Engineer - Product Engineering Team

    Position Description

    Reporting to the Director of Product Engineering, the Design Engineer will be responsible for electrical design activities including:

    • Design and analysis of electrical hardware required for the implementation of smart devices in electric motors.
    • PCB board layout design and documentation.
    • Creating and testing PCB board prototypes and then implementing design to be used in mass production.
    • Smart motor will allow live data acquisition of motor performance including current, voltage, torque, speed, temperatures, coolant flow rates, vibration, etc.
    • Smartboard will generate a digital twin of the motor to compare real-life performance with engineering models.

    Required Experience / Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
    • Experience designing PCB boards used in industrial settings
    • Experience with electromechanical systems
    • The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and an innovative designer

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Market Research Assistant

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for a Market Research Assistant to help develop deep industry knowledge and key contact information within our associated target markets. This individual should enjoy the opportunity for business research and has a desire to learn both broad-based and detailed information, trends, and prospect organizational knowledge. The role ties directly into the sales and marketing organization and will be very valuable for creating the learning curve to make strategic and tactical decisions. The position comes with the freedom to develop your own approach in addition to company directed recommendations. The end goal is to create intelligence that can be translated into faster and more precise sales and marketing activities by the team.

    This position is part-time (24-40 hours a week) with an opportunity for full-time potential.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • Some college education preferred but not necessary
    • Interest in business prospecting, learning, and market research
    • Online technology savvy is a plus
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Collaborative team player

    Desired Majors

    • Business Administration
    • Business Intelligence
    • Marketing
    • Others

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Mechanical Design Engineer [Ballston Spa, NY]

    Position Description

    Reporting to the Design Engineering Manager, the Design Engineer will be responsible for mechanical design activities including:

    • Engineering design and 3D CAD modeling of motor components and assembly
    • Mechanical, structural, fluid, and thermal design of motor components and subsystems (shaft, rotor, bearings, etc.)
    • Drafting engineering drawings using GD&T
    • Analyzing manufacturability of parts and tolerances of different manufacturing processes
    • Working with a team to build complex assemblies
    • Working with technicians and manufacturing engineers during motor builds to troubleshoot problems and improve the motor design

    Required Experience / Skills

    • BS or higher in a related field
    • At least two years of prior work experience
    • Creative CAD modeler with experience with complex assemblies
    • Comfortable analyzing challenging mechanical and structural problems
    • Familiarity with different manufacturing processes and tolerances
    • The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and innovative designer

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Ballston Spa, NY (with limited travel to Headquarters in Potsdam, NY)

  • Mechanical Design Engineer [Potsdam, NY]

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for a dynamic, results-driven individual to join the Machines Engineering team, working on the mechanical design of the tools that are used to manufacture liquid-cooled motors. The Mechanical Engineer’s responsibilities will include:

    • Designing, maintaining, implementing, or improving mechanical and electrical equipment used in the manufacturing of liquid-cooled motors
    • Mechanical, structural, fluid, and thermal design of motor components and subsystems
    • Analyzing manufacturability of parts and tolerances of different manufacturing processes
    • Engineering design and 3D CAD modeling of equipment and assemblies
    • Creation of design documentation including engineering drawings using GD&T, hydraulic diagrams, and work instructions
    • Working with a team to build complex assemblies
    • Working with technicians and manufacturing engineers during motor builds to troubleshoot problems and improve the motor design

    Required Experience / Skills

    • BS or higher in a related field
    • Comfortable analyzing and solving challenging mechanical and electrical design problems
    • Familiarity with different manufacturing processes
    • The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and an innovative designer with CAD (SolidWorks) experience

    Desired Experience / Skills

    • Experience in working in related industrials and understanding of manufacturing processes

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Project Engineer

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for a dynamic, results-driven individual to join the Machines Engineering team working on the mechanical design of the tools that are used to manufacture liquid-cooled motors. The Project Engineer’s responsibilities will include:

    • Work with Engineering teams in the design, building, and testing of mechanical and electrical equipment used in the manufacturing of liquid-cooled motors
    • Assisting functional area managers (manufacturing, engineering, marketing, sales, quality/test, service, and support) in the development of long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines
    • Participate in the development and maintenance of the Company’s integrated program plans/schedules
    • Working with project teams during program planning sessions to assess project status and ability to effectively communicate the status to the senior leadership team
    • Delegating tasks on the project to employees best positioned to complete them
    • The identification of program risks and risk mitigation plans

    Required Experience/Skills

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related science discipline
    • Ability to understand and communicate technical accomplishments and issues
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Ability to work in a hands-on manner
    • Ability to work flexible hours to support multi-shift operation if necessary

    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Experience in working in related industries and understanding of manufacturing processes
    • Leadership skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Time management skills

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Purchasing Agent

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for a dynamic, results-driven individual to join the purchasing team as a purchasing agent. This role will be responsible for the procurement of goods, materials, and services to ensure that the Company’s operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality, and delivery time to ensure continuity of supply. The role will take responsibility for supporting serial production and new product development projects. Ideal candidates will have experience purchasing in a fast-paced environment as well as an understanding of machining processes, blueprint reading, and GD&T.

    • Negotiate and purchase products and services from suppliers in an organized and prompt manner.
    • Support ongoing new product sourcing requirements.
    • Conduct the daily purchasing activity to support serial production and project builds.
    • Improve/develop the capability of the supplier management infrastructure.
    • Develop, document, and follow best practice SOP’s
    • Maintain the most up to date information regarding suppliers/products.
    • Monitor supplier delivery performance, resolve quality, engineering, and AP issues with suppliers.

    Required Experience / Skills

    • Experience purchasing machined parts, castings, or related items.
    • Exposure to purchasing materials from Asia.
    • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel/Google Docs Suite.
    • Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
    • BS in Supply Chain, Engineering, or related discipline required.
    • Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy.
    • 3-5 years of purchasing/supply chain experience.
    • Experience working with ERP systems.

    Desired Experience / Skills

    • Experience working in a start-up environment
    • Proven supplier development experience

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Reliability Engineer

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for a dynamic, results-driven individual to join the quality team as a reliability engineer working on product design verification and reliability growth. The Reliability Engineer’s responsibilities will include:

    • Define and execute the testing required for growing the reliability of products under development.
    • Ensure products are properly tested to build statistically sound reliability models.
    • Develop test plans on products and selected components to aid design correction.
    • Provide data analysis of the motors tested.
    • Define equipment hardware and software to develop the next generation of testing.
    • Work with cross-functional teams to address failure modes and opportunities to extend our product life.
    • Support infrastructure development and maintenance to maximize the utilization of test stations and field testing.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • BS in Engineering or related science discipline.
    • Statistical analysis or strong analytical experience.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
    • Ability to routinely work in a hands-on manner.
    • Ability to work flexible hours to support multi-shift operation if necessary.
    • Ability to work under limited supervision.

    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Experience in integrating and troubleshooting, controls, motor test configurations, or electric motors.
    • Dynamometer testing experience.
    • Deep system engineering understanding of electric motors.
    • 5+ years of reliability engineering experience.

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Reliability Engineer Leader

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for a dynamic, results-driven individual to join the quality team as a reliability engineering leader who will focus on Product verification, validation, and reliability. The Reliability Engineering Leader’s responsibilities will include:

    • Coordinate resources for the utilization of the testing facility for reliability growth testing.
    • Define and direct the testing required for reliability growth of product under development.
    • Develop the program utilizing components and full machine testing to build product reliability model projections.
    • Define equipment hardware and software to develop the next generation of testing.
    • Work with cross-functional teams on the root cause of failures uncovered and in setting directions for reliability growth.
    • Partner with engineering development teams to develop FMEA’s and to develop appropriate mitigation approaches.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • Advanced degree in Engineering or related science discipline required.
    • Deep system engineering understanding of interfaces for electric motor components.
    • Statistical analysis with strong analytical experience.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
    • Collaborative team player.

    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Experience in integrating and troubleshooting, controls, motor test configurations, or electric motors.
    • Establishing reliability growth programs for high-value equipment.
    • 10+ years of reliability program experience.

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Systems Administrator

    Position Description

    Reporting to the Director of IT, this engineering-track position will play a critical role in the installation and maintenance of network and systems infrastructure, operating systems, software, user account maintenance as well as contributing to the overall information technology team efforts. Responsibilities for this role include:

    • Collaborate with teammates to resolve and manage support requests.
    • Administer and maintain end-user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
    • Contribute to improving internal processes, create new and update existing documentation of IT services and procedures.
    • Build, manage, and maintain server, network, and storage infrastructure.
    • Participate in daily operating procedures to include; security administration and user access, data backup and recovery, system monitoring, event management, and preventative maintenance.
    • Develop and maintain scripts in PowerShell, as well as other scripting languages to support operating procedures and create efficiencies.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • System-level familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems.
    • Installation and troubleshooting knowledge in one or more following network technologies; Routing, Switching, Network Security.
    • Demonstrated expert knowledge in one or more of the following virtualization platforms to include; KVM, VMWare, or Microsoft Hyper-V.
    • Installation and troubleshooting knowledge in one or more of the following technology services; Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft 365, SQL, Azure, AWS.
    • Strong professional ethics and commitment to security and confidentiality.

    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Highly resourceful: Collaborate with teammates to resolve and manage support requests.
    • Desire to learn, adapt, and focus on results: Have a willingness to grow your technology knowledge through professional development opportunities.
    • Collaborative: A track record as a collaborative team member is essential for success at LC Drives.
    • Exceptional communication: You regularly build strong relationships and communicate effectively.
    • Innovation: We need innovative ideas from all of our team members to help shape our technology infrastructure and solution offerings. The right team member will have a well-reasoned perspective on transformative technology and be able to identify opportunities easily, with a demonstrated record of communicating that perspective.

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Systems Engineer

    Position Description

    Reporting to the Machines Engineering team, the Systems Engineer will be responsible for designing and integrating mechanical and electrical design activities including:

    • Designing, maintaining, implementing, or improving mechanical and electrical equipment used in the manufacturing of liquid-cooled motors
    • Mechanical, structural, fluid, and thermal design of manufacturing equipment subsystems
    • Analyzing manufacturability of parts and tolerances of different manufacturing processes
    • Engineering design and 3D CAD modeling of equipment and assemblies
    • Preparing specifications for purchases of electrical equipment and materials
    • Drafting engineering drawings using GD&T
    • Creating electrical schematics and hydraulic diagrams
    • Manage engineering projects, or portions of projects and deliver them on time
    • Working with a team to build complex assemblies
    • Working with technicians and manufacturing engineers during motor builds to troubleshoot problems and improve manufacturing processes

    Required Experience / Skills

    • BS or higher in a related field
    • Comfortable analyzing and solving challenging mechanical and electrical design problems
    • Familiarity with different manufacturing processes
    • The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and innovative designer

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Technician

    Position Description

    The Technician’s responsibilities will include (with opportunity for growth):

    • Responsible for working in a team to keep production flowing.
    • Duties may include but are not limited to, assembly, brazing, wiring, welding, and machine operating.
    • Carries out scheduled maintenance examinations, troubleshooting, and fixes.
    • Provide labor and support for building and equipment upgrades as needed.
    • Make sure the work area and stations are clean and free of hazards.

    Required Experience / Skills

    • High School diploma
    • Read at a level to understand written safety procedures, work procedures, and instruction manuals
    • Communication skills
    • Collaborative team player
    • Quality and safety focused

    Desired Experience / Skills

    • BOCES or Associates degree
    • Trade experience in electrical systems, plumbing, and or HVAC.
    • Prior experience working in production or manufacturing.
    • Capable of reading mechanical and electrical drawings.
    • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to solve problems.
    • Experience and ability reading and understanding engineering drawings and process specifications or procedures.

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Test Engineer

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for a dynamic, results-driven individual to join the quality team as a test engineer working on product development, verification, and validation. The Test Engineering Leader’s responsibilities will include:

    • Conduct the testing required for verification of the product design under development.
    • Ensure products are properly tested and validated, maximizing the value of effort applied.
    • Test process development for functionality and ease of implementation.
    • Work with cross-functional teams to address customer-specific test requirements.
    • Ensure accurate and representative test results to document performance and durability.
    • Maintain the test facility equipment and calibration of dynamometer and data acquisition.
    • Improve/develop the capability of the infrastructure, controls, and data acquisition for a final test.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • BS in Engineering or related science discipline required.
    • Fundamental skills working with electric equipment, data acquisition, and controls.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
    • Ability to routinely work in a hands-on manner.
    • Ability to work flexible hours to support multi-shift operation if necessary.
    • Ability to work under limited supervision.
    • Collaborative team player.

    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Experience integrating and troubleshooting, controls, motor test configurations, or electric motors.
    • Dynamometer testing experience.
    • 2+ years of test engineering experience.

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY

  • Test Engineer Leader

    Position Description

    LC Drives is looking for a dynamic, results-driven individual to join the quality team as a test engineer working on product development, verification, and validation. The Test Engineer’s responsibilities will include:

    • Coordinate resources for the utilization of the testing facility to accomplish the production validation, product development, and reliability growth testing.
    • Define and direct the testing required for verification of the design/product under development.
    • Ensure products are properly tested and validated, maximizing the value of effort applied.
    • Define equipment hardware and software for the next generation of testing.
    • Test development, test execution, and data analysis of the motors tested.
    • Develop tests to verify design conformance to motor standards.
    • Work with cross-functional teams to address customer-specific test requirements.
    • Perform data analysis of tests to ensure accurate reporting of the machine performance.

    Required Experience/Skills

    • Advanced degree in Engineering or related science discipline required.
    • Deep system engineering understanding of interfaces for electric motor components.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
    • Ability to work flexible hours to support multi-shift operation if necessary.
    • Ability to work under limited supervision.
    • Collaborative team player.

    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Experience integrating and troubleshooting, controls, motor test configurations, or electric motors.
    • Dynamometer testing experience.
    • Experience with Vacon motor drive.
    • 10+ years of test engineering experience.

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary
    • LC Drives benefits

    Location

    Potsdam, NY