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Sr. Applications Engineer

Company: ON Semiconductor
Location: Pocatello
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Applications Engineer, Motor Control Solutions

A unique opportunity to join a high growth business unit whose mission is to design breakthrough Motor Control devices, utilizing ON Semiconductor products, capabilities, and solutions. The social and economic impact of variable-speed motor control are enormous and far reaching - ON Semiconductor is focused on being the world's leader in providing robust, energy efficient solutions world-wide.

As a Senior Application Engineer, you will be working closely with customers and the Sales team. We are looking for an experienced, highly technical leader who is passionate about being a part of a strong team and winning in the market place. Key responsibilities of this role will be:

  • New product development support, evaluation, documentation, etc
  • Collateral and hardware development and support
  • Technical customer and internal team support
  • Research markets, competitive analysis, exploration of advanced BLDC motor control methods
  • Ability and willingness to lead collaboration with internal development teams and customers

The position will be based in Pocatello, Idaho or Lindon, Utah. Please expect travel to be approximately 25%. Occasional travel to Europe, South America, Asia will be required. Travel to other locations in the USA will also be required.

Qualified Candidates possess the following attributes:

  • Desire to build customer relationships and ability to summarize customer needs to provide guidance in building business unit product roadmaps
  • Ability to build and drive Strategy and Roadmap alignment with Divisional Management
  • Willingness to innovate, from both the hardware and software perspective
  • Knowledge of 3-phase BLDC motor control techniques and firmware development to support these functions is required.
  • Leadership- able to influence and lead by example, and have others want to follow.
  • Communication - outstanding written and verbal English-language communications skills, comfortable making and delivering presentations, able to explain complex technical ideas to a variety of audiences.
  • A passion for excellence, the will to win, and an intense desire to be a part of a winning team.
  • Confident, and high technically competent - able to gain the respect and trust of customers and peers through technical proposals.
  • A desire to expand into technical business development is a plus.


  • Mentor and develop the applications team.
  • Manage and optimize the utilization of highly technical applications engineering resources for motor control demands. Prioritize activities in coordination with product line managers.
  • Managing, directing, and contributing to troubleshooting, problem solving, and communicating with customers at multiple levels within their organization.
  • Contribute to the definition, implementation, and support of evaluation platforms, default applications recommendations and configurations, applications tools, and reference design kits.
  • Strong Collaboration with field sales and applications, design, product and test engineering, and marketing.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent
  • 10 years industry experience in motor control hardware and software
  • Graduate Degree in related area is a plus

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power and signal management, logic, standard and custom devices. The company's products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical and military/aerospace applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions

ON Semiconductor is an equal opportunity employer. The Company maintains policies and practices that are designed to prevent discrimination or harassment against any qualified applicant or employee to the extent prohibited by federal, state and local laws and regulations. By way of example, discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information (including test results), status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, uniform service member status, political affiliation, union membership, gender identity or gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law is prohibited.

Keywords: ON Semiconductor, Pocatello , Sr. Applications Engineer, Other , Pocatello, Idaho

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