ON Semiconductor Applications Engineer (Principal level) in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania

Job Summary:

ON Semiconductor is seeking a self-driven and motivated professional to join their automotive application team, located in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. As an Application Engineer, you will support the application needs of ON Semiconductor’s automotive gate driver products.

Performance Objectives:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Understandapplication needs and end-usage of gate driver products, contributewith system level understanding to new product definition.

  • Perform design anddebug of board designs (schematic generation, component selection, and PCBlayout) used during product development and validation.

  • Demonstratetechnical skills in the lab, perform bench evaluations and measurements tosupport product design releases.

  • Understand producttechnical requirements, validate design performance for high volume manufacturing,and generate supporting documentation.

  • Produce evaluationtools and results: proof-of-concept hardware, demo boards, technicalpresentations, application notes, support of press articles and trade fair/roadshow items, etc.

  • Solve technicalissues for customers. Be able to communicate with customer and understandcustomer issues. Support customerquality issues.

  • Work with multipleteams on multiple tasks, with efficient communication and reporting.

  • Visit domestic andinternational customers to understand system requirements which could benefitour product design, as well as support system bring up and testing.


  • Bachelor’s orMaster’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline.

  • 3 to 5 years ofexperience, with some or all of it related to semiconductor, gate driver, powermanagement, automotive, power electronics, and electrical circuit design.

  • In-depth understandingof semiconductor devices– IGBTs, MOSFETs, Gate driver ICs, Diodes, Transistors,Op Amps, etc;

  • Strong hands onexperience in circuit design (schematic design and PCB layout), test andtroubleshoot.

  • Familiar with labtesting equipment, tools – Oscilloscope, Power supplies, function generator,multi-meter, etc;

  • Familiar withelectrical circuit/system simulation and simulation tools such as PSPICE,MathCAD, etc.

  • Ability to work inboth an office environment and in the lab on a daily basis

  • Stronginterpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Self-driven,creative, proactive, results oriented and goal driven.

  • Experience in anapplications role supporting IC development is a plus.

  • Experience in anapplications role in automotive system is a plus.

  • Ability to travel10%

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 management, analog, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company’s products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense applications . ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, a robust compliance and ethics program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit http://www.onsemi.com at http://www.onsemi.com/ .

Job: Engineering

Title: Applications Engineer (Principal level)

Location: PA-Mountain Top

Requisition ID: 1802889

ON Semiconductor is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other federal, state or local protected classes. ON is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of protect class status.