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Electrical Signature Analysis Specialist

Leiden, NetherlandsTech

Job description

Hi, we are Samotics!👋 With our unique, AI-driven solution we help many of the world's largest industrial companies to make unplanned downtime history and reduce energy waste. Our mission? To reduce the global energy consumption by 10%! Read more about it.

We are looking for an Electrical Signature Analysis (ESA) Specialist. Are you interested in doing research and development with regards to rotating electrical machines failures and diagnosis, analyzing real-case scenarios and helping our customers to prevent unplanned downtimes? Do you want to make an impact in a fast growing company? And are you ready for an acceleration in your career? Then read on!

About the team 👋
As an ESA Specialist you will be working on Research and Development tasks to improve our Asset Health product (SAM4), together with other three experienced engineers and in collaboration with our Data Science team. You will also perform in-depth analysis of asset’s failures based on ESA and support other teams within our company.

Your challenge 🎯

  • Contribute to the development of our condition monitoring tool, by the use of signal processing techniques and the creation of new features based on ESA that can be used as input for AI models developed by our Data Science team.

  • Analyze ongoing failure incidents performing root cause failure analysis and diagnosis, supporting the Asset Reliability Specialists and Customer Success teams when aligning communication with customers.

  • Making proposals for the prevention of missed faults, by in-depth analysis of historical cases and proper documentation of them, and also researching for improvements that can be tested and implemented.

  • Assists other departments within Samotics that require in-depth knowledge of ESA.

Job requirements

What you’ll bring ⭐

A Masters degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with 3+ years of experience in a similar position, which includes experience with diagnosis and root cause failure analysis of electrical motors using ESA, with practical experience in the detection of failures in assets running in the field and/or theoretical experience with simulating failure modes in a testing setup or a laboratory environment.

More concrete we are looking for: 

  • Good knowledge of electrical motors (electrical machine modeling is a plus).

  • Knowledge about variable frequency drives (domain of control theory is a plus).

  • Familiarity of applications where electrical motors are used.

  • Understanding of the parts of a drive train (feeder-motor-transmission-application), its different failure modes and a creative mindset to perform root cause failure analysis.

  • Knowledge of electrical signature analysis and the use of fourier transformation (experience with time-frequency analysis, as wavelets, is a plus).

  • Good communication skills (experience on communicating failure detections to customers in industrial environments is a plus).

  • Understanding of electrical line diagrams (knowledge of grounding topologies is a plus).

  • Familiarity with different technologies used for condition monitoring (experience with vibration analysis is a plus).

  • Programming skills (proficiency in python is a plus).

  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English (a second language is a plus).

What we offer 🚀

  • You get the chance to make an impact by working on cutting-edge technology that has the potential to reduce global energy consumption by 10%.

  • A fun and professional company culture based on the principle of freedom and responsibility

  • Work and have fun in our custom-designed penthouse at a three-minute walk from Leiden Central, made with 90% recycled materials and with our own bar.

  • Flexibility to work from home in combination with working from the company office

  • Daily fresh lunches and healthy snacks when working in the office

  • A lot of company events such as pub quizzes, chess tournaments and wine tastings.

  • A competitive salary and holiday allowance in May

  • 25 vacation days a year and generous parental leave

  • 100% employer-funded pension plan

  • Automatic enrolment in our Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR) scheme which allows you to benefit from a potential exit event

  • A travel allowance (public transport business card) and €65 net connectivity allowance per month

How to apply 📭

Like what you see? You can become part of the journey, apply now! If you seem a good fit based on your application, we invite you for a first phone call to get to know you better. After that, we will invite you for the interviews with the (future) team members at our office in Leiden. After the interviews, you'll hear directly about the offer.

Applications from freelancers, employment agencies and recruitment agencies are not appreciated.

About us

Globally, 300 million industrial electric motors power the global economy while consuming 30% of all energy produced. These motors face three critical problems: they fail unexpectedly, are often operated inefficiently, and selected inadequately. This leads to high costs of unplanned downtime and massive energy waste. At Samotics, we are passionate about solving these problems with a unique, AI-driven solution. Our technology is used by many of the world's largest and most successful industrial companies. It enables them to significantly reduce energy waste, with our mission to reduce global energy consumption by 10%! Since our launch in 2015 we’ve grown fast—with more than 100% revenue growth per year and currently over 100 people. We are an energetic company where professionalism, a great atmosphere, and cutting-edge technology go hand in hand.