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Power Conversion Packaging Engineer

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin


Job Description

The Power Conversion Packaging Engineer is a member of the Corporate Research & Technology’s, Power Systems Technologies department, reporting to the Technology Manager or Global Technology Director.
Eaton’s Corporate Research and Technology (CRT) has an exciting and rewarding position of a Packaging Engineer in Power Conversion to support research and technology development in emerging technology programs. The job function includes responsibility of design, assistance with procurement of purchased and/or custom fabricated components and prototype construction for Technology Readiness Level 4 through 6. The individual will also support government programs being developed in collaboration with national labs and university leaders to be on top of the key technologies identified. A key role will be developing test sets and test fixtures to perform electrical validation and verification of low voltage and medium voltage power electronic devices. A good blend of technical and application knowledge is required to be successful in this position. The successful candidate will be reporting to the Technology Manager or Global Technology Manager for PST. This position is in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
Primary functions for this position include:
  • Lead hardware construction of power converters and its components, power distribution equipment and circuit protection devices based on cutting edge power electronics, this may include working with inductors, heat sinks, switching devices, control boards, gate drives boards, laminated bus bars and cables & harnesses.
  • Responsible for creating from scratch, proposing and executing innovative design and packaging of power converters using 3D CAD drafting tools, minimizing parasitic parameters of leads and bus bars produced by high dv/dt and di/dt and considering cooling requirements defined by engineering, includes sheet metal enclosure design, leads and bus bar tracing and basic insulation, creepage / clearance requirements. Candidate must be fluent in the software to quickly turn ideas into workable designs in short time frames.
  • Creation and maintenance of Bill of Materials required in the construction of power electronics hardware, knowledgeable of Microsoft Office suite like Excel to make cost estimates based on required components.
  • Selection and identification of power electronic components that meet engineering specifications, identification and selection of suppliers, knowledge of supply base and alternative components
  • Capability to determine, locate and specify components to be used in designs. Contacting and working with vendors to get parts procured and prototyped.
  • Assemble power electronics hardware according to Bill of Materials and Engineering specifications considering safety and laboratory manufacturability capabilities and testing requirements.


Basic qualifications:
  • Associate’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution
  • 5 years of experience in low and medium voltage power conversion and power systems prototyping and packaging
  • 5 years of experience designing and developing power electronics packaging
  • 3 years of experience in power electronic packaging construction
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Experience in microgrids, high-power electronics; energy storage, and grid connected converters; alternative power generation and distribution; PV arrays, power systems and electric machine controls; electric concepts and electrification of vehicles, aerospace, hydraulics.
  • Experience with power distribution system design, analysis and protection.
  • Experience designing with Power Electronics devices and/or modules like IGBT’s and MOSFET’s.
Position Criteria:
  • Good knowledge to purchase Eaton electrical products or similar industrial control products and application of agency standards such as UL, NEMA, IEC, CE
  • Good communication and presentation skills (oral and written).
  • Microsoft skills suite including Excel

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: CTO Corporate Technology Office

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: International relocation – worldwide
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 046827