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Mechatronics Co-op

Southfield, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton's Vehicle Group is looking for a mechatronics co-op for our Vehicle Technology Innovation team in Southfield, Michigan.
This Mechatronics Co-Op is a student assigned to support the design and development of current and future production products.  Specific tasks might include; procurement and assembly of prototype hardware, assisting with concept demonstrator vehicle builds, and conducting laboratory testing.  Achieving the desired results will require individual contributions as well as contributions attained as part of a team. In this role you will collaborate with team members located in the U.S. and other regions in order to engage in problem solving, product improvement, and cost reduction.

Essential Functions:
  • Participates as a team member on various engineering projects.
  • Provides regular status updates and participates in team planning sessions.
  • Learns and applies technical skills related to mechanical and electrical systems supporting new product development engineering and launch activities.
  • Procures and assembles prototype hardware to evaluate new product concept feasibility.
  • Completes laboratory and vehicle testing to aid in concept design and development.
  • Complies with the policies, procedures, and expectations outlined by Eaton's Management System.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Student will be enrolled in the MAT2 mechatronics program at a participating community college starting in the Fall, 2018
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous participation in high school STEM activities such as Robotics, SAE programs, etc.

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: VEH VTI Engrg Vehicle Technology and Innovation

Job Level: Entry Level
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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 050992