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Power Electronics Engineer

Raleigh, North Carolina


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Quality division is currently seeking a Power Electronics Engineer to join our 10-200kVA New Product Introduction development team. This position is based at our Raleigh, NC facility.
The Power Electronics Engineer is responsible for the development of 3 phase power conversion and distribution products from initial proposal through production launch for the power conversion market.  In this role, you will manage electrical activities while working within a cross functional team consisting of immediate peers in the functions of electrical, mechanical, and embedded software engineering.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
  • You will design, develop and test power electronics and electrical systems for uninterruptible power systems and distribution accessories in the 10-200kVA power range.
  • You will evaluate alternative design solutions to meet customer and product development requirements factoring in cost, performance, and schedule.
  • You will create and maintain functional specifications aligned with customer and product management requirements.
  • You will accurately review data and simulate power electronics, analog, logical, and digital circuits, including transient analysis and state machine change analysis.  Drives technical excellence and rigor through the use of simulations and Design for Six Sigma concepts.
  • You will collaborate as electrical pilot in product development projects and be accountable for meeting cost, product performance, and schedule goals for areas of responsibility. 
  • You will interface with vendors on component technical issues, including data sheet clarification, component performance, and design solutions.
  • You will assist product, program, and engineering managers in the development of cost targets, product specifications, and program schedules to align with business goals.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Strong knowledge of Design for Six Sigma concepts
  • Solid background in the field of power electronics and control algorithms
  • Proficiency in using simulation tools such as Matlab/Simulink, PSpice, etc
  • Experience with power electronic utility interface
  • Experience interacting with Global teams
  • Knowledge of high power product design considerations preferred (10kVA to 200 kVA).
Position Success Criteria :
  • Cross functional team development experience
  • Experience developing complex electrical systems with digital controls
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Good understanding of control of power electronics and/or motor drives
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation leadership, is able to  come up with and productize new and unique ideas
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving using logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Ability to demonstrate process management and figure out processes necessary to get things done
  • Ability to demonstrate technical learning and can learn new skills, knowledge, industry, product or technical knowledge
  • Ability to travel internationally to support global development programs

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: ESSG PQD CPS Critical Power Solutions

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 051596