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Senior Controls Engineering Specialist

Southfield, Michigan; Galesburg, Michigan
Engineering

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Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle division is seeking a Senior Controls Engineering Specialist to join our team. The position will be based at our Southfield, MI or Galesburg, MI facility.
 
The Senior Controls Engineering Specialist is responsible for being technical subject matter expert (SME) in the area of controls; creates own strategy, direction, priorities and guides the team to drive business results / improvements in division/region.
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 provide expert input to embedded controls development activities involving vehicle system dynamics, controls/plant model simulation methodologies and xIL toolchain integration activities .
  • You will evaluate embedded system level requirements and controls algorithm proposals to meet product performance, functionality and robustness requirements. Help define and improve embedded controls standards and processes, and contribute to industry technical papers and conferences.
  • You will invent and develop embedded control system strategies and guide architecture design to achieve solutions.  Use debugging and simulation tools to efficiently perform design iterations and optimization.
  • You will verify solutions created by you or other team members through simulation, sub-system, hardware-in-the-loop and vehicle level testing.
  • You will drive implementation consistency across multiple resources contributing to the same embedded system architecture.
  • You will provide strategic direction to the validation/verification process at a unit, sub-system and vehicle level to meet the controls and functional safety requirements; as well as, provided guidance to simulation, test stand and vehicle level data study activities.
  • You will manage complex projects/programs involving multiple components for completeness, compatibility, and compliance.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with embedded controls system applications.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in electrical, controls, software or relevant engineering field.
  • Expertise in embedded software or model based development using MatLAB or Simulink.
  • Experience with Controller Area Networks (e.g. SAE-J1939, CANOpen)
  • Experience with Vector tools such as CANape and CANalyzer.
Position Success Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience in, or knowledge of automotive drivetrain/powertrain systems and components.
  • Formal training in Functional Safety requirements (e.g. ISO26262 or IEC61508).
  • Project management skills to assess task effort, manage priorities, and report status.
  • Good communication skills with ability to interface directly with external partners, suppliers, and both internal and external customers

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: 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: 051853