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Lead Control Engineer

Galesburg, Michigan; Southfield, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle division is seeking a Lead Controls Engineer to join our team. The position will be based at our Galesburg, MI or Southfield, MI facility.
The Lead Controls Engineer is responsible developing embedded control systems for vehicle applications. As a Lead Controls Engineer, you will use you unique skills and technical knowledge to guide multiple large scale projects while working with global teams. You will design, develop, and test embedded controls algorithms. You will also perform failure and root cause analyses, investigate and troubleshoot issues, coordinate all work within the scope and ensure project goals are met.  Prepare/review documents including cost estimates, appropriation requests, project schedules, design and instruction specifications, and technical reports. You will be expected to understand and incorporate external trends into relevant projects and provides work leadership, auditing, consulting and mentoring to technical staff. In this role you will work with engineers located in other locations in the U.S., Europe and India.
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 defines embedded system level and algorithm requirements to meet product performance and reliability requirements.
  • You will invent and develop embedded control system strategies.
  • 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 utilize FMEA process to enhance design robustness.
  • You will Use debugging and simulation tools to efficiently perform design iterations and optimization.
  • You will develop validation and verification test plans at a unit, sub-system and vehicle level to fully validate requirements.
  • You will  evaluate vehicle data from test and customer vehicles to investigate, identify, and resolve issues and performance complaints.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited institution with a minimum of 4 years of experience with embedded control system applications and model-based development (i.e. Simulink/MatLAB).
  • Or Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited institution with a minimum 2 years of experience with embedded control system applications and model-based development (i.e. Simulink/MatLAB).
  • Or PhD in Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited institution.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in embedded software development (C++, Model-based development, Simulink).
  • Expertise with Controller Area Networks (e.g. SAE-J1939, CANOpen).
  • Expertise with Vector tools such as CANape and CANalyzer.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience in, or knowledge of automotive drivetrain/powertrain systems and components.
  • Project management skills to assess task effort, manage priorities, and report status.
Position Success Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

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 Vehicle Group

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: 052083