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Senior Product Engineer

Galesburg, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Industrial Sector Electronics Center of Excellence (CoE) Division is currently seeking a Senior Product Engineer to be part of our Galesburg MI team.
The primary function of this role is to be responsible for the development and application of electronic system components to commercial vehicle and automotive powertrain control products.
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.
Essential Functions:
  • Demonstrates the application of basic Engineering tools/principles and evidence of creative thinking (examples: schematics; basic design; test methods; electronics measurement)
  • Demonstrates application of basic project management tools/principles (examples: action items; project plan; team meetings; project tracking; basic risk identification)
  • Serves individually and within a team to develop and select concepts for realization of electronic designs in new product development
  • Evaluates present and new technology sensors, actuators and other electronic products
  • Integrates electronic components into powertrain electrical subsystems in collaboration with the product systems engineers
  • Develops detailed engineering materials including block diagrams, schematics, component drawings, specifications, manuals and other customer documentation, development and test procedures, and Engineering Change Notices
  • Furnishes requirements analysis, hardware functional and performance specifications, design analysis, supplier management, product integration, testing, and validation of components used embedded real-time control systems.
  • Serves on a team to determine root cause of component failures using team oriented problem solving methods
  • Implements reliability analysis and risk management of electrical subsystem components using tools such as Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, and Failure Reporting & Corrective Action Systems
  • Coordinates with suppliers, internal laboratories and test track facilities to ensure the successful completion of product development and validation testing
  • Serves on a team to identify process improvements, product cost reductions, and reliability improvements
  • Operates as a team member in technical project planning and management from concept phase through production release
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or physics from an accredited institution is required
  • Minimum of 2 year experience in industrial products, transmissions or heavy vehicle/automotive product development OR 4 years of experience in a relating field (i.e. electrical products, controls, software, etc.).
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Master of Science in Engineering (electrical, mechanical, or computer science engineering)
  • 2 year experience in transmission automation and systems integration
  • Electrical / Mechanical (Mechatronic) principles and applications
  • Actuation technologies including motors, solenoids, valves, pistons
  • Electrical wiring interconnect systems (wire harnesses, connectors)

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: 052514