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Senior Controls Engineer

Galesburg, Michigan; Southfield, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Industrial Sector Controls Center of Excellence (CoE) Division is currently seeking a Senior Engineer to be part of our Galesburg MI team.
The primary function of this role is to be part of a team developing next generation powertrain embedded control systems.  As a key member of the team, you will help define requirements, contribute to definition of electronics hardware design, design embedded system software architecture and algorithm solutions, define test plans and perform validation testing to confirm that system and functional requirements are met.  In this role, you will be responsible for working with team members and your engineering manager to estimate development, resources and timing to achieve the desired results. You will have the opportunity to be mentored and trained by senior level embedded controls engineers and software architects to help grow your overall expertise and you will be expected to train and mentor less experienced engineers. You will work with engineers located in other locations in the U.S., India and China.
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:
  • Help define embedded system level and algorithm requirements to meet product performance and reliability requirements. Help define and improve embedded controls standards and processes, and potentially contribute to industry technical papers and conferences.
  • Invent and develop embedded control system strategies and lead architecture design to achieve solutions.  Use debugging and simulation tools to efficiently perform design iterations and optimization.  Verify solutions created by you or other team members through simulation, sub-system, hardware-in-the-loop and vehicle level testing.
  • Drive implementation consistency across multiple resources contributing to the same embedded system architecture.  Champion and document improvements to the engineering standard work processes we use to engineer our products.
  • Utilize FMEA process to enhance design robustness. Contribute to continued enhancement of Core Embedded Software to support additional product features.
  • Develop validation and verification test plans at a unit, sub-system and vehicle level to fully validate requirements. Analyze vehicle data from test and customer vehicles to investigate, identify, and resolve issues and performance complaints.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline from a nationally accredited university. 
  • 2 years relevant experience with embedded control system applications or relevant engineering discipline.
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering discipline from a nationally accredited university. 
  • Experience in embedded software development (C++, Model-based software, 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.
  • Experience with change management and software release processes in a team environment
Position Criteria
  • Experience with CAN/J1939 vehicle communication bus protocol.
  • Project management skills to assess task effort, manage priorities, and report status
  • Experience with Object-Oriented Matlab code/module generation.
  • Ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license
  • 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 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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 052966