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Lead Electrical Engineer - Power Conversion

Tualatin, Oregon


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Division is currently seeking a Lead Electrical Engineer.  This position will be located in Tualatin OR.
Design, develop, test, complete technical documentation, and launch new power conversion products within the eMobility Commercial Vehicle product lines. Troubleshoot digital and analog electronic circuits in electronics assemblies. Take complete charge of the electronics from design through launch. Lead and participate in requirements analysis and cost estimation, design reviews and other team development processes.  Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies, materials and tools, and disseminates relevant developments to other members of the technical staff. Uses CAD and simulation tools to design and analyze product integrity in order to facilitate rapid deployment.
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.
In this role you will:
  • Lead the development and generation of product requirements specification based on Voice of Customer (VOC) inputs
  • Following the product spec, and in coordination with the customer(s), design and development new and innovative products
  • Employing appropriate DFSS tools, performs product-level analysis during developments
  • Complete and review appropriate technical documentation: Schematics, BOMs, DFMEA, Theory of Ops, etc.
  • Develop and launch new products following the stage-gate process (i.e., PROLaunch)
  • Provide supervision and support to internal and external design resources when appropriate (e.g. PCB designer, other engineers, software development, test laboratories)
  • Develop test strategies and plans for both design validation and production test in accordance with industry standards and customer requirements
  • Investigate and analyze new components and technologies, and evaluate their appropriate use within our product lines
  • Establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with key customers and vendors
  • Lead the engineering activities for electronic circuit development in core R&D team
  • Creating and maintaining electronic documentation for manufacturing.
  • Planning and scheduling development testing (scheduling test labs, defining test equipment, designing and building test harnesses, creating test strategies for both validation and production testing, writing procedures and reports)
  • Supervising other engineering tasks (assembly drawings, PCB layout, software development, validation testing
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical field from an accredited institution
  • 5 or more years’ experience in new product development in electrical and electromechanical systems.
  • Electronic design tools: schematic capture, circuit and behavioral simulation (SPICE, Simplis, Ansys, Matlab/Simulink) PCB layout and design.
  • This position requires us of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. “Green Card Holder”), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of the work location will be considered
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical field from an accredited institution
  • Electronic hardware design—power electronics and switch-mode power supplies for vehicle electric environments, battery charging and management systems, design strategies for EMC, etc.
  • Experience with electric and hybrid electric vehicle systems a plus
  • Experience designing and developing electric motor drive systems, DC, 3-phase AC, PM, SR, FW motors a plus
  • Experience with C and embedded programming
  • Experience with model based design methods a plus
  • ST, TI, Renesas, Microchip, microprocessor families
Position Criteria:
  • Good understanding of commercial vehicle markets and the environmental requirements and related qualification testing required
  • Working knowledge of automotive serial data protocols (CAN, J1939, J1587, J1708, LIN).

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 EMB eMobility

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: 053514