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Power Conversion Lead Engineer

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin


Job Description

Eaton's Corporate Research and Technology (CRT) team has an exciting and rewarding position of a Power Conversion Lead Engineer, located in our Menomonee Falls, WI location.
We take pride in anticipating customers’ needs and understanding the global megatrends that enable us to address the world’s growing energy requirements. Our engineering team is passionate about designing products and services that are more efficient, reliable, safe and sustainable.
In this position, you will support research and technology development in emerging technology programs.  The position involves developing and testing innovative power conversion technologies and identifying market opportunities for the new technologies, supporting businesses to evaluate market studies and developing business cases.  You will also identify internal and external funding resources, support discussions with national lab and university leaders to be on top of the key technologies identified.  A key piece of this role is establishing customer relationships, presenting ideas and projects to Eaton business leaders and CRT leadership.
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:
  • You will act as a technical leader and create emerging power conversion and power system solutions based on breakthrough technologies for industrial, automotive, truck, and aerospace applications
  • You will develop technology projects by supporting teams (local and remote resources) and working external technology resources (business divisions, universities, and customers)
  • You will advance state of the art power electronics, power systems, and power converter technologies as well as identify and develop commercialization opportunities with diverse Eaton businesses
  • You will collaborate with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural globally distributed teams, lead specific tasks within the scope of work, and provide updates to project manager
  • Identify, analyze, develop, and validate advanced technologies in the fields of power conversion and power systems
  • Lead and support global technology programs utilizing Eaton's technology development processes, including business reviews, technology reviews, and project reviews
  • Participate in technology strategy discussions with Eaton's businesses and support the development of technology road maps
  • Create project plans, and deliver results on budget and schedule
  • Engage with and manage stakeholder relationships - business divisions in the U.S. and globally
  • Lead projects with partners from national labs, universities, and other research institutes
We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • PhD in an engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Two years of experience in low and medium voltage power conversion and power systems engineering
  • Two years of demonstrated expertise in any of the following areas: motor drive technology, drive/converter topologies, high-power electronics; electric machines and controls; electrification of vehicles, energy storage and grid connected converters; alternative power generation and distribution
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Industry or related commercial experience
  • Experience with power distribution system design, analysis, and protection
  • Experience with C++, HDL, and/or other real-time control development software/firmware
  • Experience with circuit design, filtering, analog/digital conversion, sensor interfaces, control circuitry and architectures
Position Criteria:
  • Consistently acts in an ethical, open, honest, trustworthy and truthful manner
  • Demonstrated technology leadership
  • Collaborative orientation with the ability to succeed in a highly team oriented environment
  • Globally astute, understands how to adapt communication style to fit different cultures
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, drive for results and managerial courage
  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)

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: CTO Corporate Technology Office

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: 055851