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Electrical Test Engineer

Syracuse, New York


Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting Division is currently seeking an Electrical Test Engineer to be part of our Syracuse NY team.
Eaton's Lighting Division is an industry-leading manufacturer of lighting products for commercial, industrial, residential, utility and retail markets. We are at the forefront in transforming the lighting industry and setting an unmatched standard for innovation and reliability. No one will do more to empower customers with the innovations, technology and resources they need to meet the challenges of the future.  Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting designs and manufactures high-output LED lighting and control solutions for challenging applications in the industrial and sporting markets.
Ephesus is focused on innovating advanced LED solutions that will enrich and illuminate the world by creating brighter, more vibrant and more sustainable environments. Recent successes include NFL stadiums (Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons), MLB stadiums (Texas Rangers) and NHL arenas (Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators) as well as a wide variety of collegiate, municipal and industrial installation.
The primary function of this role is to test both prototype and production fixtures for existing and new products. The incumbent will study the specifications and examine the product to determine what data is needed and identify the actual test methods, materials, fixtures and equipment required. The incumbent will be ultimately responsible for all engineering details associated with the testing performed at this facility to fulfill customer obligations while maintaining the highest levels of safety.  The Test Engineer operates as an outside reference and resource to the design engineering team including responsibility for outside testing, compliance testing, design verification testing, reliability testing, and test beds.

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:
  • Test industry leading interconnected lighting and control solutions.
  • Conduct test requirements and planning for New Product Development (NPD), including expanding testing capabilities in thermal, reliability, EMC and international certifications.
  • Write test scripts to support automated tests
  • Perform testing and analyze data to assure compliance to the established requirements. Generate detailed test reports. Includes testing for safety compliance (North America & International), environmental, thermal, structural and reliability.
  • Assemble and Build test fixtures to perform unit and system level testing.
  • Thoroughly and accurately document all test setup and results.
  • Provide input to ProLaunch process for new product design including all critical testing, manufacturing and quality functions.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by providing adequate precautions to tests in process. Design safety into every test and activity. Safety / 5S+ champion.
  • Takes ownership in identifying process improvements and gaps in test coverage of new and existing products and designs repeatable test methodologies to provide meaningful feedback for the continuous improvement of new and existing products
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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 1 years of experience working in a lab environment.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • This position does not offer relocation.  Candidate must reside within 50 miles of Syracuse, NY.
Preferred Qualifications (Not required to be qualified for the job).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in an engineering role.
  • Experience in system or product testing with exposure to thermal, reliability, environmental, structural and safety tests.
  • Experience with industry standard electrical and lighting validation and verification testing
Position Criteria
  • Candidate should be creative and innovative with a solutions-oriented thinking process.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to assess challenges and recommend viable solutions.
  • Strong organizational skills with a process-oriented drive.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and work effectively with individuals at all levels.  Must also have strong written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

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: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Entry Level
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: 056467