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Lead Product Engineer - Controls

Eden Prairie, Minnesota


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulic Power Motion Control division is seeking a Lead Product Engineer-Controls to join our team! The position will be based at our Eden Prairie, MN facility.
This position will develop and lead development of model-based control design and development activities from concept to development through production implementation for market leading electro hydraulic valves and systems including Eaton’s CMA Mobile Valve. Develop mechatronic control systems and components as part of the product development process. Prepare and analyze math models for fluid power equipment and systems.  Leverage computer aided engineering (CAE) to shorten design and test cycle. Perform and consult on design calculations, write test cases, and summarize test results in detailed reports.
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.
  • You will guide the development of new products or revisions to existing products to meet market needs, profitability goals, reliability requirements and manufacturing capability in accordance with standard development practices.
  • You will initiate project plans, which include the scheduled actions and the resources required to meet the project goals.
  • You will write effective test requests for technicians to perform research and experimentation.
  • You will test results and clearly summarize the findings in technical reports.
  • You will guide controls product design reviews and follow through on recommended changes.
  • You will liaison with the manufacturing function during the introduction and development of new products.
  • You will Resolve design related production problems, apply statistical methods as needed.
  • You will act as technical SME, recognized within the Division as being capable of: significant accomplishments in his/her field(s) of expertise; developing unique engineering technologies; and/or solving difficult problems of technical nature.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 4 years of engineering experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or a PHD in Controls or Engineering.
  • Experience working with model-based design tools such as MatLAB/Simulink.
  • Experience working with closed loop control theory.
  • Experience with systems engineering, hydraulic systems, and/or hydraulic components.
Position Success Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Experience with Mobile equipment operation (construction, agricultural, etc.).
  • Experience with sensing and signal processing.
  • Experience with structured product development process.

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: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 057436