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Lead Application Engineer

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin


Job Description

Eaton’s Industrial Controls division, a part of our Electrical sector, is currently seeking a Lead Application Engineer to join our team. This position can be either remote based or out of our Menomonee Falls, WI facility.
The Lead Application Engineer is responsible for provide application support to internal and external customers on Variable Frequency Drives (VFD).  In this role, you will develop application solutions for specific customers or market segments as directed by Sales Management/Marketing and manage projects related to the development of application training programs for field sales and customers alike.
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 lead the development of standard application software for the PowerXL VFD (Variable Frequency Drives) platform
  • You will serve as a project manager during development of online training modules, creating software tools and application notes to assist customers and sales people in the application of our VFDs
  • You will support marketing in the development of product requirements for new product development
  • You will test new product software for customer usability
  • You will develop and train TRC (Technical Resource Center) representatives to increase performance and reduce call times
  • You will develop, coordinate and conduct internal and external training classes on VFD applications
  • You will travel to customers and participate in field investigations when required
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:           
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s) in an application support, technical support, service, and/or sales support capacity
  • Experience with PLC concepts - Ladder diagram, Structured Text and/or Function Block programing tools
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience with field service or sales related to Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
  • Intermediate Computer Programing skills (Ladder programing, Structured Text, flow diagram, C or C++, IEC-61131)
  • Experience with direct installation, implementation, application, and/or programming VFDs
Position Success Criteria :
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently  
  • Ability to work flexible hours to support emergency customer situations
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent teaming and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate working electrical knowledge in VFD’s and communication protocols

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: Sales

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CPD ICD Industrial Controls Division

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: 060241