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Specialist Engineer - Powertrain Embedded Intelligence

Galesburg, Michigan; Southfield, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Division is seeking a Specialist Engineer-Powertrain Embedded Intelligence. The Specialist Engineer will be based in Galesburg or Southfield, MI.
The Specialist Engineer makes use of deep experience and know-how on developing and enhancing new products. As a Specialist this engineer must provide leadership to the engineering team in the areas of connectivity, telematics, autonomy, and intelligent vehicles.
The position holder should possess a broad strategic vision of the division’s future products and services and provides consultation in the area of feature development for connected and intelligent vehicles and driver assist technologies. Creatively develops requirements, components, subsystems, algorithms, and performs system level integration of solutions for the vehicle industry.  Performs vehicle and lab testing and data analysis for troubleshooting and system validation. Where appropriate the position holder will manage external supplier relationships and work effectively with all business functions to identify issues, create solutions and drive them to completion.
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 develop and implement Design Requirements, Specifications, and Guidelines as well as Certification Tests and Test Plans. Apply technical expertise to develop new solutions and ideas to meet or exceed requirements.
  • You will guide complex and medium scale engineering projects in design and system integration from concept through production.
  • You will work as a member of a multi-functional team to ensure products meet vehicle system functionality, performance, and reliability requirements.
  • You will perform lab and in-vehicle testing and simulation to develop, analyze, and validate system controls, diagnostics, and performance to verify compliance with product requirements.
  • You will utilize 8D, FMEA, FTA, and Six Sigma techniques in performing root cause analysis, containment, and corrective action to resolve product issues.
  • You will review vehicle data from testing and customer vehicles to investigate, identify, and resolve performance complaints.
  • You will guide execute on product reliability and performance improvements to meet market requirements and promote maximum customer satisfaction
  • You will promote the company’s mission and vision by actively supporting Eaton’s ethics and values as well as quality policies.
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:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters or beyond in Engineering.
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics,  or Computer Sciences from an accredited institution.
  • Vehicle industry experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of engineering experience in the area of intelligent or connected vehicles.
  • 8 years of  experience in design, development, and validation of embedded systems or mechanical systems.
  • Proficient in design of machine elements, control theory, system analysis, programming, driveline knowledge, and/or analytical modeling.
  • Technical publications and holder of patents.
  • Deep understanding of vehicle powertrains, vehicle autonomy, and/or vehicle electrification.
  • Manufacturing process knowledge of truck or automotive powertrain components.
Position Success Criteria :
  • Willing to travel up to 10 % of the time.
  • Advanced understanding of powertrain functionality and components.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the area of project management.
  • Excellent skills in executive communication of highly technical concepts.
  • Ability to represent Eaton at industry and OEM events.

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 CVT Commercial Vehicle Transmission

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: 060251