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Sensors Application Engineer

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin


Job Description

Eaton’s Industrial Controls division is currently seeking an Application Engineer – Controls & Sensors to join our team. This position is based at our Menomonee Falls, WI facility.

The Application Engineer – Sensors & Controls will serve as the technical and application subject matter expert for industrial presence sensors.  This position will reside in the divisional headquarters building, which houses engineering for multiple product lines as well as marketing, sales, finance, and R&D.  The facility was built in 2012 and boasts an open office layout surrounded by large windows, as well as 50,000+ square feet of onsite state-of-the-art laboratory space, fitness center, a basketball court, ping-pong, employee lounge, and grill & patio.  With eight Eaton facilities and more than 1600 employees located in Southeastern Wisconsin, Eaton’s local footprint enables our employees with state of the art laboratories and access to manufacturing, all while providing ample opportunities for development and career growth within region.

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 provide tier 3 customer technical/application/product support and owns a closed-loop process to improve capabilities of Tier 1 and 2 teams (EatonCare)
  • You will capture Voice of Customer to align product line roadmapping activities and engineering projects
  • You will support development and execution of product line strategies
  • You will participate in customer and market forums to understand future trends

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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Experience with controls, logic, automation, industrial sensors, material handling 

  • Active participant in the sensors industry
  • Direct customer experience
Position Success Criteria:
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, engineers, customers or the general public.

  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of energy and personal drive

  • Ability to demonstrate strong project management and organization skills

  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and technical documents

  • Ability to demonstrate good customer communication skills, can spot high-level market trends


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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 063355