Eaton Careers

Senior Electrical Engineer

Youngsville, North Carolina


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Quality division is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Youngsville, NC facility.

The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for spearheading engineering teams in the product development and design of power distribution products from the initial customer proposal through the production launch for the power quality market.

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 perform Electrical and systems engineering tasks including customer specification review, technical requirements development, Wiring diagrams/documentation, system performance prediction, requirements tracking, and review verification and validation.
  • You will perform product development activities that may include Electromechanical, Analog & Digital Circuit, and PCB design projects as well as analyze product performance to establish operating data and conduct experimental tests.  Act as liaison between Manufacturing, Quality, Marketing, Supply Chain and the global engineering group. Support all assigned project activity from initiation to product launch for assigned projects.
  • You will review product performance to establish operating data and conduct experimental tests. guidance on 2D CAD design files and 3D parametric models, tolerance analysis, wiring diagram and mechanical drawings, documentation, assembly guides, procedures and illustrations for standard and custom products
  • You will utilize a high degree of creative ability, engineering skill, and independent judgment to accomplish design goals that support a global manufacturing and sales environment
  • You will create, manage and maintain all documents using Enovia and related product data management (PDM) tools and  review engineering drawings prior to release to production in an effort to effectively control manufacturing costs.
  • You will support cost studies, DFM analyses and manufacturing process/equipment recommendations.  Participate in the examination of production problems relative to equipment, processes, documentation and methods as required using the Lean tools.
  • You will company with Eaton Business Excellence Criteria, Eaton Quality System and ISO9001-2000 for applicable Engineering procedures.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

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:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Design experience with electrical products using Six Sigma Design practices
  • Experience solving electrical, embedded code, electronic packaging and mechanical interface issues preferred.
  • Experience with embedded microcontroller hardware development, firmware development (using C or C++), and automated system test (using Visual Basic, C#, NI TestStand, or scripting)
  • Experience working with a cross-functional, global development team
  • Experience with Safety and Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) certification processes and agencies, such as Underwriters Laboratories, Intertek, and TUV
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to speak Mandarin or French is a plus
Position Success Criteria :
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation leadership, is able to  come up with new and unique ideas
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving using logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Ability to demonstrate process management and figure out processes necessary to get things done
  • Ability to demonstrate technical learning and can learn new skills, knowledge, industry, product or technical knowledge
  • Ability to self-motivate, self-manage, be team-oriented, proactive, attentive to detail, task oriented, and able to overcome obstacles to meet schedule requirements.

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: ESSG PQD DPQ Distributed Power Quality

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: 064648