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Lead Electrical Design Engineer-eMobility

Tualatin, Oregon; Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin


Job Description

Our eMobility segment is currently seeking a Lead Electrical Design Engineer to join our dynamic, New Product Development team. This position takes ownership of building solutions by working with and providing guidance to cross-function, global teams and collaborating across the organization. This position is to be located in either Tualatin, OR or Menomonee Falls, WI. Relocation is available.

At Eaton, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment with power management technologies that are innovative, efficient, reliable and safe.  Making power management work takes the passion and creativity of all of our employees around the world. This passion inspired the creation of the new Eaton eMobility segment, combining our deep expertise in vehicle and electric power to deliver a wide range of solutions for on- and off-road electrified vehicles, helping to reduce the environmental impact of transportation around the world.
The Lead Electrical Design Engineer will design, develop, test, complete technical documentation, and launch new intelligent products within the Commercial Vehicle Controls, Power Distribution, Circuit Protection, and Power Conversion product lines. Take complete charge of product electronics from customer proposal, through detailed design and product launch phases. Lead and participate in requirements analysis and cost estimation, design reviews and other team development processes.  Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies, materials and tools, and disseminates relevant developments to other members of the technical staff. Troubleshoot digital and analog electronic circuits in electronics assemblies. Use CAD and simulation tools to design and review product integrity in order to facilitate rapid deployment.
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 and generation of product requirements specification based on Voice of cCustomer (VOC) inputs
  • You will follow the product spec, and in coordination with the customer(s), design and develop new and innovative products in assigned product line(s)
  • You will  employ appropriate DFSS tools, perform product-level definition and examination during developments
  • You will complete and review appropriate technical documentation, for example circuit design documents, schematics, documented analysis, BOMs, DFMEAs, theory of operations, etc.
  • You will guide cross-functional team(s) in the development of Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis documents (DFMEA)
  • You will develop and launch new products following the stage-gate process (i.e., PROLaunch)
  • You will provide supervision and support to internal and external design resources when appropriate (e.g. PCB layout, other engineers, software development, test laboratories)
  • You will develop test strategies and plans for both design validation and production test in accordance with industry standards and customer requirements and investigate and review new components and technologies, and evaluate their appropriate use within our product lines
  • You will create and guide cross functional teams through the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process
  • You will guide the engineering activities for electronic circuit development in core R&D team
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 degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in new product development in electrical and electromechanical systems OR Master’s degree with a research focus in electromechanical or electrical systems.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical field required, Masters preferred
  • Experience with electric and hybrid electric vehicle systems a plus
  • Experience designing and developing electric motor drive and control systems, DC, 3-phase AC, PM, SR, FW motors
  • Experience with C and embedded programming
  • Experience with model based design methods
  • Working knowledge of automotive serial data protocols (CAN J1939, J1587, J1708, LIN).
  • Microchip, Atmel, ST, TI microprocessor families procedures and reports)
  • Software Development tools:  (MPLAB, IAR Embedded Workbench, AVR studio, Keil, Microchip and Atmel development tools)
Position Success Criteria :
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Supervising other engineering tasks (assembly drawings, PCB layout, software development, validation testing)
  • Creating and maintaining electronic documentation for manufacturing.
  • Planning and scheduling development testing (scheduling test labs, designing test equipment, designing and building test harnesses, creating test strategies for both validation and production testing, writing
  • Designing test and programming fixtures.
  • Maintaining various software tools (C compilers, programming environments, programming stations, serial data networks).
  • Electronic design tools: schematic capture, circuit and behavioral simulation (SPICE, Simplis, Ansys, Matlab/Simulink) PCB layout and design
  • Good understanding of commercial vehicle markets and the environmental requirements and related qualification testing required


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 EMB eMobility

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: 065094