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Lead Engineer - Design

Fayetteville, North Carolina


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Distribution & Controls Assemblies Division is currently seeking a Lead Engineer- Design to join our team! This position is based at our Fayetteville, NC facility.

The Lead Engineer- Design is part of the Continuous Improvement Engineering Department.  They will originate, develop, and check: complex mechanical and/or electrical design layouts, assemblies, test fixtures, detail and fabrication drawings, and/or schematic diagrams of products using computer-aided engineering systems. Lead the development of Aftermarket MCC unit designs to support the timely acquisition of new business. Apply proficient technical knowledge to design and develop assemblies through the application of diverse technical principles and practices.  Direct the activities of detail drafters in support of the layouts established by higher-level designers / engineers. Create 3D CAD assembly models in support of the conceptual layouts.


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 create mechanical design layouts, assemblies and EBOMs for new products.

  • You will work to standard procedures or written and oral instructions from supervisor.

  • You will develop unique mechanical drawing packages upon customer request.

  • You will provide technical assistance to manufacturing / engineering groups.

  • You will address and resolve issues that surface with little to no supervision

  • You will coordinate with different levels of the organization to ensure schedules are met.

  • You will demonstrate the ability to handle multiple projects/assignments/duties

  • You will show proficient use of the ECN and Document Management Systems to process changes and implement new product information.

  • You will be capable of successfully managing complex projects to a timeline and following Eaton's PROLaunch process. These projects may include working directly with field sales or the end customer.

  • You will be capable of designing control circuits in support of the aftermarket MCC business.

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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge of Motor Control Centers and/or Package Control Assemblies through experience and/or education
  • Experience designing Motor Control Centers
  • Proficient in Inventor and other engineering and design software programs such as AutoCAD
Position Success Criteria:
  • Understanding and application of drafting standards and techniques (using computer-aided engineering software)
  • Capability to visualize components, features and assemblies in three-dimensional space
  • Ability to use required engineering software tools (AutoCAD, Inventor, EBOM, etc.) and other common computer software (word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, etc.)



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 PDCAD Power Distrib Control Assy Div

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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 065295