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Senior Electrical Engineer

Eden Prairie, Minnesota


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics division is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Eden Prairie MN facility.

Eaton Corporation has an opening in the Industrial Sector Software and Electronics CoE for a Senior Electrical Engineer.  The primary function of this role is the development and application of electronic controls for hydraulic control systems. This individual will deliver solutions in accordance to system specification in challenging technical environments.

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.

In this function you will:
  • Demonstrates the application of basic engineering tools/principles, gives evidence of creative thinking and is efficient creating schematics, basic electronic design, test methods and  electronics measurement

  • Demonstrates application of basic project management tools/principles (examples: action items; project plan; team meetings; project tracking; basic risk identification)

  • Serves individually and within a team to develop and select concepts for the realization of electronic designs in new product development

  • Evaluates present and new technology for sensors, actuators and other electronic products

  • Integrates electronic components into electronic subsystems in collaboration with the product systems engineers

  • Develops detailed engineering materials including block diagrams, schematics, component drawings, specifications, manuals and other customer documentation, develops test procedures and writes Engineering Change Notices

  • Executes requirements analysis, develops hardware functional and performance specifications, does design analysis, supplier management, product integration, testing, and validation of components used in embedded real-time control systems

  • Serves on a team to determine root cause of component failures using team oriented problem solving methods

  • Implements reliability analysis and risk management of electrical subsystem and components using tools such as Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, and Failure Reporting & Corrective Action

  • Coordinates with suppliers, internal laboratories to ensure the successful completion of product development and validation testing

  • Serves on a team to identify process improvements, product cost reductions, and reliability improvements

  • Operates as a team member in technical project planning and management from concept phase through production release

  • As an electronic hardware engineer has a basic understanding of software (examples: firmware, user interfaces, software loading, testing requirements)


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 of Science, Engineering (BSEE, BSME, BSCS), or related from an accredited university.

  • 2+ year of experience with control or embedded systems applications or relevant engineering discipline.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates that currently reside within a 50 mile radius of Eden Prairie MN will be considered

Preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering or Computer Science preferred

  • Experience with electronic controls, PID control algorithms and analog and digital

  • Experience with solenoid PWM and current control

  • Analog sensor conditioning experience
  • Experience with industrial communication protocols (Ethernet, CANbus, J1939, CANopen)

  • DFSS, Six Sigma
  • Microcontroller hardware experience
Position Criteria:
  • Consistently acts in an ethical, open, honest, trustworthy and truthful manner.

  • Self-motivated, drive for results, and goal oriented individual.

  • Highly collaborative orientation - the ability to succeed in a highly team oriented environment.

  • Globally astute. Understands how to adapt communication style to fit different cultures.

  • Ability to interface directly with external partners, suppliers, and both internal and external customers.

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.

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: HYD Hydraulics Group

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 067781