Senior Application Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Power Distribution & Control Assemblies Division is currently seeking a Senior Application Engineer to join our team! This position will be based out of our Fayetteville, NC location. Relocation assistance will be provided.

The primary function of the Senior Application Engineer is to provide applications engineering for low voltage Motor Control Centers. This includes, but is not limited to: engineering designs, providing direction to application engineers and designers, and collaborating with direct customers/field sales.

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:
  • Put emphasis on working with electrical, electro-mechanical, programmable logic controllers, and solid-state controls in motor control applications and electrical distribution systems.
  • Maintain familiarity with communications protocols, variable speed drives and solid-state starters in order to maintain design standards.
  • Manage large projects to completion within deadlines with little or no supervision.
    Interpret customer one-line diagrams and specifications to determine order requirements and apply Eaton designs to meet customer’s expectations.
  • Perform standard engineering assignments often representing a significant portion of a larger project for Eaton. Coordinate with other Eaton product lines and business units as needed to ensure quality of products to end customer
  • Define parameters for adjustable frequency drives, solid state starters, electronic relays, and other associated control devices based on the customers applications. 
  • Generate electrical schematics and mechanical layouts based on information received from Sales and Marketing.

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


Regular (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or related technical concentration from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of one (1) year of engineering experience in an industrial/manufacturing/engineering environment
  • Experience using CAD design such as (Solidworks, AutoCAD or Inventor).
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical) from an accredited institution
  • 3-5 years of industrial controls design or engineering experience
  • Previous experience and/or knowledge of electrical distribution equipment
  • Project management experience

Position Criteria:

  • Working knowledge of N.E.C., IEEE, UL, and various local electric codes
  • Ability to interpret both customer specifications and electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Utilization of substantial motor control product knowledge for communication with field sales, customers, engineering, and manufacturing personnel
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: 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 hiring country only
Travel: No