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Power Conversion Senior Specialist Engineer

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Engineering

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Job Description

Eaton’s Corporate Research and Technology (CRT) has an exciting and rewarding position of a Senior Specialist Engineer in Power Conversion to support research and technology development in emerging technology programs. This position is in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.


The job function includes developing and testing innovative power conversion technologies and identifying market opportunities for the new technologies, support businesses to evaluate market studies and develop business cases. The individual will also identify internal and external funding resource, support discussions with national labs and university leaders to be on top of the key technologies identified. A key role will be to establish customer relationships, present ideas and projects to Eaton business leaders and CRT leadership. Ability to communicate complicated technologies in a clear and concise way to a variety of different audiences (business leaders, technical colleagues and lay people).  A good blend of technical knowledge and business acumen is required to be successful in this position.


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:
  • Lead technology strategy and execution for emerging power conversion & power system solutions based on breakthrough technologies in industrial, automotive, truck, and aerospace applications. This includes acquiring resources, funding and establishing key partnerships both internally and externally to drive technological advancement.

  • Advance the state of the art cooling of power electronics, power systems, and power converter technologies, as well as identify and develop commercialization opportunities with diverse Eaton businesses.

  • Be responsible for meeting the schedule, scope, cost and technical targets for all research and development efforts under your control.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert within the area of heat transfer and electromagnetics with applications to Power Conversion for Eaton. This includes developing and maintaining relationships with the external technical community and academia, active participation in industry or technical groups and events, publishing papers, etc.

  • Act as subject matter expert internally, you will own technical leadership and collaborate with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural globally distributed teams, mentor junior staff and consult with internal business customers and engineering staff.

  • Identify, analyze, develop and validate advanced technologies in the fields of cooling of Power Conversion and Power Systems.

  • Serve as Principal Investigator in government proposal preparation and/or project execution of projects and those considered white space for Eaton.

 

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


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.


Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • PhD degree from an accredited institution is required.

  • Minimum 7 years of industrial or entrepreneurial experience is required.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience in low and medium voltage power conversion and power systems engineering, including creating specifications, defining application space, designing technical solution concepts, and building and testing prototypes to validate models/hypotheses and documenting results.

  • Experience in modeling power converters and power systems using simulation tools (example: MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, Simplorer, PSIM and/or PSCAD).

  • Experience in power electronics electromechanical packaging techniques; understanding of the effects of parasitic capacitance/inductance on circuit performance, familiarity with techniques for the minimization and/or control of parasitics, familiarity with voltage creepage and clearance requirements and various insulation and interconnection techniques; familiarity with various power electronic component cooling techniques, etc.

  • Experience with real time simulators such as DSPACE, OPAL-RT and/or RTDS.

Position Criteria:
  • Expertise in the following areas: Motor Drive technology, drive/converter topologies, high-power electronics; electric machines and controls; electrification of vehicles, energy storage, and grid connected converters; alternative power generation and distribution.

  • Appreciation for the trade-offs necessary to achieve designs that meet performance requirements and cost objective solutions.

  • Proven track record in new technology development with multiple stakeholders in a matrix organization.

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: CTO Corporate Technology Office

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: 069577