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Application Engineer

Franksville, Wisconsin; Plymouth, Minnesota


Job Description

Eaton’s Energy Automation Solutions division is currently seeking an Application Engineer to join our team supporting the Yukon Feeder Automation product line. This position is based at either our Franksville, WI or Plymouth, MN facility.

The Application Engineer works closely with the Product Manager with responsibilities for customer support, pre-sales activity, and customer deployment projects.  This Application Engineer will support Eaton’s Yukon Feeder Automation product.  The Application Engineer must be self-motivated and capable of making independent decisions concerning project priorities and must be capable working with our global teams to accomplish objectives. This position will be responsible for answering technical product and application questions for our customers, sales force, and other departments within the organization.

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 develop and manage product life cycles and product line road map, serving primary product expert and liaison between marketing and engineering/manufacturing.
  • You will develop, communicate, and manage the prioritization of AMI marketing requirements documents describing AMI product functionality requests from customers and prospects considering market trends.
  • You will support the development of all product collaterals, pricing structures, samples, and working with Product Line Managers, Marketing Managers, and Marcomm for PR, advertising, tradeshow and customer testimonial development
  • You will lead the development and maintenance of various technical marketing collateral including technical documentation, application notes, FAQs, product notes, user guides, field training presentation content and demos
  • You will establish and maintain hands-on, in-depth knowledge of competitors including business model, solutions, and products.

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


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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in engineering

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship, now or in the future.

  • No relocation is being offered for this role.  All candidates considered must live within 50 miles of the following Eaton locations: Franksville, WI or Plymouth, MN


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Software, or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 3 years of application engineering experience

  • Experience with customer facing including, but not limited to, trade shows, training, demos, and technical support

  • Experience in developing customer relationships

  • Experience with project management

  • Experience in the electric utility industry

  • Experience in Radio Systems, Communication Systems, Network Setup

Position Success Criteria:
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills

  • Familiar with the North American electric utility industry

  • Capability of communicating complex ideas to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Strong problem-solving skills: Strong analytical abilities


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: Marketing

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG EAS Electrical Automation Solutions

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, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 070358