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Lead Controls Engineer

Southfield, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Galesburg, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Division is currently seeking a Lead Controls Engineer to join our team. This position can be based at our Southfield, Galesburg or Grand Rapids MI locations.

Position overview:

Eaton Corporation has an opening in its Industrial Sector Software and Controls Center of Excellence (CoE) team for a Lead Controls Engineer.  The primary function of this role is to support the research and investigation of new motor controls solutions for Industrial Sector embedded products

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 role you will:
  • Build analytical models of electric motor and analyze design, controls strategy and performance trade-offs.

  • Develop motor control algorithms for electric drive systems consisting of inverters and permanent magnet brushless motors and induction machines.

  • Achieve desired motor performance by optimizing closed loop current control in normal and field weakened mode.

  • Simulate and implement sensorless BLDC motor controls strategy for production application

  • Characterize motor torque, speed and system efficiency over operating range and duty cycle.

  • Develop test procedures to validate motor controls strategy, performance and efficiency.  Co-ordinate with the test labs to execute test plan and acquire data for analysis.

  • Organize, lead, manage and champion projects including new and existing product redesign by utilizing both in-hours and external resources.

  • Lead external partners and internal engineering resources on the integration work between motor inverter, controls model interface points, tool drivers and other intelligent embedded systems.

  • Build and maintain working relationships with the controls engineering organization, other functional groups and customers.

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:
  • Bachelors in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • 4 years of experience in analysis and control of electromechanical systems
  • 4 years of experience in Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow  
Preferred Qualifications: (Not required to be qualified for the role)
  • Masters in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Experience with automotive communication protocols and tools.
  • Experience modeling software architecture in terms of components and interfaces with particular emphasis on code re-usability and maintainability.
  • Experience with various software development methodologies and tools (agile, iterative, waterfall, etc.).
  • Experience with processes and tools for requirements management, change and configuration management.
  • Experience with software test methodologies and tools and development of test plans for embedded systems.
  • Experience integrating and validating performance of electro-mechanical systems.
  • Experience with auto-coding methodologies and technologies.
  • Experience with Stateflow
Position Success Criteria:
  • Knowledge of functional safety and development processes compliant to safety standards (ex. ISO 26262, IEC 61508).
  • Background in powertrain, electro-hydraulics or industrial automation.

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: VEH Vehicle 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?: Relocation from within hiring region only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 071676