Lead Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s eMobility Division is currently seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Southfield, MI facility.


At Eaton, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment with power management technologies that are innovative, efficient, reliable and safe.  Making power management work takes the passion and creativity of all our employees around the world. This passion inspired the creation of the new Eaton eMobility segment, combining our deep expertise in vehicle and electric power to deliver a wide range of solutions for on- and off-road electrified vehicles, helping to reduce the environmental impact of transportation around the world


The Lead Mechanical Engineer leads the design, development, testing, technical documentation of mechanical packaging for Power Electronics and Circuit protection components for the rapidly growing electric vehicle markets for automotive and commercial vehicles. This position will lead the development of mechanical packaging solutions in response to customer requests for proposal and lead the development efforts through production launch.  This position will also provide guidance to the broader team for direction on technologies for enclosures, thermal management of electronics, and designs for high volume manufacturing.


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 support the review of product requirements specification based on input from customer OEMs
  • You will generate (when necessary) the product requirements specification from the Voice of Customer (VOC) input
  • You will follow the product spec, design, development new and innovative products
  • You will prepare for, present, and participate in formal and informal design review activities
  • You will conduct testing of all new products in accordance with Eaton standards and customer requirements
  • You will complete appropriate technical documentation for new product development and plant introductions
  • You will prepare for, present, and participate in formal and informal design review activities
  • You will launch new product line extensions following a stage-gate process (i.e., PROLaunch)
  • You will investigate and analyze new materials and their appropriate use within our product line
  • You will develop the analysis plan for simulation to predict structural, fatigue, vibration, thermal, and flow performance
  • You will conduct detailed analysis of tolerance stacks to ensure efficient assembly and reliable product performance
  • You will guide the day-to-day activities of the design and drafting team
  • You will successfully support contractors either co-located or at international locations
  • You will establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with key customers and vendors


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


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.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in new product development in electrical and electromechanical systems.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship, now or in the future.
  • Relocation is not offered for this position. Only candidates residing within a 50 mile radius of Southfield, MI will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to design with and utilize the features of SolidWorks, SolidWorks Simulation, AutoCAD or other mechanical design tools.
  • Knowledge of injection molding stamping, and casting component design.
  • Knowledge of Power Electronics packaging
  • Knowledge of thermal modeling
  • Experienced with current GD&T practices
  • Proven ability to lead a team to complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Good understanding of automotive or commercial vehicle markets is preferred
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing customer market environment


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 EMB eMobility

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