Electrical Designer/Drafter

Job Description

Eaton is currently seeking an Electrical Designer/Drafter to join our team! This position is based at our Milton, ON facility.

Eaton has the largest and most experienced team of power system engineers in the industry, with industry-standard software and advanced modeling and analysis capabilities at their fingertips. This team brings extensive skills and experiences to power system analysis and design. Active participation in technical societies such as IEEE and collaboration with a variety of utilities and industries ensures that our engineers are knowledgeable about today’s cutting-edge engineering techniques. We assist customers at every stage of the power system: from substation and distribution system design to renewable energy and smart grid engineering, from safety and reliability-focused studies to power quality and grounding related audits and analyses.


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.

This position requires an outstanding working knowledge of designing electrical systems including outdoor substations, indoor electrical rooms, protection and control panels, equipment layouts, and integrating different power and distribution equipment in MV and LV power systems. Extensive and efficient CAD and drafting skills is a most. Strong organizational and documentation skills is required.

In this function you will:
  • Prepare electrical drawings including, but not limited to, single-line/three-line, schematic, elementary/connection wiring diagrams, plan and elevation layouts, cable schedules and bill of materials for complex design projects; perform a wide variety of activities requiring the application of more complex drafting principles and related technical knowledge.
  • Work closely with Eaton Power Systems Engineers. Able to work independently with minimum need for supervision. Initiate first set of draft drawings to present to the engineer leading the design project.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

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

Eaton has in place accessibility policies for accommodating employees with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodations, please let the recruiter or hiring manager know so that we can work to make reasonable adjustments that best suit your needs. Accessibility information may be found at: http://www.eatoncanada.ca/EatonCA/OurCompany/Accessibility/index.htm


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years of design experience in the electrical distribution industry in the area of protection and control, low voltage, medium voltage or high voltage power systems.
  • Relocation is not offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 80 km of Milton, ON will be considered.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship now or in the future.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Experience in the use of SKM PTW, EDSA, CYME or EasyPower software
  • Experience with structural design for substations
  • Experience with MV and LV switchgear, knowledge of Canadian Electrical code requirement and design practices.
  • Experience in drafting and drawing standards will be a plus
Position Success Criteria:
  • Strong understanding of drafting principles, physics, elements of electricity and mechanics
  • Strong analytical aptitude and complex problem solving skills
  • Exceptional computer skills, especially AutoCAD and Excel
  • Effective time management and prioritization skills

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 – Canada
Organization: ESSG CA Canada

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