Sustaining Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting Division is looking for a Sustaining Engineer to join our Engineering team! This position can either be based at our Midtown ATL, Peachtree City, GA or Syracuse, NY offices.


The Sustaining Engineer provides support to Post Sales team and works with Quality team to debug field issues for our Connected Lighting products and Controls.


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:

  • Support post sales technical issues
  • Resolve quality issues related to components or manufacturing
  • Troubleshoot field related technical issues
  • Test and evaluate lighting fixtures, control circuits, IOT circuits, and various critical electrical components
  • Implement factory testing plans
  • Prototype, Bread board and build Proof-of-Concepts
  • Support Production needs for any design related issues / improvements.
  • Complete designs, maintain document control processes, change notice (ECN) releases and creating BOMs & part number set up.
 Eaton has announced its intent to spin off its Lighting Business into publicly traded company (“SpinCo”).  This transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 and this position is expected to remain with SpinCo.   The compensation and benefits that will initially be offered for this position are based on Eaton’s plans, programs and practices.  The Lighting Business is in the process of developing its total rewards philosophy, strategy and structure, including the design of its benefits and annual and long-term incentive plans that will take effect when SpinCo becomes a publicly traded company. If you are offered and accept this position and are actively employed by the Lighting Business when SpinCo becomes an independent, publicly traded company, you will be eligible to participate in SpinCo’s compensation, health, welfare, and retirement benefit plans and programs and should have no expectations that SpinCo’s plans and programs will mirror or be substantially similar to Eaton’s. 

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


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 6 months of Engineering work experience
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of the work location will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • At least 1 year of experience in analog and digital circuits
  • Knowledge of power electronic concepts and switch mode power supply theory of operation
  • Knowledge of control systems for lighting products
  • Knowledge of I2C, SPI, UART, PCIE, SDI, USB, and other communication protocols
  • Knowledge of memory devices such as SNOR, NAND, DDR
  • Knowledge of basic IOT theory, specific understanding of BLE and Zigbee radios
  • Experience in writing scripts for test automation
  • Experience in writing automated testing equipment (ATE) code 
Position Criteria:
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Ability to work independently as an individual contributor as well as a team member

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: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Entry Level
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