Electrical Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting division is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Windsor, CT facility.

Position Overview:

The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for supporting our airport lighting and control product lines. The successful candidate will lead the continuing development of our electronics hardware platform for airfield lighting and control products including power supplies, regulators, and control system components.  The candidate should be experienced in power management and power control systems including switching regulators as well as analog and digital control electronics which utilize embedded controllers.  The ideal candidate should also have experience with embedded firmware development for controlling power supplies and regulators.

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:
  • Design and develop new electronic solutions for products to meet internal and external customer requirements for advancement of the Airport Lighting product offerings.

  • Support refinements to existing products including component obsolescence to maintain competitiveness of the product lines.

  • Collaborate across engineering disciplines and other functions of the business to ensure products meet schedule, budget, performance and Design for Manufacturability (DFM) objectives.

  • Maintain technical leadership skills in subject area through ongoing self-training and company assigned training.

  • Responsible for ensuring the completion of comprehensive design reviews, design analysis & documentation, qualification and validation testing of work output to meet program/project requirements, specifications, quality/reliability, and successful product release.

  • Support all aspects of product introduction as needed from an electrical engineering perspective.

  • Proactive reporting on project efforts to maintain project plan fidelity.

  • Travel domestically and internationally as required for customer meetings, gain competitive insights, installation and/or commissioning.

  • Responsible for directing colleagues from remote engineering team, regarding electrical engineering design and documentation activities for defined projects. 

Eaton has announced its intent to spinoff 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.

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.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from accredited institution

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an electrical / hardware engineering role

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position.  Only candidates who currently reside within a 50 mile radius of Windsor, CT will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Experience with design and testing of digital communication hardware: DSP, CAN, RS485, USB, I2C, SPI, MODBUS (and other industrial interfaces).

  • Experience utilizing simulation tools such as PSpice, LTSpice, Model Sim, etc.

  • Experience in EMI/EMC testing and mitigation.

  • Familiarity with wireless communications and programming (Bluetooth Low Energy).

  • Experience using Altium for PCB layout

  • Familiarity with airfield lighting systems and specifications including FAA, TP312, and ICAO.

Position Success Criteria :
  • Basic understanding of power systems analysis and control: VA, power factor, power transfer efficiency, using and controlling transformers, power switching circuitry, etc.

  • Analog circuit design and analysis skills including Op Amps, filters, power supply components.

  • Digital circuit design and analysis skills including microprocessor circuits and communication interfaces.

  • Working understanding of thermal management techniques, calculations and methods.

  • Experience with schematic entry and familiarity with PCB layout best practices and tools.

  • Hands-on troubleshooting and bench skills including testing and debugging of hardware.

  • Computer literate and familiar with the following: MS Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Proficiency with standard lab equipment (oscilloscopes, DMMs, spectrum analyzers).

  • Ability to wear all Personal Protective Equipment required and comply with all Eaton Safety policies

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in English

  • Must be able to work with all levels within the organization

  • Ability to work effectively within a matrix organization. 


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 CHD ALP Airport Lighting Products

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