Lead Power Electronics Engineer

Job Description

Our eMobility segment is currently seeking a Lead Electrical Design Engineer to join our dynamic, New Product Development team at our Southfield MI facility.  This position takes ownership of building solutions by working with and providing guidance to cross-function, global teams and collaborating across the organization.  Relocation assistance will be provided. 

Position Overview:

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 of 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 Electrical Design Engineer will lead the design and development of new power electronics and circuit protection technologies for the automotive and commercial vehicle market. This role will be on the Advanced Technology team and own a development project from initial concept through to a proven technology that is ready to be shared with customers. You will lead and participate in requirements analysis and cost estimation, design reviews and other team development processes. As key aspect of this role is learning about emerging technologies, applying them to our products, and sharing the information with eMobility team members globally. Use CAD and simulation tools to design and review product integrity in order to facilitate rapid deployment.

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:
  • Guide the development and generation of product requirements specification based on Voice of Customer (VOC) inputs

  • Employ appropriate DFSS tools, perform product-level definition and examination during developments

  • Complete and review appropriate technical documentation, for example circuit design documents, schematics, documented analysis, BOMs, DFMEAs, theory of operations, etc.

  • Guide cross-functional team(s) in the development of Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis documents (DFMEA)

  • Provide supervision and support to internal and external design resources when appropriate (e.g. PCB layout, other engineers, software development, test laboratories)

  • Develop test strategies and plans for both design validation and production test in accordance with industry standards and customer requirements and investigate and review new components and technologies, and evaluate their appropriate use within our product lines

  • Guide cross functional teams through the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process

  • Guide the engineering activities for electronic circuit development in core R&D team


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 5 years’ experience in new product development in electrical and electromechanical systems OR Master’s degree with a research focus in electromechanical or electrical systems.  

Preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical field required, master’s preferred

  • Experience with electric and hybrid electric vehicle systems a plus

  • Experience developing power electronics
  • Experience designing and developing electric motor drive and control systems, DC, 3-phase AC, PM, SR, FW motors

  • Experience with model-based design methods

Position Criteria:

  • Working knowledge of automotive serial data protocols (CAN J1939, J1587, J1708, LIN).

  • Automotive or commercial vehicle experience
  • Supervising other engineering tasks (assembly drawings, PCB layout, software development, validation testing)

  • Creating and maintaining electronic documentation for manufacturing and engineering teams.

  • Planning and scheduling development testing (scheduling test labs, designing test equipment, designing and building test harnesses, creating test strategies for both validation and production testing, writing

  • Designing test and programming fixtures.
  • Maintaining various software tools (C compilers, programming environments, programming stations, serial data networks).

  • Electronic design tools: schematic capture, circuit and behavioral simulation (SPICE, Simplis, Ansys, Matlab/Simulink) PCB layout and design

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: 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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time