Eaton Internship - Engineering - Menomonee Falls, WI

Job Description

Eaton Corporation’s Industrial Controls Division (ICD) has an opening for an Engineering Intern located in Menomonee Falls, WI. 
This position will reside in the divisional headquarters building, which houses engineering for multiple product lines as well as marketing, sales, finance, and R&D.  The facility was built in 2012 and boasts an open office layout surrounded by large windows, as well as 50,000+ square feet of onsite state-of-the-art laboratory space, an onsite fitness center, basketball court, Ping-Pong, employee lounge, and grill & patio. With eight Eaton facilities and more than 1600 employees located in Southeastern Wisconsin, Eaton’s local footprint enables our employees with state of the art laboratories and access to manufacturing, all while providing ample opportunities for development and career growth within region.
Students will start their full-time internship with Eaton in the Spring/Summer of 2020 through the start of following school year.  There is the possibility to continue learning with Eaton for the 2020 fall semester part-time based on summer performance.  If the performance stays strong the intern would be invited back to a new SE Eaton location for the summer of 2021, and so on until graduation.  With 3 locations in Waukesha, 1 location in South Milwaukee, Franksville, Pewaukee, and Menomonee Falls, this rotational internship is designed to give the student a firm grasp of the electrical sector and a holistic view of our technology-driven solutions that serve our wide range of customers. Because these are rotational in nature, the candidate will be placed into the assignment that best matches their skillset.  Different opportunities include but are not limited to:  Materials, Electro-Mechanical, Thermal, Electronics (mixed signal, power electronics), Embedded FW, UX and SW design (PC, mobile, web), VAVE, Product Line Support, Quality, Regulatory, Product Stewardship, and Test.  The students would have access to state of the art laboratories and on-site mentoring.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Develop a sub-system verification tests which includes defining test methods and procedures and designing and developing custom fixtures.
  • Assist with performing mechanical, electrical, and environmental testing.
  • Collaborate with global design and manufacturing teams.
  • Develop, improve, and sustain product design and product definition data (3D models, drawings, bills of materials, product & material specifications).
  • Learn and perform engineering analysis and digital simulation leveraging advanced tools (CAD, FEA, statistical tolerance analysis, computational analysis - Matlab, etc.).
  • Learn and utilize Design for X techniques to drive design optimization. (X = Cost, Manufacturing and Assembly, Six Sigma, etc.)
  • Support functional development activities such as CAE-tool exploration and implementation, as well as, supporting the NPD Additive Manufacturing road map.
  • Sets aggressive goals, measures performance, and strives to go beyond what is expected.
  • Support production and manufacturing engineering with prototype and pilot builds.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Actively enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program with a major in engineering or computer science at an accredited institution
  • Must be in a junior or higher standing
  • Must have a GPA of a 2.8 or higher (please do not round)
  • This position does not offer relocation. The candidate must reside within 50 miles of Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Must be eligible to work in the US on an on-going basis without company sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using 3D CAD software and FEA software
  • Power-electrical, embedded FW, SW and mechanical majors preferred

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 CPD ICD Industrial Controls 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