Electrical Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting division is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Syracuse, NY facility.

Position Overview:

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for designing innovative new products to support our growing business.  This person will work closely with the Program Manager, Marketing Manager, Engineering Group, Sourcing, and Manufacturing personnel to develop lighting systems and controls that delight our sports and entertainment customers.

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:
  • Contributes to the product definition and completes product specifications

  • Completes the entire advanced circuit design cycle, including: component selection, schematic capture, simulation, layout, verification (bring-up, debug, testing, troubleshooting), and design/PCB documentation.  These designs must address challenging performance objectives while meeting the size, thermal, regulatory, manufacturability, reliability, and cost objectives.

  • Actively coordinates PCB layout with the thermal, mechanical, embedded, and system design throughout the product development cycle.

  • Validates electrical designs through design reviews, product testing, and detailed analysis.

  • Protects intellectual property through patent disclosures.

  • Drives implementation of new technologies into product development and drives innovation of new technologies for future products.

  • Resolves quality issues related to components or manufacturing

  • Troubleshoots field related technical issues

  • Coordinates across a cross-functional team to achieve project objectives

  • Contributes to advanced research and development

  • Clearly communicates issues and resolutions to management

  • Implements ECNs to document changes to products

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:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of power electronic concepts and switch mode power supply theory of operation

  • Knowledge of control systems for lighting products

  • Knowledge of LED lighting and driver circuitry

  • Knowledge of I2C, SPI, UART, PCIE, SDI, USB, and other communication protocols

  • Knowledge of LED lighting and driver circuitry

  • Knowledge of memory devices such as SNOR, NAND, DDR

  • Knowledge of basic IOT theory, specific understanding of BLE and Zigbee radios preferred

  • At least 1 year of experience in analog/digital circuits preferred

  • Experience in writing scripts for test automation preferred

  • Experience in writing automated testing equipment (ATE) code preferred

Position Success Criteria :
  • Ability to use basic electrical test equipment (power supplies, multimeters, oscilloscopes, etc) 

  • 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 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: 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