Systems Application Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services & Systems is currently seeking a Systems Application Engineer to join our team. This position will be based at our Plymouth, MN or Franksville, WI facility.
Eaton’s Engineering Service & Systems division wants to help you fuel your career! Eaton has the largest and most experienced team of field services technicians and engineers in the industry. This team brings extensive skills and experiences to field service engineering. Active participation in recognized technical societies such as NFPA and IEEE and collaboration with a variety of utilities and industries ensures that our technicians are knowledgeable about today’s cutting-edge technology and engineering techniques. We assist customers at every stage of the power system: offering start-up and commissioning of equipment, performing planned maintenance, monitoring performance, diagnosing system problems remotely, as well as responding to emergencies on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Our support services help businesses make the most of their existing electrical equipment by optimizing performance and extending the life of existing facilities.

The System Application Engineer will oversee all technical aspects of the installation and maintenance of grid automation products and systems at our customer facilities. In addition, the Systems Application Engineer is responsible for managing the expectations of any additional personnel assigned to their project team.
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.
  • Implement systems and resolve problems to achieve project milestones on time
  • Initiate and lead cross-functional efforts to resolve customer issues
  • Update customer material forecasts for assigned projects
  • Investigate and resolve significant customer issues involving existing systems, products, and facilities in support of customer service performance metrics
  • Assist the customer in making decisions to properly and creatively utilize features to meet the customer’s needs
  • Interact directly with the customer to interpret and analyze business requirements to identify risks and design appropriate solutions
  • Gain in-depth technical knowledge of features, capabilities, and limitations of all products and system
  • Use this knowledge to independently make decisions on issue resolution with customers
  • Provide continuous improvement of processes by testing hardware and software
  • Provide guidance for business decisions from a technical perspective
  • Provide guidance and instructions to newer members of team
  • Participate in trade shows and technical conferences
  • Complete special assignments as assigned by management
  • Participate in support rotation as required by manager 
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 an engineering or computer science from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 3 years of engineering, system design OR programming experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Relocation is not offered for this position and candidates must reside within a 50-mile radius of the work locations listed. Active duty military is exempt from the geographical mile limitation.
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 7 years of engineering, system design OR programming experience within the electrical industry
  • Project management experience
  • Electric utility experience
  • PMP/PM certification
Position Success Criteria:
  • Knowledge of communications networks
  • Experience with C,C++, MSSQL, Oracle
  • Experience with SCADA
  • Experience with Protocols: DNP, Modbus, 61850
  • Experience with Windows Server
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time for on-site work
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: ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

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, 50 % of the Time