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Power Electronics Engineering Specialist, eMobility

Company: Eaton Corporation
Location: Dearborn Heights
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Job Description:

Our eMobility Division is currently seeking an Electrical Engineering Specialist to join our team. This position is based at our Southfield, MI facility. Relocation assistance and visa sponsorship is available for a  qualified candidate.


We make the electric revolution work. Every day, we work to improve people’s lives and the environment by making power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. 


Preparing for the electrified future of mobility 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. 


Eaton’s eMobility segment is collaborating with companies around the globe to innovate the transportation technologies of the future, creating efficient vehicles that travel faster, farther, higher and safer at a lower overall cost to the consumer and the environment. 

  Position Overview:

The Electrical Engineering Specialist is responsible for conceptualizing, lead the design, development, testing, technical documentation, and production launch of new products for electric motor drives and associated embedded controls. This position will take ownership of Hardware architecture and design to meet performance, cost, quality, features and time to market through the collaboration with customer, venders and organization cross-function teams.  This position will support Eaton's EV , Hybrid and 48 V Inverter product line. 


This role also participates in system-level requirements analysis, cost estimation, design reviews and other team development processes. Success will require deep knowledge of power electronics and analog circuitry design and keep abreast of new and emerging technologies on electrical components, packaging and materials. Along with utilization of appropriate CAD tools to design and analyze product functionality and integrity in order to facilitate rapid deployment cycle and time to the market


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:
  • Define and lead the most challenging technical projects in a self-directed manner, perform challenging assignments with minimal guidance, understand the business impact of your decisions, and mentor other engineers.
  • Develop strategic hardware architecture and technology road map to reach profitable business growth.  
  • Lead technical discussion and design review with customer, vendors and cross-function groups
  • Analyze new materials, components, technologies, applications and their appropriate use within our product lines
  • Provide technical documentation for schematic design, PCB layout, DFMEA, simulation and test results
  • Develop test and validation plan in accordance to industry standards and customer requirements
  • Provide supervision and support to internal and external design resources when appropriate
  • Lead and conduct worst case analysis and EMI/EMC performance
  • Successfully lead contractors and other resources either co-located or at international locations
  • Establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with key customers and vendors

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 Electrical Engineering or Power Electronics from an accredited institution .
  • Minimum seven (7) years’ experience with power electronics in embedded drive systems .
  • Minimum one (1) year experience with gate driver inverter circuitry design.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in power electronics from an accredited institution .
  • Experience Knowledge using DFSS and DFx practices: Manufacturing, Test, Repair, Quality, etc.
  • Experience with model-based design methods and simulation .
  • Working knowledge of communication serial data protocols (CAN, CANFD, J1939, Flex Ray) and tools (CANape, CANalyzer, CANopen, etc.)
  • Supervising other engineering tasks (assembly drawings, PCB layout, software development, validation testing) .
  • PCBA and Final Product Testing experience .
  • Good understanding of SMPS and various converter topology with close loop control .
  • Broad knowledge and application of Microprocessor, DSP and FPGA in motor control driving systems .
  • Experience with CAD software package such as SPICE, Allegro, Simplis, Ansys, Matlab/Simulink and PCB layout guidance .
  • Develop and conduct HIL verification testing .
  • Knowledge of EMC/EMI design and qualification requirement including Ansys simulation. 
  Position Success Criteria:
  • Good understanding of vehicle markets and the environmental requirements and related qualification testing required
  • Good interpersonal skills, particularly with respect to written and oral communication
  • Ability to operate with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a hands-on laboratory environment with common lab equipment (O-scopes, DMMs, Network and Spectrum analyzers, Dynamometers, mechanics tools, etc.)

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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Keywords: Eaton Corporation, Dearborn Heights , Power Electronics Engineering Specialist, eMobility, Other , Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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