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Lead Electrical Design Engineer, eMobility

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

Job Description:

Eaton’s eMobility Division is currently seeking a Lead Electrical Design Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Southfield, MI or Tualatin, OR location. Relocation assistance will be provided.


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:

Our eMobility segment is currently seeking a Lead Electrical Design Engineer to join our dynamic, New Product Introduction team. This position takes ownership of designing hybrid electric and electric vehicle power management solutions by leading cross-functional, global teams and collaborating across the organization.


In this role, you will be a Lead Design Engineer for new product development on the High Voltage Power Distribution and Circuit Protection product line. This position will be required to develop, communicate, and maintain project schedules, budget, and resource needs through the PROLaunch New Product Introduction process.


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:

  • Lead the most challenging technical projects in a self-directed manner, independently perform assignments with minimal guidance, and understand the business impact of your decisions.
  • Take a systems approach to establishing product requirements, managing risk, testing/evaluating, and ensuring reliability while collaborating cross-functionally to assure successful product/system development, design and implementation.
  • Identify market trends and develop product technology strategies to satisfy the future needs of our customers, while driving profitable business growth.  
  • Prepare new project estimates and possess the ability to generate the scope, effort, schedule, risks, product cost, and program costs.
  • Develop and launch new innovative products, using the Eaton PROLaunch stage-gate process, on time, on budget, and to project scope. 
  • Complete appropriate technical documentation for your designs including schematics, analysis documentation, PCB layouts, BOMs, DFMEA’s, DVP&R’s, theory of operations documents, and users manuals.
  • Establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with key stakeholders, customers, and vendors.
  • Lead department growth initiatives, establish efficient processes, bring in new tools, and mentor other engineers.


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 from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum of five (5) years in new product development
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience with electronic hardware design—electronics for vehicle electric environments, interconnected products (systems), design strategies for EMC, etc
  • Fluency in English (writing, reading, and speaking)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with vehicle electronic systems
  • DFMEA experience
  • Good understanding of automotive and commercial vehicle markets and the environmental requirements and related qualification testing required
  • Electronic design tools: schematic capture, circuit and behavioral simulation (Altium, SPICE, Simplis, Matlab/Simulink), PCB layout and design
  • Experience with model based design methods a plus
  • Software Development tools: (MPLAB, IAR Embedded Workbench, AVR studio, Keil, Microchip and Atmel development tools)
  • ST, Renesas, TI, Microchip, Atmel microprocessor families
  • Creating and maintaining electronic documentation for manufacturing
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and execute development testing (scheduling test labs, designing test equipment, designing and building test harnesses, creating test strategies for both validation and production testing, writing procedures and reports)
  • Working knowledge of automotive serial data protocols (CAN J1939, J1587, J1708, LIN, CANopen).


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 provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.


  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs
  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
  • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)



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 region only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Keywords: Eaton Corporation, Dearborn Heights , Lead Electrical Design Engineer, eMobility, Other , Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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