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Lead Sustaining Electrical Engineer

Company: Eaton
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Eaton's Fuel & Motion Control Systems division, a part of our Aerospace group, is currently seeking a Lead Sustaining Electrical Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Grand Rapids, MI office.

Position Overview

The Lead Sustaining Electrical Engineer will lead momentum product improvement initiatives and support manufacturing improvement projects. Assignments will be predominantly focused on reliability and quality improvements of Eaton's Grand Rapids momentum products, which would include but is not limited to Motor Controllers, DC Motors, electrical circuit boards, electromechanical actuators, and other related components.

The incumbent will report to the Engineering Manager, Electronic Products. Additional responsibilities include trouble shooting of electronic hardware at the component level and supporting management of electrical component obsolescence with Eaton RMS Engineering and suppliers.

The incumbent is expected to provide technical support to the operations personnel, new product development team, procurement group and customers as required.

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

  • Drive momentum product improvements through engineering analysis, redesign and testing of electro-mechanical actuators and system hardware.
  • Sustain product viability through proactive evaluation and redesign of hardware with obsolete components.
  • Develop test plans, specifications and general test procedures for requalification activities; coordinate requalification testing, advise laboratory personnel supporting efforts, evaluate test results and develop test reports.
  • Support PRO Launch for Runner New Product Development (NPD) and Supplier Product Transfer initiatives.
  • Work with Supply Chain, Customer Service and High-Performance work teams (HPWT) to support and drive cost reduction initiatives and promote growth through product reliability and quality improvements.
  • Support customer service product inquiries regarding momentum products.
  • Read and interpret internal, industrial and customer product specifications and make recommendations for enhancements based on engineering analysis and field data.
  • Support FRACAS system development, tracking and metric development
    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 from an accredited institution
    • Minimum five (5) years of experience in electrical engineering role
    • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future
    • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
    • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Grand Rapids, MI will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

      Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience with reliability and/or quality engineering practices
      • Experience working with momentum-based products, including, but not limited to: motor controllers, DC motors, actuators, electrical circuit boards, electromechanical components
      • Experience troubleshooting electronic hardware
      • Knowledge of supplier activity
      • Ability to support management with electrical component obsolescence

        Position Criteria
        • Working knowledge of electro-mechanical design principles
        • Strong product design ability (Both new product & product modification)
        • Knowledge in engineering report and specification writing
        • Ability to make recommendations on product designs, strongly influence product costs, and capital investments.
        • Ability to lead technical discussions and presentations for internal and external customers, including design reviews, non-advocate reviews and technical coordination meetings.
        • Thorough knowledge of product applications, product design techniques, engineering processes, and engineering standards.
          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.




          North America - US/Puerto Rico

          Primary Location

          United States-Michigan-Grand Rapids

          Work Locations

          Grand Rapids MI Loc


          AER HQ Headquarters

          Job Level

          Individual Contributor



          Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?


          Does this position offer relocation?



          Yes, 10 % of the Time

          Requisition ID :094459

Keywords: Eaton, Grand Rapids , Lead Sustaining Electrical Engineer, Engineering , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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