Eaton Corporation Lead Validation & Verification Engineer in Southfield, Michigan
Eaton’s eMobility Division is currently seeking a Lead Validation & Verification Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Southfield, MI or Tualatin, OR location.
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.
The Lead Validation & Verification Engineer will 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. In this role, you will be the global project lead for eMobility Power Distribution and Protection products, responsible for developing customer solutions, scoping programs, and defining engineering resources necessary
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:
Provide knowledge in hybrid and electric vehicle systems, and work with customers to provide innovative and valuable system, subsystem, and component level solutions to their vehicle challenges.
Develop, negotiate, and manage verification & validation requirements based on OEM and Eaton design team input
Possess proficiency with vehicle-performance tests, you have skills/knowledge in application & integration engineering, and you are capable of analyzing data to assess the best customer-oriented solution and compliance to requirements
Lead CVP&R, DVP&R, and PVP&R development and test activities at the component, subsystem, system, and vehicle levels
Conducts validation kick-off meetings, coordinating amongst all internal laboratory disciplines, documents and manages action items to achieve validation readiness.
Ensures engineering teams awareness of all applicable test standards and procedures. Documents any deviations from established validation requirement, communicating risk to management and coordinating approval.
Supports technical and budgetary responses on RFIs and RFQs along with initial kick-offs for complex new and legacy projects. Negotiates and documents validation test plan requirements for established projects with support from Engineering & Reliability experts, ensuring compliance with internal standards and customer requirements.
Coordinates outsourced testing as needed, obtaining quotes and coordinating issuance of purchase orders. Identifies, manages and documents issues that arise in preparation for and during testing. Processes laboratory requests from engineering teams, develops initial validation project plans and works closely with lab scheduler and test operators and engineers to maintain committed timing and achieve customer validation milestones
Communicates status of validation activities to all internal stakeholders and ensures any required reports are written and approved on time and in compliance with laboratory and customer requirements.
Manages inventory, storage and shipments of validation samples and supporting test equipment with support from internal laboratory disciplines.
Conduct advance capability/workload planning efforts for the product line, communicating results to management and impacted laboratory disciplines.
Relentlessly improve your technical and interpersonal skills, and you thrive on the successful development of products that change how power is managed in electric vehicle.
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 Engineering from an accredited institution required
Minimum five (5) years of experience in new product development of automotive or transportation-based products
Minimum three (3) years of automotive electronics product validation experience
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship, now or in the future.
No relocation benefit is being offered for this role. All candidates considered must live within 50 miles of Southfield, MI or Tualatin, OR. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation
Master’s degree in relevant engineering field
Two years of experience at an automotive tier 1 or tier 2 supplier
Strong communication skills with ability to interface directly with external partners, suppliers, and both internal and external customers.
Experience validating high voltage automotive power distribution or power electronics products
Experience validating products with die castings, stampings, injection molded plastics, and PCB assemblies
Experience validating products with ISO 26262 functional safety requirement, certification preferred
Advanced understanding of electric vehicle drivetrain/powertrain systems and battery packs
Hands-on vehicle-based skills & experience (Mechanical and/or electrical)
Experience with IBM Jazz Tools
Experience with Agile Development Processes
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.
Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH EMB eMobility
Job Level: Individual Contributor
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
Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.
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