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Eaton Corporation Power Electronics Engineering Specialist, eMobility in Southfield, Michigan

Eaton’s eMobility Group is currently seeking a Power Electronics Engineering Specialist to join our team. This position will be based in Southfield, MI. 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 :

In this role, the Power Electronics Specialist is responsible for conceptualizing, lead the design, development, testing, technical documentation, and production launch of new products for power electronics applications on electric vehicles and associated embedded controls.

You will work with customers, vendors, other groups within Eaton on conceptualizing power electronics and electrical circuits powering electric vehicles. This requires the understanding of firmware and hardware architectures which are flexible and extensible across a broad scope of products. You will also participate in system-level requirements analysis and cost estimation, design reviews and other team development processes. Success will require keeping abreast of new and emerging technologies, components and materials. Along with utilization of appropriate CAD tools to design and analyze product functionality and integrity in order to facilitate rapid deployment.

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:

  • Realize product requirements in coordination with the Power Electronics Team, for the design and development new and innovative on-board charger (OBC), DC-DC converter, inverter or Integrated power electronics module products

  • Investigate and analyze new materials, components, technologies, applications and their appropriate usage

  • Lead testing of all new products in accordance with electric vehicle power electronics technologies, standards and regulation and customer requirements

  • Provide supervision and support to internal and external design resources when appropriate (e.g. high-power hardware development, PCB layout, software development, other engineers, test laboratories)

  • Review and conduct analyses (FMEA, simulations, modeling, etc.) on new products to ensure their integrity and use the results to optimize designs

  • 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.

    Qualifications

    Basic (Required) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical field required from an accredited institution required

  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience with Electrical/power electronics high voltage hardware development experience – DCDC converter/OBCs/inverters for industrial or aerospace or military drives, battery electric or hybrid electric vehicle systems

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or PhD majoring in power electronics from an accredited institution

  • 10 years’ plus experience Electrical/Electronic hardware - power electronics/OBC/DCDC/inverters for industrial or aerospace or military drives, battery electric and hybrid electric vehicle systems

  • Knowledge using DFSS and DFx practices: Manufacturing, Test, Repair, Quality, etc.

  • Experience with model-based design methods

  • Firmware design experience

  • Familiar with electric vehicle AC and DC charging technologies, standards and regulation including but not limited to, ISO26262

  • Power electronics product digital control knowledge

  • Implement high level customer requirements into product to be tested in house and given to the customers for their evaluation

  • Provide sufficient documentation to enable conversion to production

  • Experience in conducting mechanical, electrical, thermal and EMC analysis of OBC, DCDC , inverter or Integrated power electronics module system and subsystems

  • Experience with CAD tools: circuit and behavioral simulation (SPICE, Plecs/PSim, Saber, Ansys, Matlab/Simulink) or understand PCB layout guidance

  • Understand power electronics product topologies, control principle and hardware development

  • Experience performing design verification test

    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.

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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

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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