Lead Product Engineer – Vacuum Interrupter
South Milwaukee , Wisconsin
January 06, 2017
Job Description
Cooper Power Systems, LLC in South Milwaukee, WI seeks a Lead Product Engineer – Vacuum Interrupter. 
The Lead Product Engineer – Vacuum Interrupter has the following jobs duties:
  • Responsible for leading cross functional teams to execute small and medium projects meeting schedule, cost, and quality targets for medium voltage vacuum interrupters and solid dielectric insulation systems used in Recloser and Padmount switchgear.
  • Identifies creative solutions, performs engineering analysis, creates detailed designs, oversees verification and drives implementation of product cost savings, product improvement and/or engineering process improvement projects.
  • Works with the project leader and cross functional teams to develop project plans and identify risks; participates in and often leads brainstorming/idea generation activities.
  • Contributes creative design alternatives; conducts engineering research utilizing literature resources, industry experts and experimentation; conducts engineering analysis utilizing mathematical models, simulation, Design of Experiments, statistical analysis, etc.; creates detailed designs (or oversees functional experts) utilizing engineering tools; creates verification plans and writes test protocols.
  • Analyzes results using statistical tools; identifies Critical to Quality attributes.
  • Collaborates with Supplier Quality Engineer to review results of PPAP; assures reliability and manufacturability of product improvements; sets aggressive goals, measures performance, and strives to go beyond what is expected; identifies and contributes to the improvement of processes, products and services; appropriately challenges the status quo; performs engineering analysis on cost and performance trade-offs for critical characteristics related to: high power vacuum switching/interrupting; polymer based solid dielectric insulation systems; and current and voltage sensing; and applies relevant Medium Voltage Switchgear Industry Standards to product design, including development and execution of design verification and validation.

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)
Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering field and three years of relevant engineering experience. Relevant engineering experience must include three years of experience with: Vacuum interrupter technology and manufacturing processes; Six sigma tools including Lean, Error Proofing, Capability Analysis, PPAP, SPC; High voltage design and power system analysis; Phase gate project management processes; Problem solving experience using Root Cause Analysis techniques; Product design, Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly; and One year of experience with skills in engineering analysis and digital simulation (finite element analysis or statistical analysis).

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/careers. 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.

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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