Senior Product Engineer–Electronics
Galesburg , Michigan
October 24, 2017
Eaton’s Vehicle Division is seeking a Senior Product Engineer-Electronics. The Senior Product Engineer-Electronics will be based in Galesburg, MI.
Positon Overview:
The Senior Product Engineer-Electronics will be responsible for the development and application of electronic system components to commercial vehicle and automotive powertrain control products. This individual will deliver solutions to challenging technical issues in several new products and will also engineer improvements for existing products.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Serves individually and within a team to develop and select concepts for realization of electronic designs in new product development
  • Evaluates present and new technology sensors, actuators and other electronic products
  • Integrates electronic components into powertrain electrical subsystems in collaboration with the product systems engineers
  • Develops detailed engineering materials including block diagrams, schematics, component drawings, specifications, manuals and other customer documentation, development and test procedures, and Engineering Change Notices
  • Furnishes requirements analysis, hardware functional and performance specifications, design analysis, supplier management, product integration, testing, and validation of components used embedded real-time control systems.
  • Serves on a team to determine root cause of component failures using team oriented problem solving methods
  • Implements reliability analysis and risk management of electrical subsystem components using tools such as Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, and Failure Reporting & Corrective Action Systems
  • Coordinates with suppliers, internal laboratories and test track facilities to ensure the successful completion of product development and validation testing
  • Serves on a team to identify process improvements, product cost reductions, and reliability improvements
  • Operates as a team member in technical project planning and management from concept phase through production release


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or physics from an accredited institution is required
  • Minimum of 2 year experience in industrial products, transmissions or heavy vehicle/automotive product development OR 4 years of experience in a relating field (i.e. electrical products, controls, software, etc.).
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Science in Engineering (electrical, mechanical, or computer science engineering)
  • 2 year experience in transmission automation and systems integration
  • Electrical / Mechanical (Mechatronic) principles and applications
  • Actuation technologies including motors, solenoids, valves, pistons
  • Electrical wiring interconnect systems (wire harnesses, connectors) 
Position Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit 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.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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

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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