Lead Electrical Engineer


About the job

Req ID 127503

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our team. This position is located in Woodridge, Illinois.

HYBRID work schedule is offered!

Position Overview

Responsibilities include the design of power circuits, magnetic components, transformers, and microcontroller-based control and communication systems.

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

  • Work all aspects of electrical design including analog, digital, power, magnetics, and thermal
  • Design power converters with power ratings from 5 to 10,000 watts
  • Perform simulation, prototyping and debugging for product development
  • Work with firmware engineers on all microcontroller functions such as signal conditioning, digital I/O, communication circuits and power converter control algorithms
  • Ensure regulatory compliance of products by implement features such as safety and EMI/EMC
  • Create schematic and PCB design using Altium Designer software
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineers on physical and thermal designs of products
  • Provide test plans and procedures to lab technicians for product bring up and evaluations
  • Work with testing team to develop manufacturing tests (ATE) for new products
  • Work with suppliers and vendors on all issues related to electrical design
  • Improve product reliability by performing failure testing and analysis


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 years of Electrical Engineering experience, or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with 3 years of Electrical Engineering experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Prior experience in power electronic products such as UPS, AC/DC and DC/DC converters
  • Prior experience in development of Li-ion battery and battery management systems
  • Transformer and magnetic component design
  • Experience in simulations of power electronic circuits
  • Embedded system design using ARM, Microchip, MIPs etc.
  • Hands on experience with lab equipment such as power supply, oscilloscope and electronic loads
  • High Speed I/O application design, Transceiver, Signal integrity simulation, Board level simulation

Position Criteria

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with great technical expertise and organization skills
  • Highly motivated to learn and adapt to fast-changing technologies and environments.
  • Author technical documents, test requirements, reports and diagrams to support new development efforts and maintain existing products.
  • Perform design activities including schematic capture, design constraint creation, PCB layout oversight and collaboration.
  • Occasional domestic/international travel maybe required (up to 10%)

What You’ll Get From Us

We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.

  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs
  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
  • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)

Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: AccommodationsForApplying@Eaton.com

What you will get from us

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. 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 day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours. Eaton’s 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 85,000 employees.

We make work exciting, engaging and meaningful for our employees through our dedication to tackling some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet and by never losing sight of what matters. Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We pledge to always foster a diverse and inclusive environment, including inclusion resource groups that bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. In the past year, our company has received top employment recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and almost fifty percent of our Board of Directors represented diverse groups. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the recent announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030. We are ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and committed to learning. We are confident we can deliver on our promise to improve the quality of life and the environment because of the attributes that our employees embody.

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.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: CPDI TL

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor

Schedule: Full-time

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

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time