Product Specialist


About the job

Eaton’s Power Systems Division is currently seeking a Product Specialist to join our team. This position is based at our Waukesha, WI facility.

Primary Function

The primary function of the Product Specialist is to be a skilled technical communicator who creates a well-written customer proposal based on a customer request for a quote and/or a specification using the Power Systems Division (PSD) quotation system, and works with a dynamic, fast-paced team that interfaces with every aspect of the organization from front-end sales through manufacturing.

Essential Functions

  • Create multiple transformer proposals, daily, per customer’s request-for-quote (RFQ), specifications (formal and informal), one-lines, and other documentation.
    • Perform detailed specification reviews to identify and address:
      • Customer requirements
      • Fit to Eaton’s Power Systems Division product scope
      • Features and accessories required for pricing program
      • Areas for exception or clarification for the customer
      • Lead-times
      • Alternates for a more competitive offering
      • Special test, customer test/witness, or customer inspection requirements
      • Special documentation and reporting
  • Process multiple orders, daily, from both internal and field priced proposals
    • Verify PO against the proposal and resolve discrepancies
    • Verify specification matches proposal and resolve all discrepancies
    • Assemble documentation for design engineering
    • Communicate special requirements to affected departments
    • Process customer change orders against open sales orders using the change/hold/cancellation process
  • Approve and negotiate pricing per established guidelines, competitive feedback, and customer/market knowledge
  • Maintain a team atmosphere to ensure that all workload for the proposals team is completed each day per customer required deadlines.
  • Provide product and application technical support for customers, agents, and internal departments
  • Provide quotation program support for sales representatives and the system development (IT) team via training, testing, improvement suggestions
  • Acts as a liaison between engineering, marketing, scheduling, and customers
  • Understand and utilize lean tools and concepts to drive continuous improvement.
  • Learn and understand applicable industry standards i.e. ANSI, IEEE, CSA, NEMA for transformers
  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of ISO work instructions.
  • Participate in customer visits to the Customer Service Center
  • Provide plant tours as needed.
  • Visit customer/agent sites as needed


Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in the United States on an ongoing basis without company sponsorship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution, OR currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree in Engineering program from an accredited institution with an expected graduation date in 2022

Preferred Criteria

  • Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of product, customer service, inside sales, or proposals experience in a technical field
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience using ERP and quotation systems

Position Criteria

  • Knowledge of electric power distribution transformers and their components and accessories
  • Knowledge of typical applications, equipment, systems, and standards for electric power distribution transformers
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written skills with the ability to effectively communicate
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to balance multiple priorities and work to deadlines with a high degree of accuracy
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SAP, or other ERP related system and the ability to utilize such tools to analyze data and solve routine problems

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