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Lead Systems Engineer, eMobility

Company: Eaton Corporation
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Job Description:

Eaton’s eMobility Division is currently seeking a Lead Systems Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Southfield, MI location.  Visa sponsorship is available for qualified candidate currently residing in US. 


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:

The Lead Systems Engineer is responsible for leading the most challenging technical project, perform challenging assignments with minimal guidance, and understand the business impact of your decisions.


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:

  • Provide knowledge in hybrid and electric vehicle systems, and work with customers to provide innovative and valuable system, subsystem, and component level solutions to their vehicle challenges
  • Develop, negotiate, and manage specifications and product requirements based on OEM and Eaton design team input
  • Possess proficiency with vehicle-performance tests, you have skills/knowledge in application & integration engineering, and you are capable of analyzing data to assess the best customer-oriented solution and compliance to requirements
  • Lead engineering DFMEA, DVP&R, and PVP&R development and test activities at the component, subsystem, system, and vehicle levels
  • Problem solve issues at OEM Engineering locations / plants, end users, and suppliers for production and new product developments in a timely way using root-cause analysis and proposing interim and permanent solutions.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with comparable levels of OEM engineering staff and other associated areas within the OEM.


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a relevant technical field from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in new product development of automotive or transportation based products
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this role.  All candidates considered must live within 50 miles of Southfield, MI. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience at an automotive tier 1 or tier 2 supplier
  • Master’s degree in relevant engineering field
  • Strong communication skills with ability to interface directly with external partners, suppliers, and both internal and external customers.
  • Experience developing automotive power electronic products
  • Experience developing products with die castings, or stampings, or injection mold plastics, and/or PCB assemblies
  • Experience developing products with ISO 26262 functional safety requirement, certification preferred
  • Advanced understanding of electric vehicle drivetrain/powertrain systems and battery packs
  • Hands-on vehicle based skills & experience (Mechanical and/or electrical)
  • Experience with IBM Jazz Tools
  • Experience with Agile Development Processes


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.



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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Keywords: Eaton Corporation, Pontiac , Lead Systems Engineer, eMobility, Other , Pontiac, Michigan

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