Eaton Corporation Eaton Internship Program: Software & Controls Engineer in Cleveland, Ohio

We make what matters work.

At Eaton, we believe that power, whether it’s electrical, hydraulic or mechanical power -- is a fundamental part of people’s lives. Technology, transportation, energy and infrastructure—these are things the world relies on every day. That’s why we are dedicated to helping our customers across the world find new ways to manage power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. And we’re committed to improving people’s lives, the communities where we live and work, and the planet our future generations will depend on. Because that’s what really matters–and we’re here to make sure it works.

While our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services, our culture and what we value can be represented in six essential leadership attributes expected of all Eaton employees.

  • We’re ethical -- we play by the rules and act with integrity.

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  • We’re transparent -- we say what we think. We make it okay to disagree.

  • We learn – we are curious, adaptable, and willing to teach what we know.

You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world challenges while developing the skills required to lead at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers.

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Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?

About Eaton:

As a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion, Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. We have approximately 95,000 employees across the world, and sell products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Position Overview:

The Eaton Internship Program – Software & Controls position will provide participants with robust and challenging assignments, designed to prepare them for careers in roles such as Software Engineer, Embedded Controls Engineer, and other technical roles focused on driving Eaton’s capabilities in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Participants will be located out of several different Eaton facilities, including but not limited to Gaithersburg, MD; Southfield, MI; Galesburg, MI; Eden Prairie, MN; Plymouth, MN; Grand Rapids, MI; and Fort Worth, TX.

Example assignments might include:

  • Working with a team to develop both PC-based tools and embedded software for one or two simple electro-mechanical and/or electrohydraulic controls applications, products or components based on supplied software requirements. Through these projects, will become familiar with and utilize various communication protocols and software development standards. Expected to collaborate with a multi-discipline team to test the software and the interface between hardware and software, and the operational performance requirements of the integrated system.

  • Working with a team developing next generation powertrain embedded control systems. As a key member of the team, you will help define requirements, contribute to definition of electronics hardware design, design embedded system software architecture and algorithm solutions, define test plans and perform validation testing to confirm that system and functional requirements are met. In this role, you will be responsible for working with team members and your engineering manager to estimate development, resources and timing to achieve the desired results.

  • Working with a team developing next generation embedded sensing and control systems as well as the software that communicates with these systems. As a key member of the team, you will work with lead engineers on design principles sush as defining requirements, contributing to definition of electronics hardware design, embedded system and algorithm solutions, define test plans and perform validation testing to confirm that system and functional requirements are met. In this role, you will be responsible for working with team members and your engineering mentor to estimate development effort, resources and timing to achieve the desired results.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements):

  • Actively enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in computer engineering, computer science, electrical, mechanical, mechatronics, industrial, industrial & systems, aerospace &/or aeronautical, engineering technology, engineering management, operations and/or manufacturing engineering from an accredited institution

  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • Geographical flexibility to relocate within the United States for the duration of the Internship Program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

  • Prior internship or co-op experience

  • Completion of sophomore year by the start of internship

  • Active involvement in leadership activities

  • Development of source code in java and/or C/C++ and the .NET software framework with Visual Studio

  • Embedded software development (C++, Model-based software, Simulink)

  • Controller Area Networks (e.g. SAE-J1939, CANOpen)

  • Vector tools such as CANape and CANalyzer.

  • Matlab/Simulink model based controls development

  • Experience with physical system modeling

  • Able to identify component symbols

  • Understand basic circuit implementation

Position Criteria:

  • Transportation to and from the worksite and for incidental business travel is the responsibility of the intern; however, expenses for required and approved business travel (not including the worksite) will be reimbursed.

  • The summer internship culminates with a formal presentation where students showcase their success stories to leaders of the organization and receive feedback on their performance.*

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 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.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Entry Level

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, 25 % of the Time

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