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Eaton Corporation Design Engineer - Medium Voltage Systems - Research & Development in Hengelo, Netherlands

Eaton Electrical Sector has an opening for:

Design Engineer - Medium Voltage Systems - R&D Department

Location: Hengelo, the Netherlands

The Engineer Medium Voltage performs design and technical tasks for New Product development and Design-Maintenance of Switchgear Systems. The design work has both Mechanical and Electrical Power Engineer aspects, and involves Construction (3D CAD), Product Improvements, New Concepts, Testing, Materials, Design for Manufacturing, Design for Robustness, Design to Cost.

Product Development is team work; at R&D we are looking for an engineer with strong technical background, interests and ambitions, who enjoys collaboration in a creative, open and transparent environment.

The Engineer will work with in experienced and knowledgeable team, keen to mentor and coach a talent with drive, passion and who is eager to learn. We are looking for a proactive, self-motivated engineer that joins us in making what matters work!

At Eaton, we’re dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because that’s what really matters. And we’re here to make sure it works.

Essential Functions:

  • Development of Electro/Mechanical designs for product updates/new functionalities/new products.

  • Provide 3D CAD design in line with design standards

  • Validate new designs with calculations, evaluations, models, prototypes and testing

  • Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for identifying and tracking spec compliance, for evaluating designs, manufacturability and product cost

  • Apply Design for Six Sigma tools, such as Pugh Matrices, dFMEA’s, DFA, Tolerance Studies, Error Proofing, P-Diagrams

  • Work according a structured Stage-Gate process for product development

  • Participate in structured Design Reviews for ensuring high quality output of R&D

  • Be an active member of the R&D department. Promote and be open to a changing environment, accept/provide design feedback from/to different stakeholders.

  • Built and apply business/ market insights in the area of Medium Voltage Switchgear

  • Drive results by yourself and others

  • Search for ways to grow and self-develop on a continuing basis

  • Understand and commit to Eaton’s values and philosophies


  • MSc or BSc-plus in Mechanical or Electrical Power Engineering

  • Proven interest and dedication to designing and making constructions

  • Competent in working with 3D CAD Software

  • Competent with general Microsoft Office tools

  • 1 – 3 years’ experience as Design Engineer in relevant business

  • Design for Six Sigma Green belt (or ambition to achieve)

  • Team player and keen to learn to learn new disciplines

  • Understanding of Project Management, with planning and milestones

  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills in relation to (inter)national customers, suppliers and colleagues

  • English and Dutch language

What Eaton offers:

Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: ES EMEA Sector

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

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.