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Eaton Development Program: Applications Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Greenwood, South Carolina, United States

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Eaton’s Power Distribution and Controls Assemblies business within the Electrical Sector is currently seeking Applications Engineers to join our team. These positions can be based in one of our manufacturing locations in either Asheville, NC, Fayetteville, NC, Greenwood, SC, or Portland, OR, and will offer relocation assistance.

The Applications Engineer is primarily responsible for providing electrical and mechanical design and documentation support for power distribution or control product lines. This includes, but is not limited to engineering designs, collaborating with application engineers and manufacturing associates, utilization of design automation software, and producing/maintaining manufacturing documentation.

Eaton provides a competitive total rewards package commensurate with applicable skills, knowledge, and experience and consistent with internal and external market practices. The annual salary for this role is $70,000-$80,000 a year, depending on years of experience. This position offers a one-time $6,000 signing bonus.

What you’ll do:

  • Consult with plant and field sales engineers in interpreting and defining new equipment applications.
  • Develop a variety of complex drawings and bills-of-material based upon established product designs, which provides sufficient detail to accurately convey the purchaser’s equipment application.
  • Coordinate mechanical and electrical interfaces with other products.
  • Advise Drafting/Design, Manufacturing, and Purchasing – when required – in interpreting information for the accurate production of equipment in accordance with the purchaser’s requirements.
  • Manage purchaser onsite visits to approve and/or release equipment for shipping.
  • Manage Manufacturing and Engineering Change Notices.
  • Demonstrate advanced computer skills with ability to learn required software (Bid Manager, AutoCAD, Design Automation, MAPICS).
  • Consult with Quality in resolving issues after the equipment is shipped, when required.
  • Conduct special development/application projects of a complex nature.
  • Inform cost and cycle time improvement activities.
  • Conduct technical training guidance and seminars, as required.
  • Analyze needs and recommend revisions to Department Policies and Procedures.

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution, with a graduation date no later than August 2024
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now and in the future
  • Minimum of one internship or co-op experience or an equivalent of 3 months of related experience completed at the time of this application 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in electrical, mechanical, or electronics engineering
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Electrical, mechanical, or manufacturing Internship/Co-Op experience
  • Knowledge of power distribution products (LV and MV Switchgear, Panelboards and Switchboards, Motor Control Centers, etc.)
  • Experience with PLC or relay programming
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Project Management experience

Position Criteria:

  • Geographical flexibility to relocate within the United States to an Eaton facility including: Asheville, NC, Fayetteville, NC, Greenwood, SC, or Portland, OR
  • Strong analytical, computer, writing, presentation and customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information to customers and manufacturing
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Knowledge of design standards


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