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Automation and Controls Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Lansing, Michigan, United States

Eaton’s Electrical division is currently seeking an Automation and Controls Engineer. This position can be remote as long as you are based in one of the following states: North Carolina, South Carolina, El Paso, Texas or Michigan. up to 50% travel is required.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $105,000 - $154,000 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

Job Summary

The Automation & Controls Engineer for the Electrical Sector America's (ES-A) will be part of the regional I4.0 Team. This team is responsible for leading the development of automated solutions for both new and existing process technologies in support of all ES-A manufacturing facilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify automation opportunities
  • Work with plants to develop automation roadmaps
  • Develop project scopes of work and specifications
  • Assist plants in the development of RFQ packages
  • Assist plants in the development of their automation business cases
  • Manage portfolio of automation projects
  • Deploy automation solutions for Electrical Sector Americas(ES-A) plants
  • Ensures compliance of all new and revised manufacturing systems to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) requirements (MESH 8.0)
  • Participate in Eaton global technology councils
  • Develop and deploy technology playbook standards with the global tech councils
  • Develop a hopper of projects and required capital for annual profit plan
  • Drive accountability for project execution and deliverables
  • Provide guidance for design for automation (DFA)
  • Train & mentor technical resources within ES-A
  • Support I4.0 Roadshows & Bootcamps


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited educational institution
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in automating manufacturing processes
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates residing in North Carolina, South Carolina, El Paso, Texas or Michigan will be considered. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university
  • 10 years of experience in automating manufacturing processes


  • Broad manufacturing process knowledge (Sheet Metal fabrication, Molding, Assembly, Wiring, Painting, Machining, etc.)
  • Business case development
  • Integration of Industrial robots
  • Integration of Autonomous Mobile Robots
  • Familiarity with deployments of Collaborative Robots
  • Capital project management"



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