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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Mechanical Engineer


Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Eaton is seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer for the Protection, Control and Solutions group of its Electrical Sector. This role is based in Moon Township, PA and offers a hybrid schedule. Relocation assistance is available!

The expected annual salary range for this role is $91,500 - $134,200 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:

As a Lead Mechanical Engineer, you will develop, design, and test power electronic based circuit protection technology and products. You will work together with a diverse Advanced Technology team to support the associated mechanical systems and subsystems for circuit protection products to be used in both low voltage and medium voltage applications. You'll interface with product line marketing and plant manufacturing teams, quality personnel, and customers. You'll coordinate and execute new product development and innovation projects of all sizes from inception through validation and production implementation.

In this role, you will:

• Develop strong technical knowledge in power electronic based circuit breaker mechanical design, testing and applications.

• Design and build prototypes where necessary and direct relevant testing in lab facilities. Understand and comply with site specific electrical test lab equipment and procedures, including health, safety and security aspects.

• Utilize statistical quality tools to establish performance baselines, identify focus areas for robustness improvement and measure improvement in robustness and performance.

• Leverage and drive component & system level modelling / simulation activities and initiate changes into existing and new component design.

• Compile, study reconcile and approve product requirements and standards, and lead team-based product conceptual and detailed design, development, validation and documentation of product designs. Facilitate Prelaunch and PROLaunch stage-gate new product development system.

• Work closely with manufacturing facility and key processes owners (assembly, welding, calibration, feeders, supply chain, etc.) to understand basic capabilities, and ensure a compatible design.

• Develop product technical requirements by working together with marketing team and identify components for product designs.

• Generate and execute test programs and test protocols to determine if design criteria for system, software and hardware are met.

• Collaborate with teams from Eaton Research Lab, Electrical Sector Center of Excellence, and external technology resources (National Labs and Universities) for technology and product innovation.

• Create technical reports and presentations.

• Generate value added intellectual property.

• Mentor, assign tasks and determine priority for project team members as needed


Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution

• Minimum 5 years of experience in new product designing, developing, testing and design optimization

• Strong experience with Pro-E/Creo or Solid Works.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Minimum 2 years of hands-on experience in magnetic actuation development, design, prototyping, and testing.

• Creative individual with patents and patent applications on solid state and hybrid circuit breaker.

• Experience in utilizing test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DC/AC power supply, capacitor bank test system, and high-speed video cameras.

• Strong understanding of switching mechanism, thermal and magnetics.

• General knowledge of product design for cost-effective manufacture, industrial circuit breaker design, requirements, and applications.

• Experience working in diverse cultural situations with global customers and team members.

• Demonstrated knowledge of engineering processes.

• Experience with DFSS tools.


Professional :

• Self-motivated and goal oriented individual.

• Good communication and presentation skills.

• Collaborative orientation, the ability to succeed in a highly team oriented, global, and diverse environment.

• Consistently acts in an ethical, open, honest, trustworthy and truthful manner.

• Desire for innovation, new product development, program management … to make what matters work!

• Occasional domestic and international travel required as needed.

• Demonstrate problem solving capability

• Ability to learn new skills, knowledge, industry, or products.

• Strong written communication and verbal communication skills.


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