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Senior Specialist- Power Conversion

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Southfield, Michigan, United States

Eaton’s CTO Corporate Technology Office division is currently seeking a Senior Specialist- Power Conversion. This position is based in South Field, MI. We are offering sponsorship and relocation assistance if needed.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $125253.0 - $183704.4 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 Responsibilities

  • As a technical leader, create emerging power conversion & power system solutions based on breakthrough technologies for industrial, automotive, truck, and aerospace applications.
  • Lead and develop technology projects by supporting teams (local and remote resources) and working with external technology resources (Business Divisions, Universities and Customers).
  • Advance state of the art power electronics, power systems, and power converter technologies, as well as identify and develop commercialization opportunities with diverse Eaton businesses.
  • Lead and collaborate with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural globally distributed teams, lead specific task within the scope of work and provide updates to project manager.
  • Initiate, lead and support global technology programs utilizing Eaton’s technology development processes including Business Reviews, Technology Reviews, and Project Reviews.
  • Participate in technology strategy discussions with Eaton’s Businesses and develop technology road maps.
  • Lead and support technology development projects and manage global teams (Eaton Business Divisions, Universities, National Labs and Customers).
  • Create project plans, manage budgets and resources, and deliver results on budget and schedule.
  • Engage with and manage stakeholder relationships - Business Divisions in the US and globally.
  • Lead projects with partners from national labs, universities and other research institutes.
  • Build global organizational capabilities in power conversion and power systems


Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in related field with a minimum 5 years’ industrial or entrepreneurial experience

Technical knowledge

  • Experience in low and medium voltage power conversion and power systems engineering, including creating specifications, defining application space, designing technical solution concepts, and building and testing prototypes to validate models/hypotheses and documenting results.
  • Expertise in the following areas: Motor Drive technology, drive/converter topologies, high-power electronics; electric machines and controls; electrification of vehicles, energy storage, and grid connected converters; alternative power generation and distribution.
  • Experience in modeling power converters and power systems using simulation tools (example: MATLAB/Simulink, Jmag, Ansys, PLECS, Simplorer, PSIM and/or PSCAD).
  • Experience in power electronics electromechanical packaging techniques; understanding of the effects of parasitic capacitance/inductance on circuit performance, familiarity with techniques for the minimization and/or control of parasitics, familiarity with voltage creepage and clearance requirements and various insulation and interconnection techniques; familiarity with various power electronic component cooling techniques, etc.
  • Appreciation for the trade-offs necessary to achieve designs that meet performance requirements and cost objective solutions.
  • Experience with real time simulators such as DSPACE, OPAL-RT and/or RTDS.



Soft Skills

  • Good English communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Experience formulating value proposition of new technologies.

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