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Eaton Corporation VAVE Lead Design Engineer in Greenwood, South Carolina

Eaton’s Commercial & Residential Distribution Solutions Division is currently seeking a VAVE Lead Design Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Greenwood, SC facility. Relocation assistance will be provided.

Position Overview:

This role is a unique opportunity to develop best-in-class products and features through product research, design, design validation, deployment, and maintenance in accordance with market needs. This role is also responsible for providing technical expertise on busway products. The VAVE Lead Design Engineer will be essential in annual engineering costout targets and project margin improvements.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:

  • Develop, design, validate, and manage the implementation of best-in-class product designs.

  • Ability to translate internal and external customer requirements into measurable performance criteria.

  • Lead the development of the schedule and budget for value-add/value-engineered projects.

  • Develop technical communications: datasheets, interface control documents, test plans, etc.

  • Design, model, and test product prototypes.

  • Maintain and improve existing products through design and competitive analysis.

  • Work with other Eaton Electrical businesses as well as outside suppliers to develop new features and design opportunities for products within the product line scope and charter.

  • Lead cross-functional teams using the Eaton PROLaunch product development process. Integrate best practices from each functional team to deliver a high quality, best-in-class design.

  • Ensure compliance to all applicable national and local electrical codes and standards as they relate to the products we produce (UL, CSA, NEMA, IEEE, OSPHD).

  • Participate in codes and standards organizations as necessary. (UL, NEC, CSA, NEMA, IEEE, CANENA)

  • Represent the product line as a technical consultant. Investigate and evaluate opportunities for product development and redesign.

  • Ensure compliance with all codes and standards working with these agencies.

  • Continually identify technology upgrades and cost reduction opportunities to keep the product line in a competitive position.

  • Communication of new designs and product changes to all plants involved with the product line and monitoring of standards among all plants.

  • Train production employees, product line engineers, and technicians on new product designs.

  • Provide guidance and work with manufacturing engineers during development of products and in continual upgrade of existing product. Provide direction to production employees on technical issues. Maintain drawings, product structure, and design standards in accordance with modern methods and procedures.

  • Take necessary measures to improve the quality of products and information in the respective area of responsibility.

  • Safety responsibilities include safety and housekeeping objectives; follow all safety rules and procedures and report unsafe conditions to line management. Understand and meet all departmental safety objectives and goals.

  • Work with manufacturing disciplines to design processes as well as products which meet market and customer needs.

  • Explain designs and product construction to code and standards personnel as well as inspectors.

  • Develop, design, test and supervise implementation of new technology and cost improvements to existing products.

  • Review drawings and manufacturing information standards developed by product engineers and technicians.

  • Responsible for following all associated quality processes.

  • Provide timely, accurate, and pertinent information and reports as required by management.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 4 years of engineering or technical experience in design and/or manufacturing

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Prior experience in a VAVE (value-add/value-engineered) role

  • Design for Six Sigma with examples of practical application

  • Validation testing experience

  • Familiarity with simulation analysis

Position Criteria:

  • Product Life-cycle management systems and their structure

  • Fabrication methods for sheetmetal, plastic, copper, and aluminum

  • UL 857, IEEE C37.23, UL 98, UL 489

  • Practical knowledge and experience with 3D CAD tools such as Pro/E or Inventor.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory standards for the US that cover low voltage distribution equipment.

We are 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.

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: ES CRDS COMM Commercial

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.

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