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Senior Design Engineer

Company: Eaton
Location: Greenwood
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Eaton's Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division is hiring a Senior Design Engineer to join our team! This position is based out of Greenwood, SC

The Senior Product/Design Engineer is responsible for design product solutions and applications to meet customer requirements and interfaces in existing equipment and distribution systems. In this role you will, provide design analysis, material and process selection, cost optimization, and engineering judgement to meet customer and all applicable IEEE, ANSI, Eaton, and other standards that apply to our products.

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:

  • Act as primary point of contact for Low/Medium Voltage Solutions and coordinate with the other Power Break Center resources to support switchgear modernization and breaker retrofit markets
  • Develop engineered solutions for customer projects while meeting all applicable standards.
  • Support Manufacturing in the procurement, assembly, and test of designed products.
  • Manage New Product Development (NPD) through the ProLaunch process and Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VANE) projects to ensure on-time project completion and cost optimization.
  • Investigate and Implement approved design change requests per change control procedures.
  • Support Manufacturing, Assembly and test operations to ensure product conformance
  • Create and maintain Bills of Materials in Inventor, Enovia, and MAPICS systems. You will utilize 3-D Modeling / Drafting to create product applications
  • Write and Edit Maintenance and Installation Instructions and documentation.

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

    Required (Basic) Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
    • Minimum of 3 years' experience in engineering mechanical assemblies or design
    • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
    • No relocation is provided. Only candidates that reside within 50 miles of Greenwood, South Carolina will be considered.

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution
      • Experience with a manufacturer, distributor, large user of power distribution equipment or large user of power distribution equipment
      • Experience in low voltage or medium voltage switchgear or breaker design
      • Registered Professional Engineer
      • Knowledge and previous use of Autodesk Inventor modeling software
      • Knowledge of ENOVIA or other Product Data Management system

        Position Success Criteria:
        • Ability to read engineering drawings of complex assemblies and detail components and check the work of project designers to meet cost and quality requirements of finished products
        • Training or dependence working with Inventor, Pro-E, Solidworks or other 3-D modeling system
        • Able to travel up to 10-25% of time
        • Knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication processes and process capabilities

          We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.
          • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
          • Healthcare/retirement savings programs
          • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
          • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
          • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
          • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)

            As a contractor with the Federal government, Eaton is subject to the Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccination. As permitted by applicable law, the candidate(s) hired under this posting must provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines, or request a medical, pregnancy or religious accommodation exempting them from the requirement. Vaccination status will not be verified until after an offer of employment is provided, and candidates may also request a medical, pregnancy or religious accommodation at that time.

            Eaton also considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call or send an email to:

            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.




            North America - US/Puerto Rico

            Primary Location

            United States-South Carolina-Greenwood

            Work Locations

            Greenwood SC Loc


            ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

            Job Level

            Individual Contributor



            Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?


            Does this position offer relocation?



            Yes, 25 % of the Time

            Jibe YouTube ID


            Requisition ID :103580

Keywords: Eaton, Augusta , Senior Design Engineer, Engineering , Greenwood, Georgia

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