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Eaton Corporation Engineering Specialist – Microgrid Control Product Testing and Customer Support in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems division is currently seeking a Engineering Specialist – Microgrid Control Product Testing and Customer Support to join our team. This position will be based at our office in Warrendale, PA or Moon TWP, PA.

Position Overview:

Eaton's Electrical Services & Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system’s life cycle—whether it’s design, build, or support. Our services integrate and optimize the elements of a power system to make sure it’s aligned with business goals. We can help keep your power system safe, efficient, reliable, and up-to-date.

The Engineering Specialist – Microgrid Control Product Testing and Customer Support is a critical technical role for one of the Microgrid & Distributed Energy Resources (DER) control product line. This position will provide technical expertise to support troubleshooting customer problems, define technical requirements based on customer needs, and designing, assembling, and conduct testing on microgrid control product in accordance with all acceptable codes and standards and in collaboration with Microgrid Product Technical Lead. The Microgrid controls product will be based upon one of the existing Eaton control platforms focused on specific energy transition applications.

This role will have technical ownership of the control platform hardware, software, and communications testing. The role includes collaboration with the microgrid and energy transition application software development COE to evaluate different control platform, design, troubleshoot, and operate test fixtures for the purpose of evaluating theories or testing of products; contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Engineering Imperatives by maintaining a high level of involvement, motivation, and keeping abreast of current technical challenges; gather enough technical evidence to guide the engineering organization towards product development and new intellectual property (IP).

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.

Skills and responsibilities include:

  • Assume technical engineering responsibility for the product line testing. Execute all design, development, and related technical testing required to develop and maintain the microgrid control product.

  • In collaboration with Microgrid Product Technical Lead, Lead the efforts for appropriate hardware, testing, and evaluation of existing Eaton control platform, parts, equipment, tools, and systems along with necessary corrective follow-up.

  • Maintain test drawings, design necessary testing, execute and document test profiles and procedures in accordance with modern methods and standards.

  • Reviews test methods required by standards and develop procedures as needed to provide repeatable test practices. Incorporates changes to improve safety, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency

  • Serve as technical point of contact for customers and work with engineering and manufacturing team to troubleshooting customer problems and advance microgrid control product requirements and maintain quality and develop future features & functions.

  • Collaborate as part of the Scrum team in testing hardware and software platform, reviewing requirements, grooming user stories, and creating acceptance criteria

  • Collaborate effectively with external and internal customers, such as marketing product managers and product line managers, service engineers, and other engineering teams throughout the product development lifecycle.

  • Create HIL and CHIL tests and models using RTDS and Single-board computers to test Microgrid control product. Write, and debug Codesys/Python/C/C++ with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable. Troubleshoot and debug issues with test equipment.

  • Provide insight and status of test performance, manage and coordinate test schedules, and Summarize, analyze test results, and recommends next steps.

  • Maintain updated knowledge of microgrid integration and control standards, UL, NEC, CSA, NEMA, CANENA, IEEE, IEC.

  • Actively encourage innovation and ensure pursuing modern techniques and technologies to improve microgrid control product line.

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 Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in product testing and design and/or R&D development environment working in Electrical Distribution, DER, Renewables, and Microgrid field.

  • Must reside within a 50-mile radius of the work location(s) listed on this posting. No relocation is being offered for this role.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with microgrid control projects or power systems automation projects or working with PLC programming

  • Experience with software, embedded systems, hardware, power systems logic controller, or substation automation controller development.

  • Knowledge of programming tools such as Python, SQL, C++, C#, or equivalent.

  • Knowledge in various software applications– i.e. Computer-Aided Design (AutoCAD and Inventor preferred), MS Office suite, MiniTab, etc.

  • Experience with product engineering, systems engineering, reliability engineering, failure analysis, systems test engineering, or product quality engineering.

  • Strong understanding of software requirements, development, and analysis.

  • Experience in testing techniques, HIL and CHIL testing, power system test equipment, and measurement instrumentation.

Position Success Criteria:

  • Successfully complete and maintain compliance with the company’s safety program

  • Knowledge and understanding of best engineering practices for design and testing of automation systems, power management systems, human-machine interface software, PLC programming, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience in hardware, software, and controls development for DERs and microgrids.

  • Ability to read and write Drawings, Specifications, and Requirements.

  • Solid power system modeling experience in PSCAD, RSCAD, SIMULINK, and knowledge of HIL and CHIL using RTDS.

  • Understanding of renewable energy integration, and battery energy storage systems & microgrid controls, energy management systems, and electrical SCADA applications.

  • Working knowledge of utility industry communications protocols (e.g., Modbus, DNP3, IEC61850, SunSpec, 2030.5).

  • Experience working with Agile/Scrum methodologies, with in-depth knowledge of related processes and principles

  • Exceptional ability to lead, collaborate, openly communicate, influence others, present, and negotiate effectively across disciplines and stakeholders (marketing, engineering, customer support, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience delivering results in an ambiguous and changing environment, with the ability to work independently and be a self-starter, working multi-task on several initiatives at one time, in a fast-moving and evolving business

  • Ability to demonstrate technical learning and can learn new skills, knowledge, industry, product, or technical knowledge

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (primarily Pune, India; Canada, and Europe)

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written communication, and presentation skills

  • Knowledge of engineering tools such as JIRA, JAMA, Bitbucket, Confluence.

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 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)

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: ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 25 % 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.