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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Company: Eaton
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Eaton's Connected Solutions Group is currently seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer. This position is based at our Lincoln, IL facility. Relocation assistance will be provided.
The expected annual salary range for this role is $88499.97 - $129799.96 a year. This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program.
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:
The Lead Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the creative design and development of intelligent circuit protection and power management products, electric vehicle chargers, plus other IoT-connected products and system solutions. This position will contribute to the overall eletro-mechanical design of the product with involvement from project initiation thru manufacturing launch, plus ongoing developments and support. Functional responsibility includes design, testing and certification of the components plus systems as well as product qualification for performance, reliability, DFMA, and cost optimization of the final product. This position will work closely with the Engineering Director, Engineering Managers, Program Managers, other Mechanical Engineers and System Architects, Electrical/Software Engineers, Product Line Marketing Manager, and Operations team members, Sourcing and Manufacturing personnel to develop the products in an organized and expedient fashion.
This role requires strong ideation skills and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects. Experience with injection molding, sheet metal stamping, and assembly processes are preferred. The incumbent should possess strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others in a high paced environment.

  • Lead and participate in team new product development/introduction, innovation, idea creation and implementation for a range of Connected Solutions projects, including: connected load centers, smart power switching devices, EV Chargers.

  • Support and provide sustaining engineering for existing products such as EV Smart Breaker Wall Chargers, VA/VE component substitutions plus other related products.

  • Serve as the mechanical design owner, make engineering decisions based on product performance test results, inspection reports, tooling assessments, DFMA considerations, product cost metrics and team input.

  • Coordinate product design updates and test report preparation per regulatory standards (UL, CSA, NEC, SAE and other codes), works with internal and external stakeholders for technical report approvals.

  • Perform mechanical engineering, CAD solid modeling, drawing creation and maintenance, prototype preparation, design simulation, product specifications, BOM and ECO creation, systems development, product testing/results analysis and design validation.

  • Create and coordinate product performance test plans with internal and external labs.

  • Participate in project management and engaging with multi-disciplined teams to achieve goals using ProLaunch and other project management tools.

  • Participate in Voice of the Customer (VOC) product, market requirements research and competitive benchmarking.

  • Organize and coordinate work with team peers, extended internal team members and external developers.

  • Leverage Eaton business standard processes for product development assignments (i.e. design standards, ECO processes, product safety assessment, FMEA, BOM structure, manufactured product cost estimations, project timeline and milestone planning).

  • Maintain and upgrades existing products, participate in technical customer service support.

  • Provide assistance with 3rd party certifications and regulatory compliance initiatives.

  • Ensure timely completion and accurate results delivered to project commitment dates.

    Required (Basic) Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Engineering Technology from an accredited institution

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in product development of electromechanical products/systems per industry regulatory standards

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

      Preferred Qualifications:

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

      • Previous experience with root cause analysis and troubleshooting engineering systems.

      • 5-10+ years of engineering product development experience in electro-mechanical products, IoT connected products and/or circuit protection products

      • Experience working in a global business environment with remote teams to deliver the best results while leveraging very diverse experiences within the team

      • Voice of the Customer (VOC) experience and Design Thinking experience with output applied to successful product developments

      • CAD/SolidWorks/CREO solid modeling experience and the ability to develop 2D drawings and assembly documentation including design intent


        • Solid understanding of electro-mechanical product development principles including design of mechanisms, plastic parts, metallic parts, packaging of the final product in compliance with specifications and regulatory compliance standards

        • Understanding of phase gate project management tools and techniques

        • Knowledge using ERP systems and engineering design control processes

        • Great planning and communication skills, demonstrated high performance in achieving goals and follow thru on commitments

          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.
          Eaton 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 us at 1-800-836-6345 to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number.
          We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here (https://www.eaton.com/content/dam/eaton/company/careers/US%20Benefits%20updated%2010.24.22.pdf) for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Keywords: Eaton, Springfield , Lead Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Lincoln, Illinois

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