Senior Engineer – Power Electronics

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Job Description

This exciting role offers opportunity to:

In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are – it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals.
Most recently, we have established the Eaton India Innovation Center (EIIC) in Pune, which is an integral part of Eaton’s global engineering and technology footprint. Eaton’s multi-disciplinary engineering talent with experience in cutting-edge technologies and varied domains delivers innovative solutions that accelerate our organic growth through technological innovations. EIIC is focused on augmenting Eaton’s vision of “improving the quality of life and environment through the use of power management technologies and services.”
Eaton’s Research Labs (ERL) is a global research team and has an exciting and rewarding position for a Power Electronics Engineer seeking a challenging career in Electrification domain. This position enables the person hired to develop new technologies, improve existing products, acquire internal and external funding, lead discussions with customer technology leaders, present ideas and projects to Eaton business leaders and ERL leadership. A good blend of technical knowledge and business acumen is desired to be successful in this role. The selected candidate will be working with engineering teams located at EIIC Pune and collaborate with different teams and businesses at various locations.
We are looking for a Senior Power Electonics Engineer to enhance our team in the Electrification research area focusing on Power electronic devices.
In this role you will:
Work on technology development projects and guide teams (local and remote resources) and external technology resources (External labs/University researchers).
Identify and develop commercialization solutions with substantial growth potential for Eaton’s power distribution businesses, and provide advisory services to business partners
Actively participate in strategic planning and development of Eaton product/service offerings and support New Product/Technology Introductions concurrent with Eaton business needs.
Provide mentoring and help develop/train less experienced staff in a working environment.
Participate in brainstorming and design bursts contributing to the technology strategy.
Support building business unit relationships by presenting ideas and projects, contributing to the development of compelling value propositions for technology work and acquiring resources and funding needed to ensure success.
Develop yourself as a subject matter expert both internally and externally to Eaton; attend conferences, seminars and/or consortium meetings in relevant industry to network with technical peers and stay relevant in their fields.
Senior Engineer is expected to serve as a technical and/or project lead on projects within the Energy Systems team. They are responsible for meeting the project schedule, scope, cost and technical targets for all efforts under their control.
Perform research in Power Electronics domain, strengthening Electrification theme.
Bring together state-of-the-art reliability engineering methods, physics-of-failure understanding, data acquisition and analytics, mathematical modeling and tools for asset management, to improve the reliability of mission-critical power grid equipment
Drive multidisciplinary research projects in close collaboration with stake holders including business units, COE’s, as well as external universities and industrial partners.
Record research findings and file patents, trade secrets and write technical reports

Master’s Degree Or Ph.D. in Electrical/Electronics/Systems/Controls Engineering / or equivalent technical field from accredited institutions.
Master’s Degree (3-7 years) or Ph.D. (0-3 years) experience
Strong experience in system architecture of low and medium voltage power conversion, medium voltage motor drive technology, drive/converter topologies, high-power electronics; electric machines and controls; electrification of vehicles, energy storage, and grid connected converters; including creating specifications, defining application space, designing technical solution concepts, and building and testing prototypes to validate models/hypotheses and documenting results.
Experience with the design and analysis of magnetic components for power electronics circuits—such as high-frequency inductors and transformers—and an extensive knowledge of the materials and construction techniques and how they affect their characteristics.
Understanding of thermal management affect the overall performance of the system, appreciation for the trade-offs necessary to achieve designs that meet performance requirements and cost objective solutions
Ability to apply Design for Six Sigma methodologies including QFD, DoE and reliability engineering in the course of their work. Green belt certification in DFSS or DMAIC is highly desired.
Experience in leading projects/ work packages with multiple stakeholders in matrix organization and strong project management experience is required.