Eaton Corporation Senior Engineer - Predictive Diagnostics in Morrisville, North Carolina

Eaton’s Engineering Services & Systems Division is seeking a Senior Engineer – Predictive Diagnostics. The Senior Engineer – Predictive Diagnostics can be based at any one of the listed EESS locations: Denver CO, Louisville KY, Louisville TN, Southfield MI, Littleton CO, North Little Rock AR, Livermore CA, Smyrna GA, Salt Lake City UT, San Antonio TX, San Diego CA, Sandston VA, Atlanta GA, Austin TX, Lewiston ME, Las Vegas NV, Beaumont TX, Chandler AZ, City of Industry CA, Appleton WI, Arden NC, Indianapolis IN, Houston TX, Hanover MD, Kennewick WA, Warrendale PA, Tulsa OK, Urbandale IA, Greenwood SC, Grapevine TX, Glendale Heights IL, Minnetonka MN, Franklin MA, Moon Township PA, Morrisville NC, Westerville OH, Wichita KS, Wilsonville OR, Windsor CT, East Syracuse NY, Orlando FL, Omaha NE, Deerfield Beach FL, Menomonee Falls WI, Parmo OH, Pelham AL, Clifton Park NY, Columbia SC, Charlotte NC, Roseville CA, Boothwyn PA, Boise ID, El Paso TX, Baton Rouge LA, Albuquerque NM, West Chester OH, Comstock Park MI, Bridgeport WV, Bellevue, WA.

Position Overview:

  • Provides subject matter expertize and technical support to all stakeholders of EESS business, including but not limited to PDS, COEs (PSE, PSA, ACE) in the area of predictive diagnostics, and particularly in the field of diagnostics using partial discharge method as applicable to Medium and High voltage Class of electrical Equipment, such as Large Rotating Machines (generators and motors), Switchgear, Transformers and Cables

  • Self-manages assigned projects while being accountable to perform work within budgeted cost estimates

  • Interprets specs and customer inquiries and design technical proposals and pricing for customers

  • Participates in customer visits to assist sales

  • Develops and conducts specialized training for customers (internal and external)

  • Mentors and leads other engineers on projects

Essential Functions:

  • Acquires and maintains required safety certification for access to and work on the customer sites

  • Maintains strict compliance with Eaton safety policies and deployment of safety programs

  • Performs and acts as a lead in on-site data collection, report presentations and delivery of related training where applicable

  • Participates in related product development programs, in order to meet the product line strategic and financial goals for the assigned projects

  • Provides day-to-day technical support to the peer entities and individuals regardless of their location

  • Participates in relevant associations, standard committees and writing groups

  • Authors and presents technical papers in relevant professional publications, conferences and forums

  • Interfaces with marketing and sales in promotion and visibility of Eaton in utility, commercial and industrial markets

  • Actively participates in development and delivery of training of additional resources in his/her area of expertise

  • Provides strategic input in identification of and securing business with prospective customers

  • Interfaces with customers, sales, outside vendors, manufacturing plants, product divisions, and functional support staff in procuring respective services and consulting

  • Builds a long-lasting relationship with the customers, sales, R&D, operations and other departments

Position Criteria:

  • Possesses solid working knowledge of basic diagnostics testing methods of electrical machines, apparatus and power cables of equipment of up to 115 (138) kV

  • Recognized as a technical expert in partial discharge. Act as an Eaton ambassador to trade organizations/conferences (i.e. IEEE, Doble conferences) by presenting papers, case studies and demonstrating equipment

  • Good knowledge of digital communication protocols, such as TCP/IP, Modbus, and similar

  • Possesses experience, resourcefulness and strong analytical skills in the area of failure analysis of distribution equipment

  • Understanding of the company’s and competitor’s solutions, products and services in the field of predictive diagnostics

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain customer relationships and resolve complaints

  • Ability to communicate effectively and equally well with senior corporate executives, engineers and technicians

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and presentation skills in English, proficiency in one other major language will be an advantage

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft products including MS Access and SQL server and Computer communication skills in MODBUS and IP protocols

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and mentor others

  • Possess and maintain and valid and unrestricted drivers license


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 5 years of power distribution field service engineering experience OR 3 years experience working with and/or applying partial discharge technology in combination with evaluating and servicing medium voltage distribution system and apparatus

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • No relocation is provided. Only candidates that reside within 50 miles of one of the listed locations will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in electrical engineering

  • EIT or PE license in at least one state

  • Experience using Microsoft Access

  • Fundamental knowledge of partial discharge

  • Experience with Modbus and TCP/IP

  • 5 years experience in power systems or power plants

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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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?: Yes

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

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