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Controls and Automation Engineer (Entry Level)

Company: Eaton
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Eaton's Power Systems Division is currently seeking a Controls and Automation Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Waukesha, WI location.
Position Overview:
As a Controls and Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting our plant leadership in achieving business and financial goals by developing and maintaining robust testing and assembly processes. You will be responsible for portions of design, development, fabrication, validation, installation, support and troubleshooting of production test equipment and programs.
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 role, you will:

  • Provide guidelines for the design and selection of test equipment, testing protocols, test data collection programs and best practices.

  • Support, service, and trouble shoot test equipment and electrical systems within the plant

  • Develop test equipment specifications ensuring compliance with electrical safe work practices and OSHA requirements. Identify potential safety hazards and provides input into the remediation process, ensuring equipment functionality meets required specifications.

  • Enforce safety expectations, document and communicate hazards and unsafe conditions to ensure a zero-incident culture and product conformance to electrical safety and quality standards.

  • Work with manufacturing, MESH, manufacturing engineering, quality, product design engineering, suppliers, and customers as needed.

  • Perform root cause and failure analysis. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to provide specified cost, quality, and performance in a safe and efficient manner. Teaches others in critical thinking and problem solving.

  • Guide and instruct the capital equipment selection process. Develop and evaluate Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR's) for major new product or process programs and initiatives related to testing/controls.

  • Have an active role in assessment processes within manufacturing environment. May act as a category lead or champion during an assessment process.

  • Lead/co-lead cost-out initiatives and promotes culture of continuous improvement. Collaborates with teams that leverage the use of Lean and/or Six Sigma tools to solve problems within manufacturing. Drives initiatives to closure and monitors/drives associated metrics. Participates in Continuous Improvement Kaizens/BPIs as appropriate to the facility.

  • Leverage advanced technology and innovation to improve the use and effectiveness of information systems for testing/controls.

  • Seek opportunities to eliminate waste associated with the flow of factory floor test information.

  • Lead projects, develop project goals, budgets, and work breakdown structures. Proactively aligns cross functional resources such as Production, Quality, EHS, Maintenance, Engineering, and contractors/vendors to ensure that project goals are met. Develops and executes communication plans among project/program working groups, associated leadership teams, and other stakeholders.

  • Responsible for executing sustained change management as it applies to processes within manufacturing operations. Utilizes change management techniques such as ADKAR to effectively drive and sustain process improvements and usage of MOC (management of change) process.

    When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger.
    Basic (Required) Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computers, Math, or Science from an accredited institution OR currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in Engineering, Computers, Math or Science with an expected graduation date of May 2023.

    • Experience with PLC, HMI programming and safety systems design.

    • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Waukesha, WI will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

    • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • At least 1 year of Controls/Test engineering experience

      • Experience in many computer programing software such as visual basic/studio, SQL, and other Microsoft applications.

      • Rockwell Software (RS and Factory Talk)

      • RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000, FactoryTalk View ME, FactoryTalk SE, VB6,

      • NI LabVIEW and NI TestStand

      • Understanding of problem-solving methodologies used in determining root cause and formulating corrective action(s) - i.e., thought maps, 8D, root cause analysis, Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis, control charts, Pareto charts, A3s, etc.

      • Experience in electrical testing procedures and protocols.

      • Fundamental knowledge of electrical equipment at component and integrated system levels.

      • Demonstrated ability to interpret regulation and standards, and implementing Electrical Safe Work practices such NFPA 70E.

      • Demonstrated ability to interpret and trouble shoot electrical control, protection, instrumentation, and metering schematics and wiring diagrams

      • Demonstrated ability to work with little direction and effectively operate in a team-oriented environment.

      • Ability to assist manufacturing operations and product designers/engineering personnel to resolve electrical design and build production issues.

      • Ability to interpret, suggest and resolve equipment or installation issues with multiple and varied electrical contractors.

      • Project Management experience.

        Position Criteria:

        • Fundamental knowledge of electrical equipment at component and integrated systems levels

        • Ability to interpret and troubleshoot electrical control, protection, instrumentation and metering schematics and wiring diagrams

        • Ability to assist manufacturing operations and product designers/engineering personnel to resolve electrical design and build production issues.

        • Ability to interpret, suggest and resolve equipment or installation issues with multiple and varied electrical contractors.

          Why work at Eaton? 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)

            At Eaton, we know that good benefit plans are important to employees and their families. In addition to a competitive base salary, Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits. Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits at a Glance. (http://www.eatonbenefits.com/ecm/groups/public/@pub/@eatonbenefits/documents/content/pct_1804713.pdf)
            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 412-893-3600 to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number. All other inquiries related to your job search will not be supported by this phone number.
            Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power --- today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we're accelerating the planet's transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world's most urgent power management challenges, and doing what's best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.
            Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company's operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.
            Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.
            Job: Engineering
            Region: North America - US/Puerto Rico
            Organization: ESSG CPSD PDD Power Delivery Division
            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: No

Keywords: Eaton, Waukesha , Controls and Automation Engineer (Entry Level), Engineering , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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