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Lead Technician

Company: Eaton
Location: Southfield
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Eaton's Industrial Sector is seeking a Lead Technician to join our team in Southfield MI.

Position Overview:

Eaton's Vehicle Technology and Lab team is an organization whose mission is to deliver profitable growth by developing new technology for passenger car and commercial vehicle markets worldwide.

This position's primary function will include testing, assembly, and disassembly of existing and prototype products, vehicles, and test cells. This position will have specialized skills and a high degree of expertise in operation of laboratory equipment such as powertrain, engine, and transmission dynamometers and durability test equipment. This role will be expected to observe and enforce all existing safety measures and contribute to the culture of safety at the Southfield facility. Applicant will be part of a dynamic and high-performing team and will need to work both independently and with teammates, including engineering, outside contractors, suppliers, and customers.

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:

  • Assemble and disassemble prototype mechanical and/or electrical components and systems, contribute to product improvements, and collect data
  • Set up instrumentation for both standard and specialized testing, initiate and run tests, use special instrumentation and software, and select test methods or processes
  • Provide technical advice and direction in the design, fabrication, and instrumentation of test fixtures
  • Troubleshoot and repair fixtures as needed to complete test request
  • Collect and report data accurately. Utilize effective data acquisition mythologies to safeguard the integrity of the data
  • Analyze and summarize test results and recommends next steps. Interface with internal and external customers and project teams
  • Support machine and process safeguarding. Guide the safe utilization and operation of engine and powertrain dynamometers. Perform instrument and test cell calibration, maintain calibration database, participate in process audits
  • Demonstrate Eaton's Learning Culture by learning from and mentoring peers, apprentices, interns, and engineers Stay abreast of various test & instrumentation systems and methodologies

    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:
    • Associate's Degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical Technology or Electronics from an accredited institution -OR- High School Diploma/GED required from an accredited institution with 4 years of experience in Automotive, Truck or Aviation technology.
    • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.
    • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Southfield MI will be considered. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

      Preferred Qualifications
      • Failure Analysis experience
      • Mechanical or Electrical Component Design and Analysis
      • Experience with software tools and programming environments (iTest, ADX, LabVIEW, MATLAB, CANape)
      • Knowledge of powertrain and powertrain emissions
      • Knowledge of electrical drivetrains

        Position Criteria
        • Able to effectively interact with engineers, technicians, customer, partner, and supplier organizations to accomplish project objectives
        • Good written and verbal communication skills

          Eaton also 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 412-893-3600 or send an email to:

          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)




            North America - US/Puerto Rico

            Primary Location

            United States-Michigan-Southfield

            Work Locations

            Southfield MI Loc 1


            VEH VTI Engrg Vehicle Technology and Innovation

            Job Level

            Individual Contributor



            Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?


            Does this position offer relocation?



            Yes, 10 % of the Time

            Jibe YouTube ID


            Requisition ID :106951

Keywords: Eaton, Southfield , Lead Technician, Engineering , Southfield, Michigan

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