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Job ID:026053
Position Type:Full Time
Travel Required:Yes, 10 % of the Time
Location:Syracuse, NY US
Relocation Provided:No
Remote Work:No
Job Description

Eaton’s Ephesus business located in Syracuse, NY has an opening for a Senior Electrical Engineer.


Position Overview:


The selected candidate will support existing product designs including but not limited to analog control circuits, power supplies, filtering, and digital control circuits. Responsibilities also include participation in all aspects of activities related to RF Engineering from specification, design, fabrication, acquisition, integration and deployment. The Senior Sustaining Electrical engineer will also create bills of material, design custom lighting fixtures and accessories, maintain engineering drawing packages, and participate in VAVE projects on existing product lines.


Ephesus designs and manufactures high-output LED lighting and control solutions for challenging applications in the industrial and sporting markets. Ephesus is focused on innovating advanced LED solutions that will enrich and illuminate the world by creating brighter, more vibrant and more sustainable environments. Recent successes include NFL stadiums (Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings) and NHL arenas (Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators) as well as a wide variety of collegiate, municipal and industrial installations


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for all electrical updates to existing designs- update and maintain PCB layouts, schematics, firmware updates and wiring diagrams as changes are required. Includes all levels of design from system to board level.

  • Drive improvements to existing designs for design-for-manufacturing (DFM), design-for-test (DFT), and cost reductions (VAVE projects). Incorporating comments from customers, production and engineering.

  • Identify improvement projects to implement. Lead these projects from start to finish on time and within budget.

  • Develop good working relationships with vendors and the purchasing group to obtain quotes, prototypes and rework of parts.

  • Complete design update documentation; maintain document control processes, change notice (ECN) releases and creating BOMs & part number set up.

  • Create and maintain bill of materials (BOMs) for standard product and product releases. Set up new part numbers by working closely with purchasing, vendors and accounting.

  • Evaluate and improve manufacturing processes on existing product lines to reduce cost.

  • Evaluate existing product lines for inefficiencies and Design for Manufacturability improvements. Drive to continually reduce cost across all product lines.

  • Develop good working relationships with vendors and the purchasing group to obtain quotes, prototypes and rework of parts.

  • Evaluation existing product lines for inefficiencies and Design for Manufacturability improvements.  Drive to continually reduce cost across all product lines.

  • Support the Customer Service department with answers to technical questions with regard to products, installations and field service issues

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum 2 year engineering experience (related academic experience will be considered)

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

  • This position does not include relocation benefits. Only candidates currently residing within a 50 mile radius of Syracuse will be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical/electronic product design.

  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Knowledge of schematic capture/PCB routing software, preferably Altium Designer or OrCAD.

  • Knowledge of power electronic concepts, switch mode power supply theory of operation, resonant systems, and control systems lighting products or lighting product controls related industry experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of SAP/PLM.

  • Knowledge of C Language programming for embedded solution.

  • Knowledge of electric arc discharge lamp concepts a plus.

  • Knowledge of UL/CSA/NOM standards and CADAM is a plus.

Position Criteria:

  • Strong drive for results is essential, with self-directed leadership, requiring minimal supervision & being proactive.

  • Ability to perform all job functions in adherence to Eaton’s philosophy and values, ethics, policies as well as the Environmental, Health and Safety standards.

  • Effective verbal & written communication skills to interface with managers, vendors, customers and peers.

  • Must have an analytical and process-driven approach, with a high attention to detail.

  • Capability in multi-tasking, including prioritization of work and management/organization of time.

  • Must possess high ethical standards and be comfortable working in a fast paced, changing environment.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.
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