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Eaton Corporation Sr. Application Engineer, Power Xpert in Boise, Idaho

Eaton’s Power Components Division is currently seeking a Sr. Application Engineer, Power Xpert to join our team.

This position is based has flexibility for remote work for candidates living more than 50 miles outside of Pittsburg, PA, Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, Atlanta, GA, Newark, NJ, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX or Philadelphia, PA.

Position Overview:

In this role, you will work with one or more product lines to effectively leverage and engage Eaton’s enterprise wide resources to coordinate and grow sales of protective relays, power meters, communication gateways, trip units and Power Xpert Dashboard solutions by driving specifications and solutions to Eaton’s benefit at specifying and procurement levels within targeted Electrical Original Equipment Manufacturers (EOEM) and Machine Original Equipment Manufacturers (MOEM)

This role works to integrate Eaton protective relays, power meters, communication gateways, trip units and Power Xpert Dashboard solutions into plans and request for proposals at end users and specifying consultants. The ideal candidate will have a technical or engineering background coupled with creativity and an innovative mindset. The selected individual will be tasked with developing new product application solutions, providing technical support, and assisting the business development and marketing organization with the execution of a comprehensive product/capabilities expansion strategy on a national scale

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 function you will:

  • Facilitate the integration of Eaton specifications, products and services into targeted OEMs guided by the Strategic Roadmap set by the Meter & Relays product line.

  • Work closely with the product lines to define opportunities, develop product requirements and specifications, and design a technical plan for commercialization.

  • Lead the design/development/validation of proposed product and service applications and ensuring proper product and service validation to meet client expectations.

  • Work with targeted customers to develop solutions and specifications

  • Provide VOC feedback to the product line regarding product development and sales tools.

  • Conduct training seminars with OEMs.

  • Coordinate with local OEM sale team to maximize effort in sales region

  • Convert customer needs and/or requirements into engineering specifications

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field from an accredited institution

  • Five (5) years experience in application role or similar function (i.e. technical sales, product management, engineering)

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or MBA from an accredited institution

  • Industrial or Utility experience

  • Selling directly to OEM customers

  • Knowledge of Energy Management, Power Quality & Distribution Products

  • Application experience with protective relays in Industrial & Utility Sub Station environments

Candidates must have ability to travel domestically up to 50% of the time.

At Eaton, we strive to provide compensation and benefits that attract, engage, and retain the best talent. This includes competitive pay and a variety of benefit programs for eligible employees.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $96,000 - $148,000 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program.

We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview (https://www.eaton.com/content/dam/eaton/company/careers/US%20Benefits%20updated%2010.24.22.pdf) . Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

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.


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 412-893-3600 or send an email to: AccommodationsForApplying@Eaton.com

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: Sales

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG CPD PCD Power Components Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

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

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time