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Field Application Engineer

Austin, TX

Eaton's ES AMER NAS division is currently seeking a Field Application Engineer. This is a hybrid-based position and candidates for this role must reside within 50 miles of the following locations to be considered for this position: Houston, TX; Fort Worth TX; Austin TX or Oklahoma City, OK. Relocation assistance will be offered for successful applicants who live outside these locations.

What you'll do:

Position Overview:
The primary function of the Field Application Engineer (AE) position requires a high level of technical and application expertise for all Eaton Power Systems Division (PSD) products and packaged solutions, including a working knowledge of product application, installations and electrical distribution systems. The AE is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with electrical consultants (power system designers) that serve the commercial-industrial & government marketplace. The AE must have expert application and product knowledge in electrical power distribution, power quality, power control and power reliability.

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In this function you will:
• Establish and maintain a list of specifiers to target approvals and conversion of specifications to meet annual growth and development plans for assigned territory or products
• Plan collaboratively with the Regional C&I Sales Manager(s) to coordinate joint customer calls with C&I sales representatives to existing and new customer targets
• Develop methodologies and specification support materials in coordination with Product Marketing to conduct presentations and training for target specifiers, customers and Eaton PSD, C&I representatives, which include, but not limited to seminars, lunch & learns, conferences, hands-on instruction, job site visits, etc.
• Furnish technical and application support for C&I representatives as required with the primary objective of influencing specifications favorable to Eaton PSD
• Utilize the understanding of CPSD automation & integration capabilities to integrate products and solutions together to maximize Eaton PSD solution-based offerings to the C&I Market
• Guide development of marketing materials and assist in gathering voice of the customer (VOC) when required
• Advise as requested in the formulation, implementation and execution of C&I business strategies and Goal Deployment Action Plans (GDP) for penetrating new markets through the introduction of new products and the inclusion in broad based industry specifications
• Analyze opportunities & develops specification influencing actions for specific markets, products and systems identified in annual strategies to assure favorable or preferential treatment of Eaton PSD
• Recommend specification & competitive alternatives for specifications written around competitive products to position Eaton PSD products as functional equivalents
• Perform analysis and/or studies that solve customer problems or improve productivity with the application of targeted Eaton PSD product packages
• Perform product training when required to end-user, specifying or other constituents to facilitate the use, application and understanding of Eaton PSD products
• Support assigned Product Line as "Linked AE", which includes at a minimum, supporting the annual update of the Eaton Consulting Application Guide (CAG) sections and related Product Guide Spec (PSG) document and participation in the Product Line's strategic planning process


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum five (5) years of application experience in medium or high voltage systems
  • Possess and maintain a valid & unrestricted driver's license
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) license
  • Experience with specific application of capacitors, transformers and switchgear to industrial or utility systems, as well as communication and SCADA systems knowledge and use


Position Success Criteria:

  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Motivational skills to work with a wide array of electrical engineering firms, end-users or other decision makers and all levels of buying influences.
  • Highly motivated to influence specifications to include or require the use of Eaton Power Systems Division equipment and services
  • Capability to travel extensively within North America to accomplish the goals and objectives of this position
  • Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office), as well as engineering-based software packages common to the industry
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

The compensation range for this full-time position includes base pay and sales incentive. This position has a total compensation range of $138,750 - $203,500.

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.

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 us at 1-800-836-6345 to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number.

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. 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.

Client-provided location(s): Austin, TX, USA
Job ID: Eaton-21124Austin
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)