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Power Systems Automation Engineer

Schenectady, NY

Eaton's Electrical Services & Systems division is currently seeking a Power Systems Automation Engineer. The Power Systems Automation Engineer will travel up to 75% within the Northeast region - company vehicle provided!

Eaton's Electrical Services & Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system's life cycle-whether it's design, build, or support. Our services integrate and optimize the elements of a power system to make sure it's aligned with business goals. We can help keep your power system safe, efficient, reliable, and up-to-date.

The Power Systems Automation (PSA) group is a full-service systems integrator with the capabilities to integrate the necessary equipment and technologies, to provide a complete, power automation solution. This team of engineers and technicians brings extensive skills and experiences with a variety of leading HMI software packages enabling us to design graphically rich, easy-to-use operator interfaces that take advantage of the latest standalone or web-based technologies. Our experience transcends a multitude of equipment manufacturers, software packages, and network architectures, including all major OEMs HMI, PLCs, and components. We offer single point responsibility, a high level of engineering and systems integration expertise, and a unified focus on cost effective solutions, seamless integration, HMI development, energy management tools, and professional turnkey system design and implementation.

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The expected annual salary range for this role is $65,250 - $95,700 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.

What you'll do:

Provide on-site implementation of Electrical Power Management and mission critical monitoring and control systems including Power Xpert, Foreseer, PowerNet, and next generation Power Monitoring platforms
Provide applied engineering and consultation to customers in the areas of system integration, installation, start-up, maintenance, repair, training and modification of power management, control, and mission critical systems.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with Power Management, Power Control, Mission Critical, or Building Management systems.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • Submit to periodic customer required background and drug screenings.
  • Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver's license with ability to travel up to 75% within the Boothwyn, PA region.
  • Must reside within a 50-mile radius of the location(s) listed. No relocation is being offered for this role. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science) from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with Power Management, Power Control, Mission Critical, Building Automation Systems, or Building Management systems.
  • Knowledge of serial communication protocols (Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, BACnet IP, BACnet MS/TP, LON

Position Critea:

  • Successfully complete and maintain compliance with Eaton's safety program and policy.
  • Must have the ability to work variable hours, including nights & weekends, and travel within the district / state / region / country based on customer requirements.
  • Programming of PLC control systems (Power Control, Generator Control, and SCADA)
  • Commissioning experience
  • Experience with HMI (Human Machine Interface) software and power monitoring software packages.
  • Working knowledge of industrial communication protocols such as Modbus, SNMP, OPC, DDE, TCP/IP.
  • Strong computer skills required with Windows Operating Systems and Databases.
  • Intermediate Networking skills including the ability to troubleshoot network hardware and interfaces, including Ethernet and Fiber
  • Knowledge of power quality meters, trip units, protective relays and UPS
  • Working knowledge of test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting, test and repair techniques.
  • Advanced understanding of the company's and competitor's automation and power management systems and services.
  • Ability to interface with internal and external customers, salespeople, and other team members on a technical level.
  • Has demonstrated ability to provide service and represent company interests in developing customer relationships to assure long-term customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication/presentation skills


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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): Clifton Park, NY, USA
Job ID: Eaton-22886CliftonPark
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)