Controls/Test Engineer

Controls/Test Engineer in Eaton

Controls/Test Engineer

Eaton's Power Delivery Division is actively seeking a Controls/Test Engineer to join our team, and this role requires on-site presence. The position comes with the opportunity for relocation within the US. The anticipated annual salary for this role falls within the range of $88,000 to $130,000. It's important to note that the salary details provided are a general reference and may vary based on the candidate's skills, experience, qualifications, and market conditions.
Key Responsibilities:
          As a Test/Controls Engineer, you will play a crucial role in supporting our significant investment of $100 million in a new facility in Nacogdoches. Your primary responsibilities include contributing to the design, development, fabrication, validation, installation, support, and troubleshooting of production test equipment and programs. This role involves leading cross-functional project teams and collaborating with both local and extended team members at an advanced level of proficiency.

Key Duties:

  • Guide the design and selection of manufacturing and test equipment.
  • Support, service, and troubleshoot test equipment and electrical systems within the plant.
  • Develop equipment specifications to ensure compliance with electrical safe work practices and OSHA requirements, identifying and addressing potential safety hazards.
  • Conduct root cause and failure analysis, applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills to achieve specified cost, quality, and performance goals.
  • Instruct and guide the capital equipment selection process.
  • Develop and assess Capital Appropriation Requests (CARs) for major new product or process programs related to testing/controls.
  • Utilize advanced technology and innovation to enhance the effectiveness of information systems for testing/controls.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline the flow of factory floor test information and eliminate waste.
  • Lead projects, establishing project goals, budgets, and work breakdown structures.
  • Proactively coordinate resources across various functions to ensure project goals are met, including Production, Quality, EHS, Maintenance, Engineering, and contractors/vendors.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in supporting a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with PLC, HMI programming, and safety systems design.
  • Proficiency in various computer programming software such as Visual Basic/Studio, SQL, and other Microsoft applications.

Preferred Qualifications:
          Experience with Rockwell Software (RS and Factory Talk), RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000, FactoryTalk View ME, FactoryTalk SE, VB6.


  • NI LabVIEW and NI TestStand.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret regulations and standards, implementing Electrical Safe Work practices such as NFPA 70E.

          Eaton is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, and decisions are based on job-related factors without regard to 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. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of criminal histories. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation, please contact us at 1-800-836-6345.
          Eaton values its employees and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including Health and Welfare benefits, Retirement benefits, and various programs for paid and unpaid time away from work. Specific eligibility may depend on factors like geographic location, date of hire, and collective bargaining agreements. For detailed information on benefits, refer to the Eaton Benefits Overview.