Arden, North Carolina

Eaton’s ReSurge Returnship Program is hiring a Custom Order Engineer in Asheville, North Carolina.

Are you ready to rejoin the workforce after a career break? Are you looking to change industries or the function from your previous experience?

There are many reasons why people leave their jobs – and just as many reasons why it’s time to come back to work.   At Eaton, we empower experienced professionals to succeed not just at work, but in life, too.   We understand that success is no longer just measured by a salary and a job title. After a career break, there are competing priorities to consider and unique needs to be met. 

Our ReSurge Program ensures that you will have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization during your 12-month assignment.  Participants will work to solve real-world challenges while refreshing the skills necessary to be a leader in our organization.  You will gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side-by-side with experienced leaders and mentors to power your career.  You’ll be part of a cohort, but each participant’s development experience will be customized to help them reach their highest potential; no two participants will have the same experience or set of responsibilities.

Position Overview:

The Customer Order Engineer is primarily responsible for providing electrical and mechanical design and documentation support for power distribution product lines.  This includes, but is not limited to engineering designs, collaborating with application engineers and manufacturing associates, utilization of design automation software, and producing/maintaining manufacturing documentation.

In this role you will:    

  • Consult with plant and field sales engineers in interpreting and defining new equipment applications
  • Develop a variety of complex drawings and bills-of-material based upon established product designs, which provides sufficient detail to accurately convey the purchaser’s equipment application
  • Coordinate mechanical and electrical interfaces with other products
  • Advise Drafting/Design, Manufacturing, and Purchasing – when required – in interpreting information for the accurate production of equipment in accordance with the purchaser’s requirements.
  • Manage purchaser onsite visits to approve and/or release equipment for shipping
  • Manage Manufacturing and Engineering Change Notice
  • Demonstrate advanced computer skills with ability to learn required software (Bid Manager, AutoCAD, Design Automation, MAPICS)
  • Consult with Quality in resolving issues after the equipment is shipped, when required.
  • Conduct special development/application projects of a complex nature.
  • Inform cost and cycle time improvement activities
  • Conduct technical training guidance and seminars, as required
  • Analyze needs and recommends revisions to Department Policies and Procedures


Required (Basic) qualifications:          

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an accredited institution
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One+ (1+) year of a voluntary career break from your profession
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with a focus in electrical, electronics, or mechanical from accredited institution
  • Electrical, mechanical, or manufacturing Internship/Co-Op experience
  • Knowledge of power distribution products (LV and MV Switchgear, Panelboards and Switchboards, Motor Control Centers, etc.)
  • Experience with PLC or relay programming
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Project Management experience

Position Success Criteria:

  • Strong analytical, computer, writing, presentation, and customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information to customers and manufacturing
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Knowledge of design standards

We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.

  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs
  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
  • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)


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:

What you will get from us

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. 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 day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours. Eaton’s 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 85,000 employees.

We make work exciting, engaging and meaningful for our employees through our dedication to tackling some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet and by never losing sight of what matters. 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 pledge to always foster a diverse and inclusive environment, including inclusion resource groups that bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. In the past year, our company has received top employment recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and almost fifty percent of our Board of Directors represented diverse groups. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the recent announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030. We are ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and committed to learning. We are confident we can deliver on our promise to improve the quality of life and the environment because of the attributes that our employees embody.

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.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: NAS North American Sales

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes – Hybrid
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Arden, North Carolina

At Eaton, we value many of the skills and competencies that you gained in your military career.

  • Leadership
  • Discipline
  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork

These are our values too!

As we aspire to be a model of inclusion and diversity in our industry, we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique. We create an environment that fosters learning and teaching, allowing employees to reach their full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

From the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters.



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