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Site Engineering Manager

Eaton Corporation
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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This Engineering leadership positions responsible for effective leadership, administration, and professional direction of the site's engineering team.

Job Responsibilities

Primary Function:
  • The individual manages a team of engineers providing leadership and professional direction for the site's engineering resources (Mechanical, Design, Test, Sustaining, Electrical/Electronic, Configuration Management and TCO).
  • This individual will be responsible for short and long term product development, qualification, analysis/testing, sustaining, obsolescence.
  • Action planning for improved product reliability,
  • Support operations with product assurance, and opportunities to reduce product cost.
  • Primary accountabilities are personnel leadership,
  • Organization development of the team, critical skill set analysis and team growth strategy
  • Process definition / adherence both internal and external requirements, and technical communications with customers for products in-service and new growth opportunities.
  • This role will be on the local management team, this candidate will have decision making responsibility, expectation to present monthly ALL HANDS to site for Engineering slides
  • Final Engineering sign-off for Notice of Escapes and design/modification external release
  • IP management and ensure adherence to export controls and product licensing
  • Portfolio and Program management awareness at Site level
  • Act as Engineering Representative for Operational Excellence ie OpA, EBS Pull, ENHESA, SQIP, IPCA, JIP, CI initiatives (VAVE , RIE)
  • Represent Engineering on the Site Decision Gate Committee for new tenders and transitions

Essential Functions:
  • Achieve goals for team's focus performance metrics
  • Maintain BDH engineering scorecard
  • Ensures new product development milestones are achieved on time
  • Zero Error designs that enter qualification phase
  • Achieve site's financial budget goals for the engineering team, manage sustaining demand, CAPEX plan, RND spend.
  • Own BDH Engineering Profit Plan
  • Contribute to financial forecasting, stakeholder management of Engineering Sales
  • Foster Design for Six Sigma Culture
  • Provide leadership as a second level manager - including communications and engagement - for the site's engineering managers and engineering team. Provide mentorship, technical advice, and oversight to engineers.
  • Compliance with procedures (VS*, ACES, EN9100, ARP) and government regulations. Ensure adherence to ProLaunch Gated Process
  • Ensure Engineering compliance to Sustaining processes of Concessions, SCRs, CME sign off and rigor regarding Engineering Change Paperwork in accordance with BDH procedure.
  • Organize and build talent base within the engineering organization, create opportunities for growth and development of engineering team. Maintain staffing plans; hire, retain, and evaluate engineering talent.
  • Conduct Reduction in Force activities if necessary. Support personnel investigations, attendance, disciplinary as required by Site Leadership
  • Monitor performance of the engineering organization to assure that current product support, future product development, and technical support for customers are addressed
  • Report to senior managers on performance, implementation of improvements and corrective actions as required, and engage with customers on performance expectations.
  • Assure efforts to improve the efficiency of the engineering functions are emphasized through creative organizational management, effective of use of engineering tools, appropriate training and continuous improvement.
  • Manage resource capacity demands by coordinating with global engineering resource managers identifying key skills and quantity of resources needed to support programs.
  • Bid resource management and NRE approval at site level, also proposal development and cost estimate input.
  • Leadership sponsor for a safety category
  • Advocate of the 5S process and ensure a 5S culture within the Engineering team


Experience Required
  • Degree qualified candidates are required for this role

Years and area of experience required
  • Minimum 5 years Experience in Engineering in an Aerospace Manufacturing Environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with direct or indirect leadership
  • BS Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering
  • MS in engineering and/or business management is desirable
  • 5 years leading New Product Development or Research and Development including direct management and supervision of technical professionals

Technical knowledge
  • Experience with an aerospace design, development and certification required
  • Experience with engineering processes/tools required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with fuel or hydraulic systems, hydro-mechanical actuation and control products, fuel control products, or electrical actuation preferred
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) experience (Green or Black Belt preferred)

Soft skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication presentation skills and the ability to work well with customers and development team members
  • Ability to effectively present results and recommendations to senior-level Aerospace and customer management is important
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, get results and drive change through others
  • Ability to manage by influence through solid relationships and process focus
  • Train and develop engineers

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 applicants 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.
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