Eaton Corporation Engineering Manager - Motor Control - Contactors & Drives (m/f) in Bonn, Germany

Eaton's Electrical Division has an opening for a:

Engineering Manager Machine Operation and Motor Control - Contactors & Drives (m/f)

Location: Bonn, Germany

The main task of the ICPD Engineering Manager “Machine Operation and Control” is to lead the related distributed department. This organization drives all technologies and engineering projects related to machine operation and control incl. industrial automation.

Essential Functions:

  • Managing responsibilities within the assigned teams of engineers, develop and continuously improve organizational capabilities of these teams

  • Host engineering functions for and machine operation and control incl. industrial automation

  • Staff main projects for new product development, advanced development and maintenance

  • Drive platform development and deployment

  • Promotes and supports continuous improvement of processes

  • Utilize the Eaton PreLaunch, ProLaunch and EBS systems actively

  • Achieve the technical- and customer requirements as well as standards, legal requirements and others e.g. quality.

  • Ensure engineering excellence by utilizing modern development methods e.g. requirement- and change-management, DFSS (Design for Six Sigma), SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination)/ CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration), model driven development, agile methods.

  • Close collaboration with the product line, solution center, quality-department and operations.

  • Close collaboration with the Eaton engineering departments also outside ICPD

  • Play an active part in special projects of ICPD-Eng., e.g. improvement projects

  • Build organizational capability in the assigned team to ensure a robust pipeline of diverse talent to capitalize on opportunities

  • Strong contribution to the ICPD-Engineering strategy process. Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translate them into cascaded strategies in the assigned team

  • Drive results in the assigned team while creating and fostering a safe work environment and living the EBS

  • Demonstrate Eaton’s values and philosophy with every action and every decision in combination of recognizing the value of different perspectives and culture for the ICPD-Engineering organization



  • Master degree in electronic / mechatronic / informatics

  • No less than 10 years work-experience in automation or machine building business in the industrial field or other comparable technical industries

  • No less than 5 years leadership experience in matrix organizations

  • Experience with functional safety (e.g. IEC 61508)

  • Experience with cyber security

  • Experience with functional driven and architecture based development

  • Proven knowledge in industrial automation, industrial connectivity and machine control

  • Knowledge in agile development methods

  • Experience in electronics and software/firmware development

  • Experience with PLC systems e.g. Codesys

  • Basics in mechanical design desirable

  • Experience in collaboration with distributed development teams at different international locations

  • Proven knowledge in driving innovative products and improvement of existing products

  • Problem solving skills

  • Fluently English and German (oral and written)

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Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: ICPD

Job Level: Manager

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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