Eaton Corporation Engineering Manager Powertrain Torque Control Products in Galesburg, Michigan

Eaton’s Vehicle division is seeking an Engineering Manager to join our team. The position will be based at our Marshall, MI; Galesburg, MI; OR Southfield, MI facility.

The Engineering Manager is responsible to guide, direct, and execute the engineering activities of the Power Train - Torque Control Product (TCP) Engineering Team to design products in accordance with Eaton design standards, cost targets, and customer quality and timing expectations. The Engineering Manager plans and directs project activities through application of proficient technical knowledge and leadership capabilities. Responsibilities include direct and indirect supervision, and employee performance and career development. This position has responsibility for direct interface with customers, suppliers, Eaton leadership, and Eaton functions and facilities globally.

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 and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

  • You will manage direct reports, like project engineers, subject matter experts, managers of people.

  • You will establish goals and provides direction to the team in areas of cost optimized design and process selection to meet customer & internal specification requirements. Also you will be responsible to set timing targets to meet customer industrialization timeframe and quality milestones.

  • You will provide project leadership, mentoring, and training for engineering team on design and development processes, software, procedures, specifications, etc.

  • You will review and report on engineering metrics and/or test results through engineering reports and written correspondence to ensure timely and effective communication with supervisors and peers.

  • You will play a significant role in identifying and developing new business opportunities or connections that enhance business performance.

  • You will make presentations to internal and external customers on programs or products as required. Manages the customer support and assures VOC and customer intelligence gathered by the resident engineers located at the customer sites.

  • You will have ownership of TCP current products and selected sub-systems and components.

  • You will participate in providing the creation, implementation and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and work instructions in order to build and promote a team environment for product introduction, development and support activities.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in automotive Industry experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience leading teams (directly or indirectly).

  • Experience managing programs or projects.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of product development experience.

  • PMP certification and experience with Large-scale cross functional project team management experience.

  • Black belt certification and experience with Design for Six sigma or Red X.

  • Experience with vehicle dynamics, vehicle controls development, and calibration experience.

  • Experience with materials – irons, steels, etc.

  • Axel or driveline experience.

  • Hydraulics experience.

Position Success Criteria:

  • Willing to travel up to 10 % of the time (if located in Marshall, MI) OR Up to 40% of the time (if located in Southfield, MI or Galesburg, MI).

  • Proven leadership skills - capability to guide change in an Integrated Team environment across multiple sites and customers globally.

  • Strong rational skills, business acumen and risk management capabilities required.

  • Demonstrating robust Project Management methodologies, processes and tools.

  • Experience in automotive differential, axle, driveline, or chassis design, development, or manufacturing.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written - with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to Eaton Management and customer.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—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.

We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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