Manager Product Engineering - Sustaining at Eaton (Portland, OR)

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Eaton's eMobility segment is currently seeking a Manager Product Engineering - Sustaining to join our team. This position will be based in Tualatin, Oregon.

We make the electric revolution work. Every day, we work to improve people's lives and the environment by making power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable.

Preparing for the electrified future of mobility 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.

Eaton's eMobility segment is collaborating with companies around the globe to innovate the transportation technologies of the future, creating efficient vehicles that travel faster, farther, higher and safer at a lower overall cost to the consumer and the environment.

Position Overview:

This role is responsible for a team of product engineers and change control professionals. The team is accountable for resolution of product design change requests and concerns with product in serial production. The Manager is a coach, mentor and leader of the team, allowing the team members to perform with autonomy, ownership and efficiency. This manager role will be responsible for organizing and supporting the team in the completion of engineering and change control release work while monitoring key performance indicators like time for change request processing, change order processing and cost of change metrics.

The Product Engineering Manager will work directly with the change control board and production plant to gather information and understand the goals and requirements so that the team can complete the work required in a successful manner. As appropriate, the Product Engineering Manager shall escalate concerns to leadership as needed.

  1. Collaborate closely with program manager on budgeting, project goals, setting resource allocation, project reporting, stakeholder management and risk management.
  2. Lead, develop, and motivate team to achieve established goals.
  3. Provide direct technical leadership to the engineering team
  4. Proactively implement, promote and maintain a safe working environment, through diligence in accident prevention, investigation, equipment maintenance and Zero Incident culture enforcement.
  5. Conduct regular (monthly) 1:1 meetings with each team member to allow non-project related work open discussions. Build employee relations and support the employee in their performance and growth.
  6. Complete performance management through quarterly assessments and year end assessments of team member performance and goal achievement
  7. Interface with key stakeholders (Plant Managers, Change Requesters, Manufacturing Engineering team and others) to ensure the completion of work on time and on budget.
  8. Monitor industry sector trends to maintain compliance with industry recognized agencies. Participate in activities that improve value and efficiency, continuous improvement initiatives.
  9. Apply appropriate Eaton Business System (EBS) processes and problem solving tools
  10. Track and manage against metrics that reflect team performance
  11. Support the Operations teams on product launch, customer support, manufacturing support


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of related engineering experience
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this role. All candidates considered must live within 50 miles of Tualatin OR, Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
  • Ability to work in the US without immediate or future Visa Sponsorship

Position Criteria:
  • Ability to positively influence peers
  • Proficient in Microsoft office tools (i.e. O365, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledgeable of products and customers supported, typically automotive OEMs
  • Demonstrated understanding of release process (CR/CO)
  • Understanding of ISO9001 and IATF 16949 requirements for product design
  • Leader of people, inspired and gets results

Preferred Specialized Knowledge:
  • Master's in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of DFSS, PROLaunch, related Engineering & program tools
  • eMobility background, Power Distribution & Protection systems
  • Applicable Engineering CAD (CREO, SW) and PLM (Enovia) tool use experience
  • Demonstrated 2D drawing creation, GD&T application experience, tolerance stacks
  • Demonstrated experience and application of problem-solving tools (e.g. 8D)
  • Previous leadership experience

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: [email protected]

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: VEH EMB eMobility

Job Level: Manager
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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
More Information on Eaton
Eaton operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Syracuse, NY, North Charleston, SC, Glendale Heights, IL, Tualatin, OR, Shawnee, OK, Raleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC, Smyrna, GA, Arden, NC, Moon Township, PA, Beachwood, OH, Cleveland, OH, Southfield, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, South Bend, IN, Menomonee Falls, Village of, WI, Eden Prarie, MN and Mountain Home, AR. Eaton was founded in 1911. It has 51594 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 263 open jobs at Eaton, click here.
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