Eaton Corporation Product Engineer - Vehicle Group in Prague, Czech Republic

The Eaton European Innovation Center (EEIC) offers an exciting, engaging, and fun environment for creative engineers who are looking for great learning, advancement, and technology leadership opportunities in a broad range of technological fields and in an highly diverse team of researchers and engineers.

With almost 100 employees we are a vibrant engineering and Innovation Center for electrical, vehicle, hydraulic, and aerospace applications for the region focus on businesses in Europe, Middle-East, & Africa.

In field of internal combustion engines Eaton has been one of the largest producers of both valve and valve actuation products for over 75 years. In order to maintain the leading position in the market Eaton is investing its extensive system expertise and engineering excellence in the development of new technologies for the VT to help engine OEM to meet fuel consumption and emissions level as per future regulation requirements. For this reason Eaton is looking for Product Engineer for European Advanced VT engineering team. This person will have the responsibility to manage engineering activities intended to define, develop and validate new Valve Train solutions for future market, and will interact with a large worldwide team. Eaton Advanced Valve Train product line is part of the Engine Air Management group with a broader goal to support future engine efficiency growth, and therefore it is also a requirement the capability to interact with engineering teams of the other product lines inside EAM to achieve this common goal.

Primary Function:

This Product Engineer is responsible for completing engineering activities associated with Engine Air Management products. Duties include interfacing with senior engineers and project teams in the areas of product design, development, improvement, testing, and failure analysis. This will imply a good knowledge of DFSS tools such as DFMEA, DVP&R, design scorecard, and also design tools such as GD&T, tolerance stack-up, FEA and other virtual simulation software. Achieving the desired results will require individual contributions as well as contributions attained as part of a team. In this role you will collaborate with team members located in Europe and other regions in order to engage in problem solving, product improvement, and cost reduction.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates as a team member on various engineering projects.

  • Provides regular status updates and participates in team planning sessions

  • Applies engineering concepts through product development stages: design, engineering calculations, stack-ups, validation testing

  • Resolves technical issues based on engineering analysis

  • Practices consistency across product designs, processes and practices. Documents improvements to the engineering standard work processes used to engineer our products

  • Plans and coordinates test executions and monitors progress and results. These activities will involve the utilization of engineering tools such as DFMEA and DVP&R. Analyzes test and measurement data utilizing Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) tools

  • Develops presentations and reports (data, technology description, etc) to be presented to internal and/or external customers. May have opportunities for customer interface

  • Applies an adequate level of computer literacy in the areas of engineering systems software, graphics, presentations, and multimedia

  • Complies with the policies, procedures, and expectations outlined by Eaton’s Management System for the Environment, Safety, Security, and Health (MESH) and Quality Management System


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology from an accredited institution

  • 2 years of product engineering / design and development / test engineering experience (including internships)

  • Capability with any 3D CAD software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Technical knowledge or exposure to any of the following:

  • Vehicle engine technologies (advanced boosting, valves, valve actuation technology for passenger cars and commercial vehicles)

  • Product validation process (design and process; DV & PV) and related processes/documentation (DFMEA, DVP&R, etc.)

  • Experience using Pro-E software

  • Practical understanding of statistical methods including Measurement System Analysis tools

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor

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