Eaton Corporation Product Engineering Manager in Irvine, California

Eaton Corporation, the Aerospace Group is currently recruiting for a Product Engineering Manager to work in our Irvine, CA location. This position will be responsible for effective leadership, administration, and professional direction of the site’s engineering team. This individual will be responsible for short and long-range product development and to improve reliability, performance, and cost for existing product lines through sound execution of engineering principles and processes. The position also coordinates support to and from division and group engineering beyond the immediate site. Accountabilities under this individual’s direction are Engineering Test, New Product Development, Ground Fueling, and Research & Development.

Essential Functions May Include:

  • Lead an engineering department to deliver high quality technical output on time. Provide technical advice and guidance to this team; create opportunities for growth and development. Develop culture of accountability and grow employee satisfaction, product expertise, etc.

  • Develop organizational capability/capacity and engineering/technical skills among staff to support the product teams and division strategies and initiatives. Maintain appropriate training programs to assure continuous learning.

  • Develop capability for improved engineering techniques that add value to our products. Develop practices for documented technical standards around best practices and using lessons learned.

  • Develop and implement processes and tools for engineering tasks consistent with industry best practices. Monitor to assure adherence to defined processes.

  • Continuous improvement of resource management, productivity, and first-pass quality. Use of tools including Design for Six Sigma to achieve that end. Budgeting and resource planning. Identify key engineering metrics, monitor performance and implement improvements accordingly

  • Participate in the strategic planning process for the site and the division; maintain strategic product and technology roadmaps and lead innovations processes supporting those plans.

  • Assure that product designs are competitive on a global basis with respect to cost performance, quality, and reliability. Maintain visibility to and relationships with customers’ technical teams.

  • Participate in Fuel engineering leadership team. Ensure that potential synergies between the product family and other divisional, group, and global engineering sites are identified.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, or Aeronautical Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in engineering in an aerospace manufacturing environment

  • Minimum 3 years of leadership experience

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of Irvine, CA will be considered for this position.

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Position Criteria:

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication presentation skills and the ability to work well with customers and development team members

  • Stay abreast of industry technology trends and act as the organizational liaison to universities and industry organizations accordingly

  • Train and develop engineers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering and/or business management from an accredited institution

  • Experience with engineering processes/tools

  • Experience supporting product development and sustainment programs required

  • Experience with fuel systems, hydro-mechanical actuation and control products preferred

  • Six Sigma for Design and Development (SSDD) or Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

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Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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, 25 % of the Time

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