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Design Engineering Manager

Engineering and Architecture

Design Project Manager


Cleveland, Tennessee, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ARS division is currently seeking a Design Engineering Manager. This opportunity is located at our plant in Cleveland, TN - relocation offered to those residing in the U.S

The expected annual salary range for this role is $116250.03 - $170500.04 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

The Design Engineering Manager for Switching Devices is a critical role for Commercial Products & Assemblies Division and the Switching Devices Product Line. This position will lead design engineering operations for new product introduction programs; overall responsibility for assessing, developing, and maintaining engineering capability to support best in class new product development, cost out through design (VAVE), and sustaining engineering; and is accountable for defining and systematically maintaining engineering best practices, technologies and introducing emerging technologies to meet targets and support the maintenance of existing products. In addition, this role is responsible for optimized product cost, quality and customer acceptance.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead a large team of engineering managers, supervisors and individual contributors
  • Collaborate with division and Switching Devices product line leadership to identify and develop robust solutions for market wants and needs.
  • Develop a strong engineering culture to maintain product integrity
  • Develop a strong team culture to drive employee engagement, retention and development; promote professional growth through performance feedback, coaching, career development discussions and mentoring.
  • Direct expense and capital budgets and administer necessary controls
  • Provide technical support to Eaton sales, engineering services, and other product lines with regards to low voltage switch products and make/break of contacts.
  • Remain current on changes in technology, industry trends, standards, and regulations that impact electrical distribution products.
  • Coordinate all NPI projects in support of division and plant objectives. Manage improvement efforts
  • Support legal and risk mitigation efforts
  • Effectively communicate plans, risks, status of deliverables to teams, management and stakeholders.


Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Eight (8) years of design engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Three (3)+ years of experience as a manager of people.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Ten (10) years of design engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Five (5) years experience as a manager of people
  • Technical knowledge in electrical distribution equipment.
  • Knowledge in design, manufacturing, and fabrication techniques.


  • Effective communication skills - verbal and written.
  • Administrative knowledge in human resources, quality, manufacturing, material control, information systems and accounting.
  • In-depth knowledge of leadership and facilitation.
  • Maintain active membership and leadership positions within standards groups including UL STP, NEMA, and CANENA.
  • Remain current on changes in technology, industry trends, standards, and regulations


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