Eaton Corporation Project Leader Engineer in Santa Rosa Jauregui, Mexico

Eaton’s Hydraulics division is currently seeking a Project Lead Engineer to join our team.

This position is based at our Queretaro facility.

The Project Lead Engineer is responsible for:

• Coordinate development and production launches of new products and/or changes to existing products. Will serve as the customer liaison at specified periods in the life of the project, coordinate appropriate communication and documentation (both internal and external to the facility).

• Coordinate the activities for delivering Pre-Series parts to all Customers, from planning to shipping.

• Lead the quote process from the Manufacturing stand point through the CRM system. Receive and coordinate all the information required (drawings, volumes, SOP dates) to do a preliminary feasibility assessment for engineering changes or projects, to present to the Plant Change Board Committee.

Some activities related with the position will be:

  • Manages multiple new product development projects according to risk and impact his participation is required or is assigned by the Change Board from Plant Notification to Mass Production Start.

  • Delivers a flawless execution of Project / Changes major milestones through assigning and monitoring tasks and deliverables to functional/operational areas.

  • Serves as main point of contact and communication of project/changes status, concerns, changes within timing, roadblocks for external entities such as Customers, EATON engineering, etc.

  • Conducts meetings as required to keep program team, customers and upper management informed of status and associated risks and implements corrective action and recovery plans as required.

  • Assures project/change financials are met on respect profit plan/budget assigned.

  • Deploy and develop a program management / PRO Launch culture.

  • Validation of initial BOM’s against drawings for new launches & engineering changes.

  • Receive the Pre-Series requirements, quote and communicate lead-time to Eaton Sales Team or Customers directly.

  • Manage Pre-Series process (Review drawings, feasibility analisys, creation of Pre-Series BOMs, purchasing prototypes components and follows up the delivery, build according to specification, tests parts, deliver on time and providing information about packaging).

  • Assure that quotations are 100% deliverables on time and accurate and include equipment, machines and tooling that meet the safety, quality & production rate standards.

  • Evaluate manufacturing costs pertaining to current product, changes, products, processes, equipment and facility proposals.

  • Integrate cost-savings lesson learned to provide a competitive quote to customer and maximize profitability.

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


  • Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering, or equivalent experience required (Experience defined as to 5 years in an automotive manufacturing environment.).

  • Understanding of finished & component parts functions and adept at interpreting mechanical drawings.

  • An understanding of Engineering, Lean Manufacturing and Quality Control Methodology (APQP, IATF 16949, Core Tools), and 2 to 4 years of experience in project management is required.

  • Strong knowledge of project management methodology, fluency in MS Project or equivalent project management software and Earned Value Management.

  • Experience conducting multidisciplinary teams.

  • Application of capital procurement policies & procedures

  • Solid customer negotiation skills

  • Solid organizational skills

  • Strong leadership skills

  • English at conversational level

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: Latin America

Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor

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

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