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Eaton Corporation Lead Engineer-VT in Shanghai Shi, China

If you desire to be part of something special, to be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team – winning is fun. We are looking forward to a(n) Lead Engineer in Eaton’s Corporate based in Shanghai, China. In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are - it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals. This exciting role offers opportunity to:

Coordinates all product development work for assigned programs and ensures engineering objectives are met.

  • Reads and interprets engineering drawings and specifications. Develops and issues test procedures, and works with the team to create product specification in area of expertise.

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

  • Work with Product Engineers in the design of valve train solutions that meet customer requirements, to coordinate to conducts product/system analysis through valvetrain kinematics (UVGS), and dynamic simulation (Adams), static and dynamic FEA, calculations and related means. Understand and interpret results to identify problems, make change recommendations and make product/system improvements; to conceptualize realistic designs finally, preferably during real-time conversations with the customer.

  • Creates technical project plans and oversees the validation activities for new engineering concepts. As APQP Project Leader as well, to conduct regular reviews of open issues list and progress toward timely completion of program timing; manage process to ensure milestone commitments are met. Reports test results in a clear and concise

  • Champions development and implementation of new engineering systems and processes. Improves existing engineering systems and processes. Trains others in the use of engineering systems

  • Learns and applies technical skills related to mechanical and electrical systems toward establishing new test methods and supporting new product development engineering activities

  • Provides technical expertise for assigned program teams and acts as an internal consultant assisting others as needed

  • For all development failures, durability return parts and any customer complain including field return parts, to initiate analysis on returned product for failure mode and report results to the customer, and assist in root cause analysis of EOT (End of Test) or field returned parts.

  • Participates in customer activities with Sales to demonstrate product technology and engineering capabilities toward earning new business, and manage customer requests and expectations to ensure our customer maintains a positive perception of Eaton. Creates and performs product training program for customers and internal team members.

  • 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Internal Combustion Engine or Vehicle or machinery from an accredited institution

  • Masters in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • At least 5 years of engineering experience in a product development environment

  • At least 2 years of experience with vehicle engine technologies (valves, valve actuation technology, advanced boosting are preferred)

  • Large scale, cross-functional project team experience

  • Familiarity and experience using DFSS and/or DFM engineering tools

  • Experience working with international locations and customers

  • Experience with engine testing methods is highly desirable

  • Self-motivated with strong customer focus and availability, flexibility and maturity to represent the company at a broad range of events in the community, with customers and within the company.

  • Ability to interface with clients, obtain new work and determine their requirements to develop proposals including cost estimates, work plan and terms and conditions.

  • Flexibility and comfort working in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities.

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs; and team player and able to manage multiple priorities while considering the inputs from a variety of stakeholders (presentations, training and development, Leadership).

  • Strong interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect.

  • Strong ethics, values, and the ability to influence others

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make objective decisions based on engineering analysis

Yes! Because you are the one we are looking for, we hope to hear from you now!

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: Asia Pacific

Organization: VEH AUTO Automotive Division

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, 25 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.