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Engineering Manager - Hydraulics

Prague, Czech Republic


Job Description

The Eaton European Innovation Center (EEIC) offers an exciting & engaging 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.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Division opened a new position for a
Engineering Manager - Hydraulics
Job description:
The EEIC Hydraulic Manager will lead a team of design and test engineers at the Eaton European Innovation Center.
  • Oversight of product design through sound Engineering creation, application, and documentation of drawings, Electro-Hydraulics controls, engineering standards, test reports, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Peer Design Reviews, etc.
  • Responsibility for hydraulic product test and development laboratory.
  • Oversight responsibilities include PROLaunch (stage gate process which includes Gate Reviews, Design Training and developing and motivates subordinates to achieve their professional goals.
  • Development an Engineering strategy which provides direction for their specific responsibility and is linked to Division Strategy and Hydraulics Strategy. 
  • Collaborate with Global Product teams to make priority decisions.
  • Promoting the generation of new Intellectual Property and maintain and defend existing Intellectual Property.
  • Creating and maintaining an Engineering organizational structure that supports the Division Strategy as well as the local geographic needs.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree
  • Proven ability to effectively manage people and motivate subordinates
  • Experience in hydraulics Power and/or Controls engineering projects and development
  • Thorough technical knowledge of product design and a technical competency in one or several of the following:  mechanical design, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, material science, controls engineering, or hydraulic system engineering.
  • Strong problem solving and project management skills.
  • Basic budgeting and accounting ability.
Preferred Specialized Knowledge:
  • Master of Science
  • Preference for electric controls and communication for advanced hydraulic valves
  • Experience leading development and/or product test laboratory.
What Eaton offers:
  • Unique, challenging projects in a friendly & collaborative team
  • Diverse working environment  -  open and professional atmosphere at all management levels
  • Focus on people, learning & development
  • On site laboratories, strong ties with Czech universities
  • Fantastic opportunities for sport, cultural, family, and outdoor activities
  • Flexible working hours

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: Corporate Sector

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, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 036767