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Product Engineering Manager: Screw-in Cartridge Valves

Eden Prairie, Minnesota


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is seeking a Product Engineering Manager in our Eden Prairie, MN office to lead the Screw In Cartridge Valve (SiCV) product engineering team. As the Product Engineering Manager, you manage, direct and coordinate engineering activities across all Screw-in Cartridge Valve product lines.
Eaton’s $2B Hydraulics business serves global and diverse markets and customers with four major product lines: Power & Motion Controls, Fluid Conveyance, Golf Grip, and Filtration. 75% of the hydraulics business is focused on mobile segments (joystick controls, gear pumps, manifolds) and 25% on stationary segments (coolers, cylinders, piston & vane pumps). Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, we are constantly advancing hydraulics products in new and innovative ways.
Positon Overview:
The Product Engineering Manager: Screw-in Cartridge Valves will be responsible for managing, directing and coordinating engineering activities across all Screw-in Cartridge Valve product lines.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Develop SiCV product line strategies that provide direction for specific responsibilities and is linked to Division and Hydraulics Strategy. 
  • Manage the development for your team of local and remote direct reports, including performance reviews, training plans, and development needs.  Accurately access and utilize the capabilities of others, positively motivating others to succeed.
  • Promote teamwork with manufacturing engineers, supply chain, and planners to ensure proper handoff of designs to global manufacturing sites for customer orders.
  • Maintain close liaison with the sales and marketing functions and end customers, as related to application reviews, new product requirements, major modifications of existing products, customer prototype qualification test requirements and resolving product performance deficiencies.
  • Rapidly respond to both customer and internal technical support needs.
  • Lead product line development projects through Eaton’s phase gate development process (PROLaunch) as well as leading VA/VE efforts to support market needs and profitability goals.  
  • Ensures excellence in Engineering through the use of best practice methods, processes and tools.
  • Ensure all product designs comply with the appropriate industry and customer standards (criteria & revision).
  • Limit Eaton’s exposure to Product Liability by ensuring sound Engineering practices. 
  • Review and approve technical documentation including but not limited to change orders and requests, drawings, specifications, calculations, bills of material, test plans and technical reports.
  • Establish balanced scorecard metrics and continuously monitor to improve team performance and alignment to region and divisional goals.
  • Utilize a broad base of knowledge to rapidly and efficiently design, develop, test, maintain and continuously improve products and reliability.
  • Lead the generation of new ideas and document them appropriately for possible patent protection or to reserve as trade secrets.
  • Report on progress of projects and identify critical issues that need to be addressed utilizing sound communication skills.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s in Engineering, Technology Management, or Business degree from an accredited institution.
  • Product Development experience.
  • Hydraulics industry experience.
  • Screw-in Cartridge Valves product knowledge. 
  • Formal management experience. 
Position Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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: 047007