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Lead.ENG.No Sub-Function (VA/VE)

Haina, Dominican Republic


Job Description

The primary responsibility of this role will be to lead and execute on engineering-related activities for top VAVE initiatives alongside design engineering, marketing and the associated manufacturing plants to improve product cost through engineering changes with a self-starting, hands on approach. Additionally, the Lead VAVE Engineer will be responsible for building a pipeline VAVE projects while ensuring existing deck is being executed on critical path actions according to committed schedule.  This position will work as part of the CPD cost productivity team in alignment with the overall strategy.


  1. Lead top VAVE projects for the Industrial Controls Division across global sites to completion, using a hands-on approach to engineering-related and other project activities. These are typically products planned to continue future sales, but may not be competitive in the market due to a high base cost.
  2. Build and maintain an active pipeline of VAVE projects to ensure a healthy pipeline for cost out.
  3. In coordination with marketing, supply chain, and engineering, identify competing products and lead the initiative to gain insight to cost opportunities which may be applied to Eaton products using product tear down analysis.
  4. Participate in and lead cross functional VAVE events to identify potential, actionable changes to design, material selection, etc. that lead to cost improvements through the engineering process.
  5. Follow VAVE engineering projects through to completion, stepping in where needed to execute on engineering-related critical path actions to ensure cost improvement results are delivered.  Engineering activities on projects may include, but are not limited to:
    1. Documenting design changes via redlines or drawing/model changes
    2. Developing new BOM structures
    3. Evaluating certification requirements for material, process, or supplier changes
    4. Developing and executing test plans to test functionality, reliability (life), PPAPs, manufacturing process compliance, and certification
    5. Acquiring samples by ordering direct from supplier.
    6. Coordinating Request for Quote packages, pulling drawings and spend detail.
  1. Report on VAVE project status, progress and pipeline to all stakeholders.
  2. Understanding of manufacturing and product cost accounting is fundamental to the position. 
  3. Work and lead cross-functionally with other functions at global level. This requires the incumbent to have ambition, drive, enthusiasm and strong design engineering experience to compliment his/her technical ability.
  4. Mentor others on direct and extended team in cost out/engineering processes and tools.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  2. Minimum 5 years’ work experience in engineering or a manufacturing environment, with a strong background in design or maintenance of line of electrical assemblies.
  3. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferable.
  4. Experience with project management fundamentals.
  5. Proficiency with many application software packages such MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Enovia, Qlikview, MS SharePoint, CAD design and statistical analysis.

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Job: Engineering

Region: Latin America
Organization: EPG CPD ICD Industrial Controls 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, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 047109