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Lead Engineer - Manufacturing

San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton has a position opening for a Lead Engineer for Manufacturing.
Position Overview
The primary function of this position is to focus on leading cross functional teams to launch economical manufacturing and assembly processes for new, relocated and redesigned transmission components around Vehicle Group - North America to meet specific program goals. 
 Essential Responsibilities:
  • Leads the creation of  manufacturing processes, routings and drawings
  • Evaluate and establish manufacturing cost, quality plan and investment of new, relocated and redesigned components
  • Recommends improvements to existing manufacturing operations
  • Implements improvements to existing manufacturing operations
  • Develops all manufacturing engineering inputs required for the development of accurate cost models in support of the quotation process
  • Coordinates best practice implementation between multiple facilities
  • Presents manufacturing plans to the Senior Management for approval
  • Evaluate and verify processes and tool designs completed by peers
  • Investigate, analyze and recommend new and/or alternate equipment and manufacturing methods
  • Prepare financial justification for projects in support of CAR analysis
  • Manage capital and expense spending for assigned projects
  • Procure equipment and tooling per project plan and standards


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Candidate must be fluent in Spanish and English
  • Candidate must be able and willing to travel within MX/US region primarily

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years experience in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Previous experience with Gear Designing
  • Previous solid modeling experience

 Position Criteria 

  • Experience with machining of steel transmission components
  • Ability to design manufacturing processes for maximum efficiency
  • Ability to specify gear cutting operations
  • Understanding of the capabilities and limitations of machine tools used for the manufacture of gears and shafts
  • Familiarity with Heat Treat operations (Carburizing)
  • Experience with hard finishing operations
  • Familiarity with assembly operations
  • Must possess the ability to define specifications for automation in support of manufacturing operations
  • Team facilitation skills with the ability to lead a team to enthusiastic consensus
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Must be able to establish positive working relationships and credibility with multiple manufacturing sites
  • Must be able to work with limited, and remote, supervision
  • Must be capable of handling multiple projects at a time
  • Must be comfortable interfacing with customers and all levels of management
  • Must be able to function in multicultural work environments
  • High level of creativity in creating unique solutions
  • BSME or BS Manufacturing Technology


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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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

Requisition ID: 048173