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Project Engineer

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Reliability division is currently seeking a Project Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our South Milwaukee, WI facility.
The Project Engineer is responsible for executing small and medium projects meeting schedule, cost, and quality targets, and includes driving cross-functional product development teams with elements of planning, risk analysis, costing, product design, reliability testing, prototyping, and design for manufacturability.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
  • You will pilot project and cross-functional teams to develop scope, requirements, cost targets, project plans, and service-marketing-production literature as required. 
  • You will develop and maintain business case, integrated project plans, communication plan, resource requirements, budgets, and issue tracking.
  • You will provide cross-functional project guidance for concept discussions, verification/validation plans & analyses, PPAP, scorecards, manufacturing processes & equipment, prototypes phase in/out plans, and final production.
  • You will drive Design for Cost/Design for Manufacture Analysis (DFM/DFA) on different parts, subassemblies with the ability to propose alternate materials and methods of assembly and manufacture.
  • You will utilize Six Sigma and Lean values to study alternatives, reduce cost & drive resolutions.
  • You will create & implement detailed designs utilizing engineering tools to assure reliable products are released. 
  • You will set goals, measure performance, clear obstacles, drive results, identify critical dependencies and risks; develop risk mitigation plans.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with phase gate project management processes
  • Demonstrated expertise leading cross functional teams – engineering, marketing, sourcing, manufacturing, and service
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written communication, and presentation skills
Position Success Criteria :
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office software
  • Product design, DFM/DFA, and manufacturing knowledge.
  • Knowledge of relevant Industry Standards and how they apply to the product, including practice in design verification and validation.
  • Six Sigma Green/Black belt certification

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: ESSG CPSD PRD Power Reliability 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: 052121