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Engineering Manager - industrial automation

St Gallen, Switzerland


Job Description

Eaton Industrial Controls & Protection Division (ICPD)  opened an exciting opportunity for a
Engineering Manager
Location: St.Gallen
Job description:
The main task of the engineering manager ”Visualization and HMI PLC"  is to lead one of the cross domain engineering teams. This team performs the all product innovation and product maintenance engineering activities and contributes strong to product line related vitality. Furthermore proves the technical feasibility of the product road maps. This activities includes the communication and close collaboration with other ICPD/Eaton entities and customers.
  • Managing of responsibilities within the assigned team of engineers, develop and continuously improve organizational capabilities of the team
  • Strong contribution to specification and concept activities on new products
  • Perform the product maintenance engineering activities (incl. budget)
  • Define technical feasibility of the product roadmap
  • Gather and analyze innovation and technology needs of the product line and place inside the engineering organization
  • Lead engineering projects and work package approvals to meet financial goals and growth targets in close collaboration with engineering project managers and specialist engineers
  • Achieve the technical- and customer requirements as well as standards, legal requirements, other requirements and also the quality in close collaboration with the Quality-departments
  • Coordinate and track cost out activities with engineering contribution
  • Promotes and supports continuous improvement of processes and innovations
  • Deploy agile methods, requirement- and change-management and assure necessary state of the art methods e.g. FMEA- (Failure Mode and Effects and Criticality Analysis) and lesson learned measures.


  • Bachelor degree in electrical engineering / electronics / mechatronic / embedded software
  • Min.  5 years' work-experience in electric/electronic sector in the industrial automation field
  • Know-how in electromechanical design, electronic design
  • Special know-how of firmware and software development
  • Know-how in web based application development, IIoT application development or visualization preferred
  • Leadership experience in an comparable environment
  • Development of new products and improvement of existing products
  • Fluently spoken and written English and German

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: ICPD

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: 052191