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Resident Engineer_Core VT

Ji Ning, China


Job Description

The primary functions of the senior application engineer are managing and executing all level and knowledge of valve train application. Senior Application Engineer is recognized internally and externally as a valve train engineering professional. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision or managerial oversight. This is an engineering customer service position. The Application Engineer is the Senior engineering contact and works together with the Account Manager to provide the necessary services to the customer. The business situation and individual skills may dictate the method of meeting these responsibilities, but the end result will always be superior customer service and the advancement of the business. They are responsible for establishing valve train system as a Leader in providing technology-driven application solutions. This work includes: acting as the project Senior for APQP documentation, acting as the voice of the customer regarding Part Design review prior to presentation to the customer, communicating and negotiating the Verification and Validation Testing to both meet customer expectation and minimize overall project costs incurred and timing required to complete this phase, and communicating any required Failure Analysis reports. The Application Engineer is responsible for performing the necessary job functions needed to fully support customer projects, which in turn must generate increasing revenues and earnings for Eaton. The application engineer’s primarily role is to act as the technical product expert, inter-facing with the appropriate technical counterparts within the customer’s organization. As operation support role, This position will provide Quality Engineering support for new and existing products and processes, including capability assessments, process development, process variability reduction, root-cause analysis, and corrective/preventive action.  The successful candidate will support the development of, maintain, and continually improve Global Valve Train’s Global Business Management System and provide all necessary quality assurance and engineering support to achieve this objective.


Essential Functions:

  • General knowledge of engine performance and test methods as it relates to Powertrain systems.
  • Work with Product Engineers in the design of valve train solutions that meet customer requirements.
  • Communicate customer test requirements and publish customer test reports.
  • APQP Project Leader: conduct regular reviews of open issues list and progress toward timely completion of program timing; manage process to ensure milestone commitments are met.
  • Senior gate review process throughout the product development cycle.
  • Initiate analysis on returned product for failure mode and report results to the customer.
  • Assist in root cause analysis of EOT (End of Test) or field returned parts.
  • Process Request for Quotes (RFQ) and Sample Orders (SO).
  • Work with manufacturing facility to assure manufacturability of design.
  • Travel to support the customer and to support/develop new opportunities.
  • Actively participate in achieving corporate and divisional goals and objectives as to quality, cost, profit, and return on sales, productivity, and customer service, adherence to budget goals.
  • Conceptualize realistic designs, preferably during real-time conversations with the customer.
  • Manage customer requests and expectations to ensure our customer maintains a positive perception of Eaton.
  • Work with valve train account managers and business managers developing specific customer account strategies.
  • Proficient knowledge of internal and customer systems and how to use them to benefit the business. Manage and prioritize multiple projects concurrently.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution is required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in internal engine combustion or engine component is required
  • Good communication both in Chinese and English- written and oral

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution is preferred
  • Experience with engine testing methods is preferred

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Job: Engineering

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: VEH PDMP EAM

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 053995