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Specialist IT - Industry 4.0

Bonn, Germany
Information Technology


Job Description

This position is Home-Office to be located anywhere in Germany.
Primary Function
The Specialist IT – Industry 4.0 will be responsible to work in a highly matrixed organization spanning domestic and international locations.  The IT Specialist will analyze processes and recommend improvements that use capabilities of existing or emerging manufacturing application software.  She/he is to be the subject matter expert for the design, development and implementation activities of Industry 4.0 solutions, including IIoT, manufacturing execution systems, and other information systems solutions used across Eaton.
This includes design, model, configure, and implement functional software and process solutions to meet desired business requirements.  Analyze business processes and systems processes & recommend improvements that use standard Eaton software and processes. Participate in implementations and third level support as required.   Ability to understand and drive regional and/or global solutions and implement controls that are fully auditable and compliant with business and control standards
Also as needed, will plan, direct and coordinate activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the duties involved personally or through subordinate supervisors.
Essential Functions
  • Responsible for in-depth functional & business process knowledge of target applications.
  • Work in partnership with divisional and regional business process owners on requirements, processes, and systems.
  • Manages requirements scope & disposition through process compliance & gap analysis, integration testing & user acceptance methodology.
  • Provide knowledge and input on the system implications of business process changes.
  • Help to identify consolidated, worldwide target processes.
  • Demonstrates analytical skills to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a more general understanding, distinguish presented user requests from the underlying true needs, and distinguish solution ideas from requirements.
  • Applies project methodology and governance processes to the change control, system development life cycle and regression testing.
  • Support end to end processes and has intermediate level understanding of system touch points.
  • Works with the global governance team to ensure proposed solutions are in-line with global solutions.
  • Participate in business process improvement committees as needed.
  • Strong communication skills - able to interact with senior level leaders at divisional or regional level. Able to explain complex system issues and decision points using common business language (without using IT terms and language).
  • Cultivates innovation.


  • Bachelor Degree - Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ Manufacturing plant processes and application experience.
  • Completed numerous full life-cycle projects.
  • Preferred: Green Belt certification in Six-Sigma and PMP certificate.

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Job: Information Technology

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 054722