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Divisional Engineering Director

Ellisville, Missouri


Job Description

Eaton’s Bussmann Division is currently seeking a Divisional Engineering Director to join our team.  This position is based at our Ellisville, MO facility.  
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 define innovative product and technology roadmaps that drive organic growth in concert with product line marketing and business leaders
  • You will develop next generation of technical leaders and experts through coaching and performance management initiatives and via the selective recruitment of top talent
  • You will lead the development of customer centric solutions that are differentiated with demonstrated value to the growth and profitability of the business
  • You will facilitate product development life cycle management on new products from concept to launch, including specification, design, validation, and certification testing using the Agile or phase gate process
  • You will drive design for manufacturability best practices and partner closely with Operations leadership to ensure the smooth introduction of products into manufacture.
  • You will drive continuous improvement by implementing value add/value engineering (VA/VE) projects to achieve annual cost reduction goals.
  • You will keep current on changing technologies and best practices
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering required.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in NPD and program management required.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience managing a team.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Highly innovative, disciplined, and results-oriented individual who has the motivation and commitment to succeed in a dynamic, changing environment
  • Demonstrable ability to build and develop an effective technology-focused organization
  • A full appreciation of the engineering disciplines associated with Product Design including Electrical Power Distribution and Control component and systems design, Electronic Circuit Design, Software/Firmware Development and Mechanical Design
  • Experience of full lifecycle management, i.e. taking products through a structured agile and/or stage gate process from concept through to volume manufacture
  • Possess working knowledge of associated electrical standards and test procedures
  • A developed and proven technical project management skill set gained in a complex multi-project environment
  • A demonstrable ability to manage a multi-disciplined, multi-site development team
  • Strong business acumen with potential for career advancement in Eaton
  • Ability to interact successfully with other disciplines to seek out solutions to problems
  • Strong executive presentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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: EPG CPD UL Bussmann

Job Level: Director
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: 060468