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Cost out and VA/VE Engineer

Tijuana, Mexico


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical division is currently seeking a Cost out VE/VA Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Tijuana facility.

The Cost out VA/VE Engineer is responsible for Lead and execute Cost Out projects and/or Value Analysis-Value Engineering Projects (VA/VE). Increase value through cost elimination.

Identify waste opportunities across the Value Stream: suppliers / materials, logistics, product, mfg. process, expenses / supplies, services and others.

Proficiently use of EBS tools such as: LEAN/Pro-Launch/EQS/6Sigma to identify, manage and complete projects.

Effectively communicates to stakeholders the projects progression.

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.

Some activities related with the position will be:
  • Work with the Plant/Department managers to develop and support the Cost out Strategy for the sites (Profit Plan / Strat. Plan).

  • Use technical/specialized expertise to identify and execute cost out projects.

  • Use statistical / finance information to validate cost savings opportunities.

  • Provide technical soundness of design decisions and products changes to facilitate manufacturing, reduce cost, substitute material, improve quality and accommodate special customer needs.

  •             Request and maintains on-track the capital spending/appropriation and expenses required for the project.

  • Supports the organizational capacity, training and development plan to achieve the required level of knowledge of the product & processes changes.

  • Use of Pro-Launch on new product development and product line transfer.

  • Ensures product quality/performance is not compromised.

  • Coordinates approval / product lab test / PPAP requirements / certification requirements

  • Participates in negotiations with suppliers, evaluating quotes for parts, tools and services.

  • Manage purchasing budget and costs as required to accomplish target savings.

  • Prevent and correct manufacturing issues that affect product function ability

  • Establish a liaison within feeders plants and suppliers to ensure actions taken to improve quality and service are sustained for the assigned projects

  • Monthly report out performance in the Cost Out database, SharePoint site and other tracking methods.


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Industrial, Electronic, Design,  Electromechanical Engineering, or similar careers.

  • Minimum experience of 3 years in engineering or operations role

  • Minimum experience of 3 years electronic and automotive industry

  • Bilingual: English/Spanish.

  • Authorized to travel to U.S.

  • Computer knowledge: SAP, MS-Office, MS-Project, MRP / AS400,  CAD tools (Pro-Eng, SolidWorks, AutoCAD or equivalent and drawing interpretation skills),  Minitab (statistic sowftware).

  • Proven knowledge in Project Management, Process Control, Lean/6-Sigma tools (green/black belt +), ISO9001 Auditor (CQE Certification +), APICS, Capital/Budget administration.

  • Competencies: Demonstrate a collaborative style, drives for results, makes decisions / solves problems, promotes & champion change, Strong communication skills, Pro-active / innovation oriented, Manufacturing Strategy Development and Execution.

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: Latin America
Organization: VEH EMB eMobility

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: 062914